Smithills Coaching House: Great food, Great Location!
The old Coaching House belonging to Smithills Hall has been transformed into a fantastic restaurant which offers great hearty meals. There is an extensive menu to choose from with most meals offering complimentary Cheese and biscuits if you can find room!
I had grilled mackerel with horseradish sauce for starters with braised beef crumble with a gorgeous tasting baked potato for main course. Gareth had Lancashire black pudding to start and battered Cod and chips for main course. Both meals were delicious, portion sizes were generous and the service was second to none.
Throughout the year Smithills Coaching house entertains coachloads of OAP's by hosting 'entertainment afternoons'. For a mere £13.50 you can enjoy a three course meal and coffee and also round the afternoon off with a bit of singing and bingo or watch a Cabaret. The entertainment varies throughout the year. Details can be found on the website.
Favorite Dish: The Ambience and great food.
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Smithills Coaching House: A Dickensian Treat
Smithills Coaching House is a great place In the centre of Smithills country park. Smithills Coaching House Dates back (In parts) to the 17th century and was the original stables and coach houses for the nearby Historic Smithills Hall.
They offer a range of menu's for lunches Dinners and for private functions, with a large dinning room and bar area as well as 4 large Function rooms.
They have many themed afternoons and nights from light entertainment to murder mystery nights
The main Menu 'The famous Dickensian Fayre'
offers a great choice of fabulous dishes such as
Melon Balls With Mango £2.25
Smoked Mackerel Pate £2.15
Cream Of Chicken Soup £2.15
Soup Of The Day £2.15
Black Pudding £2.15
Tomato And Feta Salad £2.15
Chicken Wings £2.15
Prawn Cocktail £3.99
Prawn And Salmon Salad£3.99
Homemade Chicken Liver Pate £3.99
Breadcrumbed Mushrooms And Garlic Mayonnaise £3.39
Galia Melon Filled With Fruit £4.85
Smoked Applewood Cheese £3.99
Jalapino Pepper £3.95
Smithills Combo £8.50
Smithills Steaks Are All Served Traditionally, Grilled To Your Liking And Sewed With Onion Rings,
Mushrooms, Tomato, Garden Peas, Carrots And Your Choice Of Potatoes.
Giant Rump Steak (454g)
An Enormous 454g Steak Grilled To Your Liking Served With Either Barbeque, Pepper Or Chasseur Sauce. £18.95
Sirloin Steak 8oz (227g)
A House Favourite For The Last Forty Years.£13.50
Lamb Chop, Gammon, Rump Steak, Sausage, Onion Rings,
Gammon Steak 1002 (287g)
A Traditional Grilled Horseshoe Gammon. £12.49
Coaching House Classics
Grilled Chicken Breast With A Rich Peppercorn Sauce
Large Boneless Chicken Breast, Grilled And Coated In A Rich Peppercorn Sauce. Served With Two Vegetables And Rice. £11.49
Strips Of Chicken With Peppers,Cooked In A Salsa Sauce And Presented In A Tortilla Shell
Strips Of Chicken Breast Sautted With Peppers And Courgettes In A Mild Salsa Sauce, Presented In A Tortilla Shell Served With A Salad Garnish And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £11.49
Half A Roast Barbeque Chicken Served With Barbeque Sauce
Half A Chicken Marinated In A Barbeque Marinade And Roasted To Perfection, Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £11.49
Chicken And Smoked Bacon Stack With A Tomato And Basil Sauce
Stacked Grilled Chicken Breast And Smoked Bacon, Coated In A Tomato And Basil Sauce, Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £11.49
Pan Fried Pork Escalopes With Red Wine And Mozzarella
Pan Fried Pork Loin, Cooked In Red Wine And Onion, Topped With Melting Mozzarella, Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £9.70
Braised Lamb Shank With Mash
Tender 1402 (3968) Joint Of Lamb On The Bone, With Rosemary, Minted Gravy And Creamy Mash Potatoes, Served With Vegetables. £12.59
Whole Sea Bass With A Ginger And Chilli Marinade
