Sizzling Pubs : Cider Makes Summer : Giveaway!


We were recently invited to Sizzling Pub’s Lord Lounsdale for a family meal, and to also check out their Cider Makes Summer campaign.

Perfect, then, as my better half is a cider drinker and can let me know exactly what she thinks of them!

Before we’d even arrived, I was seriously surprised and impressed with Sizzling. I’d been checking out their menus online earlier in the day and couldn’t believe how low the prices were. Kids meals just £2.99 each, with additional starters for just 99p? In the main menu, a burger, salad, chips, BBQ sauce and a soft drink for £5.19? These are incredible prices by any measure.

We found a table, organised ourselves and placed the order. The starters arrived a couple of minutes later(!).

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Garlic bread for the kids and a Nachos sharer for me and Emma. Eve said that she didn’t like ‘the burned bits’, but I didn’t mind the chargrilled taste. Our sharer was a huge portion and very moreish. In fact, I ate far too much.

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Jenny had the kid’s Chicken Wrap meal, while Eve had the Turkey Spaghetti Bolognaise. The Bolognaise sauce had lots of carrots and courgette making for quite a healthy option. Jenny had fun making up her wrap, and, despite my fears, hardly spilt any of it.

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For our mains, I ordered the Whiskey-Glazed Crispy Duck Skillet (Half a crispy duck  glazed in a whiskey sauce made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, served with wraps, cucumber and more sauce). Emma ordered the Grilled Halloumi Sizzling Fajita (Soft flour tortilla wraps, peppers, onions, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos and Cheddar cheese with grilled halloumi). Both main courses arrived sizzling on extremely hot dishes.

The duck portion, as the photo shows, was gigantic! Sticky, sweet duck, some moist and some crispy, and all of it perfect for the pancakes. The sauce on the duck was delicious. The sauce in the jug was a bit too syrupy, but the overall dish was very nice. Emma’s Halloumi dish was equally tasty with five fillings / sauces for the fajitas.

So, how was the cider?

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There was a good range of ciders from Bulmers, Kopparberg, Smirnoff and Blind Pig. Like me, Emma is keen to discover new types, so she opted to try two of the Blind Pig ciders.

The first was Whiskey, Honey and Apple Flavoured cider. A hint of whiskey and a good lashing of honey made this Emma’s favourite and she’d definitely drink it again. The second was Bourbon & Blueberry flavoured cider. If you like your cider sweet and fruity, this will be right up your street. They also have a Rum & Poached Pear combo which will be worth seeking out.

The staff were brilliant, helpful and very friendly. The service was very quick.

Sizzling Pubs are all over the UK. Their cider festival runs until September 30th. #cidermakessummer

195 Comments

  1. Margaret gallagher
    22 August 2017
    Reply

    Hearing the timer sound! It’s time to enjoy all my delights

  2. Stephanie Keill
    22 August 2017
    Reply

    ???? Yes Please count me in ♥

  3. Corinne Wright
    22 August 2017
    Reply

    It’s got to be the sizzle of a good steak being cooked!

  4. Sarah Fielding
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    The ping on the toaster!

  5. Julie T
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling when I am frying: onions, mushrooms, bacon etc it always makes me feel hungry!

  6. Carolynn Woodland
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the plate being put down in front of me!

  7. Jackie Dawson
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling bacon! love it

  8. Caz
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling frying pan

  9. Joanne Beale
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    Steak sizzling

  10. laura stewart
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    eggs frying

  11. Jade Pawley
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of the oil bubbling! Means my chips are nearly ready!

  12. Michelle smith
    23 August 2017
    Reply

    Bacon sizzling

  13. Andrew Petrie
    24 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of sizzling oil.

  14. kaye willan
    24 August 2017
    Reply

    Mmmmm Please count me in

  15. Helen Stratton
    24 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of something bubbling on the hob.

  16. Sheena Batey
    24 August 2017
    Reply

    A good old sizzle of course be it bacon or stir fry.

  17. Rebecca Sutton
    24 August 2017
    Reply

    the sound of bacon crisping up in the frying pan.

  18. 25 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of silence! It means I haven’t set off the smoke alarm!

  19. Emma martin
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Love sizzling pubs!

  20. stuart hargreaves
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    THE DINNER GONG SOUNDING I WISH

  21. Amelia Kennedy
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling steak in the griddle pan! x

  22. 25 August 2017
    Reply

    my smoke alarm, each and every time !

  23. Bob Clark
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    great meals – pity there is not a pub near us

  24. ValB
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    the sizzling of sausages

  25. Suzanne Jackson
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    steak sizzling

  26. Fiona King
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of sizzling sausages

  27. charlotte clavier
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Bacon frying. The smell is lovely too 🙂

  28. Rachael Simmons
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Sometimes a cake sighs happily when it comes out of the oven, I like those sighs!

