Join us for a bite to eat

Quite simply, we’re very proud of our food. Our approach to our menu, reflects our ethos – do the simplest things brilliantly well. Our daily specials reflect seasonal variations in produce where our chefs can experiment with the best locally available, including wonderful game through autumn and winter. Our main menu champions local dishes and heritage in most cases with a contemporary twist. Long live the Gastropub!

Something for everyone

Our menu is designed to offer something for even the most discerning palate. Fancy a light snack to share, our loaded sharing platters are great for lunch with a nice glass of wine. Or maybe a little snack to keep the wolf from the door, like crispy whitebait or a little Tuna Niçoise salad perhaps.

Looking for something a bit more substantial? We have a great selection of “Gastro” mains as well as the pub favourites that you would hope to find – all cooked with the same care and attention.

Little people are well-catered for too, and you won’t find any nasty ‘cook from frozen’ meals for them – proper food, just slightly smaller portions, and if they are really hungry, perhaps they’d like to share a gourmet pizza, hand made and stone-baked to perfection.

Our chef is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements so if you are looking for gluten-free, vegetarian or anything else for that matter, please do ask and we will always try to exceed your expectations.

Our Menu

Following is our current à la carte menu – we think you’ll agree there’s something for everyone.

Nibbles & sharingSaladsstartersfrom the stovefrom the grill & smokersidesPub FavouritespizzalunchChildren’s menuDessert & Cheese

Nibbles & Sharing

Mixed pimento olives (v)

marinated with sweet peppers, roasted garlic & cornichons 3.50

Toasted breads

with beef dripping butter 3.50

Stone-baked garlic pizza bread (v) 4.50

add caramelised red onions & mozzarella 1.00

Whole baked camembert (v)

infused with garlic & rosemary, baked & served with a warm crusty baguette, olives & crudités 11.50

Salads

Available as a starter or a main

Smoked salmon & asparagus Niçoise

classic Niçoise salad with french beans, cherry tomatoes, black olives, peppers, new potatoes, egg, leaves & red onion 8.00 • 13.50

Aromatic duck salad

slow roast aromatic duck with leaves, cucumber & spring onions with our own 5 spice dressing 8.00 • 13.50

 
Asian beef salad

tender beef strips, crisp leaves, julienne of crunchy vegetables gently warmed with sesame oil & seeds finished with a Thai marinade with a little lift of heat 8.00 • 13.50 

Horiatiki Greek salad (V)

marinated feta, tomatoes, red onion, capsicums, cucumber & olives 8 • 13.50

Starters

Home-made Soup

freshly made with local produce, served with warm crusty bread 5.00

Basket of whitebait & squid rings

served with garlic aioli 6.50

Seabass, Ginger & Lime Fishcake

hatch of fine beans, lime & chilli dressing 6.95

Breadcrumbed Brie (v)

deep fried, served with leaves & a sweet cranberry compote 6.00

 
Ham hock & pea terrine

own piccalilli & toasted sourdough 7.00

 Pâté in a pot

made fresh every week, ask about this week’s creation served with house pickles, toasted sourdough & chutney 7.00

 Crayfish & prawn salad

bisque dressing, parsley crème, cheese straw 7.00

Smoked haddock & poached egg

mustard mash 7.00

From the Stove

Fillet of sea bass

chive velouté sauce, hassleback potatoes, broccoli & spring onions. 15.50

Pan fried salmon fillet

with white beans, charred asparagus, shaved fennel & soft herbs 14.50

Baked lentil & bean cottage pie (v)

with a potato & parsnip mash topping, served with a side of mixed greens 12.50

Fillet of lamb wellington

dauphinoise potato, sugar snaps, heritage carrots, beetroot & port compote 18.50

Chicken Saltimbocca

breast of chicken stuffed with Cheddar & sage, wrapped in streaky bacon, sweet chilli & brie sauce, wilted spinach, dauphinoise potato 13.50

Sesame & coriander crusted halloumi (v)

egg noodles with roasted peppers & broccoli, sweet chilli & lime dressing 11.50

Loin of pork on the bone

roasted apple, crackling, fondant potato, peas à la française, honey & mustard jus 14.50

From the Grill & Smoker

28 day aged Exmoor reared steak

hand-cut chips, onion rings, confit mushroom, herb-roasted tomatoes, wild garlic butter or peppercorn sauce  

sirloin 18.50 • rump 16.00

St Louis BBQ ribs

smoked low & slow, served with dry slaw & skinny fries  

half rack 11.50 • full rack 18.50

Piri piri chicken

half chicken, deboned & marinated overnight, grilled & served with a chive mayo, skinny fries & salad 13.50

gourmet burger

brioche toasted seed bap, crisp salad, beef tomato, relish, onion rings, gherkin, proper hand-cut chips 11.00
add – Taw Valley mature creamy Cheddar or Tuxford & Tebbutt blue Stilton 1.50 crispy bacon 1.00

smoked brisket topped burger

our prime burger topped with brisket, crispy onions, own mustard sauce, skinny fries & dry slaw 14.00

hickory smoked brisket with burnt ends

cherry bourbon glaze, tri colour carrots, fine beans & champ mash 16.50

Sides

hand-cut chips 3.00
Sweet potato wedges 3.00
Onion rings 3.00
Skinny chips 3.00 plus cheese 0.70
Rustic bread basket with dipping oil 3.00

