Wednesday, 29 August 2012

New season........

As the summer season starts to draw to a close so a new season is upon us and new things coming to the Victoria Inn.

Today's been hugely exciting as we've made plans about the coming months and how we're going to operate, and one of the reasons I love my job as a landlady is that we never really stand still! We may well have just won a highly prestigious award and we have another couple in the pipeline - but at the end of the day it's YOU our customers who matter a lot to us. We want you to keep liking us and visiting us and more importantly like what we offer you!

SO - on that note here is whats coming up new at the Victoria Inn from the second week in September:

Firstly - A new menu - that almost goes with out saying. But only a little nod away from the summer menu. We'll still be having 3 great fish specials on our board, but coupled with great Fillet Steaks and other meat specials yet to be firmly decided. New, 8oz Burgers are going on the menu from the same Farmer who supplies our sides of Beef for steaks - we've tried them and they are gorgeous!

Secondly - we're going to be making our own 'Bloody Delicious' Ice-creams........... I use that wording as customers who have tasted the Ice Creams have used that expression on more than one occasion! Needless to say, we won't be marketing them as such!!

The Strawberries above?? Well, those and others like them are being made into Strawberry Jam and we have already made some amazing Orange, Lemon and Lime Marmalade's. Some of the Strawberry Jam we'll be making to serve with our Cream Teas but other jars will be for sale!  SOH has made them and is up to his elbows in peeling fruits as I type!! Chefs are making Plum Chutney, Spicy Tomato Chutney and our Red Onion Marmalade also to bottle and sell.

We're also bringing in a few little Teddies and other bits that epitomise the Victoria Inn experience as a trial and we hope you'll like them.

Lastly, the pub itself and the accommodation will be having a little makeover with some new cushions, candles, vases, etc, etc.  New re-painted boards for outside the pub as well. The staff are also going to be having a makeover with new uniforms and a brand new in-house training course bought in from the Academy of Food and Wine which we belong to.

So exciting times to give us all a bit of a lift after a hugely busy summer which has left us all exhausted, and the pub looking like its been trounced by hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of tourists............... oh yes! Of course..... It has!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always worth refreshing. People do notice if even in an unspoken way.

Hoping to have a meal at the Vic over the weekend before we go back to the Big Smoke