The Wilbury in Letchworth
One of my favourite review job for my site is restaurant reviews. We love eating out as a family and it’s something that is difficult to do when you are on a budget. I was rather happy to hear from the PR team behind the restaurant group Stonehouse. They have 70 Pizza and Carvery restaurants in the UK, and they were keen for the family and I to try out the Wilbury in Letchworth, a 20 minute drive from us.
On route back from Cambridge football on Sunday we stopped off for a spot of late lunch. The restaurant group has a new menu that its keen to get people to try and it was perfect for families. There was something on the menu to keep everyone happy.
Food is ordered
We were greeted when we walked in by the restaurant manager who showed us to our table which was situated near the carvery area and pizza oven. She explained that we were to go to the bar to order our drinks and our food. Immediate plus points as there was slush puppy/slushy as an option for the children. We decided to go for the carvery for hubby and I. Hubby went for a large carvery which included a giant Yorkshire pudding and a sausage(!) and I went for a regular carvery.
Josh went for a kid’s carvery, Dylan went for a margarita pizza and Jack went for a ham and mushroom pizza. I also ordered dough balls and portion of macaroni cheese bites. We ate at 2pm in the afternoon and it was fairly quiet. Maybe because it was a hot day or maybe because we were eating between lunch and dinner? This meant that there was no queue for the carvery a huge bonus when you are eating with a family of 3 hungry boys!
Hubby is a meat fan and didn’t go for much veg, as you can see from the huge plate of carbs and protein. Apparently, there is some cauliflower cheese there! My dinner is a bit more balanced with peas and carrots! There was a choice of lots of different meat, there was carvery turkey, beef, pork and gammon/ Or you could have half a chicken or some pie. You could then help yourself to as much veg, stuffing and potato that you could fit on your plate.
We all really enjoyed our food and it was all eaten. Josh finished his plate of carvery very quickly, it’s a good move to offer mashed potato as well as roasties. He has already requested to go back again! Hubby and I enjoyed our food as well, maybe the meat could have been carved a bit more generously and maybe the vegetables could have been a bit more adventurous that carrots and peas. But apart from that it was decent pub grub and most importantly the children all loved their food and ate it all. Parents, you know this is a winner!
The pizzas were really good, freshly made dough topped and cooked in the pizza oven to order. The doughballs were also freshly made, and a big hit with Dylan who managed to eat 8 of them!
Once you have finished your main meal the waiters take everything away and take the orders for the desserts which of course the boys were most keen to have, even after finishing all their main meals.
We opted for the again freshly made and cooked cookies topped with ice-cream, we ordered a child’s portion and an adults portion. We ended up ordering another adults portion as the boys loved it so much. Jack went for the ice-cream factory where he chose his own sauces and toppings.
The service was friendly and quick. There were a few different people who served us and they were all friendly and helpful.
It was a great value dinner. We received our food free of charge in return for the review but our meal would have cost us £61. The drinks were £11 (including 1 lager shandy, 1 diet Pepsi, 1 slushy, 1 J20 and 1 fruit shoot. The large adult carvery was £9.99 and the traditional carvery was £8.49. The children’s food was £3.49 for the mains which is a fantastic price. The desserts were an extra £1.49 for the kid’s cookie and ice-cream and £2.49 for the bottomless sundae. The adult’s dessert was £3.49 for the cookies and ice-cream.
I think this is good value for a family of 5 to well fed with 2 courses and a drink.
The Wilbury is on the outskirts of Letchworth and Hitchin, so not far from Stotfold and surrounding villages. Why not check out their website to see where your nearest Stonehouse Pizza and carvery restaurant is and give it a try.
This is a review post where we received our meal free of charge, this review remains impartial.