Expectations were high as I walked into one of Morecambe’s oldest pubs.
After hearing nothing but glowing reviews about the new revamped Morecambe Hotel I decided to book in during one of the most busiest weekends for the resort.
I entered the 19th century building on Lord Street completely blind – I had never been in before its £1m makeover.
The smell of fresh paint, polished pine and hearty food was an inviting aroma but it brought uncertainty.
My cynical attitude was immediately looking for faults but yet I could find none.
Our table was available straight away even though we were a bit early, impressive for the first night of the Vintage By The Sea Festival. It was nice to see the fusion of modern and old – wood features, paintings and an old archive playing a film of holidaymakers along the prom.
Browsing the menu, on again another piece of wood, made me feel as though I was dining in one of the town’s old fishing cottage in the heart of Poulton Village – until I looked up.
An iPad replacing a notepad was the subtle modern touch which took you out of the cosy setting as the waitress took our order.
The modern touches meant business, a classy one.
Meat lovers would certainly not be disappointed.
I ordered the duo of duck which was melt in the mouth perfection. I couldn’t leave without trying a dessert and the white chocolate creme brûlée settled the palette.
Excellent service and food. A good way to end the weekend in Morecambe for a change.