The Half Moon Public House on Whitwell Common is now part of the Chef & Brewer chain, they are promising a lighter, brighter and altogether nicer experience. Based on my last visit to the Half Moon for food 2 years ago that wouldn't be all that difficult – 8 years ago when I first moved to Whitwell the Half Moon served great food, especially the Sunday roasts, unfortunately since then it's gone through a series of chains which have served up food that has been kept warm all day and had all the appeal of eating a brick (which would probably have been easier in some instances!).
Hopefully Whitwell will be regaining a pub it can be proud of, with food to match. The Chef & Brewer website certainly makes the food look and sound good. Most of you should hopefully have had a leaflet from them in the Trader with a couple of special offers:
- 25% off your food bill when 2 adults order a main meal each. From 8th to 12th August 2011
- Free win when four dine. From 15th to 19th August 2011
Hopefully it won't be long before we can get round to sampling the food and letting you know what it's like, the one potential downside I can see already is what appears to be only a single vegetarian choice going by what is on their website.