With a busy toddler we barely get the chance to sit through an entire meal without a spillage, or drama of some sort! So when the hubby and I get the opportunity we love going out for dinner, and trying new places.
On Friday we had a child free evening and headed to Inn In The Park, in Poole. My husband had been years ago, but since his visit the entire place has had a refurbishment. Walking in it felt instantly inviting, and the décor was beautiful. Each table was dressed well, and had a candle lit creating a romantic atmosphere. We were welcomed with smiles. We had a nice table surrounded by photographs on the walls of the local area, which I loved.
We were talked through their summer menu and the Specials. I really liked the menu, all of the meals sounded fresh, and light for the summer. We were provided with a large bottle of still water, and I had the tastiest cloudy lemonade.
To eat the hubby had the Soup of The Day (Pea and Ham), and I had bread with a selection of flavoured butters to start. The soup was piping hot (just as I think food should be severed) and very tasty. I really enjoyed trying the different flavoured butters, I particularly liked the chive and garlic butter. For mains I had Fish and Chips. The fish was so white, and fresh tasting. The chips were chunky, and seasoned very well. The mushy peas were the best I have ever tasted. The hubby had the Lamb Special, he said it was the best lamb he had ever eaten. For pudding I had Sticky Toffee Pudding with Ice-cream. I was relieved when it came out, as it was the perfect size (although the hubby still had to finish is off, a hardship I’m sure!) It was SO yum!
The manager was so lovely throughout our meal, making it feel very special. She was the same with every table. I noticed how welcoming she was to families with children. They offered a children’s menu, and a goody bag to keep them occupied.
I can honestly say that it was the best pub food I have had in a long time. We felt full to burst, and very content. If you are looking for some delicious hearty food, in a happy atmosphere I would highly recommend Inn In The Park.
Inn In The Park
26 Pinewood Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6JS
Tel: 01202 761318
(This was a gifted experience via Bournemouth Bloggers, however all of the above opinions and images are my own)
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx