We’re holding a QUIZ on SATURDAY 20 JANUARY. Green’s Fish Bar (normally at Birchwood on Wednesdays) will be at the pub with their excellent fish and chips which you are welcome to eat at the pub since we are without a kitchen!
- FIRST PRIZE – A meal for 8 (excl. drinks and to the value of £225)
- SECOND PRIZE – A case of red and a case of white wine
- THIRD PRIZE – A case if Crouch Vale’s Brewer’s Gold & Amarillo
- Maximum team size is 8 people.
- Booking is essential as tables/spaces limited to bar and oak room only.
- Pub open from 12pm, quiz starts 7.45pm. Green’s will be at the pub from 6pm.
In addition to our 2 Night Autumn-Winter Room Offer, we’re running a One Night Special until March 25 which is:
- When you book a one night stay for £150 inclusive of breakfast, you receive ‘Dinner on Us’.
- ‘Dinner on Us’ is to the value of £28.50 per person. Anything additional, including drinks, will be added to your bill.
- Saturday night stays require a minimum two night stay, thus £300 for two nights with dinner each night.
- This offer excludes 14 February 2018 when our normal B&B Rate of £145 incl. breakfast applies or Dinner B&B for £200.
- This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
- Bookings must be made by Sunday 4 February 2018 to qualify for this offer.
- Please call 01206 323351, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online HERE
Please note our trading ours in January. We have no kitchen for the first three weeks due to a major kitchen refurbishment. The bar will be open and we will be announcing some special events soon.
JANUARY 2018 CLOSURE – KITCHEN REFURBISHMENT
2nd–9th | 15th–16th| 22nd–23rd January – CLOSED
10th–14th | 17th-21st | 24th-25th January – BAR ONLY 12noon-7pm (6pm Sunday)
25th/ 26th Onwards January – OPEN as normal
SUNDAY 09 | 07 | 2017
a free festival
with food, beer, & live acoustic music
the best of folk, blues & americana
FRIDAY 16 | 06 | 2017
under canvas by candlelight in our garden
hosted by Hamish Anderson – Tate Wine Guru, Telegraph Wine Man
SATURDAY 17 | 06 | 2017
fifteen finely crafted East Anglian beers
Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk
12noon – 7pm
On Thursday 24th November 2016, we’ll be celebrating English Wine for the first time. The quality of sparkling wine and white from England is excellent and deserves its place in the world of wine. The reds have a bit of a way to go in our view so we thought the best match would be Bordeaux Claret, as traditional as you can get! Hamish Anderson (Tate Galleries & Telegraph Wine Man) will be hosting with our Head Chef, Jack Levine. Tickets are £60 per person, payable upon booking, non-refundable but transferable. We can adapt this menu to suit dietary requirements. To book please telephone 01206 323351. The aperitivo is served from 7.30 for dinner at 8pm sharp.
2012 Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine, Essex
Shallot, Mustard Seeds, Carrot, Parsley
Trusslers Hill Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé, West Sussex
Coates & Seely Brut Réserve NV, Hampshire
Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Pomegranate, Pecorino, Truffle
2014 Limney ‘Horsmonden’ Dry White, East Sussex
RARE BREED SKIRT STEAK
Lyonnaise Potatoes, Celeriac, Bone Marrow, Parsley, Shallot
2005 Réserve de Léoville Barton, St Julien
2007 Château des Annereaux, Lalande-de-Pomerol
2009 Château Lamothe-Cissac, Haut-Médoc
2010 Château Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes
On Thursday 6th October 2016, we’ll be prolonging our summer with wines from Provence. Hamish Anderson (Tate Galleries & Telegraph Wine Man) will be hosting with our Head Chef, Jack Levine. Tickets are £60 per person, payable upon booking, non-refundable but transferable. We can adapt this menu to suit dietary requirements. To book please telephone 01206 323351. The aperitivo is served from 7.30 for dinner at 8pm sharp.
2015 Provence Rosé, Domaine Sainte Marie
Girolle, Pea, Shallot, Goat’s Curd
2014 Bandol Blanc, Terrebrune
2014 Les Auréliens Blanc, Domaine Triennes
Borlotti, Tomato, Parsley, ‘Nudja
2015 Bandol Rosé, Domaine Tempier
ENGLISH VEAL SHIN
Slow cooked with Tomato, Bay, White Wine. White Risotto, Gremolata
2008 Domaine Hauvette
2005 Domaine de Trévallon
2013 Bandol, Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles
2013 Côte de Provence, Domaine Rimauresq
Thursday 28 April 2016, 7.15pm
2015 Catarratto, Palazzo di Mare
Salsa Rosso, Basil, Capers, Pinenuts, Shallot
2014 Grillo, Bianco Maggiore, Catine Rallo
2013 Etna Bianco, Graci
NETTLE & CHARD PANSOTTI
Walnut Sauce, Ricotta, Parmesan
2010 Carjicanti Bianco IGT, Gulfi
SIRLOIN OF RARE BREED AGED BEEF
Potato & Wild Garlic Croquette, Gorgonzola, Asparagus
2009 Nero d’Avola IGT, Nerobarronj, Gulfi
2012 Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Cos
2013 Etna Rosso ‘Guardoilvento’, Paolo Caciorgna
10-Year-Old Marsala Superiore, Marco de Bartoli
Tickets £55 pp (non-refundable but transferable).
REAL WINE MONTH is an exciting and innovative promotion of organic, biodynamic and natural wines made by artisan growers and winemakers. Throughout April, selected wines will be poured by the glass. ‘Real wine’ is a term embracing wines that are made organically, biodynamically and naturally. By no means precise nor prescriptive, it serves chiefly to highlight growers who work with minimal mediation, ideally to obtain the purest articulation of terroir, fruit and vintage. Come and sample lots of real wine by the bottle and 5 by especially selected by the glass.
THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER
The game season is possibly one of our favorite times of year. All of a sudden there is an abundance of new types of meat, wild meat, full of flavour and so versatile. Wild mushrooms such as Chantarelles, Ceps and Girolles are at their best and the root vegetable and nut harvest has begun to pair with the game. It is also so exciting because it is an opportunity to match those flavours with great wine and in our humble opinion the finest match for game is the Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir grapes. As to which is the ‘best’, if such an connotation exists in this instance, we will leave you to decide.
Final menus and wines are still to be decided but will consist of a partridge salad to start, potato ravioli with venison ragu to follow and main course hopefully will be a mix roast of duck, snipe, woodcock and pheasant. We’ll finish with some lovely quince. Wine will include Dedham Vale Sparkling Wine on arrival followed by a white with partridge, two reds with each middle course and pudding wine. Tickets are £55 per person payable upon booking, non-refundable but are transferable.
Please call 01206 323351 or email email@example.com to book.
Apertivo served at 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm.
AA Wine List of the Year Award 2015-16
We are also over the moon to have been included in The Good Food Guide’s TOP 50 Pubs for the very first time. Our team has been working extremely hard in many ways, striving for excellence and consistency and this recognition is just reward. A huge thank you to them and also to all those guests who sent their reports into The Good Food Guide, it means a lot!
The César Awards are the hotel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars of the film world – honouring the best hotels of the best in various categories from humble B&Bs to luxurious country houses. Named after the celebrated Swiss hotelier César Ritz, ten César Awards are presented each year to the Guide’s best hoteliers. The winners are selected by the Guide’s editorial team based on recommendations by readers and professional inspection.