As much as I love it, blogging can be a little lonely at times; coming up with new ideas is difficult and a little stressful. So events like the Milton Keynes Blogger Network Summer Social, which I attended just over a week ago, are so fun and important.
The Wheatsheaf in Bow Brickhill was kind enough to host the event – a pub that I had never visited before but which I absolutely loved.
As soon as you walk in there’s an instant ‘cool’ vibe. The monochrome tiles, clean decor and beautiful plants that surround the bar (and the restaurant beyond) sit The Wheatsheaf in that perfect middle ground between friendly, local pub, and excellent restaurant.
As well as the serious interior inspo, one of the first things you notice when you walk in is how welcoming The Wheatsheaf feels. The staff were so friendly, our table was layed out gorgeously (which left us feeling very summery despite the miserable weather outside) and I was excited to get eating.
I knew the food was going to be good. I had heard so many good things about The Wheatsheaf that I had some pretty high expectations, all of which I can safely say were met and even surpassed. Both of the dishes I tried were meals that I had never had before, but which I would happily eat over and over again!
I started, as most of us did, with the artichoke and spinach soup. I developed a love of artichoke whilst in Spain and I can tell you that it tastes just as good in soup form. I was really impressed with the gluten free bread that I was served alongside my soup, too; usually you just get a couple of slices of gf toast and are left a little disappointed, but not at The Wheatsheaf!
Thinking about it, I should have asked one of the other girls to do a taste test, because I’m sure they wouldn’t have been able to taste much of a difference between their rustic bread and mine.
I was obviously feeling brave when I chose my dishes for this event, because for my main meal I went for a vegan beetroot burger with chips and homemade coleslaw. This too tasted fab, and was so filling. Is it slightly naive of me to say I was really surprised at how full this left me feeling? I guess I just never expected that from a purely plant-based meal!
So: great food, a great atmosphere and great company. I can’t wait for the next MK Blogger Network event.
Have you tried any places in Milton Keynes for the first time recently? Let me know, I’m always on the lookout for recommendations!