Black Sheep Baa and Grill

The Plassey Holiday Park, Eyton LL13 0SP

01978 780999


This week's Taste Test took me on a slightly more unusual trip than most as I got to try out a special feast in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee courtesy of the Black Sheep Baa and Grill.

With a strong focus on putting the spotlight on local produce, Black Sheep represents a new generation of British casual-dining.

It serves delicious nostalgic contemporary British food and drinks that appeal to all, in fun relaxed surroundings giving off a farmer's vibe which is synonymous with both Wales and Great Britain.

And in true British spirit, Black Sheep's latest delight to hit its drinks menu - in honour of this weekend's Jubilee Bank Holiday - is the wonderful 'Her Majesty's' Cocktail.

The Leader:

Now, if you are a big fan of cocktails - as me and my wife, who came along with me, are - then this will certainly have you coming back for more.

This perfect blend of vodka, blue curacao, lemonade, lemon juice, gomme and grenadine gives this unique drink the red, white and blue it needs to pay homage to the Union Jack.

The patriotic cocktail is very easy on the tastebuds and epitomises British summertime with it's bright colours.

Sweet and flavourful, the 'Her Majesty's' Cocktail will leave you wanting another one (and possibly another one after that too!).

Accompanying it was the magnificent limited edition 'Big Jack' Burger which again shows off all that is great about Britain.

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This next level burger is certainly not for the faint-hearted (as this reporter found out when he realised his stomach was not as big as his eyes!).

The Big Jack is packed from bun-to-bun with a delicious 6oz of beef, tasty Welsh rarebit and a fantastic blend of slaw, onion and bacon jam which gives off an explosion of flavour.


To go with it, guests get a generous portion of chunky chips topped with baked beans and cheddar cheese, making the phrase 'Best of British' a reality.

Ahead of the arrival of the Big Jack at our table, we ordered off their year-round menu to whet our appetites.

Our triple-header of stunning sides and starters were very much enjoyed by the both of us.

The Leader:

The mashed potato was fluffy (in true sheep fasion perhaps!) and had a garlicy taste which made it very unique.

The smoked garlic mayo and bacon bits really complimented the chips, which were crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and well-salted, to no end. 

And finally, the buttermilk chicken was cooked to perfection with the barbecue dip accompanying it completing a wonderful hat-trick of treats to kick things off at Black Sheep.

Staff at the venue, dressed in their 'Flockstar' shirts, made us feel right at home from the moment we walked in. Service was quick and with a smile.

And the 'scraps' (aka batter bits) they hand out as appetisers before you order your meal are a nice touch and another nod to the culture of Great Britain.

The Leader:

The Jubilee treats will be on offer to guests at both the Black Sheep Bar and Grill in Eyton and the Three Eagles, Llangollen, during the four-day Bank Holiday in honour of the Queen.

I would highly recommend that you tackle this Royal feast while it's available to you!