An Evening Dining With Ember Inns : The Westacres, Wolverhampton

Earlier this week we were treated to a lovely family meal out, courtesy of Ember Inns. We love eating out as a family, its one of the few times as a family of 4 we get to sit together and really enjoy each others company. Eating out also has its disadvantages for us as Leah (the fussy eater) seems to find it really tricky to cope with due to the lack of foods which she enjoys. But having a read up of the menu’s prior to attending we had a good idea of what Leah would cope with so we bit the bullet and went.

We headed out to our most local Ember Inns, The Westacres in Wolverhampton. This in itself was a 30 minute drive for us but as it was a Sunday we didn’t mind the journey at all.

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Initially we were invited to tell you all about the Real Pale Ale, exclusively available to Ember Inns and brewed by Black Sheep Brewery. Not being an Ale Drinker myself I asked my husband to take the taste test for me of which he didn’t argue.

He was immediately taken with the Ale, a smooth drink, no harsh taste or bitterness. After a bit of persuasion I eventually tried a bit of it myself of which I was delighted with the taste.

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Sorry for the “half drank” photo – Someone couldn’t wait for a taste! 

Whilst at Ember Inn’s it was only fair we tried out their menu of which we were allowed to sample the 3 course menu, both myself and Hubby stuck to the Sunday menu whilst the kids had free reign of the kids menus.

Starters

For our starters Sam enjoyed the Prawn Cocktail whilst I had the Breaded Crispy Mushrooms

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Prawn Cocktail – Served on a bed of crisp gem lettuce, rocket salad topped with King Prawn and Marie Rose sauce. Finished off with bread and butter and a slice of lemon.

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Breaded Mushrooms – Coated in parsley and black pepper served with a sour cream and chive dip.

For Lewis his starter was the Garlic Bread slices and Leah had the Veggie sticks with a creamy carrot dip.

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Mains

It was only fair with it being a Sunday to keep in with the traditional Sunday Roast and what a fantastic decision that was. The meals where amazing. Each of the Sunday Roasts were served with home roast potatoes, honey glazed parsnips, Chantenay carrots, British seasonal greens, two Yorkshire Puddings and special recipe Gravy.

Sam enjoyed his main course of the Half Roast British Chicken.

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Whilst I opted for the Hand Carved Roast Rump of Beef.

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The kids enjoyed their mains of Pizza, Chips and Beans for Lewis. Whilst Leah had the Chargrill 3oz Beef Burger, Rice and Peas.

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What I particularly liked about the kids menu is that the kids can build their menu to their specification. They chose their main meal and then chose 2 side dishes. This made for a great meal for Leah as she got to really focus on foods of which she enjoyed most.

Puddings

Now came part of the menu which my family go weak at the knees for, I live in a household of sweet toothed pudding lovers (I’m more of a savory/starter fan myself). But when I was served with the Salted Caramel Profiteroles I think I could have been quickly persuaded otherwise, these were absolutely amazing. Sweet, and each profiterole was coated in the Salted Caramel sauce. YUM!

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Leah enjoyed her pudding of Vanilla Ice Cream (any fussy eaters idea of heaven in a bowl) whilst Lewis couldn’t wait to tuck into his Chocolate Brownie Sundae.

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All in all we had a fantastic meal and hubby’s was topped of nicely with a pint or two of the Ember Inns Pale Ale which he thoroughly enjoyed. The portion sizes were just right, not usually one for managing 3 full courses but for a nice change I managed to finish them all off and I didn’t feel overly full afterwards.

The prices are also extremely fair too, the 3 course Sunday Roast was £11.49 each, whilst the kids 3 course meals were £6.99 for Lewis and £5.99 for Leah.

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Thank you to everyone at The Westacres, Wolverhampton for making us feel welcome and we look forward to seeing you all again soon (we shall be back soon!!)

**This is not a sponsored review. We were invited along to our local Ember Inn’s to sample the Pale Ale and food. All words and opinions are our own. 

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