on April 1, 2011
If you're a visitor to England or have been out of the country some time, like myself - you might be surprised by the amount of large chain pubs and restaurants across the nation. When you approach Burton House which is part of the Brewer's Fayre pub and restaurant chain and the Premier Inn, they do look a bit like a toned down multiplex!When entering from the entrance near the road, you will walk up some steps that lead you to a two level floor with the bar running along one side and TV screens present, this I suppose is geared towards adult whilst the lower tier caters more towards family.This is very much a child orientated pub though with lots of children's dishes and a rather large playground outside, some of the climbing frames do look a bit dangerous but that's perhaps because we had such a small baby at the time!For a Tuesday evening, this place was really rather busy but a spare table was quickly found and the waiter took our order in no time at all. The pub may lack its own specific character but it does offer quick service, large portions and affordable prices.The pub constantly has offers on, such as 2 main courses for £10, a 3 course Sunday roast for £11 and various offers involving different dishes on different days. Reasonably priced when you consider the size of the portions but the quality of taste tends to vary. A lot of pub grub in England tends to be a bit stodgy with a dash of carrots or peas the only thing to alter the starchy colours of the dishes, personally I was rather happy with my sausages, my wife was less enamored with the fish n chips but that's mostly because a previous pub set really high standards on them, it's not as if they were a total disaster, the fish just wasn't that fishy.Overall everyone was rather full, the fast service is ideal if you just want to wolf your dinner down and be gone but I don't think this pub really lends itself to relaxation apart from the beer garden outside, I got this feeling mostly because of the amount of custom they had!An essential part of any pub review should surely be the alcohol but I was on the wagon in preparation for a charity run, not all the family are so clean-living though and the alcoholic beverages proved popular with the females! The choice consisted of about 10 standard lagers and bitters and Adnams Broadside as the sole real ale, there was also quite a range of wines. Prices were about average and the best thing to do would be to look for the meals where you get a free pint.Location:Boston is only a relatively small town and Burton House is located next to the Premier Inn on the A52 to Skegness, it's only a couple of minutes from the centre of Boston, close to the Pilgrim Hospital and it's also a good location for people heading east.
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