We serve a wide range of dishes

Example Menu


Cream of roast jerusalem artichoke soup £6

Mature Cheddar and Spinach souffle £9

Pan fried king Scallops and Black Pudding with Potato puree and Oyster sauce £12

Warm Salad of Duck Breast with Mango, Pancetta and Mango dressing £12

Salt and Pepper Chilli Squid £12

Risotto of Smoked Haddock, Prawn, Pancetta and Spring Onion £10

5 Grilled Crevettes in Chilli Garlic Butter £12

Cold Seafood Plate £14

Mussels, Shallot, Garlic, tarragon and Cream £9

3/6 Raw Oysters £6/£12 or Grilled Kirk Patrick £7/£14

Grilled 1/2 shell queenie scallops, shallot, lemon, parmesan, garlic & parsley £12

Crab, Lanoustine and Spring Onion Thermidor £14

Langoustines split and grilled in Garlic Butter £20



Roast Confit Leg of Duck with Wild Garlic mash and red Wine sauce £20

Panfried Seabass and King Scallops on a bed of stirfried Greens with Lime Creme Fraiche and Sweet Chilli Sauce £25

Monkfish in Bacon on a curried Prawn Risotto £25

Roast Rack of Spring Lamb with a Leek and Potato cakeand Rosemary gravy £25

Panfried Steak, Peppercorn Sauce and Chips; Fillet £30; Ribeye £25:;Sirloin £27

Grilled Seafood Platter £40

Grilled Dover Sole; Plain £19/£35 with Prawn and Caper Meuniere +£3

Poached Fillets of Sole and Crab, Spinach, Wild Garlic and Parsley Butter sauce £20

Lobster Thermidor or grilled with Garlic Butter £35-£55

Pan Fried Wild Turbot Fillet on Tiger Prawn, Pancetta and Wild Garlic Risotto £25

Roast Venison loin, wild mushrooms, pancetta, buttered heritage carrots£22


Puddings £7.50 Each

Saffron Poached Pear, Brandy Snap basket, Lemongrass Ice Cream

Armangnac soaked Prune Frangipane tart, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Vanilla Panna Cotta with pan roast Fig

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee sauce and Ice Cream

Creme Bruelee with an Almond Shortbread Biscuit

Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate saucee and Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream and Rum soaked Raisins

Tiramisu with Coffee Ice Cream

Turkish Delight Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Summer Fruit Eton Mess

Lemon Mascarpone and Raspberry Gin Jelly and Amaretti crumb


Ice Creams and Sorbets £7.50 Each

Vanilla Ice Cream

Ginger Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pimms Sorbet


A selection of British cheeses

£8.00 plate £12.00 board

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar (UP)

Wigmore (UP)

Barkham Blue (P)

White Hilton, Brie style or Teesdale Creamy Blue (P)

Waterloo (P)

Colston Basset Stilton (P)

Ragstone Mature Creamy Goats Milk (UP)

Shepherds Purse Bluemin White (P)

Sharpham Elmhirst Jersey Milk enriched with Cream (UP)

        Served with Crackers, Chutney and Grapes




Delicious vegetarian dishes are available - with a few days notice we can order in something really special for you so please let us know if you have a particular fancy..                 


Of the 14 allergens I currently use 13 [lupin being the one I don't]

There is a full list of allergens in each dish available to view on site

Wine List

White Wine     

                                                                                                                   Bottle 175ml 125ml
01. Sauvignon Blanc, Panul Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile                  
Fresh & clean with tangy gooseberry fruits. A great food wine,

very easy to drink!

02. Pinot Grigio, Montevento, Italy                                                            
Exotic fruits with gooseberries and citrus notes on the nose and palate.

03. (Medium) Petite Gasconne Blanc, Gascony, France                          
An off-dry blend that is bright, zesty and moreish.

04. Unoaked Chardonnay, Les Grenadiers, France                                  
Wine with tremendous vitality & a distinct grapey richness.

05. Pinot Grigio ‘Luna’, Cecilia Beretta, Italy                                             
Almonds, gooseberries & citrus flavours. From Trentino.

06. Picpoul de Pinet Domaine de Langaran, France                                 
Signature crisp acidity, giving a wine that is refreshing, delicate
and immensely satisfying.

07. Muscadet-sur-Lie, La Bretonnerie Guilbaud, France                           
A fresh and vivacious glassful. This has a wonderful crushed shell                                     like minerality.

08. Sauvignon Blanc, La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                             
A distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc with characteristic Friulian

weight and finesse.

09. Pinot Grigio La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                                     
A fresh Pinot Grigio with rare depth and elegance from youthful,

modern wineryin Italy's classic Friuli region.

10. Gavi di Gavi Fratelli Levis, Italy                                                           
Ripe pear and white flowers dominate in this elegant and beautifully
refreshing Gavi di Gavi.

11. Verdejo-Sauvignon, Vina Garedo, Rueda, Spain                                
A zesty and mouthwatering white, perfect for any occasion.

12. Sauvignon Blanc ‘Ana’ Marlborough, New Zealand                            
Easy-drinking, zesty and fresh - benchmark Marlborough Sauvignon


13. Chablis Vincent Dampt, Burgundy, France                                          
A real benchmark Chablis - stony minerality and richness with

perfect poise.

