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BREAKFAST AT THE ALMANACK

Served Daily 8:30am - 11:30am
The old proverb demands that we should eat breakfast like Kings (and Queens). We serve up the favourites and always prioritise quality produce – our eggs and bacon are free-range and our sausages are from Jimmy Butler’s farm. Starting the day has never tasted so good.


BREAKFAST

AMERICAN PANCAKES (V)

Cherry Compote

7.00
SHAKSHUKA (V)

Baked Free-range Eggs, Spicy Tomato, Garlic & Peppers

7.75
SEVERN & WYE SMOKED SALMON

Scrambled Egg & Toasted Sourdough

9.00
EGGS BENEDICT

English Muffin, Roast Ham, Free-range Poached Eggs & Hollandaise

8.75
CHILLI FRIED EGG & HALLOUMI BRIOCHE ROLL (V)

Baby Spinach & Bloody Mary Ketchup

6.00
JIMMY BUTLER’S BACK BACON BLOOMER6.00
JIMMY BUTLER’S SAUSAGE BLOOMER 6.00
VEGETARIAN FULL ENGLISH (V)

Veggie Haggis, Spinach, Mushrooms & Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Free-range Poached Eggs & Toasted Sourdough

11.50
FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

Jimmy Butler’s Sausage & Bacon, Mushroom, Black Pudding, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Free-range Poached Eggs & Toasted Sourdough

12.50
TOASTED SOURDOUGH OR HOT BUTTERED ENGLISH MUFFIN (V)

Tiptree Jam, Marmalade, Marmite or Organic Peanut Butter

3.00
SMASHED AVOCADO, FREE-RANGE POACHED EGGS (V)

Spring Onion & Chilli on Toasted Sourdough

8.50
If you prefer gluten-free or dairy-free alternatives to our toast and butter, please ask.


SOFTS

FRESH ORANGE JUICE3.00
CRACKER JUICE

Apple or Cranberry

2.60
CAWSTON PRESS

Sparkling Drinks Made With Fresh Juice

Cloudy Apple or Rhubarb

3.30
FROBISHERS

Natural Fruit Juice With Nothing Artificial

Apple & Mango or Orange & Passionfruit

3.30
JARR GINGER KOMBUCHA

Fiery and Rich in Beneficial Probiotics With Organic Ginger Root

4.00


HOT DRINKS

Our speciality coffee is Union Hand-Roasted’s Compañero blend of beans from small-scale co-operatives in Peru and Honduras. Served with semi-skimmed milk. Swap dairy milk for soya or oat for 30p. Decaf tea and coffee also available.
DOUBLE ESPRESSO2.60
AMERICANO, CORTADO2.90
CAPPUCCINO, FLAT WHITE, LATTE3.10
HOT CHOCOLATE3.20
LUXURY HOT CHOCOLATE3.30
A POT OF PROPER YORKSHIRE TEA2.60
A POT OF TWININGS TEA2.75
Earl Grey, Green Tea, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger, Camomile & Honey, Spicy Chai
FRESH MINT TEA2.75


STIFFENERS

CHAMPAGNE MIMOSA8.75
APEROL SPRITZ8.25
BLOODY MARY8.50
STRAWBERRY BELLINI7.50
(VE) Vegan Dishes
(V) Vegetarian Dishes
Children are heartily welcome and we’re happy to make simplified versions of dishes, or half portions at half price. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.
CHRISTMAS AT THE ALMANACK


Served Wednesday 24th November until Christmas Eve

Two Courses 26.50 or Three Courses 31.00

Includes donation to Fareshare

A UK charity aimed at fighting hunger and tackling food waste



STARTERS

CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN SOUP (VE)

Toasted Seeds & Rustic Wholemeal Croutons

VENISON, BACON & PHEASANT TERRINE

Cranberry Chutney & Toast

BAKED SOMERSET CAMEMBERT (V)

