London Bar, Driffield: London calling ... in middle of market town

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Driffield has an abundance of traditional pubs, but in the centre of Driffield sees a bar which you would expect to see an hour down the road in York.

London Bar is situated at the heart of the town in Mill Street and you could be forgiven for missing the building as you walk past it with the exterior not appealing on the eye.

However, when you enter the building, the interior of the premises really is impressive with a modern look to it which I would presume appeals to the younger people of the town.

We ordered our drinks at the bar where we were met with a cocktail menu which grabbed our attention immediately. There were a great range of cocktails on offer which were made fresh to order.

When you first walk in there are a number of higher tables though we were taken around the corner to a seating area which looked like a lounge area. The decor makes you feel very much at home and it certainly felt like a place I would usually go to when on a night out.

We had the option of ordering off the two courses for £13.95 special summer meal offer which included a drink. To start I went with the nachos which came with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and jalapenos while my friend chose the cheesy garlic bread from the special menu.

Usually for these sorts of starters you would expect about a 15-minute wait. The bar wasn’t busy, with another four or five tables in. Astonishingly we were waiting for more than half an hour for two dishes which are straight forward for the kitchen. When they arrived we were happy with the food though at that stage we would have eaten anything.

For main course I ordered a Toad in the Hole which consisted of two Yorkshire Puddings on a bed of mashed potato topped with two sausages wrapped in bacon with a red wine gravy.

The music being played added to the ambience of the bar though one particular track started.

We had just received our main courses and I was just tucking into a pig in blanket when a Christmas song blared out. I felt like it was Christmas Day!

As a Yorkshireman I am very selective when it comes to Yorkshire Puddings though the two I had on my plate were cooked to perfection in my opinion.

The mashed potato was rather disappointing however, with there being a number of lumps which did not give it the correct consistency you would expect.

My friend went for a Peri-peri chicken, chorizo and feta burger with sweet potato fries and salad.

She said the smokiness of the chorizo was a welcome flavour with the succulent chicken.

We had read online how people had enjoyed the desserts at the London Bar but we unfortunately had no room whatsoever to even share one.

We did take up the opportunity for another cocktail and the Rasmopolitan was excellent with fresh raspberries being used in the traditional cosmo style.

We did book in advance though a Thursday night did not require it. As a small premises I would recommend booking on a weekend. The staff were friendly and welcoming and I would return for a drink.

OVERALL: 6