A couple of weeks ago saw the opening of the brand new Toby Carvery in Trowbridge, and I was lucky enough to be invited to check out the new restaurant and try out the menu. I dragged my boyfriend (well, he didn’t need much persuading!) there over the bank holiday weekend and we emerged full and happy an hour later.
First of all I want to give the lovely staff a shoutout, as they were friendly and warm from the moment we arrived. Even though the restaurant was heaving when we got there, they quickly found us a table and made sure we had everything we needed – even giving us dessert recommendations just when we thought we couldn’t possibly eat another bite. In case you were wondering, I went for the Eton Mess and it was delicious.
Next up, the food itself. We both went for a king-size carvery and were treated to a mound of freshly carved meat. I opted for beef, turkey and gammon, and the gammon was the definite winner. Definitely trying out that pomegranate glaze next time we roast a gammon at home! The portions are hugely generous and the chef was sure to find out whether we wanted our meat rare or more well done before carving.
After that it was onto the sprawling buffet that’s packed with crispy roast potatoes, mustard mash (a must-have, trust me!), stuffing, and roasted or steamed veg. There was plenty of everything, even though we were there at an extremely busy time, and everything we tried was piping hot.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed and friendly, and the playlist was full of recognisable, easy listening songs that added to the atmosphere rather than detracted from it. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the restaurant to those looking for a filling, delicious roast that comes with all the trimmings and more. Best of all? The price is unbeatable at just £6.49 per person.
If you’re local to the area then head over to the Trowbridge Toby Carvery website to check out the menu and book a table today.
*Thanks to the team, who provided us with a complimentary meal for two in exchange for an honest review.