Taste of Staffordshire Contemporary Pub of the Year 2012

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Home cooked food using the freshest ingredients...

Deli Sharers for Two
SIZZLING CRISPY DUCK on a hot skillet with hoi sin sauce, shredded spring onions, cucumber and pancakes   £12.95
VEGETARIAN crispy risotto balls, tempura battered vegetables, homemade butternut squash and sage tartlet, hummus, shot of soup, sweet potato fries and garlic mayonnaise   £12.95
JAPANESE smoked salmon sushi roll, tuna and swordfish sashimi, vegetable and prawn rolls, sesame coated fish cakes, wasabi, ginger and soy sauce   £12.95
FISH smoked salmon, breaded king prawns, mackerel pâté, battered haddock goujons with homemade tartare sauce and toasted pitta bread   £12.95
Starters
HOMEMADE SEASONAL SOUP with rustic bread   £4.75
PAN FRIED KING PRAWNS with garlic butter on toasted crostini   £6.45
HOMEMADE CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT with toasted focaccia fingers and lemon and onion marmalade   £5.95
CRISPY THAI PORK SPRING ROLL with a prawn wonton, cucumber relish, ginger and soy dipping sauce   £5.95
WILD MUSHROOM AND GOATS’ CHEESE TARTLET with rocket, walnut and apple salad   £5.95
CORNISH CRAB CAKES with chilli, lime and coriander and a satay salad   £6.45
Salads
CHICKEN CAESAR Cos lettuce, bacon, crispy croutons £5.95  / £10.95
CRISPY TEMPURA BEEF With sticky soy and ginger dressing, mixed leaves £5.95  / £11.45
BREADED GOATS’ CHEESE Caramelised onion, red peppers, mixed leaves, honey and wholegrain mustard dressing £5.45  / £9.95
CHAR GRILLED SWORDFISH STEAK with celery, baby gem lettuce, walnuts, pink lady apple and mayonnaise £7.95  / £14.95
Mains
8 HOUR BRAISED LAMB SHANK with rosemary mash potato, celeriac, braised leeks, roasted carrot and mint jus   £15.95
BEEF EN CROUTE fillet steak and mushroom duxelles wrapped in filo pastry with buttered savoy cabbage, fondant potato, baby carrots, with Merlot wine sauce   £16.95
OVEN BAKED SEA BASS FILLET filled with curried vegetables, mushroom pilaf rice and cucumber and mint salad   £14.95
28 DAY AGED RIBEYE STEAK Baked field mushroom, grilled plum tomato, hand cut chips and homemade onion rings   £16.95
BUTTERNUT, LENTIL AND CASHEW NUT ROAST with fondant potato, spinach, carrot purée and leeks with rich tomato sauce   £9.95
SPICY LAMB MEATBALL RIGATONI PASTA BAKE with tomato and basil sauce, buffalo mozzarella and garlic bread   £10.95
PLAICE FILLET STUFFED WITH SALMON MOUSSE strips of seasonal vegetables in garlic, mussels, clams and prawns in white wine sauce   £12.95
PAN SEARED GRESSINGHAM DUCK BREAST and slow roasted duck leg, sage and bacon crushed potatoes, buttered savoy cabbage, pearls of pear and blueberry sauce   £15.95
CHICKEN, HAM AND LEEK PIE Short crust pastry, hand cut chips, seasonal vegetables and rosemary cream sauce   £11.95
HOMEMADE STAFFORDSHIRE BEEF BURGER Melting Swiss cheese, tomato, mayonnaise, lettuce, hand cut chips   £10.95
PAN FRIED CHICKEN BREAST Stuffed with chorizo and herb cheese with baby carrots, French beans and garlic cream sauce   £11.95
SLOW ROASTED BELLY PORK Caramelised apple sauce, new potatoes, baby carrots and spinach   £13.95
28 DAY AGED FILLET STEAK baked field mushroom, grilled plum tomato, hand cut chips and homemade onion rings   £20.95
FISH PIE king prawns, salmon, mussels and fillets of white fish in saffron and dill sauce topped with creamy mash with a herb pitta for dipping   £12.95
BEER BATTERED HADDOCK Pea purée, hand cut chips   £11.95
Add a sauce for £1.95 / Peppercorn, Diane, garlic and herb butter, Merlot red wine  
We have coeliac and vegetarian menus available, please ask your server for details  
Breads and Nibbles
MARINATED OLIVES Mixed olives, fresh herbs and garlic   £2.95
RUSTIC BREAD A selection of freshly baked breads from our local baker   £3.95
DEEP FRIED BREADED WHITEBAIT With chilli salt dressing and garlic mayonnaise   £3.95
PIZETTE Flatbread, melted mozzarella cheese, tomato and caramelised onions   £4.95
LOCAL SAUSAGE Pork and leek chipolatas with caramelised apple sauce   £3.95
STONE FIRED FLATBREAD Topped with garlic and melted mozzarella cheese   £4.45
Stone Fired Pizza
MUSHROOM CALZONE Spinach, mozzarella and tomato   £9.95
BARBEQUE CHICKEN Mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers   £9.95
MARGHERITA Tomato, melting mozzarella, fresh basil leaves   £7.95
CRISPY DUCK Hoi sin sauce, spring onions, shredded cucumber   £10.95
BLUE CHEESE griddled artichokes, caramelised onions, pine nuts and spinach   £9.95
CHORIZO AND PEPPERONI jalapeno peppers, red onion   £9.95
GOATS’ CHEESE Spinach, green peppers, olives and mozzarella   £9.95
SEAFOOD CALZONE Tuna, smoked salmon, king prawns, white wine and a dressed rocket salad   £10.95
Side Dishes
HOMEMADE BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS   £3.95
HAND CUT CHIPS   £2.95
HOMEMADE COLESLAW   £2.95
SEASONAL VEGETABLES   £2.95
CREAMY MASH   £3.45
MIXED SALAD   £3.95
GARLIC BREAD   £3.95

