I had seen the recent news about the reopening of previously named venue (Showboat/Storm/Void) whichever name you remember it by and thought I’d look into it. It didn’t take too long until I came across some bright street art images “Bar Retro”. This immediately caught my eye as I spend quite a lot of time down the trendy graffiti filled Humber street in Hull.Continue reading NEW Bar RETRO // OPENING THIS FRIDAY 6TH SEPT
Last night we attended The Penny Bank on Scunthorpe High Street to listen to a talk given by Batemans Brewery owner, Stuart Bateman.Continue reading Review // Batemans Brewery Talk @ Penny Bank
Since the re opening of Ashby Lodge pub on Monday 5th March there has been some good reviews online. Continue reading Food Review // Ashby Lodge Pub & Carvery ★★★★
Abacus has now been handed over to Rift & Co, who own a few chains surrounding Scunthorpe in Cleethorpes/Grimsby and Hull.
Have you visited since the changeover to Rift? What do you think of the new look and will this make you visit more?
Read more via Scunthorpe Life News Blog here
Next in Line for an investment is The Bluebell Inn on Oswald road, who are apparently set to undergo an extension into the 3 adjoining properties as far as The Old Buccaneer. If this goes ahead it will be like Bluebell street, not a bad thing and it’s good to see some investment being made in the town centre. The beer garden will also be extended in these plans but will it happen? We cannot confirm anything yet but apparently plans and agreements are underway.
Third investment has been STORM nightclub handed over to Stealth Bars, who have renamed and revamped the venue as VOID Nightclub. The venue has not yet reopened but will be having a pre launch event in the future.
What will the venue look like inside now? By the looks of it it’s been undergoing extensive building work inside and it seems to be waiting a long time until re launch since it closed.
The newest venue to gain investment and to re open is Jeff Cundy’s snooker/pool hall on Doncaster Road. It will re open as Kin’s Sports Bar. The venue has currently been shut for 2 years.
The Beckwood have started doing a Thursday carvery. So we decided to go a long and have a try. Traditionally a Sunday thing but why not on a weeknight aye?
Thursday fresh food carvery starts from 5pm until 8pm and if you have kids then it’s an even better deal as Kid’s under 12 eat free. (Terms Apply, see bottom of review)
We arrived at The Beckwood around half 6 and there were a few in already enjoying their Thursday Carvery. We ordered some drinks and paid for our food at the bar. Which was a very reasonable price of £6.95 per adult. After paying for your carvery you are given a ticket to get your food.
The food was in a usual carvery style, go to the counter and select which meats you would like the chef to carve for you, we had a bit of everything. The good thing is that the meats are purchased from the local butchers “Taylor’s” in Ashby, so it’s good meat. You could choose from beef, gammon and turkey. All the meats were very nice and melted in the mouth, no tough beef here.
The veg selection was comprised of Cauliflower, sliced carrots, broccoli, peas and mash potato. There was also home roasted potatoes, yorkshire puddings and stuffing. All fresh veg, home cooked and hand prepared. Besides the meat being tender and tasty, my favourite thing has got to be the gravy. I do love gravy though and this was some good stuff. It was full of delicious meat juices. I do apologize for the presentation on the images but as you well know if you go to a carvery and help yourself, your plate ends up looking more like a pile on.
The staff were friendly and the setting and decor in The Beckwood restaurant is pleasant, clean and relaxing. We sat at a table for two with some rather comfy chairs. We will definitely be returning for a carvery again sometime soon.
Our Rating (Out of 5):
Price & value for money: ★★★★
Overall Dining experience: ★★★★
- Carvery- Kids eat free ( terms apply)
- 2 x puddings for a £5 on selected puddings, this includes the delicious homemade cheesecakes.
To book you can call the Beckwood on 01724 85599
Carvery is also served on Sunday’s
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Information for the top 30 is taken from Trip Advisor, but do you agree. We have our own little rating. We have tried and tested a few of these top 30 and hope to fit some more in over the new year because our readers do seem to love food reviews. We want to know your favourite place to eat in the area. It doesn’t have to be Scunthorpe, maybe your favourite place is in one of the smaller towns or villages nearby. Let us know and comment the article on Facebook and we may check it out.
Continue reading TOP places to Eat in the area
Oscar’s bar, more well known to most and never forgotten as The Blarney Stone has now closed again after only 8 months of being re opened. Continue reading Bye Bye To Another Bar // Town Centre Closure
The new pub manager of The Beckwood has now left.
The food side was picking up as before the Scunthorpe Nights review there were around 6 people in for steak night. But the Thursday after our review 40 people were booked in to try it. We now have to say that the review for The Beckwood may not resemble the same food as talked about in our review as a new chef and temporary management have taken over.
We have to tell you this as we feel not mentioning the change would be unfair to anyone else who has seen the review and thought about booking in to try it. Don’t worry though we have a new food review of a different town centre venue booked in for next week.
The food at The Beckwood was brilliant, but the pub trade seemed to be lacking with less people using the establishment for their local pint.
After three months, chef-manager Paddy McIlhenny and his partner Ian Brooke have quit the Beckwood in Bottesford.The pair will return to The Mallard in Scunthorpe.
The Mallard will be offering diners two steak dinners for £14 and three-course meals for pensioners at £6.25.
Lewis Dillon, owner of the Nelthorpe Arms at South Ferriby, and his partner Ness Thompson have taken over temporary management of the Beckwood.
The couple have retained some of the staff and have appointed a new woman chef.