We ate at Harpurs as part of a large family meal which took up three big tables. Due to numbers we had ordered meals in advance and the choices were fairly limited as could be expected but plenty of variation offered to cover all requirements.
The starters were fairly small in quantity but the sauce on my mushroom was very tasty indeed.
Mains were served quite promptly after we had finished the starters and I got chance to see all items on the offer. I had the platter which was a selection of meats with beef, pork and turkey. It was accompanied by a couple of roast potatoes and a large Yorkshire pudding. Vegetables were served separately in a bowl and were brussel sprouts, parsnips, carrot and leeks. They were prepared looking 'natural' and just lightly cooked. They were fine for me but for those that prefer softer veg it wasn't so pleasing.
Desserts were excellent and I had opted for the stem ginger pudding which was accompanied by a flat piece of brandy snap. Adventurous and very tasty!
As it was a few days before Christmas we were visited by Father Christmas and a very attractive female elf! We all got chocolate coins and then sang a few carols to him to put us in the Christmas spirit. After he departed we played a great game where we sang 'The twelve days of Christmas' with pairs of people singing each section.
A great event and a fantastic start to what we hope will be a wonderful Christmas and the start to a great new year. A place I would be more than happy to go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harpur's of Melbourne is situated in the heart of Melbourne in South Derbyshire close to East Midlands, Donington Park and the M1, M6, M42 network. The warm welcome from our staff will ensure your experience will be one to remember. If you are looking for accommodation our rooms are modern, warm with a decor that will make your stay feel like a special occasion. See rooms for further details. ... more less
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