Coffee & Cake
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
Lovely food, very nice. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Very quiet on a Tues evening. Menu a little bit pricey.
Service was off to a rock start due to a large family group decamping from the hotel as we arrived for our Mothers Day lunch. Once the numerous lovely people , their cakes and kiddies departed we were sat down by the window. The menu was small and varied but we only had eyes for the roast beef. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection for us. We were joined by my brother who arrived late so ordered the tomato soup starter which looked lovely and tasty with a chunk of toasted bread. The desserts were strummy, brother and i had the vanilla cheesecake with toffee sauce whilst mum's cheese board with 4/5 different cheeses, assorted crackers, butter, grapes, celery and pot of what looked like cranberry jam. Mum had loved the roast but said the cheese needed to be out of the fridge for longer than it was. As it was Mother's Day i refrained from suggesting she left it a while to get to room temperature! However, i too would have been tempted to get started as it looked a picture. There was an open fire going in the bar waiting area which looked so pretty and cosy. A constant stream of people arrived throughout the time we ate. We were delighted to have found a really decent Sunday Roast, as we'd nearly given up hope of finding one! Would highly recommend the food, location and attentive staff. Thank you!
Exceeded our expectations-will be back
Lovely restaurant surroundings and settings, was there for a first date, nice and quite midweek, nice open log fire, helpful staff and accommodated our dietary needs, Vegan and low fat catered for.
The food was amazing and staff are very friendly. Also nothing better than sitting in front of the open fire with a nice drink.