If you ever find yourself in the East Midlands region or fancy a day trip, be sure to pay a visit to The Trent Lock Pub, Sawley. Located directly between Nottingham and Derby along the River Trent. Not only is it the perfect place to visit for food and drinks, with neighbouring pubs and tea rooms, there’s a great selection of canal walks. Many dog walkers and boaters love this spot and it’s extremely popular with the locals too!
The Trent Lock Pub invited me to visit their newly refurbished pub and try out their new menu, so me and my boyfriend headed down for a date night. I have been a frequent visitor of this family and pet friendly pub since I was young as it’s the perfect location for a few drinks in the impressive beer garden when the sun comes out.
The pub has a super friendly, relaxed atmosphere offering an open fire and super cute authentic decor, with equally as friendly and helpful members of staff. You’ll feel right at home in the heart of Derbyshire, all that’s missing is a drink! The Trent Lock has a selection of cask ales, fine wines and spirits, including my favourite – Pink Gin!
It was at this point we were pleasantly surprised by the portion sizes! The mushrooms were incredible, super creamy and delicious, and the dough sticks were like nothing we had ever had before, very unique and the sauces were delicious.
Opting for traditional pub classics, we were again shocked by how generous the portion sizes were. The steak was cooked to perfection again with some unique onion rings and chunky chips, likewise the gammon and eggs were also delicious.
Being a sweet tooth is all fine and dandy, until you have a sweet tooth and eyes bigger than your belly! It was such a struggle deciding which puddings to chose that we ended up having the Pudding Taster Platter (so that we could be greedy and try small versions of the puddings) AND the Banoffee Pie (because well… it just sounded – and tasted – incredible). Honestly, all of these puddings were truly scrumptious, admittedly a bit sickly eating all of these after two other courses, we sadly got defeated and had to leave a few spoonfuls.
Although we opted to order our three-course meal off the main menu, there is a two-course or three-course set menu offer which is extremely well priced and includes some of the above options, plus others.
As the weather is now starting to pick up, make sure The Trent Lock makes it onto your list of places to visit!
Take a look at the website for more information including: location, nearby activities, menu, offers and opening hours.
*Disclaimer: This meal was gifted, however all thoughts and opinions are that of my own and have not been influenced by this.