‘Trip to Treble Bob was very ap-pealing
By Angus Henderson – Worksop Guardian
If you’re one of those people who is often left in a dilemma when having to choose from a menu, the Treble Bob could leave you with a challenge – albeit a pleasant one.
For the Barlborough pub provides an impressive array of dishes catering for all tastes and appetites. As, in addition to the more traditional pub fayre, it also offers a number of less familiar dishes. A glance at the menu reveals just what I mean. For example, among the starters, including soup of the day and prawn cocktail, can be found hazelnut crusted goat’s cheese served on grilled aubergine, or venison and game pate.
While from the main courses, in addition to hand battered fish and chips, pie of the day, and lamb shank, there is pecorino and smoked garlic primavera risotto or aubergine and butternut squash bake. And these are just a few of the choices. Running alongside the starters, meat, fish, pasta dishes and sandwiches, is the Treble Bob’s Classic Carvery. This boasts a selection from beef, turkey, stuffed belly pork, leg of pork, gammon and shoulder of lamb. Yes, decisions, decisions. But having spied the carvery as we were shown to a table in the dining area, the sight of turkey, pork and beef joints did, I must confess, help me make up my mind.
My mum, on the other hand, had more difficulty, eventually choosing Jimmy’s Farm rare breed Essex pork sausages and seasoned mash (£7.50). The carvery, priced at £6.95, proved a very satisfying and substantial meal. Three slices of my choice of meat(s) together with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, chipolata sausage, and stuffing. Then a choice of vegetables – broccoli, swede, sprouts, leeks, parsnips and red cabbage. My mum’s meal was equally filling. Three large, well seasoned sausages accompanied with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potato, peas, crispy onions and rich gravy. Being a weekend, with no need to rush back to the office on my part, meant a sweet. Here desserts were very much the familiar, with firm favourites such as Bramley apple pie, sticky toffee pudding, lemon sponge and chocolate fudge cake.
Among these was also Bakewell sponge pudding, nicely flavoured topped with cherry and raspberry sauce and served with a choice of vanilla ice cream, custard or cream (£4) – just about manageable after my carvery! My mum chose the sticky toffee pudding (£4.25), with custard, and again a rich and suitably filling end to the meal.
This was my first visit to the Treble Bob, and it was an enjoyable one. Service was as satisfying as the food and the surroundings were comfortable and spacious. The dining area being suitable for both couples and family groups. The pub also offers a special discount scheme for diners over the age of 50. The Diamond Club gives members and a guest two courses – starter or pudding plus carvery or main meal – from its menu for £5.95.
Star rating HHHH’