  29. Chris Fletcher
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    It has to be sausages sizzling on the bbq!

  30. Alison Johnson
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Hubby sings whilst he’s cooking. He has quite a good voice! He does all the cooking in our house so it’s my favourite sound.

  31. Chris Andrews
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    What’s your favourite sound to do with cooking? . . . . silence – when the family are too busy enjoying the meal to chatter

  32. maria blythin
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    bacon frying x i think it sounds and smells delicious x

  33. kev banham
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    bacon sizzling

  34. Justine Hughes
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Has to be the sound of bacon sizzling in the frying pan.

  35. Lynda Jones
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Love the sound of bacon sizzling, that and the smell is just irresistible

  36. Emma Gibson
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Onions frying.

  37. Carole E
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Steak sizzling in the pan

  38. Jo Jones
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of the timer pinging to state that the food is ready

  39. Tracy Hanley
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Bubbling sound of the water when cooking pasta

  40. Emma Salter
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Sizzle – Always means the food is going to be tasty!

  41. amy bondoc
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    chips frying!

  42. John J
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    Great prize, thanks

  43. Lesley Bradley
    25 August 2017
    Reply

    My grandma made the most glorious trifle. On special family meal occasions, one would invariably be presented. There had to be complete silence around the table as the serving spoon made first contact and the trifle produced a delicious SLUUURPP .. ahh childhood memories!

  44. William Gould
    26 August 2017
    Reply

    Bacon or steak when it’s first put in a red hot frying pan!

  45. john prendergast
    26 August 2017
    Reply

    sausages cooking in the frying pan

  46. Jodie A Green
    26 August 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of bacon and sausages under the grill, it certainly isnt the smoke alarm!!!

  47. MM
    26 August 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of sausages!

  48. 26 August 2017
    Reply

    Sausages or bacon sizzling on a Sunday morning!

  49. Mickie Bull
    27 August 2017
    Reply

    Bacon sizzling!

  50. Barbara Webster
    27 August 2017
    Reply

    I like the sound of sizzling while frying sausages.

  51. Lynn Heath
    28 August 2017
    Reply

    Definitely not the sound of the fire alarm!!!! Probably the sizzle of a decent steak in the pan!

  52. Pam Francis Gregory
    28 August 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of bacon frying in a pan

  53. Anneka
    28 August 2017
    Reply

    The sound of silence when everyone is enjoying their meal so much they don’t want to talk!

  54. justine meyer
    28 August 2017
    Reply

    The kids chatter as they help me x

  55. Susan Jane Gray
    29 August 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of my sausages and bacon cooking for me at breakfast time. It smells yummy too

  56. Stevie
    29 August 2017
    Reply

    Bowie in the background on the wireless.

  57. Lisa Wilkinson
    29 August 2017
    Reply

    A stir-fry sizzling in a wok

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  59. Jayne Townson
    30 August 2017
    Reply

    I like the sound of of veggies being chopped with a sharp knife. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  60. Kathryn Hipkin
    30 August 2017
    Reply

    My mum saying ‘dinner’s ready’ especially if we have gone to her house for Sunday dinner

  61. Nicola-Jane Phipps
    31 August 2017
    Reply

    Oooooh a sizzling frying pan ???? xx

  62. Jade Leigh
    31 August 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling fajitas is a great sound

  63. Emma Walton
    31 August 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound bacon makes when it’s sizzling in the frying pan.

  64. Kat B
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of a bottle of wine opening to accompany my roast dinner cooking!

  65. sharon catterall
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    ahhhh and ummmm when it tastes good,hehe

  66. Sharon H
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of bacon frying.

  67. Samantha Atherton
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of the bacon cooking

  68. Krzysia
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of fried eggs crisping round the edges in the pan.

  69. maria Hackett
    1 September 2017
    Reply

    sizzling onions

  70. Natalie Newham
    2 September 2017
    Reply

    Sausages sizzling in a hot pan!

