I visited The Blue Peter Hotel a couple of times over the last weekend, 5/6th April 2013. There was a mini beer festival taking place with three real ales on tap all in good condition and at a reasonable price. On the Saturday visit I, along with my partner and two friends, enjoyed food as well as the beers. Between us we ordered fish and chips, a steak and ale pie, a meat and potato pie and a ham and cheese salad.All agreed that the food was excellent with good portions and all served at the right temperature. The atmosphere was good and all comers were made very welcome by hosts Alan and Jackie, although Jackie only managed a brief appearance as she was busy in the kitchen. You may have to wait for your food a little longer than you may be used to but thats because all the food is freshly cooked. That is to say not 'home' cooked which translates as 'bought in frozen and reheated' but freshly made on the premises, even the chips. It's no wonder that the fish and chips seems to be the most popular dish, real chips and fish cooked to perfection in real ale beer batter. I have eaten here more times since last December than I probably did in the last couple of years.I am now looking forward to trying the steak because it now comes with chips, steak and potato wedges never did do it for me. A take out service is available too which is great for those living in the village although word has spread and our neighbouring villagers have been taking advantage too.
Since taking over in December 2012 Alan and Jackie have certainly made their mark, with a warm welcome, a new extensive menu, a take away service and almost weekly improvements to the pub itself. It's a pleasure to visit now and the only problem I can forsee is the place getting too busy as it would certainly be worth travelling from Stranraer to.
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- The Blue Peter Hotel Stranraer, Scotland