A three course meal at the newly refurbished The Crown at Wergs
The Crown at Wergs can be found in a lovely little village in Tettenhall not too far from Wolverhampton city centre. The gastro style pub has recently unveiled its stylish new refurbishment so I was invited along with a plus one to visit for a three-course meal. I had never been before, however my sister visits occasionally with friends as it’s located near her work, so she came along as my plus one and she was loving the new cosy transformation. To see the full refurb, I have more photos on my Facebook page, I especially loved the low hanging lights, montage photo frames, the wine display wall feature and of course the velvet feel seating.
We arrived at The Crown for 7pm, to find plenty of couples and families scattered around looking relaxed in the cosy restaurant area. We were shown to our seats by the window and soon got our hands on the extensive drinks menu – there is plenty to choose from white, red, rose, sparkling, champagne, beers (including gluten free options), ciders, mocktails, cocktails, soft drinks and hot drinks.
On this occasion we were behaved and opted for a fruity mocktail. I’ve got a big crush on elderflower drinks recently so I went for the elderflower sherbet - an elegant blend of elderflower, cloudy apple and finished with lemonade. My sister went for the Minted Cranberry Spritz – a blend of freshly squeezed orange and lime juice, mint and cranberry. These were both perfectly refreshing and went down a treat.
While we were browsing the menu, we were given a dish of homemade style cheesy tortilla snacks, they were beautifully moorish so we had to stop ourselves from picking so we didn’t spoil our three-courses.
For starters, there are four vegetarian options, I loved the sound of the ‘Mediterranean mezze’ – which is one the sharing boards, however my sister had her heart set on something meaty so I settled for the Thyme-Roasted Portobello Mushrooms in Cropwell Bishop sauce with rustic toast. Although this wasn’t my first choice I did really like it, I especially enjoyed dipping the bread into the cheesy sauce topped with succulent mushrooms.
My sister’s starter was the Crispy Karaaga Chicken with cucumber ribbons, mooli, grain salad and warm katsu sauce, this Japanese themed dish was beautifully presented, she soon got tucked in before I could take a proper photo! She loved the lightly sweet curry sauce and thoroughly enjoyed the perfectly battered chicken bites.
When it came to picking a vegetarian main, I was a bit stuck despite there being five vegetarian meals to pick from, so I went for the easy option - a Margherita Pizza with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil with a side of twice cooked chunky chips. The pizza had a lovely crunchy crust and perfect stringy slap you on the chin mozzarella – just the way I like it! However, I did find the pizza lacking a tomato-puree base, so it didn’t have much flavour and some of the chips were undercooked.
A home-made British beef burger with smoked Irish Cheddar, mustard mayonnaise, relish and fries was my sister’s main meal of choice. She said how it was a ‘proper burger’ and loved the small but chunky beef patty smothered in the flavoursome relish and mustard mayo sauce.
The evening would not have been complete without ordering from the dessert menu and another round of mocktails. My sister went for the Melting Golden chocolate bomb - with caramel ice cream, chocolate popping candy and hot Devon cream toffee sauce. This beauty arrived as a chocolate ball until it’s hot toffee sauce turned it into a beautiful mess. You can watch the video of the golden chocolate bomb melting on my Twitter. My sister scooped up every little bit of this pud and gave it a big thumb’s up!
For those that know me, my pudding of choice is no surprise - Warm Belgian chocolate brownie served with bourbon vanilla ice cream. This sweet rich chocolatey treat was the perfect ending to a lovely evening at The Crown.
Address: The Crown , 83 Wergs Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK, WV6 9BP - Telephone: 01902 753634
Disclaimer: Complimentary three course meal. All words and photos are my own.