Food review - The Roebuck Inn, Mobberley

Roebuck Inn, Mobberley

Roebuck Inn, Mobberley - Credit: not Archant

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Venue

Bar, bistro and bedrooms in a Grade II listed building which is the oldest inn in Mobberley, dating back to 1708.

Decor and ambience

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From the exterior, you’d expect low beams and hunting scenes. What you get is a funky French bistro with mismatched old furniture, Formica tables, paint-peeling shutters, candles on the tables and quirky, colourful decor.

Menu

Small plates, sharing boards of pizza, charcuterie and cheese, then a small but eclectic roster of mains. A starter-sized Toulouse sausage cassoulet (£5.95) was a tasty bowl of punchy little sausages with butter beans in a garlicky tomato sauce. A cheese fondue starter with crusty bread (£5.95) was pleasant, but lacking booziness. A main of bouillabaisse (£14.95) was a tomatoey, spicy broth with a hunk of cod, prawns, mussels and samphire swimming in it, all of which went down well, as did a whopping lamb shank in a curry sauce, with rice, dhal and coriander yoghurt (£16.95). Pud of pillow-soft profiteroles with coffee and whisky cream and chocolate and honey sauce (£5.50) was lovely, as was a pear and calvados torte with pistachio ice cream (£5.25).

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Service

Friendly

Cost

Three courses and a couple of drinks each for two people would cost around £80.

The Roebuck Inn, Mill Lane, Mobberley, WA16 7HX

01565 873939 roebuckinnmobberley.co.uk

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