Living in Ormskirk more often that not, food-wise, I’m spoilt for choice. With a variety of cute cafes in the town centre specialising in brunch, pubs dotted around the surrounding postal code areas that offer light bites and dinner options and those places in the middle. Which essentially is how I’d categorise The Cricketers.
My Mum and I decided to visit for a spot of lunch at the weekend and despite us not having a reservation, we were squeezed in and seated in the conservatory. Light, airy and the perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon, we set about perusing the 3-course menu.
Packed with a variety of starters and mains – dependent on how hungry you are of course, we settled on the goats cheese salad for me and a sharing breads, olives and feta slate for Mum to start.
Both dishes were the perfect side – tasty and full of flavour, yet too filling, leaving us ready for our main course. The goats cheese salad included pesto and pine nuts making such a beautiful combo of flavours whilst the breads on the platter where so soft and yummy – perfect!
Moving on to mains I decided to stick with the vegetarian theme and opted for the marrow stuffed with goats cheese, orzo rice and sundried tomatoes. It was honestly so delicious and I didn’t even miss not having meat with my meal. I would really recommend this dish.
Whilst my dining partner chose the hotpot – ideal on a Sunday afternoon! Cooked and baked in the oven – the meat was oozing in the dish whilst (I’m told!) the crust was soft and light – complimenting the stewed steak and red cabbage perfectly.
Following two (large) courses, we skipped dessert and opted for a glass of Rose Zinfandel to finish our meal!