We drove up from Manchester, it only takes about an hour.
The next one was a superb Home Cured Wild Salmon dish, and it was at this point that we knew we weren't at any old rural pub. With dill, fennel and a hint of horseradish, against the crunch of the perfectly crisp cracker, it was technically way above anything I've eaten before in a pub. (And we've been to some good ones.)
Next Mushroom Parfait, oh my god, this is so good! So creamy but with a tiny hint of heat (not sure what from,) I've rarely eaten anything so fine outside of a Michelin star high end restaurant. But this is not aspiring to be 'fancy', it's just simply the best ingredients that can be found locally (luckily in this case some of the best in the country,) made by someone who really knows how to cook!
The devil is always in the detail. The bread for instance again is totally superb, and better than many high end restaurants we've been to. (Home made again of course.)
We relished the Bury black pudding sausage rolls as well!
Parlour (and its award winning Sunday dinner,) with beautifully done veg and a large perfectly crispy Yorkshire Pudding.
The chips were simply as perfect as chips can be.
Puddings were a triumph as well. We actually ordered Stosie's award winning Wet Nellie, this was Mrs Bacon's idea of a perfect pudding, rich and fruity like half way between a sticky toffee pudding and a Christmas pudding.
Aumbry as the best in our region.
It was such a buzz coming somewhere like this, I knew it was going to be good but not quite as good as it actually was, I just want to tell all my friends about it, and I'm telling you now, just go! You're not likely to eat in many pubs as good as this I can tell you that.
(Admittedly with some freebies thrown in.)
Service: Great and friendly, their young waitress deserves a mention, she was excellent.
Atmosphere: Informal country pub.
Food: Simply the best pub we've eaten in.
Star dish: Mr Bacon's choice: Mushroom Parfait.
Mrs Bacon's choice: Venison.
Tune: Let's go away for a while - The Beach Boys.
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