Bingley Mums has a new site sponsor – Foundry Hill Bar and Lounge! Somewhere I am ashamed to say that I have never been to until recently. But I thought it might be a nice idea to do a “mystery shopper” style date night with hubby, so I could get a true picture.
Foundry Hill has recently been taken over to be run as a family business by Emma and Andrew Bremner. The family including two children Amy & Adam, live on a farm producing high welfare free range eggs – so all eggs served are direct from their other business The Rainbow Egg Company, based in Oxenhope. Their highly experienced Head Chef, David Hartley, is passionate about preparing all dishes from fresh using good quality, locally sourced ingredients. Even their burger buns, pasta and focaccia bread are made in their kitchen. Nothing is bought in except fresh ingredients.
Andrew says, “I am only three weeks into running Foundry Hill and while I am very keen to preserve its already excellent reputation and small, but quality menu I am keen to build on that success. We plan on bringing back sharing platters to the menu, something for kids and parents to enjoy together. We are also planning on offering reduced portion options on selected main courses for smaller appetites both young and old. Because we make all food from scratch though we are more than happy to customize meals where possible according to customer requirements such as serving starters as main children’s meals or splitting portions of mains to share.”
Foundry Hill has been the top rated restaurant in Bingley on Trip Advisor for a few years now. This is something the new owners are very proud of and something they aspire to keep. They are one of the few bars in Bingleyto offer an extensive cocktail, mocktail and shooters menu plus their gin selection is growing rapidly, 15 at last count including Masons Yorkshire Tea Gin. They have 5 guest ales a week plus an extensive range of wine and spirits. Their Prosecco from House of Townsend has won a few awards and is sold by the glass as well as the bottle (it’s stunning).
We went on a Friday night about 7pm and the bar area was very busy indeed and we had to push our way through to the “lounge” area as we had booked in for a meal. If you decide to eat at Foundry Hill, I really recommend booking as if we hadn’t, I doubt very much that we would have got a table. In the lounge area, there are a couple of sofas and tables – I would have taken photos but it seemed a bit rude to do that when people were eating, so I didn’t.
The bar has a really wide range of truly good drinks, including lots of draft beers and fizz – I tried the pink fizz which was stunning – as good as champagne. My husband had something from the gin menu – they had LOADS of gins available, and posh tonic too. So far so good.
I was surprised how busy the place was – in the lounge area there was a combination of people eating and people sitting in groups with their drinks, but there was a nice atmosphere. The menu is good with something for everyone, we went for burgers.
You can choose between french fries and thick cut chips, so we had one of each…
Now I’m not really a burger sort of person, but I have to say these were delicious, you could really tell that the meat was high quality and that the beef burgers are made by hand in house.
I’m also quite fussy about wine (though not later on in the night) and I thought the wine list was spot on and also good value. We ordered a glass of wine each and I must say it slipped down very easily.
During the day there are good facilities for children including baby change and high chairs, as well as a children’s menu.
We had a great experience and I have to say the waiting staff were very attentive and couldn’t do enough for us (they didn’t know I was doing a review). The busy-ness of the bar didn’t affect our enjoyment as all our drinks were brought to our table. I really recommend Foundry Hill for date nights, evenings out with friends or with the whole family. A real local gem!
- Food service Wed-Sat 12noon – 9pm (last orders 8:30pm) Sunday 12noon – 6pm (last orders 5:30pm)
- Function room available for hire.
- Come and enjoy 2 burgers and 2 drinks for just £20 every Wednesday
- Sunday Roast is served 12 – 5:30pm
- Call 01274 566144 to book a table
- Contact their Facebook Page for more details.
Foundry Hill have paid to be a site sponsor but all thoughts are my own.