Truffle Honey, Walnut Crust & Sourdough

KING PRAWN COCKTAIL

Crab Mayonnaise



MAINS

ROAST FREE-RANGE TURKEY

Roots, Savoy Cabbage, Roast Potatoes, Chipolatas & Stuffing

BRAISED BLADE OF BEEF

Crispy Maple-cured Ham, Roasted Roots & Creamy Mash

MUSHROOM, CHESTNUT & SPINACH PIE (VE)

Squash Purée

PAN-FRIED SALMON

Leeks, Edamame & White Bean Sauce, Gremolata

STEAK DIANE

Aubrey Allen’s Fillet Steak Medallions, Thick-cut Chips, Creamy Mushroom & Shallot Sauce (+5.50 supplement)



PUDDINGS

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CHEESECAKE (V)

Black Cherry Compote & Crème Fraîche

CHRISTMAS PUDDING TART (V)

Brandy Custard

MULLED WINE POACHED PEAR (VE)

Blackcurrant Sorbet

BEAUVALE & RUTLAND RED

Crackers & Chutney

(V) Vegetarian Dishes
(VE) Vegan Dishes
Children are heartily welcome, please ask to see our Children's Christmas Menu. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.
WINTER AT THE ALMANACK



APÉRITIFS

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck9.50
Kir Royale10.00
Aperol Spritz8.25
Villa Ascenti Peach Grand Gin & Tonic9.50


SMALL PLATES

JIMMY BUTLER’S HONEY MUSTARD CHIPOLATAS

Spring Onions & Crispy Shallots

4.95
NOCERELLA, GAETA, CERIGNOLA OLIVES (VE)3.95
HALLOUMI FRIES & BLOODY MARY KETCHUP (V)5.75
WARM CIABATTA, GARLIC BUTTER (V)4.95
SHAWARMA-SPICED HOUMOUS (VE)

Crispy Chickpeas & Flatbread

4.75


STARTERS

CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN SOUP (VE)

Toasted Seeds & Rustic Wholemeal Croutons

6.25
PAN-FRIED NATIVE SCALLOPS

Puréed Cauliflower & Sherry-soaked Raisins

12.00
BAKED SOMERSET CAMEMBERT (V)

Truffle Honey, Walnut Crust & Sourdough

8.95
KING PRAWN COCKTAIL

Crab Mayonnaise

9.50
VENISON, BACON & PHEASANT TERRINE

Cranberry Chutney, Toast

8.75
MOROCCAN-BAKED BEETROOT & LENTIL SALAD (VE)

Hazelnuts, Coriander & Mint, Yoghurt Dressing & Dukkah

7.00/13.00
Add Honey & Mustard Pork 3.50 or Halloumi Croutons 3.00 (V)
A 25p contribution from this salad goes to Peach Foundation, which raises funds to support good causes in our local communities.


MAINS

FREE-RANGE CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

Rocket, Parmesan & Fries

17.00
BRAISED BLADE OF BEEF

Crispy Maple-cured Ham, Roasted Roots & Creamy Mash

18.50
PAN-FRIED SALMON

Leeks, Edamame & White Bean Sauce, Gremolata

18.50
SRI LANKAN SPINACH, SWEET POTATO & CHICKPEA CURRY (VE)

Cashews, Coconut Sambal, Basmati Rice & Chapati

14.75
FISH & CHIPS

Haddock Fillet, Crunchy Batter, Chips, Peas & Tartare Sauce

15.00
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE, ROAST GARLIC & TRUFFLE RAVIOLI (VE)

Wild Mushrooms & Pine Nuts

14.75
HONEY-GLAZED MERRIFIELD DUCK BREAST

Savoy Cabbage & Smoked Bacon, Pomme Purée, Green Peppercorn Jus

23.50


GRILL

We serve the best British beef. Grass-fed, naturally slow-grown on carbon-capturing pasture. 28 Day dry-aged by Aubrey Allen for incredible flavour. When only a steak will do, make it one of these beauties.

