Review: Yeo Valley
PUBLISHED: 14:49 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 14:49 25 August 2015
Labelled by the national and local press as one of the best staff canteens in the country, Yeo Valley's restaurant had a visit from CHARLOTTE SKIDMORE who wanted to see if it lives up to its reputation
Now I don’t wish to mislead you. I have been to events at Yeo Valley HQ’s Canteen in Blagdon. But when I heard it was opening its doors daily to the public, I just couldn’t help but shout ‘me me’!
One event that really caught my eye and was up my street was a Somerset themed night with local produce.
Upon arrival at HQ I took great pleasure in showing my dining partner around all the quirky features this place has. It has real personality, which is hard to put into words, and the best ladies loos I know!
And, of course, you cannot fail to notice the magnificent views across the Chew Valley.
The menu was typical homegrown Somerset produce as you would expect from an evening like this, with our choices as a charcuterie platter for two followed by a whole chicken to share.
The starter was fresh, flavoursome and great washed down with a glass of rose from Dunleavy Vineyards down the road.
The lemon and garlic chicken was equally as good and the atmosphere and service were wonderful. Staff were attentive but not too intrusive and a good mixture of people were having a thoroughly good time exploring this excellent venue.
Accommodating as ever the chefs agreed to serve us the best homemade chips I have ever tasted (in place of mash).
We did treat ourselves to an Eton mess and cheese and bisuits for dessert too - it would be rude not to.
Yeo Valley is open for lunch daily and for selected evening events and I urge you to try it out.
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