British Oak Ale House Review
I was recently invited along to The British Oak Ale House in Mosborough for a review. I'll be honest whilst living in Sheffield all my life, I'd never been to Mosborough before and I wasn't too sure where it was. My meal and drinks were gifted too, so with me not knowing the way, we got a taxi so I could drink! At the time I was living in the town centre and the taxi there cost around £7.
We arrived at the pub around 7pm. From the outside, The British Oak Ale House looks like a traditional pub; it's a big old building and the interior has a very cosy cottage style with brickwork and trinkets on show.
We were seated in the conservatory and began to look at the menu. Each week they have a Pie & Ale Night on Mondays and on Thursdays it's Date Night. There's also Burger Club, Lunch Club, Supper Club and during the month of July they are doing an Ice Cream Month.
For our drinks I ordered a red wine, just the house one (I'm not very knowledgeable about wine yet) and Gabe ordered a passion fruit mojito.
For starters, I ordered the Duck Pate which had a raspberry and gin sauce with it. I enjoyed the Pate but my only critique is that there wasn't enough bread with it as I had half of the pate left after my bread had gone.
Gabe ordered the Potted Beetroot & Goats Cheese Mousse. One thing you need to know about Gabe is that he loves Goats Cheese, there will not be anything wrong, in his eyes, with a dish that's served with goats cheese. So he thoroughly loved it.
For the main meal, I spent a lot of time torn between two dishes. I loved the sound of the Barnsley Chop but it had been an awfully long time since I last had a fish pie. In the end I asked the waitress to pick for me and she chose the Barnsley Chop. She described it as the perfect comfort food.
The Barnsley Chop was served with green beans, sautéed potatoes and a red wine & olive jus. I ordered the chop to be rare and honestly it was beautiful. It was the right choice. The lamb was perfectly pink in the middle. There was a lot of food and I felt so full afterwards.
Gabe ordered a Chicken and Ham Pie. The pie was served with chips, gravy and mushy peas. The pie crust was lovely and crisp, Gabe thoroughly enjoyed his meal.
I'll be honest, the portions here are pretty big and we were so full at this point but, as we are a very greedy couple, we ordered a dessert to share.
We split a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. It was obviously a very sweet dessert and topped off the meal perfectly. However, I was so full that I traded most of my half for the white chocolate topping.
If you are in the Mosborough area or fancy travelling a little bit for a good meal, The British Oak Ale House is well worth it.