Please note opening times may vary owing to the staggered lifting of lockdown
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Blazing Donkey
Quite simply creating a place where you come and enjoy great food and drink in relaxing and comfortable surroundings is and always has been our aim. Scrub-top tables, flagstone and wooden floors provide a relaxed and convivial environment for dining in the casual bar and barn dining room areas while our gardens and terrace are perfect Summer alfresco dining.
We don’t count how many calories are in a dish but we will spend a lot of time trying to get the best out of the ingredients. For head chef and Maitre ‘d (both are local lads), it’s all about creating dishes that put a smile on your face served by a team with a smile on theirs!
Unfussy, clean & simple dishes all prepared entirely from fresh local produce is what you may expect. Indeed, our restaurant provides truly fantastic food, cooked exceptionally well and priced affordably to ensure everyone can enjoy delicious dishes cooked with enthusiasm. In addition to baking all our own breads, making our own marmalades and jams and ice creams, our kitchen’s ingredients our kitchen team source virtually all their ingredients locally.
Whether you’re joining us for breakfast, a coffee and slice of cake in the morning, or it’s lunch or dinner from our main menu, you can be sure to be served the freshest of food, in a very relaxed and comfortable environment . The little ones will love it too as head chef will look after them with his junior menu.
We visited The Blazing Donkey on several occasions over 4 days for drinks and an evening meal. On every occasion John and the team could not have done more for us. They were very welcoming and the food and drink was excellent. They were also very dog friendly which was greatly appreciated. Top marks.
We had a great time at the Blazing Donkey, two weeks and Sunday roasts consecutively, the staff were fantastic and the food was unbelievable, the cauliflower cheese is to die for, everything in a non rushed atmosphere and its a great shame the lock down will prevent us taking our friends and family there again anytime soon! Well done Richard, Trafford and the chefs that have now to endure yet again another lockdown in an area that frankly doesn't need it. my thoughts are with you and i will be back as soon as possible. Thanks again
The Gentleman who waited on our table was friendly, had a wide knowledge of the menu and kept us happy throughout our meal, The food was delicious both presentation and taste and we felt it delivered on both quality and quantity, a bonus for us was our smallest member of the family (20 mth grandson) ate for free. Already planning our next visit. Keep doing what you’re doing this was our 2nd visit, see you soon
Superb family meal
We booked for lunch at the Blazing Donkey to celebrate my Dads 60th birthday and they could not have been more welcoming. We were very well taken care of and really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you very much to the team.
Fabulous food great venue , fantastic staff.
Service very professional and friendly remembered us from previous visit which is always nice food excellent once more look forward to returning
Amazing chef and friendly staff. The Safari Tent was excellent!
Lovely good quality ingredients, well cooked, generous sized portions and presented well. Our 2 chihuahuas always feel comfortable here. Thank you Will be back next month.
Highly recommend, lovely afternoon tea. Waiter very helpful, couldn’t do enough for us. Would go back again.
Amazing!!! Cannot wait to be back for more!
Why have you sent me this review to complete when you rang me 4 days before my booking to cancel it?
The bar and restaurant area were lovely. The service was fast and efficient and the food delicious. We stayed as a bed, breakfast and dinner package and as such the stay was very good value. The only down side was that the room (5) was scruffy and dated and did not in any way match up to the standards of the rest of the place.
Thankyou very much for upgrading us, we had a very comfortable night and an excellent dinner. Your staff are delightful so friendly and efficient, nothing was too much trouble for them.
Delightful food well presented
Lovely staff, lovely food! A gem of a place.
Very accommodating could not do enough for us. Looking forward to returning as our wedding venue.
Beautiful location. Friendly service and an excellent meal. Will definitely be back.
Service was really poor especially on our first evening we had to set up our own dinner table in the bar !!! Waited ages to be served! Staff visibly stressed out!! Bed in our room VERY uncomfortable unfortunately! Such a shame because the food was good once we got it!
A very welcoming hotel. We will be back in the spring or summer. Loved Sandwich and local areas.
Overall a very enjoyable stay, staff very accommodating and helpful. Food was extremely well presented and delicious, breakfast was very good. A few points for development: Lime in g & t was brown in colour, first gin requested was not available despite it being one of the specialty drinks on offer by hotel. Main areas were a little bit chilly, although 2 fires lit, they weren’t pumping out much heat. The sink in room 8 was exceptionally high, which made it a bit uncomfortable to use for shorter guests!
excellent food, well cooked and presented
We had an amazing roast! The service was outstanding, we will be back.
Never had a roast dinner and had to go to Mac Donald’s straight after roast consists of 3 roast potatoes one piece of beef one Yorkshire pudding and one chopped carrot won’t be going back
IT was vey quiet the day we went so lacking a bit in atmosphere but neverthless we enjoyed everything about the occasion and would go again.