Whole Sea Bass Cooked In A Ginger And Chilli Marinade, Served On A Bed Of Tagliatelle, Served With Vegetables (No Potatoes). £11.99
Baked Salmon With Mango
Salmon Dame, Marinated In Mango Juice And Baked, Garnished With Sliced Mango And Served With Two Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £10.25
Tomato And Basil Tart With Mozzarella
Chopped Tomato, Red Onion And Fresh Basil Baked In A Pastry Case And Topped With Melting Mozzarella. £9.99
Succulent Root Vegetables Blended With Vegetable Mince, Herbs And Seasoning Served In A Delicious Tomato And Basil Sauce. £9.99
Cheese And Onion Pie
With A Short Crust Pastry, Garnished With Mashed Potato. £9.45
A Fillet Of Plaice, Coated In Breadcrumbs And Deep Fried, Served With A Creamy Tartare Sauce And Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes. £8.39
Traditional Homemade Lasagne Served With Two Vegetables (No Potatoes). £8.99
Gammon And Egg
Choice Gammon Steak 170g (602), Grilled To Perfection Topped With A Fried Egg. Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes Or Salad. £9.30
Fillet Of Salmon With A Lemon And Herb Butter
Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potatoes Or A Salad. £8.65
Steak And Kidney Pie
A Smithills Favourite, Served With Vegetables And Your Choice Of Potato. £9.05
Tagliatelle With Smoked Salmon
A Rich Pasta Dish With Smoked Salmon And Dill, Finished With Cream And Served With Garlic Bread. £9.15
Mrs Bardell's Salad Selection
Roast Chicken In The Ruff
Half A Spit Roast Chicken, Served Hot On A Large Platter With Sage And Onion Stuffing. Sat On A Platter Of Mixed Leaves, With Tomatoes, Cucumber And Peppers. £10.45
Salmon And Strawberries
A Cold Fillet Of Salmon Served On A Bed Of Rocket And Mixed Leaves, Tomatoes
And Cucumber, Garnished With Strawberries, Lemon And A Balsamic Dressing. £9.35
Tender Roast Beef Salad
A Traditional English Salad, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Beetroot, Onion And Peppers. Served With A Horseradish Sauce. £9.15
Favorite Dish: The Mr Micawbers Lunch Menu is served from 12:00 untill it closes for the afternoon (Times very Slightly) and offers an inclusive starter and a main course then help yourself to fresh fruit or cheese and biscuits for just £6.95
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Spice Valley: Authentic Indian Cuisine
We went here for the works Christmas dinner, it was fabulous. If you like the dishes hot just tell the staff who will gladly spice it up , if you suffer from a nut allergy please inform staff who will advise on suitable dishes. Fantastic service with excellent surroundings.
Favorite Dish: I tried a few different dishes as there was 10 people eating. I Recommend Starter for 2 ;Tandoori platter for 2 followed by Murgh lahori ( tender pieces of chicken cooked in a fiery tomato sauce with ginger chillies and corriander ) with rice and Gulab Jamun for sweet ( dumplings in a light syrup)
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Watermillock: dine in style
I have not been here for a while but the last time I went I found it really appealing, I ttok a young French student (11years old ) for dinner there and he nearly fell off his seat when the meal came as it was nearly as big as him!
Hall I' Th' Wood: Picnic In The Park
It was a nice day so we just decided to picnic in the grounds of Hall I' Th' Wood. There's a nice long, low wall beside the lawns that is ideal to sit along. Just as we finished a group of what seemed to be hundreds of hikers came and took up almost the entire wall. Our timing was impeccable.
Favorite Dish: Cheeses bought fresh from the market, and biscuits and crisps to accompany them.
Smithills Coaching House: The Old Coaching House
Nice place for families to enjoy nice food at nice prices. Nice place.
Favorite Dish: Cheese board............. so much choice and as much as you like.
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