The Calls and Brasserie Forty Four

D and I decided to have a night at The Calls hotel to check it out before we put up guests there for our 25th celebrations. The hotel is small and boutique style, everything is just spot on as you would expect, big comfy bed, great bathroom and expensive tioletries etc etc

We met J&L for a quick pint as they were in town for a pint at the Adelphi which wasn’t quite the experience we imagined, busy is ok even early doors but only if you can service the crowd.

The walk over the bridge at Brewery Wharfe and that area is really cool, a trendy and relaxed atmosphere. We had dinner at Brasserie Forty Four, first time there in years. Reasonably busy but although the room is great overlooking the river and all that but it was somehow lacking in atmosphere. Champagne, well we were having a date! We had corned beef crisp cakes for starters which were ok but the corn beef centre was sloppy. For mains we decided on Duck and Calves Liver with Calvados jus. My duck was absolutely spot on and D’s Calves Liver was very good but she felt the Calvados jus was reduced a bit too much. Coffee and cognacs followed by one for the night in the hotel honesty bar and off up to the big comfy bed. (Friday night special at The Calls £150 per room, dinner, bed and brekkie).


The Calls breakfast will take some beating. A superb Continental buffet with home hand made everything followed by individually cooked to order English breakfast, touch of magic is the selection of 12 speciality sausages to choose from(2 each any combination). D had traditional pork and I opted for the Pork with black pudding.


Best Breakfast ever, well almost The Wolseley just shades it because of the grand setting.


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