Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Farmers Arms, Bolton - Revisited

The Farmers Arms, Bolton
I've been a fan of The Farmer's Arms since our first visit back in August. Jon and his team have recently closed for a couple of weeks to complete a bit of a 'wash and brush up' of the place, and reopened with a new menu, including more burgers and even some hot dogs.

The Bolton News recently asked whether the town is ready for such items... erm... yes! Why wouldn't we be? Scores of us jump on a train and travel to neighbouring Manchester for such goodies, so it's great for the town that we have something like this a little closer to home. After all, chef and proprietor Jon Jones has worked for the city based behemoths Solita and Home Sweet Home (spawn of burger kings Almost Famous), so knows what the punters want.

We popped over for lunch today to show our support for Jon, but also to investigate the new menu!

Lancashire fondue: Yes, liquid cheese with crisp breads for dipping. Also works well with chips...
The Farmers Arms, Bolton - Cheese Fondue
Fish and Chips: Dad fodder. This fish was huge, so much so he couldn't manage a dessert. This is unheard of.
The Farmers Arms, Bolton - Fish and Chips
Bull Dog: Pork hotdog on sub roll with caramelised onions, pickles, mustard and ketchup. A proper banger rather than those untrustworthy sorts made of all manner of leftover pig and god knows what. Believe it or not, this was my mum's choice! She liked the idea that a donation from each sold went to help our local wheelchair basketball team, the Bolton Bulls - thus the catchy name!
The Farmers Arms, Bolton - Bull Dog
The Colonel Burger: Single burger, cheese, southern fried chicken, chicken gravy and a crispy wing. Literally oozing with chicken gravy. Delicious. I did make a bit of a mess with the gravy, so perhaps I need mine in a pot next time...
The Farmers Arms, Bolton - Colonel Burger
Another enjoyable meal at the Farmer's Arms. My mum has already pencilled in another trip to try more of their delicious new menu!

If you're looking for a more in depth review of the Farmer's Arms, please click on the link at the top of this post.

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