A Very Super Supper

Tedd and Liz Walmsley, pop into Barton’s Pickled Goose to sample the tempting dishes on offer…

Liz and I were excited to try some of the tapas style dishes on the menu at the Picked Goose – having undergone a £300k refurbishment it re-opened pre-Christmas to great reviews. Diners were thrilled to see a new menu and the wide range of drinks and cocktails now available, and the pub is proving to be very popular!

We chose an early supper on a Sunday evening and were warmly welcomed by an excellent front of house team – they were courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable too with the menu options having been explained to us.

The snacks and tapas selections were extensive and armed with an understanding of the menu, we started our food adventure with dishes from the snacks and vegetarian sections of the menu. Salt and pepper squid, crisp and moreish with a creamy aioli on the side, roasted sweet potatoes with crispy chickpeas with a yoghurt dressing – full of flavour and textures – both were instant hits.

One of the joys of this style of eating is that we were able to take a short break in proceedings which gave us the opportunity to look at the excellent wine list and super cocktails which form part of the drinks menu for all price points and tastes. An excellent value Albarino was the obvious choice for tonight’s dinner. We also had some fun with the team chatting about the various cocktails – we really must come back to try their Baby Guinness and Jammy Dodger.

Our next dishes included a classic prawns pil-pil, a generous portion of prawns with just the right ‘hit’ of chilli – which of course had to be mopped up with toasted focaccia bread. No tapas meal for me would be complete without patatas bravas and this steaming dish of potatoes dressed with a spicy tomato sauce and aioli was excellent. Our final dish of lamb kofta sausage rolls was moist, full of flavour and enveloped in flaky pastry.

The six dishes meant there was sadly no room for dessert, but these were given a big thumbs up by the adjoining table with the baked lemon Alaska clearly a firm favourite. Aside from the tapas options, the menu also has an excellent list of pub classics served as big plates as a full meal – Sunday lunch also proved popular and was still being served at 6pm.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tapas experience and would and encourage you to add the Pickled Goose to your list of ‘must visits’ this year.

The Pickled Goose
807 Garstang Road
Barton, Preston PR3 5AA
01772 802280



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