Taste of Staffordshire Contemporary Pub of the Year 2012

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Home cooked food using the freshest ingredients...

Deli Sharers for Two
FISH smoked salmon, breaded king prawns, mackerel pâté, battered haddock goujons with homemade tartare sauce and toasted pitta bread   £12.95
SIZZLING CRISPY DUCK on a hot skillet with hoi sin sauce, shredded spring onions, cucumber and pancakes   £13.95
VEGETARIAN hummus, parsnip and smoked cheese fritters, tempura battered vegetables, homemade beetroot, pea and Shropshire blue cheese tartlets, shot of soup, sweet potato fries and garlic mayonnaise   £12.95
JAPANESE smoked salmon sushi roll, seared tuna, teppanyaki beef with noodles and egg , tempura haddock, wasabi, ginger and soy sauce   £13.45
Starters
SHREDDED LAMB SHOULDER with spinach and feta cheese in a puff pastry case and mint dressing   £6.95
HOMEMADE SEASONAL SOUP with rustic bread   £4.75
KING AND ATLANTIC PRAWNS with chorizo, sundried tomatoes and basil on toasted ciabatta   £6.45
HOMEMADE CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT with toasted focaccia fingers and lemon and onion marmalade   £5.95
GRAVADLAX, BEETROOT CURED AND SMOKED PAPRIKA CURED SALMON with lemon and caper dressing and granary toast   £6.45
BAKED FLAT FIELD MUSHROOM with ratatouille and a Parmesan crumb   £5.95
Salads
CHICKEN CAESAR Cos lettuce, bacon, crispy croutons £6.95  / £11.95
CRISPY TEMPURA BEEF With sticky soy and ginger dressing, mixed leaves £6.95  / £12.95
BREADED GOATS’ CHEESE Caramelised onion, red peppers, mixed leaves, honey and wholegrain mustard dressing £6.95  / £11.95
CHAR GRILLED TUNA NICOISE with warm olives, capers green beans, baby gem lettuce and a poached egg £7.95  / £14.95
ROASTED CAJUN SALMON with coriander mayonnaise dressing, red peppers, cucumbers and mixed leaves £7.45  / £13.95
Mains
PAN FRIED CHICKEN BREAST Stuffed with chorizo and herb cheese with baby carrots, French beans and garlic cream sauce   £12.95
PAN FRIED SEA BASS FILLETS with Cajun spiced seasoned new potatoes, green beans and spinach with crayfish and chardonnay sauce   £15.95
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
SPICED SPINACH AND RICOTTA PARCELS with a sweet potato fondant, braised red cabbage and red wine sauce   £10.95
28 DAY AGED RIBEYE STEAK Baked field mushroom, grilled plum tomato, hand cut chips and homemade onion rings   £16.95
CHICKEN, BACON AND MUSHROOM TAGLIATELLE with pesto, coriander and fresh tomatoes   £11.95
ROASTED HAKE FILLET on puy lentils, peas, roasted vine tomatoes and crisp Parma ham with a balsamic glaze   £14.95
PAN SEARED GRESSINGHAM DUCK BREAST with dauphinoise potatoes, braised red cabbage, carrots and a red currant jus   £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   £11.45
SLOW ROASTED BELLY PORK Caramelised apple sauce, new potatoes, baby carrots and spinach   £14.95
BEER BATTERED HADDOCK Pea purée, hand cut chips   £11.95
28 DAY AGED FILLET STEAK baked field mushroom, grilled plum tomato, hand cut chips and homemade onion rings   £21.95
HOMEMADE STEAK, KIDNEY AND GUINNESS PUDDING with roasted new potatoes, horseradish pea purée and oven roasted carrot   £12.95
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 (add melted mozzarella cheese £4.45)   £3.95
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
STONE FIRED FLATBREAD TOPPED WITH GARLIC (add melted mozzarella cheese £4.45)   £3.95

We have coeliac and vegetarian menus available, please ask your server for details.

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  
Passion fruit cheesecake with raspberry sorbet   £5.95
Latte crème brûlée with hazelnut biscotti and chocolate cream   £5.95
Summer fruit Eton mess   £5.95
Rosewater and buttermilk panna cotta with a pineapple & watermelon salsa   £5.95
White and dark chocolate cookie dough with banana ice cream   £6.95
Chocolate brownie served with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream   £5.95
Warm sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream   £5.95
Ice cream and sorbet selection (please ask your server) Our ice creams come from the award winning Cheshire Farm   £4.50
Cheese board with biscuits and grapes (Add a glass of Cockburn’s ruby port for £2.70 each or see reverse for an extended list) £7.45  / £13.95
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 finished with freshly grated nutmeg.   £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

22nd - 28th July

Starter - Gazpacho (Cold summer soup) Tomato and red pepper soup with a salsa and Cajun crouton garnish £4.75

Starter - Salted beef, thinly sliced and served with a breaded duck egg, chorizo, capers and a lemon vinaigrette - £7.45

Main - Char grilled Cajun chicken on a herb focaccia drizzled with a bacon and rosemary sauce - £11.45

Special Drinks - Premium Astoria Prosecco - Brut £24.95 Rose £22.95





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