The Three Trees

The Three Trees

144 Buckingham Rd, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5JB

Telephone: 01908 366816

Web : www.greatbritishinn.co.uk

If you’re hungry and have a craving for seafood or simply a good old-fashioned fish and chips; it is unlikely your first thought would be The Three Trees in Bletchley. Yet here, every Thursday, you have the option to sample some innovative fish ‘specials’, freshly prepared and sourced wherever possible, from our own coastlines.

Finished before me!

Scallops served with black pudding and crispy bacon was my guest’s choice as a starter. This was an attractive looking dish. The fact that my co-reviewer finished before I had sampled all of my Beer battered calamari rings probably gives an indication as to how much they enjoyed it. Rarely, if ever, does anyone finish their plate before I do! As for my own starter, this was also much enjoyed and I simply couldn’t get enough of the garlic mayo dip. Simply brilliant.

Most impressive

The most impressive dish of the night was the Posh fish and chips – beer battered Swordfish served with thick cut chips, garden peas and homemade tartar sauce. There was a generous, thick cut of amazing swordfish with a light and crispy batter. The chips were so yummy too. I know because I couldn’t resist helping myself to some of them.

My choice of Skate wing served with spinach mash potatoes, mixed vegetables and creamy white wine sauce was never going to disappoint. If you have yet to try this type of fish then this is an absolute must. Skate has always been a favourite of mine, simply because of its amazing texture and mild flavour. Cooked to perfection the kitchen cleverly resisted the urge to over indulge in the tasty sauce – allowing the skate to remain the star of the show. I simply loved it.

Delicious and comforting

We finished by sharing the Treacle sponge pudding with a sticky syrup served with hot custard. This old classic was a delight. The sponge was incredibly light, the custard perfect; and it felt like the this sweet treat just leapt up and gave us a great big hug. A delicious and comforting dessert all rolled into one.

Service here was very much team work. Attentive and not intrusive is a statement we often like to use, and here it was true. The staff (including Cojochriu, who clearly loves what he does) got their timing spot on and ensured we enjoyed the experience.

The Three Trees is a larger establishment than you might think, yet somehow, its layout, décor and eclectic furnishings ensure a quaint and cosy atmosphere. With a carvery served every day and a steak night on Wednesdays, this establishment is a must for those that love traditional British food.