Food and Drink
We offer a selection of food from simple fresh sandwiches and hot soup to full meals.
Our ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and a full list of suppliers can be seen in our Sustainability Policy.
Seasonal produce is put to full use allowing us to create great tasting food whilst maintaining variety.
We can also cater for buffets, parties, weddings etc in our recently refurbished function room which accommodates up to 40 people.
The kitchen is run by our award-winning head chef Richard Sampson together with his team.
We have four distinct indoor dining areas and three outside in which to enjoy our food and drink.
Within the hotel you can choose from the cosy front room with luxurious leather chairs and sofas together with a single large table for six, the light and airy Cherub room with views over St Mary’s church, or the mirror room.
All rooms have open fires in the colder months. Food and drink is also available in the ancient lower bar, again with a wood burner glowing away in the winter.
When the Great British weather allows, we have three separate outside spaces for eating and drinking.
You can sit at the front of the hotel and watch the world go by, entertain the children in our walled garden with their special children’s play area and gazebo, or sit on the quiet terrace overlooking St Marys church and the ancient Yew trees and contemplate life over a glass of wine or two.
We serve a variety of Real Ales from the cask
- Fine selection of continental lagers
- Butcombe Bitter & Sharpe’s Doom Bar
- Orchard Pig & Thatcher’s Ciders, Wilkins cider available seasonally
- Beers, Wines and Spirits
- Teas & Coffees
Food and Drink – A Sample Menu
Half a Roasted Quail, Celeriac Puree, Braised Red Cabbage, Game Jus £7
Cream of Mushroom & Tarragon Soup, Crusty Bread £6
Tian of Cornish White Crab, Smoked Trout & Crayfish, Pea Puree, Quails Eggs £7
Pheasant, Apple & Calvados Pate, Onion Confit, Crusty Bread £6
Slow Braised Shoulder of Lamb, Mustard Mash, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Sweet Onion, Mint & Redcurrant Gravy £16
Roasted Whole Cornish Plaice, Homemade Chips, Green Beans, Lemon & Caper Butter £14
Venison & Winter Root Vegetable Stew, Wilted Spinach, Homemade Chips £12
Slow Braised Shin of Beef Chilli con Carne, Rice, Grated Cheddar £12
Locally Made Pork, Honey and Cider Sausages, Mustard Mash & Onion Gravy £10
Rabbit & Partridge Pie with Celery, Apple & Onion, Homemade Chips & Green Beans £12
Homemade Beef Dupiaza, Pilau Rice, Poppadum, Mango Chutney £10
Homemade Lamb Kofta Curry, Pilau Rice, Poppadum, Mango Chutney £10
Thick Cut Farmhouse Ham, Egg & Homemade Chips with a Spicy Tomato Chutney £10
Grilled 10oz Horseshoe Gammon Steak, English Mustard, Eggs, Homemade Chips, Peas £10
Butcombe Beer Battered Haddock, Homemade Chips & Peas with Tartar Sauce £12
Homemade Steak Burger, Smoked Bacon, Cheddar, Homemade Chips, Spicy Tomato Chutney £12
Sea Bass, Cod, Lime & Ginger Fishcakes, Homemade Chips, Sweet Chilli Sauce, Salad Bowl £12
Slow Roasted Tomato & Garlic Risotto, Parmesan Shavings, Truffle Oil £12
Creamy Garlic Mushroom, Leek, Walnut & Blue Cheese Tart Tatin, Homemade Chips & Salad £12
Cold Seafood Platter (Smoked Salmon & Trout, Crayfish Tails, Shell on Prawns & Cornish Crab), Lemon Mayonnaise, New Potatoes, Salad, Crusty Bread £15