 

Seasonal vegetables 3.00
Tomato, red onion & basil salad 3.00
Mixed leaf salad 3.00

Old school pub favourites

Rebellion beer-battered haddock

light crunchy batter, hand-cut chips, mushy peas, our own tartare sauce 13.00

Treacle-glazed gammon ham

desalted, boiled, glazed & baked, lacey’s free-range eggs, pot of peas, hand-cut chips 12.00

Guinness braised shin of beef pie

the meat is braised low & slow before being wrapped into a full shortcrust pastry pie, served with mash, steamed vegetables & gravy 12.00

Farmhouse pork & Beef sausages

creamy mash, rich sticky onion gravy, fried onion rings 12.00

Pizza

all’aglio (v) 4.50

garlic pizza bread
add caramelised red onions & mozzarella 1.00

quattro carne

Italian sausage, chorizo, pepperoni, chicken & chillies 13.00

tricolore (v)

tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano & basil 8.00

di capra (v)

goats’ cheese, red onion marmalade, tomato sauce, red peppers, pine nuts, fresh pesto & basil leaves 11.00

salsiccia piccante

pepperoni, chorizo, tomatoes & jalapenos 11.00

pollo alla piastra

torn griddled chicken, herb-roasted tomatoes, Mediterranean vegetables 10.50

Lunch Sandwiches

Available at lunch times Monday to Saturday for those grab & go, quick stop lunches. Freshly baked hand cut white, wholemeal bloomer or baguette, served with crisps & home slaw. Add skinny chips 2.00

Home-baked gammon ham

tomato, Dijon mayo 5.50

Roasted peppers, mushroom & brie ciabatta (v)

pesto dressing 6.00

Homemade fish finger & mayo

pot of tartare sauce 6.50

Prawn & Marie Rose sauce

leaves 5.50

Chicken club

bacon, lettuce, & tomato, toasted 7.00

Sirloin minute steak ciabatta

red onions & leaves 7.50

Children’s Menu

Proper chicken goujons

coated in breadcrumbs & served with skinny chips & peas 6.50

Farmhouse pork & Beef sausages

creamy mash, rich sticky onion gravy (without onions by request) 6.50

 
Home-made fish fingers

skinny chips & peas 6.50

Penne pasta with tomato sauce (v)

topped with cheese 5.50

Gammon ham, Lacey’s free-range egg

skinny chips 6.50

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding

caramel sauce & vanilla pod ice cream 6.00

Chef’s Crème brûlée

homemade shortbread biscuit 6.00

Warm double chocolate fudge cake

with pouring cream 6.00

strawberry brandy snap basket

balsamic marinated strawberries with Lacey’s double cream, sprinked with cracked black pepper in a sugar brandy snap basket 6.00

Tarte au citron

with a quenelle of Lacey’s cream 6.00

 
trio of ice creams

Beechdean Farmhouse dairy ice cream – vanilla pod, double chocolate truffle, strawberry & clotted cream, salted caramel 5.00

summer crumble

seasonally filled crumble with a pot of proper English custard 6.00
Ask your server for today’s filling

knickerbocker glory

an imported New York classic, made famous in the UK in the ‘30s. Seasonal fruits, vanilla & strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, topped with a fruit coulis & served with a wafer fan 6.00
Add a liqueur for a “Boozy Glory” 2.50

Cheese & Dessert Wine

ARTISAN BRITISH CHEESE PLATE

Taw Valley mature creamy Cheddar, Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton & Trevarrian Cornish brie served with biscuits, Bara Brith cake, grapes & celery 7.50

Elysium, Black Muscat 3.70
Sauternes, Château Monteils, 2010 3.70

COFFEE

Cappuccino – 2.30
Espresso – 2.00
Double espresso – 2.80
Black/white coffee – 2.00
Decaf coffee – 2.00
Liqueur coffee – 4.60

TEA

Traditional English tea – 1.65
Earl Grey tea – 1.65
Herbal teas – 1.75
Peppermint
Green tea
Camomile
Mixed berry

NOTES

For groups of 6 or more, a discretionary service charge of 10% is added

Food Allergies and Intolerances. Before you order your food and drinks please speak to
our staff if you would like to know more about our ingredients.