This was our second visit to Beadnell and having eaten at Beadnell Towers previously we booked again for the Wednesday night of our stay. When we arrived there were a few people already seated and because drinks orders have to be placed separately, my husband went to the bar to order a bottle of wine. The girl behind the bar said she would bring it over, but then proceeded to serve 5 other people, none of whom had been standing waiting, but had arrived after us. When my husband mentioned to our waitress that we hadn't received our wine, she went off to check and within minutes the girl from the bar came stomping over, plonked our wine and glasses on the table and walked off shaking her head!! Fortunately, the rest of the staff who looked after us on the night were excellent and made up for her bad manners and ineptitude.
The food was really very good, my husband had the prawn cocktail to start with which was packed with prawns and although they were the standard small icelandic variety, he said it was very tasty. My pate was homemade and delicious and served with a fruit coulis which was a perfect compliment as it had the right amount of tartness to balance the rich pate. Perfectly crisp Melba toast completed the dish. For mains, I opted for the half crispy roast duck and my husband chose the Barnsley chop. Both were cooked to perfection as were the accompanying vegetables. The only slight downside to the food was that our son had the chicken nuggets which on the plus side appeared to be pieces of chicken breast, they were overcooked and dry and he didn't really enjoy them. However he did enjoy the chocolate indulgence dessert which is also served in a smaller portion for younger children.
Aside from the bar fiasco, Beadnell Towers really does deliver on food - not Michelin star by any means, but good honest well cooked food and I would definitely recommend it if staying in the area.
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