  71. Heather Brannan
    2 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling stir-fry in the wok! Yum!

  72. TRACEY REDFERN
    2 September 2017
    Reply

    the sizzle of bacon on a sunday morning

  73. Nadia Stanbridge
    2 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of silence when everyone starts to eat.

  74. pete c
    3 September 2017
    Reply

    the sizzling in the frying pan when I`m cooking a Full English

  75. Rich Tyler
    4 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of stir fry!

  76. Abigail Cullen
    4 September 2017
    Reply

    The ping, of the microwave. 🙂

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  78. Mel Turner
    5 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of a steak

  79. Ella Langford
    5 September 2017
    Reply

    bacon and black pudding cooking in the pan on a weekend morning…… well mid morning

  80. Kim Parker
    7 September 2017
    Reply

    Sausages frying in the pan on a sunday morning for sausage sarni’s with ketchup YUM

  81. Hannah Wright
    7 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of meat and veggies being cooked

  82. Lisa Houston
    7 September 2017
    Reply

    hearing the sizzling in the pan

  83. Allan Wilson
    8 September 2017
    Reply

    Corn popping for a cheeky wee snack

  84. Nicola Marshall
    8 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the timer, oh and my knife and fork cutting through my grub.

  85. Richard R
    9 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of bacon sizzling

  86. jackie grout
    9 September 2017
    Reply

    Can’t beat the sizzling of Bacon on a Sunday morning.x

  87. Katrina Adams
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of the cooking timer to let me know my food is ready! HA

  88. Ruth Harwood
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    Frying bacon!

  89. MANDY DOHERTY
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of steak

  90. Robert Price
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling coming from the oven

  91. Kay Broomfield
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    The oven beeping when dinner is ready!

  92. Deborah Hambleton
    10 September 2017
    Reply

    The toast popping out of the toaster – I could live on toast!

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  94. Jane Davies
    11 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of the steak as it hits the pan, this means food is almost ready 😀

  95. Jason Tolliss
    11 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of a good stake

  96. Kim M
    12 September 2017
    Reply

    Onions sizzling x

  97. Gill Mitchell
    12 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling noise when you put meat in a frying pan.

  98. 12 September 2017
    Reply

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  99. Rachel Craig
    13 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of cook / chef, host / hostess, waiter telling me my meal has arrived. Ahhhh! I love food, especially being treated to a nice healthy meal which has been prepared for me :- A true sign of Love and Respect. I truly appreciate such a Wonderful Gesture as a deliciously cooked meal being presented to me to enjoy, and recharge my body which energy.

  100. Kayleigh Robinson
    13 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling bacon! ????

  101. Kelly Hirst
    13 September 2017
    Reply

    The water in the saucepans bubbling away

  102. Lauren Reed
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    The microwave pinging! It sometimes feels as if time stands still whilst u r waiting!!

  103. vicki gorton
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    I love a good sizzle

  104. Judith Allen
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    Popcorn, made in a pan or microwave.

  105. Keith Glover
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    Mmm nice

  106. Laura Pritchard
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling of potatoes in the frying pan.

  107. Livlee
    14 September 2017
    Reply

    The crunch biting into chocolate strawberry!

  108. Susan B
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    The oven timer pinging to let me know that dinner is ready.

  109. Zoey P
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    Steak pan fried in a sizzling hot pan

  110. 15 September 2017
    Reply

    I’m tempted to say the smoke alarm going off but I’m much better than I used to be. So I’ll say the pop when you open a jar of sauce, it’s very satisfying. Am I the only one who licks the lid to have a taste before I pour the sauce into the pan? 😀

  111. astrid c
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    sizzling fried food yum

  112. Victoria Prince
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    the sound of egg hitting the frying pan 🙂

  113. Simon Keeping
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    The ‘fizz’ noise of a beer bottle cap being opened whilst preparing Sunday dinner!!

  114. donna l jones
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    Steak sizzling

  115. jacqui rankine
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling stir fry. Could me in. My mouth watered at those beautiful dishes.

  116. sheri darby
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of steak sizzling

  117. James Travis
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of a steak

  118. Jane Middleton
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    sizzling of bacon being fried

  119. Lindy Hine
    15 September 2017
    Reply

    Bacon sizzling in the frying pan! You can’t beat a lovely Bacon sandwich

  120. Tracey Hallmark
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling is my favourite sound, you can’t beat a skillet of sizzling delights

  121. Sheila Reeves
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of onions in the pan before adding all the other stuff for a full meal

  122. Kim Lam
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of bacon crisping up

  123. joanne casey
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the oven timer…it means its ready!

  124. carol boffey
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    bacon frying

  125. JULIE WARD
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the takeaway man at the door, I don’t do much cooking

  126. CATHERINE BARTON
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    THE SIZZLE OF MY CHEESE ON TOAST UNDER THE GRILL……….

  127. Sarah Pearce
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    the bubbling of my chilli etc

  128. gemma hendry
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    sizzling of frying pan

  129. Marjoleine Kok
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling of course ! Things are cooking in the kitchen 🙂

  130. jo ogden
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    steak sizzling in the pan

  131. Hayley Todd
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the sizzling of hot oil in my wok, as it lets me know it’s at the correct temperature to start cooking my favourite stir-fry!

