WHO doesn’t love a bit of grub down Wetherspoons? That’s why we had to try the new festive menu items.
Excitingly, after a hiatus last year, the Christmas dinner with turkey and trimmings back on the menu.
The full list of items are:
- Xmas dinner – sliced turkey breast and winter veg
- The big cheese burger
- Brie and bacon burger
- Chicken and stuffing burger
- Chicken, stuffing, bacon and brie pizza
- Brie and garlic mushroom pizza
- Pigs in blankets
- Salted caramel sticky toffee pudding
- Mince pie tart
- Brie and bacon loaded chips with cranberry sauce
The items are on the menu until December 24.
Make sure you double-check the menu at your local Wetherspoons and ask at the bar before you order as they do vary.
For the full menu and prices see here.
I tried stuffing pizza, pigs in blankets, loaded chips and sticky toffee pudding.
The prices mentioned will vary between pubs and regions, meaning you could end up paying a different price.
I rated them out of a total of five for taste and appearance.
Chicken, stuffing, bacon and brie pizza – 3.5
First up is the chicken, stuffing, bacon and brie pizza, just the name alone is a bit of mouthful.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, the idea of stuffing on pizza really didn’t appeal to me but I gave it a go.
It’s 11-inches and made with chicken breast, pork stuffing, bacon, brie and rocket.
I was really surprised by it, each of the flavours worked well together and I think the very thin base meant that it wasn’t too much all at once.
It costs around £10.90 with a soft drink, or £12.40 with an alcoholic beverage.
Pigs in blankets – 4
No Christmas menu is complete without pigs in blankets and it is the one thing everyone wants more of.
I ordered a portion of seven pork chipolata sausages wrapped in streaky bacon, and served with cranberry sauce.
They were slightly burned but it just meant they were even crunchier on the outside, which some people may prefer.
I definitely could have eaten the entire portion to myself.
The deal is part of the small plates “any three for” deal, which can be mixed and matched with all of the small-plate choices.
Or they will cost you around £5.60 on their own.
Festive loaded chips – 2.5
Spoons’ chips are a personal favourite and I was buzzing to try the Christmas twist on my go-to menu item.
They came in a large portion topped with melted brie and streaky bacon, with a small bowl of cranberry sauce on the side.
I found the brie a little too strong against the taste of the chips, they were enjoyable but I wouldn’t have had more than a few. In future, I’ll stick with the classic un-loaded version.
They cost £5.60 or you can get them in the “any three” deal.
Salted caramel sticky toffee pudding – 4
Everyone knows that sticky toffee pudding is the king of desserts and Spoons’ festive version did not disappoint.
It comes warm with two scoops of vanilla ice cream which were perfectly melted. Plus, there was a little pot of custard. Perfect.
The sponge itself was soft and gooey and just the right size so you could squeeze it in after a big meal.
The dessert costs £4.80 with either ice cream or custard on the side.
Earlier this week I also tried the new McDonald’s menu and was slightly disappointed by the new breakfast addition.
In other news, Wetherspoons has had to change-up its breakfast offering following the national egg shortage.
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