I love visiting village pubs, as soon as you walk through the door you feel as if you’re stepping into a little bit of history, and the latest offering from Heroic pubs is no exception. Situated in the village of Bow Brickhill on the outskirts of Milton Keynes is The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill.
The décor is rustic with a modern twist, a wooden floor compliments the dark painted walls and white tiles make it look airy and fresh. Industrial lighting hangs from the ceiling and eye-catching wooden plant holders hang on the walls – if the food is as good as the décor we’re in for a treat.
As we have come to expect when eating out, the food menu revolves around fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce, and this is no exception at The Wheatsheaf, with the focus being on the best naturally reared Prime Steaks and fresh daily caught British Fish, meaning a different fish dish is created every day.
Olives and warm bread went well with our aperitifs of Gin and Tonic, whilst we made our food choices from a delicious looking menu.
You can’t have a daily fish dish and not try it so I opted for the potted salmon and prawns with a beetroot chutney, the chunky pieces of fresh salmon paired with the beetroot chutney perfectly, and Ham Hock Terrine, with radish, green apple and bread was full of deep flavours – We loved how these were served – They looked like mini picnics on a chequered picnic blanket.
Mains were both meaty with steak for myself and a rack of BBQ pork ribs with fennel and orange slaw for hubbie, we did add some King prawn skewers to the steak. I am so fussy with steak and I am sure I insult the chef every time I utter the words “medium to well done” but unlike many restaurants/pubs this was cooked exactly as I requested and was delicious, the prawns were chunky and full of flavour and as for the ribs, the meat just fell off the bone it was so tender
The wine list has a good choice with prices starting from just £4.80 for a glass of Chenin Blanc, along with staff that are attentive and friendly, The Wheatsheaf is ticking all the right boxes.
Dessert was such a temptation, with an Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee pudding both teasing our tastebuds. The Eton Mess was a delightfully creamy treat, with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries and the sticky toffee was topped with a creamy, crunchy honeycomb ice cream that melted into the warm pudding
and tasted utterly divine.
After dinner we retired into the bar area, if you’re partial to a taste of the juniper berry, then you need to check out the extensive range of gins on offer. Whether drunk on its own or in a cocktail you won’t be disappointed.
Our dining experience was faultless, proving that The Wheatsheaf, is another jewel in the Heroic pubs crown, with location, food, service and drinks all living up to the high standards we’ve come to expect.
The Wheatsheaf Pub and Grill
Station Road, Bow Brickhill
& MK17 9JU