  132. Eve H Ogden
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling of a fried egg yummy

  133. olivia kirby
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Nothing really – I do like the fizz of my wine though!

  134. Sylvia Paul
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of home made chips frying

  135. Jo McPherson
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Chips bubbling in the frying pan

  136. Karl Borowy
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    bacon sizzle

  137. Karen Richards
    16 September 2017
    Reply

    Love the sound of sizzling when cooking steak

  138. 16 September 2017
    Reply

    the sound of the kitchen timer when the cakes are ready!

  139. Mary Baldwin
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of toast popping up when it’s done.

  140. MARK HOPKINS
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of my toaster popping in the morning before I head off to work.

  141. Tammy Neal
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling sound

  142. Kevin000
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling bacon

  143. 17 September 2017
    Reply

    Rice bubbling away!

  144. Gemma Chantler
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the oven timer to tell me my food is ready!!

  145. Charlotte Hoskins
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    It has to be the crackling of bacon cooking as you know what’s on its way!

  146. Simone Griffin
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of chopping fresh vegetables x

  147. Samantha Bolter
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    the sound of the timer “ping”!!!!! indicating “time to eat!”

  148. Geoff Hibbert
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling sausages

  149. Emma Fox
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the sound of the timer – it’s time to serve up! Yummy.

  150. amanda greensmith
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    the timer going off to say its ready x

  151. Debs Geordie Johnson
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle when you first put your food in the hot frying pan

  152. Derek Wilson
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The bubbling of the boiling water when I’m cooking pasta.

  153. lynn neal
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle of potatoes as they land in hot oil for roasting!

  154. Cathryn Crawshaw
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    love the sound of the sizzling bacon

  155. Matthew Warman
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling bacon

  156. Paula T
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling steak yummy!!

  157. Gem Cook
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The timer beeping to say my food is cooked!

  158. Kim Neville
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    cooking chicken

  159. Vicki-Anne Smith
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of the oven timer!!

  160. Dean Boyle
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The micro waves ping

  161. A.E. ADKINS
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling of fried onions

  162. kim.wallace
    17 September 2017
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  163. kim wallace
    17 September 2017
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    Love to win

  164. michaela atkins
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    love a sizzler

  165. Sam B
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    A nice fry up sizzling away! 🙂

  166. Amanda Norwood
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Can’t beat the sizzling of a pan

  167. Allan Fullarton
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling bacon

  168. sarah parker
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    sizzle!

  169. Nancy Bradford
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    I like the sound of my partner wiping the dishes clean as I’m cooking. This is only a theory though.

  170. Nancy Bradford
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    I like the sound of my partner cleaning up while I cook (this is only a theory).

  171. Sharon Johnes
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzle when the steak/bacon/chicken etc hits the hot pan

  172. Rachael Sexey
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Steak sizzling ????

  173. Chris Hobbs
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    A bottle of prosecco popping x

  174. Deborah Clarke
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    A good sizzling smoking Chinese stir fry in a huge wok!

  175. Keeley Shaw
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The microwave pinging when my super noodles are ready! Nah only joking. I love the sizzle of a good steak and the onions to go with it. Yum.

  176. Pauline Dring
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    A perfectly baked loaf of bread sounds hollow

  177. Theresa Thomas
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The Sizzling bacon

  178. Natalie Crossan
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Steak sizzling xx

  179. Eva Trelfa-Milek
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sausages sizzling!!

  180. jackie curran
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    a steak sizzling sounds good to me.

  181. Tracey Susan Anderson
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    I love the popping sound of the pork fat as it crisps up into crackling … Yum! 🙂

  182. SUSAN L HALL
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The bubble of a good stew and dumplings

  183. Kate Davies
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Definitely a sizzle.

  184. tammi nutting
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    bubble of the pans

  185. Laura Findlay
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The ping of the microwave when I can’t be bothered cooking lol

  186. sarah m
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    love the sound of simmering water!

  187. Annette Oliver
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling sausages

  188. Victoria Allum
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sizzling sound of my vegetable stir fry in the wok!

  189. Tricia cowell
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Bacon sizzling in the pan

  190. Lia Burns
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling steak!

  191. Diana
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Sizzling

  192. Jessica Townley
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    Definitely the sizzle of a good steak!

  193. Melanie Burton
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The sound of potatoes bubbling in the pan meaning they are nearly ready for next stage of cooking!

  194. 17 September 2017
    Reply

    Frying onions!

  195. Linda Guest
    17 September 2017
    Reply

    The gulg of the bottle as wine is added to a tasty sauce or just into my glass 🙂

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