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I went to Hungry Horse (a pub chain) today and had their Wednesday-only Curry offer.

This is a Curry and a Pint for £4.99.

I wasn't expecting that much, but what I got was deliciously excellent VFM.

There were 7 or 8 different curry choices available, and what turned up was very nicely presented.

There was a metal dish containing the Chicken Tikka Masala, a generous helping of saffron rice, a poppadom, and two small bowls containing mango chutney and tomato & onion salad.

The pub is opposite the cinema I go to, so I had Curry and a Pint and a Film and an ice cream for about £8 (using my Unlimited card).
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  • Kitty777
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    The nearest one to me is 6 miles away.
    May suggest it as this months date night with my other half.
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    Do they offer an alcohol free alternative? :)
    Thanks :D
  • Idiophreak
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    Normally their curries are OK, as long as they heat them for long enough....have had a few that have still been frozen in the middle, but they normally get it right second time. Never really bothered me - when you're paying next to nothing, you have pretty low expectations.
  • tomvox
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    My wife and I visited our local one tonight for a pre-cinema meal. Thursday offer is free dessert or starter with Big Plate mains. Nice meals (10oz Gammon Steak for my wife and huge Cod & Chips for me). Excellent value. As far as pub grub goes we find them better than the average.
  • p00hsticks
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    Kitty777 wrote: »
    The nearest one to me is 6 miles away.
    May suggest it as this months date night with my other half.
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    Do they offer an alcohol free alternative? :)
    Thanks :D

    Yes - see drinks choices on the right here
    http://www.hungryhorse.co.uk/big-deals
  • Cornucopia
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    Thanks for that..... Mifght have a G & T next time. :)
  • Geodark
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    Never tried Hungry Horse, I am sure there is one not too far from us - we might have to try it one night.
  • WhereAmI?
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    Geodark wrote: »
    Never tried Hungry Horse, I am sure there is one not too far from us - we might have to try it one night.

    Wouldn't bother. I have been to two of them (both different part of the country, so not like they are run by the same franchise or however it works) and both were cheap tat.

    First one was just a disaster - staff were not listening to requests and there was a lack of cutlery and glasses so if you wanted a drink you had to have it out the bottle. Meals were lukewarm (better than being cold according to the waiter!!) and it was utterly terrible.

    The second one was just cheap microwaved food- a tough burnt burger with a few chips thrown on the side. It's cheap but you get what you pay for. You'd be much better off going to a non hungry horse with a 20% off voucher or something.

    Avoid hungry horse unless you don't mind eating cheap microwave meals for a meal out!
  • p00hsticks
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    Cornucopia wrote: »
    I went to Hungry Horse (a pub chain) today and had their Wednesday-only Curry offer.

    This is a Curry and a Pint for £4.99.

    I wasn't expecting that much, but what I got was deliciously excellent VFM.

    If you have a Brewers Fayre nearby, I'd also suggest trying their 'Chefs Counter' curry night, on Thursdays from 5pm - 8pm. It's £6.49 (although the price may vary depending on location) and for that you get as much as you can eat from a curry buffet - a choice of five or six different curries, with plain and pilau rice, naan and poppadoms. We went for the first time recently and were very impressed with the quality and selection - very good value for money.
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    I am going tonight with the OH :) Will report back what it is like!! nom nom.
  • Cornucopia
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    I went again today. This time, they had a printed menu of curries.

    Although there are various choices, the variety isn't vast:

    - Chicken Korma
    - Chicken Tikka Masala with rice
    - Chicken Tikka Masala with chips (sacrilege)
    - Vegetable Tikka Masala
    - Chicken Jal-Crazy
    - Tik Tikka Boom (very hot Tikka Masala)
    - Beef Madras
    - Big Bombay Banquet (+£2) - more curry related food than you could possibly eat

    I had the Korma this time. Wasn't as good as last week's Chicken Tikka Masala.
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