This year I made a special request for Mother's Day, that may come as a surprise to many. I specifically asked not to have breakfast in bed, and my reason for this was because I wanted to go for a run and then shower before devouring a late breakfast, skipping lunch and then enjoy our carvery later.
I never made the run but instead danced in front of the tv with Hanna & Jack for an hour, to the Red Nose Day Danceathon, televised last Sunday. I then showered and sat down to a lovely Weight Watchers friendly breakfast, cooked by my eldest (with a few hints dropped beforehand).
Later in the day I went shopping with Jack before all of us went for dinner at the Brewers Fayre, Stafford. We've been to this branch a few times before, including a fun pre-Christmas lunch and the service has always been efficient and very friendly, and this time was no exception.
We were seated quickly and the options available to us were explained. As it was later in the day (after 5pm) we were told that there wasn't much beef left on the carvery but the turkey and gammon were plentiful. We all chose to have the carvery and the kids had just the gammon and turkey and myself and the husband had the beef too, which was, unfortunately, a little on the chewy side. Whilst we were at the counter, the cabbage, peas and roast potatoes were being replenished and were lovely and fresh. The mashed potato looked a little on the sloppy side but tasted fine, as did the swede & carrot mash, braised red cabbage and cauliflower cheese. There is also an option of tomato soup and bread rolls for starters for those that choose it.
Desserts can be added to the meal for an additional £2 for adults and £1 for children.
It was a lovely break for me not having to cook dinner, but at £9.99 for adults we would probably choose to go to our local pub on any normal Sunday for £8.95. However, as the prices aren't increased on Mother's Day at Brewers Fayre, it's a very reasonably priced Mother's Day meal compared to many places, and even when the place is busy it doesn't feel over crowded as there is plenty of room between tables.
I received a voucher towards the cost of our meal at Brewers Fayre, Redhill