December Evening Menu

THE STARTERS

‘King prawns’ sautéed with chilli, garlic, red onions, olive oil & lemon served with toasted red pepper focaccia (gfo) – £7.50

‘The pate’ – chicken liver, orange marmalade, shallot & whisky with fennel seed & honey dressing, and toasted sour dough bread (gfo) – £6.95

‘Mushrooms on toast’ – fricassée of garlic buttered mushrooms with caramelised shallots, and a brandy & thyme cream sauce (v) (gfo) – £6.95

‘Fish & chips’ – crispy cod goujons, smoked bacon, onion & peas ‘a lá français’, spinach cream, crispy new potatoes, and horseradish & parsley dressing (gf) – £6.95

‘The soup’ – Cream of caramelized onion, smoked cheddar & chestnut soup with crispy ciabatta croutons (v) (gfo) – £5.75

‘Our risotto’ – smoked haddock, queen scallop & king prawn with parmesan, white wine, fennel, chives, baby spinach, and cream (gf) – £6.95

‘Our own black pudding’ with caramelized onion & leek croquette, grain mustard cream, parsnip crisps, and apple relish – £6.95

‘Italian style cheese’ – mozzarella, red pepper, courgette, toasted pine nut & basil filo pastry parcels with confit cherry tomatoes, balsamic red onions, and shaved pecorino cheese (v) – £6.95

‘A little taste of Morocco’ – harissa spiced char-grilled chicken kebab, roasted aubergine, chickpea & red pepper couscous, golden raisin caramel, and toasted flatbread – £6.95

‘Scallops’ – pan-fried king scallops, coriander & red onion bhaji, char-grilled naan bread, spinach & cauliflower filo parcel, curried cauliflower puree, & sweet curry oil – £8.50

‘Chilled potted seafood’ – white crab, prawn & salmon with pickled cucumber salad, and granary breadsticks (gfo) – £7.95

THE MAIN COURSES

‘Butter roasted turkey crown’ – with caramelised onion, pork, sage, apricot stuffing, ‘pigs in blankets’, roast potatoes, vegetables, port, apple & cranberry relish, roasting gravy (gfo) – £13.95

‘Asian chicken tasting’ – char-grilled breast, crispy filo parcel & confit tempura breast with sesame, sweet chilli & soy dressing, toasted cashew nuts & stir-fried Asian vegetables, satay coconut cream, and spring onion rice – £13.95

‘Italian style Welsh pork’ – slow cooked crispy belly, char-grilled tenderloin, crispy fried shoulder with cannellini bean puree, red pepper, tomato, red onion & basil ragout, Marsala wine jus, and crispy potato fritters on the side (gf) – £15.95

‘Duo of local beef’ – char-grilled medallions of fillet & slow braised shin shortcrust pastry pie with celeriac puree, charred carrot, winter greens, rich red wine jus, and butternut squash & sweet potato dauphinoise on the side – £19.95

‘Stuffed fillets of sole’ – with smoked salmon & king prawns, fennel & leeks, and a white wine, chive cream sauce, served with buttered new potatoes & vegetables (gf) – £15.95

‘Bream’ – pan-fried fillet of bream with vegetable linguine, mussels, queen scallops & prawns, ‘Marinière’ sauce with white wine, garlic & cream, served with frites (gf) – £16.50

‘The fish market’ – stuffed sole paupiette, pan-fried sea bass & salmon fillet, potted smoked haddock ‘au gratin’, crispy cod goujon, salt cod fishcake, creamed peas, beetroot tartar dressing, Provençal relish, with sauté potatoes & samphire, leeks & sugar snap peas (gfo) – £18.95

‘Thai style fish platter’ – crispy panko crumbed fillet of cod, pan fried king scallop & crab & lemongrass filo pastry parcel with a fragrant chilli, lime & coconut cream, char-grilled tender stem broccoli, and pilaf rice on the side – £16.95

‘A little taste of North Africa & The Middle East’ – sweet potato, spinach, raisin & pistachio filo parcel, chickpea & bulgur wheat herb ‘salad’, pea, mint & cumin fritter, beetroot tzatziki, Moroccan style houmous, harissa mayonnaise, caramel raisin dressing, and char-grilled flatbread (v) – £13.95

