An afternoon in Worsley

Before going anywhere these days I find it's important to check out the food offering available in the area.

By Lee Isherwood | 18 January 2017

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After watching a recent episode of The Great Interior Design Challenge (Changing Rooms basically) set in the historic town of Worsley, we decided to head over and spend the afternoon walking around this lovely part of the North West.

Before going anywhere these days I find it’s important to check out the food offering available in the area. Worsley has a couple of choices for lunch and there’s a rather large gastropub, which although we didn’t venture in, on a cold day it did look quite inviting.

We’d decided to embark on the Worlsey Village Heritage Trail, link here but before any walking can be done, you need a meal to walk off, we heading into George’s for some lunch. Named after Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the most successful and famous architect of the Victorian era whom resided in Worsley for a period, George’s is a lovely building furnished with what I’d probably describe as a modern country interior. There’s a breakfast and brunch menu but we opted for lunch a la carte as it was a little later in the afternoon. We started with Layered Crab and Marscapone Tian – Caviar, Cucumber and Baby Radish and the special of the day Hand Dived Scallops Quails Egg, Onion Ash and Charcoal Mayonnaise. Both were fantastic, we were taken a back slightly with the unexpected level of presentation and intricacy, we weren’t expecting quite such Instagram gold.

For our mains we went with some hearty winter options, Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Winter Truffle, Wilted Spinach and Shaved Parmesan and another of the specials – Game Pie with vegatables and potato. The Ravioli in truth was a little much portion wise, an odd thing to comment on I know but it was a little over facing, taste wise tho absolutely superb so that’s the main thing. The game pie was packed with flavour and the game itself was a truly good catch.

It’s also worth noting the table next to us had the afternoon tea, which looked really good. Fed and watered we embarked on our Worsley walk. Not a long one, half an hour or so of meandering around the canal, over to the Packet House, the Court House and the Delph. A great afternoon out and well worth the drive over.