Reviewed by Christine McCready
The day started well with a lovely scenic drive through the heart of Lancashire to our destination The Wheatsheaf in the picturesque village of Croston in the heart of Lancashire.
The outside area was very inviting, just a shame about the British weather, rain as usual, which had us rushing inside.
Once inside we received a lovely warm welcome. The décor was tasteful and attractive lending a warm feeling.
Hannah our waitress for the afternoon gave us a lovely welcome asking if we would like a drink at the bar before going to our table, we opted for going straight to our table, having our 5 year old with us did mean we weren’t quite sure how long her apparent good mood would last, so we opted to eat sooner rather than later, but on hind sight we had nothing to worry about.
The menu had something to suit all tastes. Stuart, my husband, decided to go for the Corned Beef hash with a poached egg followed by the duo of burgers, I went for the Goujons of sole with a chilli mayo dip followed by the sirloin steak and thick cut chips. Cerys, our 5 year old, opted for the sausage and chips and we were given the option to have her meal served with our starter which was great. The starter arrived and did not disappoint, the goujons of sole especially were divine.
Whilst Cerys had plenty of time to enjoy her sausage and chips we decide to indulge in a cheeky little Shiraz. The wine list by no means huge had something for all tastes and pockets.
The mains arrived and again we were impressed, my medium rare steak was cooked to perfection and the thick cut chips were to die for, I would go back there to just order a portion of these.
I decided to throw caution, and my diet, completely to the side and ordered the very naughty but nice tiramisu and Stuart went for the cheese and biscuits, missing a nice slice of local Lancashire but a nice plate full nevertheless. Cerys’s chocolate ice cream snowman arrived complete with a strawberry hat much to her delight, even though she ate very little as by this time she had made friends with 2 little boys on a table near us so food was completely forgotten.
We all had a great afternoon in this lovely restaurant the food was fabulous as was the service that Hannah gave us. Other guests were friendly and welcoming in the lovely local. My only regrets that we don’t have this venue nearer to my home and the weather did not permit us having a sit outside to watch the world go by in this lovely location.
For more information or to view menus visit www.wheatsheaf-croston.com.
The Wheatsheaf, Town Road, Croston, Leyland, PR26 9RA | 01772 600370