Oxford. One of our rare-breed pigs.

Planning without permission

Originally posted on Bill Oldfield:
The well-known restaurant on Claypath in Durham Driving back from London late one Sunday evening a few weeks ago, I found the A1 closed for maintenance somewhere in the depths of Northamptonshire or Nottinghamshire or some other such sounding place. Annoying. You somehow think that because you’ve chosen a quiet…

Lunchtime and Early Evening

Are you one of those who “Lunch out”? Or maybe you’re one of our “Earlybirds”? Whichever you are, we’ve a lovely menu for you this month: 2 courses £13.50; 3 courses £15.50 First course Soup: Today’s choice – ask the staff Goats cheese: in a tart with house salad (v) Pressed pork: Bramley apples & … Continue reading

April Menu

Welcome to April! Great month for food, great month to start foraging and looking for your food. We’ve welcomed back some old favourites that we know you all love: First course Chicken: in pastry with apple chutney Soup: changes daily, ask the staff for details (v) Mussels: in a fresh garlic cream Fishcakes: Smoked fish, … Continue reading

FREE STEAK – Seriously!

It’s true. We’re giving away steak. But only on a Tuesday, 5pm – 8pm. Hence the name: Free Steak Tuesday. Simply buy 3 side orders and a sauce and get a free 8oz Flat Iron steak.You can even upgrade to a Rib Eye for just £5.00. Simple as that. Here’s our menu: FIRST COURSE Sardines: … Continue reading

Mothering Sunday – Mam eats FREE!!

Is it Mam, Mum, Mother, Mom, Mamma, Mammy or Mummy? Whatever it is, she’s got a big day coming soon….Mothering Sunday on March 15th. Book a table with us and Mam Eats Free – Book Now Here’s this year’s Menu: 2 courses £15, 3 courses £18 First course Soup: Sundays choice – ask the staff (v) … Continue reading

Lunch in March

Lunchtimes are great, especially this time of year. Some great produce is sprouting, and we’re relishing using it. Here’s our March Lunch Menu, just for you.. 2 courses £13.50; 3 courses £15.50 First course Soup: Today’s choice – ask the staff (v) Blue cheese: from Sedgefield in a tart with house salad (v) Pressed pork: … Continue reading

Great British Grub in March

Time for our new March Supper menu. We’ve changed a little, and added a small section called “Staple Dishes”. These are the dishes that we believe (from years of research) are our best sellers. So, why change them, why don’t we give you what you want. Something that’s your all-time favourite? Here’s our lovely Supper … Continue reading

Lunch with us: New menu

Bored of the office? Stuck in the house? Come in and try our Lunchtime menu. Going to the theatre? Fancy a night out? Come in and be an Earlybird. This menu runs Mon-Fri 12pm – 7pm (12-6pm on Saturday) 2 courses £13; 3 courses £15 First course Soup of the day (v) Spiced onion fritters & … Continue reading

Time flies when you’re having fun

Where has time gone? It’s February already, time for our 2nd menu of the year. And guess what? Contrary to all rumours, we’re still here. Yaaaay! Here we go with our February menu to tantalise your tastebuds. For the veggies amongst you lot, we’ve added an extra dish per course as we know that in … Continue reading

Live Jazz on Sundays

Just for you, every Sunday – unless we have a real catastrophe! We’ll have live jazz playing whilst you enjoy your Sunday Roast with us. We’ve always got 3 roasts, plus a lovely vegetarian option as well as fab winter puddings to choose from. Roasts start at just £10 and you can add a second … Continue reading


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