The Interceptor, West Bromwich – Review by HungryOwlOn October 14, 2019 by HungryOwl
The Interceptor in West Bromwich is within the ‘New Square’ which is described as a shopping and leisure destination, which was built five years ago as part of the regeneration of this Black Country town. You might think The Interceptor is an unusual name for a pub, but there was a motorcar manufacturer, Jenson’s based in West Bromwich and it top selling car was the Interceptor. My Uncle worked at Jenson’s back in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
The Interceptor is party of The Hungry Horse group and hence have a menu at very reasonable prices. I visited there on a Monday lunchtime with two OAP’s. The menu has a special section for over 60’s where they can choose a main course plus either a starter or dessert for £4.70.
The over 60’s main courses are smaller than the ‘adult’ portions, but they more than adequate for my guests. They ordered a Roast Beef dinner, which came with a Yorkshire Pudding, mash and garden peas, plus lashings of very think gravy. The Roast Beef was very tough and even with a steak knife it was difficult to cut and near impossible to chew with dentures. The other main course was Gammon and Pineapple, with garden peas and chips, this I was told was very good and my elderly guest ate all of it.
I ordered Cod, chips and Mushy Peas. The fish was really good, chips were the usual pub fayre and the mushy peas dried up, as if they had been reheated a dozen times. It was a shame that the meal was spoilt with the veg.
Desserts on the over 60’s menu and the ‘adult’ menu are the same portion size.
Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla ice cream – the gooey brownie was just gorgeous.
Apple Crumble with custard – The Apple Crumble was a reasonable sized portion, but the crumble was soggy.
Syrup Sponge with custard – This was clearly a mini pudding than had been microwaved, but it was yummy and was served with loads of custard.
Overall the meals were good with a few glitches (the beef, mushy peas and crumble) and they were certainly value for money.
The staff were all friendly and the pub had some quirky local themed wall art.