In my first foray back into some kind of normality I went for dinner at The Wheatsheaf Inn Magor, Monmouthshire with the family during May Bank Holiday Weekend. Having spent so much time cooped up at home I was nervous about going out but once we were out it felt wonderfully normal to stroll to the pub on a balmy early evening.
This wasn’t my first time at The Wheatsheaf as it is my father in laws local, in fact, it wasn’t even my first time there since Covid as we had previously been for a meal in summer 2020. This time definitely felt different, it felt so normal. I don’t know if it’s because we are so used to sanitiser, masks, distancing and one way systems or because of the way The Wheatsheaf had implemented all the necessary measures. Either way, it was a joy to be out and about.
Arrival at The Wheatsheaf Inn
When we arrived we were immediately ushered through to our table, there was plenty of space as some tables had clearly been removed to allow for social distancing, there was a one-way system clearly marked with tape on the floor, plenty of sanitisers and several signs reminding you to wear your mask. Menus were already on the table when we were seated and our drinks order was taken once we had got settled so we could immediately relax and enjoy each others company.
Menus and Starters
The menu was everything you would expect from a modern pub, all the classics were there with an emphasis on fresh, local produce. The selection of starters was a mix of traditional British pub food and some more modern classics. My husband and I couldn’t decide between the crispy squid rings and the Chorizo in red wine and Wye Valley honey. In the end, we opted to order one of each and share them. My father in law had the wild mushrooms on sourdough and the children went for the buttermilk fried chicken strips which were served with the most delicious chipotle mayo, the children were not fans of the mayo but my husband and I were.
Dinner at The Wheatsheaf Inn Magor
For our main course, hubby and I both went for the buttermilk fried chicken and bacon burger, father in law had the chicken curry with half and half (half chips and half rice), our daughter selected the beef lasagne and our son went for the pizza from the children’s menu. All the meals were beautiful and generously portioned, so much so that only the children wanted to have dessert, they both had ice cream while the adults all had coffees.
Will we go back?
Will we go back? Absolutely! All in all, it was great to be able to have dinner at The Wheatsheaf Inn Magor. I love being able to eat delicious pub grub in a warm and friendly atmosphere so we will certainly be going back again to sample more of the delights, I might even squeeze in a pudding next time!
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