Huge double rainbow in this bizarre summer weather.
Homemade pizzas from scratch!
Dough made from strong flour, olive oil, yeast, salt and water.
Tomato sauce made from onion, garlic, oregano, chopped tomato.
Pizza before oven.
Pizza after oven.
The Village Hotel, Leeds South is a large and imposing building just off Junction 28 of the M62 at Tingley, near Leeds. I was invited to the hotel last Thursday to sample what The Victory Pub had to offer to diners with families.
We arrived at 6.30pm. The car park was quite full, but not to bursting and the hotel lobby was busy with business people and gym goers. To the left as you walk in is The Verve Bar and Grill and just opposite reception, to the right is a Starbucks, which is worth remembering when passing! The Victory Pub is on the right hand side and is decorated with a contempory, yet timeless pub decor. The walls are decorated with pictures of sportsmen and women as they celebrate their victories.
Our table was in a booth which would comfortably sit 5 (there were 3 of us), which was good for trapping in our 3 year old! The main pub area had dimmed lighting, but the tables were brightly lit – I liked this as I hate to be sat in a dark room, eating so I can’t see my food!
Evie was provided with a pack containing a colouring book, crayons and a little puzzle, which is always gratefully received by kids and parents alike!
The menu is traditional pub food: there was sandwiches, jacket potatoes and burgers amongst the selection, and a kids menu with the usual kids options of pizza, burger and chicken strips in the selection.
We ordered the food at the bar. It arrived within 20 minutes. It looked appetising and was hot and well cooked.
The food we ordered is shown in photos below:
The staff were attentive, but not overbearing and chatted comfortably to us and to Evie. Evie was brought a huge ice cream after her meal, which once again impressed!
We were quite quickly in and out, but that was our choice as it was getting late for Evie and she was starting to lose the plot, but we still had an enjoyable experience. The food was hot and tasty and what you would expect from a pub menu. It was on the more expensive side for a pub, more like I would pay in a restaurant, but there was some special deals on every night as advertised on the paper place mats and I do appreciate that you pay for the experience as well as the food.
I wouldn’t have thought of going to a hotel pub for a meal, but this has changed my mind. I would go there again with my family, but would equally go there with the girls or for a more informal business meal.
Anyway, as you can see from the food, the meal went down well and was enjoyed!