Steaks served with Chips & Rocket

Add Béarnaise or Peppercorn Sauce 2.00 | Add Garlic King Prawns 5.00

8OZ RUMP CAP STEAK21.00
12OZ SIRLOIN ON THE BONE29.00
STEAK DIANE - FILLET STEAK MEDALLIONS

Mushroom, Shallot & Cream Sauce

28.50
Add extra 3oz Fillet Medallion 5.50
DIRTY VEGAN BURGER (VE)

Marmite Onions, Smoked Cheese, Tomato Relish & Fries

15.00
AUBREY’S STEAK BURGER

Cheddar Cheese, Burger Relish, Gherkin & Fries

15.00
Add Free-range Bacon 2.00 or Marmite Onions 1.50


STONEBAKED PIZZAS

PIZZA MARGHERITA (V)

Polpa di Pomodoro, Fior di Latte Mozzarella & Basil

9.50
PIZZA BIANCA FUNGHI (V)

Goats’ Cheese, Caramelised Onions, Crème Fraîche & Mushrooms

11.50
PIZZA PEPPERONI

Polpa di Pomodoro, Fior di Latte Mozzarella & Pepperoni

13.00
Add Pepperoni 2.00 | Jalapeños 1.00 | Mushrooms 1.50 | Blue Cheese 1.50


SIDES

THICK-CUT CHIPS OR SKINNY FRIES (VE)4.00
TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE (V)3.75
GREEN SALAD (VE)

Chardonnay Vinaigrette, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

4.25
ONION RINGS (V)4.00
BUTTERED NEW POTATOES (V)4.00
SAUTÉED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Confit Shallots, Maple-Cured Ham

4.25


PUDS & BRITISH CHEESES

WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT (V)

Crème Fraîche & Pistachio Crumb

8.00
CRÈME BRÛLÉE (V)

Shortbread

6.75
MULLED WINE POACHED PEAR (VE)

Blackcurrant Sorbet

6.75
AMARENA CHERRY BAKEWELL TART (V)

Yoghurt Ice Cream

7.50
APPLE TARTE TATIN (VE)

Vanilla Ice Cream

7.25
SALCOMBE DAIRY ICE CREAM & SORBET (V)6.00
Choose Three: Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Ripple, Honeycomb, Blackcurrant or Mango Sorbet
MINI PUD & TEA OR COFFEE

Chocolate Brownie or Smidgen of Cheese with your choice of Tea or Coffee

6.25
BRITISH CHEESE PLATE

Beauvale & Rutland Red, Chutney, Apple & Peter’s Yard Crackers


6.25
(V) Vegetarian Dishes
(VE) Vegan Dishes
Children are heartily welcome and we’re happy to make simplified versions of dishes, or half portions at half price. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.

SPECIALS

 

Our specials change daily, sourcing the best ingredients to fill our board full of interesting dishes, from exciting healthy plant-based dishes to indulgent blow-out treats. See our sample boards here, and look out for them around the pub to see what’s on offer each day.

GLUTEN-FREE MENU

As our kitchens and fryers contain gluten, and dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens.


APÉRITIFS

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck9.50
Kir Royale10.00
Aperol Spritz8.25
Villa Ascenti Peach Grand Gin & Tonic9.50


SMALL PLATES

NOCERELLA, GAETA & CERIGNOLA OLIVES (VE)3.95
SHAWARMA-SPICED HOUMOUS (VE)

Crispy Chickpeas & Gluten-free Bread

4.75


STARTERS

CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN SOUP (VE)

Toasted Seeds

6.25
PAN-FRIED NATIVE SCALLOPS

Puréed Cauliflower & Sherry-soaked Raisins

12.00
KING PRAWN COCKTAIL

Crab Mayonnaise

9.50
BAKED SOMERSET CAMEMBERT (V)

Truffle Honey, Walnut Crust & Gluten-free Toast

8.95
MOROCCAN-BAKED BEETROOT & LENTIL SALAD (VE)

Hazelnuts, Coriander & Mint, Yoghurt Dressing & Dukkah

7.00/13.00
Add Honey & Mustard Pork 3.50
A 25p contribution from this salad goes to Peach Foundation, which raises funds to support good causes in our local communities.


