Walking across a quaint duck pond bridge from the car park towards Misty Waters bar and restaurant, I was stepping into pastures new.
I hadn’t eaten here before, but I’d heard the owner was passionate about giving his customers good quality food at very reasonable prices.
I certainly couldn’t argue with the cost, with Sunday lunch at one course for just £6, two courses for £8.50 and three courses at £11.
Deals for children’s meals ranged from £3.50 to £8.50.
We were shown into a conservatory-style dining room and immediately asked if we’d like a drink by a very friendly young waitress as we perused the menu.
Making a diplomatic joint decision we both went the garlic route, with one of us opening with garlic bread and the other with breaded garlic mushrooms. Both were served with a generous salad tossed with peppers.
Misty Waters offers a range of roasts with the option of any selection of carved meats, including one which involves a combination of all five for the mega carnivores.
I chose to stick with just lamb, while my companion couldn’t resist going the full hog and ordered pork.
But not just pork, he went for beef, turkey, lamb and roast ham as well!
Both meals arrived with an array of mixed vegetables, roast and boiled potatoes
and a whopping Yorkshire pudding.
I struggled with the quantity and surrendered early, but my companion ploughed on and cleared his plate.
The desserts covered all sweet tastes, from the traditional spotted dick, jam roly poly, apple pie and sticky toffee pudding to a very intriguing Toblerone cake earning its place in the chill cabinet, along with strawberry cheesecake, homemade sherry trifle and chocolate fudge cake.
Incredibly still able to eat, my macho tablemate said he may “have room for a little spotted dick and custard”.
Not wanting to appear a wimp I selected a slice of carrot cake and fresh cream just to keep him company.
Well, maybe it would count as one of my five a day. Yeah! Who was I kidding?
Both sweets were delicious. In for a penny, in for a pound we finished with a latte and a cappuccino.
We left Misty Waters, located just a few minutes drive from Holywell and very close to the Caerwys exit on the A55, feeling a little heavier but well fed.
Three course Sunday lunch at £11 x2
Coffee £1.50 x2
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