14. Sancerre, Domaine de la Grande Maison, Loire, France                    
Fruity and zesty with superb clean citrus flavours of lemongrass

to finish.

15. Montagny 1er Cru, Bonneveaux, Olivier Leflaive, France                   
Concentrated and rich in flavour whilst retaining a wonderfully

attractive freshness.

16. Pouilly-Fuisse Moulin du Pont Maison Auvigue, France                      
An elegant wine of impressive complexity and concentration,

from 70 year old vines.

17. Rully Rabource 1er Cru, Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy, France                
Decadent in style but beautifully poised. Straw coloured with a

rich palate.

18. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Francois Carillon, Burgundy, France    
A perfect mix of minerality and beautifully balanced fruit. Impressive

winemaking indeed.

Half Bottles -White Half Bottle

19. Pinot grigio, La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                              
Floral and fresh Sauvignon with ripe melon notes and a long,

delicate minerality.

20. Chablis Vincent Dampt, Burgundy, France                                           
A real benchmark Chablis - stony minerality and richness with

perfect poise.

Champagne & Sparkling

                                                                                                                    Bottle    Half Bottle

21. Prosecco Le Colture, Sylvoz, Italy                                                         
Orchard fruit and white flowers, with a soft mousse and beautiful


22. Guy de Chassey Champagne Brut NV, France                                    
A rich and round blend of old and young vines. A perfect balance of

fresh apples.

Red Wine

                                                                                                                  Bottle  175ml 125ml

23. Sangiovese, Il Carretto, Puglia, Italy                                                   
Ripe cherry fruit and aromatic herbs from a small vineyard in the

heart of Puglia.

24. Merlot, Panul Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile                                    
Mature and concentrated fruit flavours with a big structure,

intensity and length.

25. Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine Saissac, France                                 
Concentrated and balanced with delicate, cedar-spice notes.

26. Malbec Chamuyo Estate, Mendoza, Argentina                                   
Juicy, supple wine with ripe summer fruits, herbs and warm spice.

27. Shiraz Heywood Estate, South East Australia                                    

Rich and concentrated with spicy dark berries, baked plum and hints

of white pepper.

28. Pinot Noir Reserva, Vina Mar Estate, Chile                                        
Purity and freshness are the keywords for this spicy Pinot Noir from


29. Pinotage, Rhebokskloof, Paarl, South Africa                                      
Fresh and elegant with dark ripe fruit and a subtle smokiness.

30. Cap.

31. Grenache Blend, Chateau Moureau, Minervois, France                    
A beautifully balanced red from ancient vineyards. Fresh, berry fruit

and savoury spice.

32. Merlot, La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                                           
Wonderfully smooth and complex with dark fruits and just a hint of


33. Rioja Crianza, Belezos Bodegas Zugober, Spain                              
Classic Rioja from small this quality-focused family winery in the

prestigious Rioja Alavesa area.

34. Malbec, Bodega Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina                           
Premium example of Argentina's signature grape, from boutique

winery Ruca Malen.

35. Vino .

36. Rioja Reserva, Belezos Bodegas Zugober, Spain                             
Bursting with ripe, dark fruit balanced by complex savoury notes,

a light top note of vanilla spice gives lift.

37. Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes                                                   
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy, France
A gorgeous expressive nose of perfumed black fruits. Ripe and rich with
wonderful soft tannins.

38. Le Cupole IGT Tenuta di Trinoro, Tuscany, Italy                               
Rich cherry compote and fresh red fruit with an intriguing, spiced,

savoury edge.

39. L’Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France                           
Approachable Pomerol in youth due to predominantly younger vines

- a prime site, adjacent to Pétrus. Delicious!

Half Bottles -Red

                                                                                                             Half Bottle

40. Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Zugober, Rioja, Spain                                   
Classic Rioja from small, quality-focused family winery Bodegas


41. Merlot, La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                                             
Super smooth and easy drinking - showing the 'Friulian' weight

and elegance.

42. Pinot Nero, La Tunella, Friuli, Italy                                                      
Soft and spicy Pinot Nero with attractive, ripe fruit from this family

estate in N. East Italy


                                                                                                        Bottle 175ml 125ml

43. Pinot Grigio Blush, Montevento, Italy                                                 
A delicate pink with summer berry that is rather too easy drinking.

44. Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado, Mas Oliveras, Spain                         
Bright aromas and flavours of summer berries. A wine that shows

real character.

45. Fetzer Zinfandel Rose, California                                                       

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Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday
 12:00 - 3.00 and 6:00 - close

Food served

Tuesday to Saturday

12.00-2.00 & 6.00-9.00



The Good Pub Guide 2019

Michelin Guide 2019

The Good Food Guide 2018

The UK Seafood Restaurant Guide 2013

AA Good Pub Guide 2018

Alastair Sawday's Pubs & Inns of England & Wales 2016


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How about a walk down to the Winston bridge, imagine the spitfire flying beneath it, then along the river banks, back up through the woods towards the church, take in the view, then call in the village pub for a lovely, refreshing pint of local & select real ales, 20 minutes for the walk, as long as you llke in the pub! 

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