MAINS

PAN-FRIED SALMON

Leeks, Edamame & White Bean Sauce, Gremolata

18.50
FREE-RANGE CHICKEN

Rocket, Parmesan & New Potatoes

17.00
SRI LANKAN SPINACH, SWEET POTATO & CHICKPEA CURRY (VE)

Cashews, Coconut Sambal, Basmati Rice

14.75
HONEY-GLAZED MERRIFIELD DUCK BREAST

Savoy Cabbage & Smoked Bacon, Pomme Purée, Green Peppercorn Jus

23.50


GRILL

We serve the best British beef. Grass-fed, naturally slow-grown on carbon-capturing pasture. 28 Day dry-aged by Aubrey Allen for incredible flavour. When only a steak will do, make it one of these beauties.

Steaks served with New Potatoes & Rocket

Add Béarnaise or Peppercorn Sauce 2.00 | Add Garlic King Prawns 5.00

8OZ RUMP CAP STEAK21.00
12OZ SIRLOIN ON THE BONE29.00


SIDES

BUTTERED NEW POTATOES (V)4.00
GREEN SALAD (VE)

Chardonnay Vinaigrette, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

4.25
SAUTÉED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Confit Shallots, Maple-Cured Ham

4.25


PUDS & BRITISH CHEESES

MULLED WINE POACHED PEAR (VE)

Blackcurrant Sorbet

6.75
AMARENA CHERRY BAKEWELL TART (V)

Yoghurt Ice Cream

7.50
CRÈME BRÛLÉE (V)6.75
SALCOMBE DAIRY ICE CREAM & SORBET (V)6.00
Choose Three: Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Ripple, Honeycomb, Blackcurrant or Mango Sorbet
BRITISH CHEESE PLATE

Beauvale & Rutland Red, Chutney, Apple & Gluten-free Toast

6.25
(V) Vegetarian Dishes
(VE) Vegan Dishes
Children are heartily welcome and we’re happy to make simplified versions of dishes, or half portions at half price. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.
SUNDAY BEST AT THE ALMANACK

We are serious about Sunday roasts, which is why you’ll find at least three choices on our menu every week. Settle in for top-quality beef from Aubrey Allen, Jimmy Butler’s free-range pork, or our delicious vegetarian wellington with all the glorious trimmings. It’s an age-old favourite for a reason. Long may it reign.


SMALL PLATES

WARM CIABATTA & GARLIC BUTTER (V)4.95
HALLOUMI FRIES & BLOODY MARY KETCHUP (V)5.75
NOCERELLA, GAETA & CERIGNOLA OLIVES (VE)3.95
JIMMY BUTLER’S HONEY MUSTARD CHIPOLATAS

Spring Onions & Crispy Shallots

4.95


STARTERS

CROWN PRINCE PUMPKIN SOUP (VE)

Toasted Seeds & Rustic Wholemeal Croutons

6.25
PAN-FRIED NATIVE SCALLOPS

Puréed Cauliflower & Sherry-soaked Raisins

12.00
BAKED SOMERSET CAMEMBERT (V)

Truffle Honey, Walnut Crust & Sourdough

8.95
KING PRAWN COCKTAIL

Crab Mayonnaise

9.50
VENISON, BACON & PHEASANT TERRINE

Cranberry Chutney, Toast

8.75


SUNDAY ROASTS

Served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Roots, Yorkshire Pudding & Jugs of Gravy

AUBREY ALLEN'S DRY-AGED RUMP OF BEEF17.00
JIMMY BUTLER’S FREE-RANGE PORK & CRACKLING
16.50
ROAST OF THE DAY – PLEASE ASK
VEGETARIAN WELLINGTON (V)

Artichoke Heart, Spinach, Emmental & Pine Nuts

15.50


MAINS

PAN-FRIED SALMON

Leeks, Edamame & White Bean Sauce, Gremolata

18.50
AUBREY ALLEN'S 12OZ SIRLOIN ON THE BONE

Chips & Rocket

29.00
DIRTY VEGAN BURGER (VE)

Marmite Onions, Smoked Cheese, Tomato Relish & Fries

15.00
MOROCCAN-BAKED BEETROOT & LENTIL SALAD (VE)

Hazelnuts, Coriander & Mint, Yoghurt Dressing & Dukkah

13.00
Add Honey & Mustard Pork 3.50 or Halloumi Croutons 3.00 (V)
A 25p contribution from every salad goes to Peach Foundation, which raises funds to support good causes in our local communities.