All of our food is freshly cooked to order. We use local meat and fish from sustainable sources wherever possible.
We cannot guarantee that any dish will be free from traces of nuts.
An optional service charge of 10% may be added to the bill for parties of 8 or more.

Desserts
All of our desserts are homemade  
Warm chocolate brownie served with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream   £5.95
Cherry Meringue pie with with toasted almonds   £5.95
Vanilla panna cotta with berry compote and crumble topping   £5.50
Warm sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream   £5.95
Caramel cheesecake with homemade fudge shavings   £5.95
Baked apple crumble with cinnamon ice cream & custard   £6.95
Warm white chocolate & raspberry cookie dough with vanilla ice cream (please allow 15 minutes cooking time for the cookie dough)   £6.95
Ice cream and sorbet selection (please ask your server) Our ice creams come from the award winning Cheshire Farm   £4.50
Cheese board with celery and grapes £6.95  / £9.95
Dessert Wine 125ml175mlBottle
Brown Brothers Muscat Australia £5.00  £14.00
Coffee and Tea
ESPRESSO A full flavoured, concentrated form of coffee served as a shot in a small cup. Single/ double. £2.00  / £3.00
CAPPUCCINO A single espresso shot topped with equal parts of steamed and frothed milk.   £2.50
LATTE A single espresso shot topped with steamed milk. This drink is not as strong as a cappuccino. (add a flavoured syrup for an extra 45p. Ask your server for our selection).   £2.50
AMERICANO A double shot of espresso lengthened with hot water for a strong black coffee. Ask server if you would like milk.   £2.50
MOCHA A single espresso mixed with a dash chocolate and topped with equal parts of steamed and frothed milk.   £2.75
HOT CHOCOLATE A concentrated shot of chocolate topped with steamed milk and sprinkled with chocolate.   £2.50
TEA We offer a range of teas from traditional English Breakfast to Earl Grey. We also stock a selection of fruit and herb teas. Please ask your server for choice of flavours.   £2.25
LIQUEUR COFFEE Choose from Tia Maria, Courvoisier, Jamesons, Bells, Amaretto or Baileys. If you would prefer a different liqueur or spirit just ask your server.   £4.95
After dinner cocktails
Brandy Alexander Courvoisier V.S, crème de cacao, milk and cream shaken with ice and double strained into a martini glass for a smooth and delicious drink.   £5.95
Espresso Martini Espresso coffee shaken on ice with Finlandia vodka, Kahlua coffee liqueur and a dash of sugar syrup and double strained into a martini glass for a velvety ‘pick me up’.   £5.95
GAELIC KISS Jamesons Irish whiskey, lemon juice, honey and ginger syrup, shaken on ice and strained into a martini glass. This sharp and refreshing drink is   £5.95
Whiskey
Laphroaig 10yr old (Islay)   £4.00
Macallan 10yr old (Highland)   £4.45
Talisker 10yr old (Skye)   £4.95
Glenfiddich 12yr old (Speyside)   £3.15
Lagavulin 16yr old (Islay)   £5.45
Scapa 16yr old (Orkney)   £6.00
Nikka Yoichi 15yr old (Japan)   £7.50
Monkey Shoulder blended malt (Speyside)   £3.25
Makers Mark bourbon   £3.15
Woodford Reserve bourbon   £3.50
Brandy
Courvoisier V.S (Cognac)   £2.70
Remy Martin V.S.O.P (Cognac)   £4.95
Remy Martin X.O (Cognac)   £9.70
Baron de Sigognac 10yr old (Armagnac)   £3.75
Berneroy Calvados   £3.50
Port
Cockburns Ruby   £2.70
Grahams Tawny   £5.45
Fonseca Vintage   £6.95




Specials Menu

17th - 23rd April

Poached pear and Parma ham with feta cheese, herb salad and pumpkin seed dressing £5.45

Smoked loin of cod with pan fried new potatoes, green beans and asparagus served with a light parsley sauce £14.95

Butter cream panna cotta with blueberry jam and dark chocolate crumb £5.45





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