Here is what happened at the Milton Keynes Blogger Network Summer Social, 2018.
The last time you saw the Milton Keynes Blogger Network on elstavo.com was earlier this year when we got our hands dirty at the Goldsmithy Jewellery Workshop where we filed, buffed and polished away to create a beautiful ring. Today we traded in the tools for our tequila sunrise and had a lovely brunch at The WheatSheaf Pub and Grill, situated in the beautiful village of Bow Brickhill.
The Wheatsheaf Pub And Grill
The Wheatsheaf pub and grill is the first image that comes to mind when I think of a perfect place for Sunday lunch or to meet with friends and family. As it is on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, the vibe is totally different. It is peaceful, cosy and relaxed and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Although the sun decided to hind behind the clouds for our summer social, the Wheatsheaf created such a warm atmosphere. I can imagine strolling by here on a rainy day and popping in for a bite to eat and a lovely, locally sourced beer.
The interior design is extremely inviting, modern and tasteful. I loved the wooden planters that lined the walls as they bring so much life to the place. The attention to detail was also incredible, from the copper salt and pepper shakers to the incredible tiled floors and wooden tables. It feels very homely which I personally think is essential for a good pub. You may be very interested to know that you can actually book their private dining room for special occasions. I am even thinking about booking it for a birthday! It would be the perfect place to hold an event also. You have your cosy dining area, snazzy bar and a beautiful seating area outside so there really is something for everyone. You can even have your wedding here!
Despite the glare from my camera, the lighting inside the Wheatsheaf is incredible! A lot of pubs can be quite dark and dingy, but the Wheatsheaf is very cool and calming. I was especially excited to see some Sipsmith Gin on display as it is my absolute favourite! Lemon drizzle gin is divine and it adds such a fun element to a rather classy drink.
Let’s talk about the food!
Ah, the food. Thinking about it makes me happy as it was just SO delicious and the vegan options were divine! Vegan options whilst dining out have certainly improved over the years, but you still can be limited to choices. However, the menu for a brunch was quite literally, perfect. I started off my meal with artichoke and spinach soup. I will be quite honest and say that artichoke is not my favourite, but the genius chef is the first to create a meal with artichoke in that I actually thoroughly enjoyed!
For my main I had the beetroot and apple vegan burger, complete with basil mayo, skinny fries and sweetcorn slaw. This was a popular option amongst all of us who attended and I have to say it is the best vegan burger I have ever had. Ever. And I have had some pretty wonderful vegan nosh in my time.
We were lucky enough to be provided with a selection of cocktails to try. I was drawn to the Cranberry and Vodka cocktail after recently discovering that I have a bit of a thing for the combination. Having a catch up with the girls and chatting about all things blogging and life was so much fun. The whole experience was so relaxing and I can’t wait to return!
Since visiting the Wheatsheaf, I keep going on and on about it to everyone who will listen because I really think it is such a gem. They were so generous and welcoming so I want to say a massive thank you to them for hosting our social and to Sophie for organising yet another wonderful social! I am really looking forward to sharing our next social with you lovely people, so keep your eyes peeled on the blog and make sure you are subscribed so you do not miss it!
*Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted lunch and drinks by the Wheatsheaf Pub and Grill. This in no way changes my opinion or views on my experience here. Thank you to the Wheatsheaf/Epic Pubs group and to Sophie for organising this event!