RECOMMENDATION | The Tickled Trout in Barlow – Chesterfield

31st August 2019

The tickled trout

 

Why I love The Tickled Trout in Barlow

We’ve been coming to the Tickled Trout fairly regularly ever since moving to Chesterfield three years ago. It’s consistently great in every way – the food, the service, the ambiance. The Tickled Trout is definitely one of my favourite places to eat in the Chesterfield area – whether for a casual family lunch or a more decadent date night.

 

Worth paying a babysitter?

Absolutely! It’s a lovely venue for a date night, but it’s also very family friendly, particularly in the day. There’s a decent children’s menu consisting of real, simple food (not the ubiquitous fish fingers or chicken nuggets) and any of the main menu dishes can be tailored to smaller portions for more adventurous kids. There’s decent baby changing facilities, plenty of high chairs and a ramp to the entrance so fully pushchair friendly.

 

Expect:

The Tickled Trout is a perfect example of a great gastro pub. The food is simply delicious and ranges from simple classic favourites like fish and chips to well executed gastronomic delights. Service is excellent – well trained, unobtrusive but friendly staff who know the menu well.

 

Value for money:

9/10 – particularly if you take advantage of one of their deals, like the lunchtime set menu or Tuesday pizza night.

 

Setting the scene:

The Tickled Trout is situated in Barlow, a picturesque little village near Dronfield. There’s a light and airy dining room or the cosier option of dining in the bar. Everywhere is beautifully decorated with a modern, funky feel.

 

The tickled trout

 

The Menu:

The Tickled Trout prides itself on serving great gastro pub style food with locally sourced ingredients. They proudly showcase top-notch local suppliers, whether that’s farmers, growers, bakers etc.

There’s a very loose Italian theme to the food on offer. Their sourdough pizzas are seriously good. My favourite is the pollo piccante which punches a really spicy kick with chilli-marinated chicken and red onion, garlic, chilli, Roquito peppers and goats’ cheese. My only minor gripe is I think they overdo the cheese so I usually ask for less which they happily oblige. If pizzas are your thing too, check out their 2 for £20 offer on Tuesdays.

The tickled trout

Lunchtimes run a slightly more limited menu, with the option of two courses for £15 or three for £18 set menu. Definitely leave room for dessert! On my last visit the options were a sticky toffee pudding (one of my favourites, and it’s done well here), chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce or a blueberry & lavender cheesecake & lemon curd & crème fraiche ice cream.

 

I would also recommend visiting the Trout on a Sunday. Their roasts are simply divine. Beautifully cooked meat with all the trimmings and sumptuous vegetable side dishes, often with a little twist.

The tickled trout

There’s a decent wine list, including by the glass and an all too tempting cocktail menu (which sadly we’ve enjoyed a lot less of since being parents).

To find out more visit:   www.tickledtroutbarlow.com

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by out writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!
 

 

#GirlAbout

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Brands We Love

Follow Us

Thanks for reading this post, we hope that you enjoyed it. You can follow Girl About Blog Squad by clicking in the links below – keep up to date with Girl About news and Reviews.

Share this Article

Share it on your own social media channels or with friends

Related

Children’s Wellbeing | Kids these days – they’ve got it made – or have they?

Children’s Wellbeing | Kids these days – they’ve got it made – or have they?

I’m a primary school teacher and I’m a mum to a beautiful, bright and bubbly six-year-old. I witness the ups and downs of wellbeing in children every day. Every parent faces the same dilemma – how to ensure the wellbeing of our children – particularly from a mental health perspective in a world that is more pressured than ever in more ways than one.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM | He’ll love this immersive Crime Scene Investigation Experience in Yorkshire

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM | He’ll love this immersive Crime Scene Investigation Experience in Yorkshire

Anyone who fancies themselves a bit of a sleuth. If you’re an armchair detective and work out “whodunnit” before Poirot even twiddled his moustache or love watching real crime documentaries then this CSI Experience in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is for you. Vouchers don’t have to be bought in pairs but I would say that to get the most out of the experience you’d be best off going with likeminded, crime-fighting friend.

REVIEW | Kelham Island Food Tour in “The Shoreditch of the North” – Sheffield

REVIEW | Kelham Island Food Tour in “The Shoreditch of the North” – Sheffield

If you love food and don’t know Sheffield very well then the Kelham Island Food Tour could be the one for you. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, filled with many tasty delights whilst discovering new places around the much loved industrial part of town. The first time I ventured away from my city-centre haunts was shortly after finishing uni, when we discovered the Fat Cat pub and (more importantly) £2 pints of ale. It dumbfounded us that we’d never even heard of this part of town, so finding such an amazing place to drink after four years living in Sheffield was quite a late discovery!