My pissa and my brink


The hours between school scoop-up and shoe-horning your child(ren) into bed can sometimes require careful planning. The following questions may arise:

Do I neglect my offspring(s) to cook something that surpasses buttered toast?

Do I sacrifice dinner to commit myself fully to playing toy cars, wrestling or ‘eyed-and-seek’ (like hide-and-seek, but you hide a tiny sticker eye…)?

Do I arrange a playdate with another child and risk the carnage of ‘let’s-empty-out-every-single-drawer-and-cupboard-and-then-make-a-bathroom-potion’?

Briscola may have the answer…!

On Wednesday 3rd February we will be hosting a trial children’s teatime social from 3.30-5.30pm. The previous advertisement of a film has been stalled due to licencing requirements and a clash with another children’s film night in Bolly that week, but we will still be going ahead with the get-together and there will be pens galore as we launch our Valentine’s wall – which we hope to fill with children’s pictures of the joy that is love (love also being the key ingredient to all our food).

What’s in it for the kids? They are fed, watered and get to hang out with their friends (with a potential element of being reunited with old nursery friends and rhythm time buddies).

What’s in it for the parents? You can chill in the bar; which will be open, and the restaurant will be on hand for any food orders. No cooking, cleaning, fixing torn-down curtain poles…

Please come along and support this afternoon, which we hope will be a lot of fun for everyone.

Price: £4.99 for children – all you can eat pizza and pasta and a drink.


Knickers in a Twist?

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Have you ever turned up to a date with your dress hem tucked firmly into the waistline of your pants? How about an explosive onset of a stomach bug during a first date?  Or perhaps you’ve sat down at the wrong table and been confronted by a disgruntled spouse? For those of you who can answer yes to any of these, or have similar tales of romantic foe pars, there could be a reward for sharing your misfortune…

Briscola are running an online competition to find the biggest dating disaster – with prizes going to the funniest three answers. To enter, all you need to do is brave the public sharing of your worst dating experience on Twitter or Facebook, with the hashtag #BriscolaCompetition – and one of the following could be yours:

  • £40 gift voucher for Briscola
  • Jessica Gel Manicure (worth £25) for The Beauty Room at Toppers in Macclesfield
  • £10 voucher for Curtis Curiosities Gift shop in Bollington

We also have a second giveaway, in the name of romance…

Whilst some couples opt for a bag of chips and a couple of beer cans, watching the pavement carnage of strewn flower heads and tears that follow too many Pinot Noirs, some prefer a more sophisticated evening out. Those in the latter category can rest assured that we are open on Valentine’s Day and we have a beautiful menu lined up (with or without the staff’s suggestions for saucy titles…). As a little extra to add to your evening, for any couple booking a table online, we will enter you into a draw for a free bottle of Valpolicella Ripasso Classico (worth £29.95).

Love is in the air in the Happy Valley – Book Now 😉



Spaghetti Junction

Despite the soulful sounds of Sade, free-flowing Happy Valley beer and a front of house who could easily be the next winner of Ninja Warrior, we are currently quiet in the weekday lunchtimes. So how do we create the buzz of a Saturday night on a Tuesday lunchtime…?

Is the Express Lunch 12” pizza and drink causing too much of an afternoon desk-slump? Do those with buggies fear disrupting business lunches with the clatter of launched baby spoons and the smashing of an occasional table vase? Or is the usual January quest for a body like a Strictly dancer putting people off the temptation of carbs?

In hope of streamlining the fluctuating traffic, and so we can ensure we give you a good dining experience, we are looking at how we can make ourselves more attractive to Bollington’s professional and residential community. In addition to brainstorming offers and making ourselves as homely as possible (there could be Magnolia paint and motivational wooden hearts ahead…), we would appreciate your feedback so that we can tailor the experience to what our customers want – not what we think you want, or should have.

So go forth; leave a comment, post to our social media pages, send us an email – you may want smaller lunch portions, Dubstep blasting from the speakers or perhaps you simply long for paper flowers and a framed photo of Tom Selleck in the toilets. Whatever your thoughts, they are welcome – as are you and your family/work colleagues.

Our January offer ends in less than 2 weeks. We are currently offering a 25% discount on food for all online bookings Tues-Thurs and on Sundays (please note that we are unable to offer this in conjunction with any other offer or loyalty programme).

Thanks for reading – we look forward to your comments (we appreciate attempts to avoid the use of words that are exempt from BBC classification…).