‘A little taste of Italy’ – porcini mushroom & Marsala wine crispy risotto cake, spinach, ricotta, tarragon & caramelized onion tortellini, sweet tomato cream, and ‘Pizzetta’ with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, red onions, pecorino, rocket & pesto dressing (v) £13.95

‘Our local char-grilled steaks’ – served with roast baby tomato, stuffed mushroom, crispy onion rings, served with a choice of salad or vegetables, and chips or sauté potatoes on the side (gfo)

SIRLOIN – £22.95 or FILLET – £25.95

Steak sauces available at no extra charge – Creamy pepper * Diane * Blue cheese

(v = vegetarian gf = gluten free gfo = gluten free option available, please ask!!)
If you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know and we’ll do our very best to please!

THE HOMEMADE PUDDINGS

all at £6.25

Sticky, fruity, ginger, almond, boozy rum, Christmas ‘pudding’ with custard & whipped brandy cream (gf)

Coffee & chocolate tasting – coffee crème caramel, coffee cream filled profiterole with warm chocolate sauce, tiramisu cheesecake, and ‘Chilly Cow’ espresso frappé

‘The citrus quartet’ – mini glazed lemon tartlet, lime cheesecake, orange crème brulee, and orange ripple ice-cream

White & milk chocolate cheesecake with ‘Chilly Cow’ Irish cream ice-cream, and Baileys white chocolate sauce

Vanilla crème brulee served with a mincemeat palmier & butterscotch ice-cream (gfo)

Banana trio – banana sticky toffee pudding with rich toffee sauce, banana cheesecake & caramel, banana & mascarpone cheese filo parcel with rum syrup & vanilla ice-cream

CHEESE

at £8.25

– our selection of British cheeses on a platter with chutney, grapes, crackers & butter!
Shropshire blue, Somerset brie, Snowdonia ‘Amber mist’ (cheddar & whisky), Snowdonia ‘Bouncing Berry’ (mature cheddar with cranberries) ‘Y Fenni’ (beer &grain mustard cheddar), Somerset hard goat’s cheese

ICE-CREAM

(3 scoops) – at £5.50

Chilly Cow (Local) – Lemon Meringue * Irish cream * Espresso Frappé

Mario’s (Welsh) – Vanilla * Orange ripple * Strawberry * Chocolate

Cheshire Ice-Cream Farm – Blackcurrant & Liquorice * Butterscotch * Rum & Raisin *Raspberry Ripple

 

SORBETS

at £5.25 (3 scoops)

(from Movenpick & Mario’s)
* Lemon * Blackcurrant * Mango

 

PUDDING WINES/SHERRY

Muscat de St-Jean- de-Minervois (France)

– think of the ripest bunch of grapes squeezed into your glass, deliciously sweet, but not full of lemony acidity!

£14.00 – half bottle
£5.25 – 125ml glass

Elysium Black Muscat (California)

– virtually black in colour with a rose-like aroma, intense on the palate and full of rich velvety fruit, wonderful with chocolate puddings!

£23.50 – half bottle
£8.25 – 125ml glass

Essensia Orange Muscat (California)

– aromas reminiscent of orange blossom & apricots, rich and sweet, ending with a refreshing lingering taste, fantastic with citrus or fruity puddings

£23.50 – half bottle
£8.25 – 125ml glass

Lustau San Emilio Pedro Ximénez (Spain)

– a lovely sweet sherry with raisin & fig characteristics, great with blue cheese in particular!

£4.50 – 70ml glass

 

SPECIALITY COFFEE & HOT DRINKS

Cappuccino – £2.50

Americano – £2.25

Latté – £2.50

Espresso – £2.25 (double £2.75)

Macchiato – £2.25

Mocha – £2.50

Rum latté – £4.75

Liqueur coffee – £5.75

Bailey’s latté – £4.75

Tea – £1.65

Herbal & fruit teas – £1.75

Liqueur hot chocolate topped with cream! – £5.25

Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows & whipped cream – £2.75