Sunday, 12 July 2015

New opening: The Fuzzy Duck, Nuneaton

Nuneaton is about half an hour away from Birmingham on the train but I can't say I knew much about it until recently. I sometimes used to change trains there when I was at uni in Leicester and that was all I knew. I was recently invited to the launch night of a brand new Gastro Pub in Nuneaton- The Fuzzy Duck. With such a cute name, I couldn't resist getting on the train and checking it out.

Myself and a few other local bloggers sat in a bright conservatory area and were treated to drinks and samples from the menu. We were supposed to be choosing directly from the menu but the head chef had been let down by some suppliers and so he did what he could. I can imagine how annoying that must have been for him!

King prawns Fuzzy Duck

These citrus king prawns were the highlight of the night for me. Grilling them right next to the lime or lemon was a great idea.

The Fuzzy Duck Nuneaton

Mozzarella, tomato and parma ham bruschettas.

The Fuzzy Duck Nuneaton

The Fuzzy Duck Nuneaton

Sausage and mash in canapé form- so cute.

The Fuzzy Duck Nuneaton

Chicken skewers- these were beautifully moist and tasty.

The Fuzzy Duck Nuneaton

Duck and garlic mash. The full version of this is the pub's signature dish. I spotted quite a lot of duck on the menu, including duck eggs and duck on pizza.

The Fuzzy Duck

Finally, beautiful little brownie squares.

Although we couldn't try full size dishes, I really enjoyed what I got to try. It was lovely to listen to the head chef's ethos too- he's really passionate about working with local produce, local suppliers and doing something that's a cut above the average pub.

I had a lovely time with the other bloggers, eating and chatting. I'd definitely head back to The Fuzzy Duck to see how they are getting on now they are officially open.

Thanks to The Fuzzy Duck for providing the food and drinks and to Emily of Emily's Recipes and Reviews for inviting me along.


Kezzie said...

It sounds very tasty!!!!!Xx

Emily said...

Lovely pictures Helen! Thanks so much for coming along. Hopefully see you again soon xx

Andrew Cove said...

Nuneaton is where I am from!!!

Not really much of a food scene there but good to see that this place is doing well!!!