SIDES

FREE-RANGE PORK & SAGE STUFFING3.75
CAULIFLOWER CHEESE (V)4.50
BUTTERED NEW POTATOES (V)4.00
THICK-CUT CHIPS OR SKINNY FRIES (VE)4.00
TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE (V)3.75
SAUTÉED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Confit Shallots, Maple-cured Ham

4.25


PUDS & BRITISH CHEESES

APPLE & BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE (V)

Custard

6.25
CRÈME BRÛLÉE (V)

Shortbread

6.75
WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT (V)

Crème Fraîche & Pistachio Crumb

8.00
AMARENA CHERRY BAKEWELL TART (V)

Yoghurt Ice Cream

7.50
MULLED WINE POACHED PEAR (VE)

Blackcurrant Sorbet

6.75
APPLE TARTE TATIN (VE)

Vanilla Ice Cream

7.25
SALCOMBE DAIRY ICE CREAM & SORBET (V)6.00
Choose Three: Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Ripple, Honeycomb, Blackcurrant or Mango Sorbet
MINI PUD

Chocolate Brownie or Single Smidgen of Cheese & your choice of Tea or Coffee

6.25
BRITISH CHEESE PLATE

Beauvale & Rutland Red, Chutney, Apple & Peter's Yard Crackers

6.25
(VE) Vegan Dishes
(V) Vegetarian Dishes
Children are heartily welcome and we’re happy to make simplified versions of dishes, or half portions at half price. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.
CHILDREN'S MENU

Don’t forget you are also welcome to eat from our main menu. Our Chefs are happy to make simpler versions of most dishes on our main menu, or a half portion at half the price. Our ketchup is Rubies in The Rubble, which has half the refined sugar compared to others, and you’ll find no artificial ingredients in our soft drinks.


STARTERS

GARLIC BREAD (V)4.95
HOUMOUS & CRUNCHY VEGETABLES (VE)4.50
HALLOUMI FRIES (V)

Rubies in the Rubble Ketchup

5.75


MAINS

All our chips are served unsalted, and all dishes served with vegetables.
JIMMY BUTLER’S SAUSAGE & MASH

Peas & Jug of Gravy

7.50
FISH & CHIPS

Peas or Beans

7.50
AUBREY ALLEN'S STEAK BURGER

Cheddar Cheese & Fries

7.50
SWEET POTATO, SPINACH & CHICKPEA CURRY (VE)

Cashews, Basmati Rice & Chapati

7.25
MAC & CHEESE (V)

Vegetable Sticks

6.75
PIZZA MARGHERITA (V)

Polpa di Pomodoro, Fior di Latte Mozzarella & Basil

5.50


PUDDINGS

SALCOMBE DAIRY ICE CREAM OR SORBET SCOOP (V)2.75
Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry Ripple, Honeycomb, Blackcurrant or Mango Sorbet
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Vanilla Ice Cream (V)

4.00


SOFT DRINKS

FROBISHERS JUICE 3.30
Apple & Mango or Orange & Passionfruit
CAWSTON PRESS 3.30
Cloudy Apple or Rhubarb
ORANGE OR APPLE JUICE2.00
(VE) Vegan Dishes
(V) Vegetarian Dishes
Children are heartily welcome and we’re happy to make simplified versions of dishes, or half portions at half price. An optional 10% service is added to parties of six or more, all tips go to the team. Allergens: before ordering, please speak to our team. Dishes are prepared in busy kitchens containing all ingredients, we cannot guarantee any dish to be totally free from allergens. If you want to know more about how our dishes are cooked or prepared, please talk to us.