A free tipple on us at Crowle’s newest bistro

Bradley Ibbotson, Waiter and Daniella Dudley, Waitress, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NEPB Red Lion 5
Bradley Ibbotson, Waiter and Daniella Dudley, Waitress, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NEPB Red Lion 5

There’s another great give-away for readers of the Epworth Bells this week - courtesy of Derek and Jan Parker and Parkers’ Bistro within The Red Lion at Crowle.

To treat yourself to a free tipple throughout the month of May in the inviting new bistro, just cut out your coupon featured in the Epworth Bells, out tomorrow, and present it at Parkers’ when you order an afternoon tea.

The afternoon teas are a new temptation that will be available alongside other meals between noon and 4pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays from May 7.

Imagine a sumptuous spread of sandwiches, home made cakes and scones with jam and fresh cream, served with a pot of tea or coffee – all for £8.95 per person – in the relaxed and stylish bistro that opened very recently.

Parkers’ Bistro offers an appetising home-cooked menu designed to appeal to all customers.

Head chef Hamish and his team relocated with Jan and Derek from the Reindeer at Sandtoft, and produce such dishes as mixed cured meat platters, ploughman’s lunches with home-made Scotch eggs, pan fried sea bass and salmon, and a vegetarian board with an excellent selection for those who prefer that option.

Think home-made pate and ice-cream (in knickerbocker glories maybe), just-baked bread and funky food to appeal to teens.

The Isle’s own sources and suppliers are used wherever possible, and food in general is served from Wednesday to Saturday noon to 9pm, with Sunday lunch from noon to 5pm.

The Parkers made their return to Crowle after a couple of years away at Sandtoft, and according to Derek, being back in the heart of Crowle is akin to “winning the lottery.”

“We have had a very positive response from customers to the bistro,” said Jan.

“It’s the ideal place for anything from a special outing to a quiet lunch, evening celebration or an afternoon treat..”

The beamed bistro is the perfect place to savour fine food and relax with family or friends, she added.

Meanwhile, the Red Lion pub will continue to foster its football and darts teams, with quiz nights and karaoke, and specific charity events from time to time.