Personally, I love a bit of pub grub, so I jumped at the chance to sample The Meadowlark’s new menu.

The pub, in Dibdale Road, Dudley, has recently reopened following a refurb and it looks great - I loved the tartan booth seats, the statement wallpaper and the quirky ornaments.

So far, so good, I thought, wondering if the food would be as impressive.

My fiancé and I had already decided the wedding diet was on hold for the evening, before even glancing at the menu.

This turned out to be a great decision, especially after I'd clocked the all piled-high shared starter (£8.79).

This starter has a bit of everything - crisp corn nachos loaded with guacamole, sour cream, salsa and jalapenos and American cheese sauce, chargrilled garlic bread, BBQ chicken wings, beer-battered mushrooms and onion rings, served with blue cheese, BBQ and sweet chilli dips.

It was a good but filling choice (it could probably be shared by four people) and we both agreed the mushrooms and chicken wings were the stars of the platter, cooked to perfection and surprisingly non-greasy.

Choosing a main dish was a slightly harder task as there was a lot of dishes to choose from, including all the pub classics – fish and chips, sausage and mash, steak, lasagne, etc.

I changed my mind numerous times before settling on maple jerk chicken (£8.79), which consisted of two chicken fillets sprinkled with jerk seasoning, maple flavour syrup, grilled corn on the cob, coleslaw and sweet potato fries.

The maple syrup came in a pot so I could pour it on as I pleased and it complimented the lightly spiced chicken perfectly. The sweet potato fries are the best I've ever (and I consider myself a chip connoisseur) and the coleslaw was deliciously creamy.

My partner had eyes bigger than his belly when he opted for sizzling porker (£11.49).

It looked fantastic - piled high with a 7oz gammon steak, two pork sausages, BBQ pulled pork and half a rack of ribs that were served on a bed of sizzling onions with chips and a jug of BBQ gravy.

Although he raved about the food, with the sizeable starter that had been consumed, he couldn't bring himself to finish it all as he'd got his heart set on dessert.

After much deliberation, he went for the salted caramel profiteroles (£3.69), while I chose the Bailey's sundae (£4.29).

When the waitress brought out the puddings, we were both impressed with the presentation.

The profiteroles were delicately stacked with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fluffy cream in the middle, with chocolate and toffee sauce drizzled across - it looked too good to eat but he soon demolished it.

I dived into my sundae, desperate to get my Bailey's fix after the Christmas lull. While I had an alcoholic shot of liquor, there is also a non-alcoholic option to compliment the vanilla ice cream, wonderfully soft chocolate chip cookies, topped with toffee sauce and fluffy cream and a Cadbury flake.

The delicious three course meal left us barely able to move but we've already vowed to go again and try out more of the tempting yet affordable dishes.

A special mention must also go to the front-of-house staff, who were all so welcoming and really added to the friendly atmosphere of the pub.

But don't take my word for it, see for yourself - click here to view the menus and here to bag a £5 voucher and 40 per cent off selected dishes (for a limited time only).