The Menu 

Our excellent menu is based on pub classics with a modern twist, using local produce and suppliers where possible. All of our guests can enjoy their meals in a relaxed environment inside or enjoy our delightful beer garden where you can drink and dine surrounded by the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside. See a sample of our full menu below, this changes according to seasons and availability of produce, most of which is sourced locally. 
 
 
 
Please note this is a sample menu and changes weekly, if not daily
 
Starters 
Buffalo mozzarella w/ peas, broad beans, mint, olive oil & lemon ~ 6 
Devon crab on toast w/ chilli, lime & coriander ~ 7.50 
Farmhouse pork terrine, apple & pear chutney & toast ~ 6 
Oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraiche, cucumber & watercress ~ 6 
Beef vindaloo meatballs & dopiaza sauce ~ 6 
Plaice goujons & tartare sauce ~ 5 
Grilled goats cheese salad w/ b/nut squash, chicory, English round lettuce & rocket ~ 6 
Pan fried south coast squid, smoked aioli & chorizo ~ 7 
 
Mains 
Spicy chickpea stew, curried yoghurt & chargrilled asparagus~ 9.95 
Beer battered haddock & house chips ~ 10.50 
Churchgate Indian 5 spice sausages w/ cauliflower, potato & black dhal stew ~ 10.50 
British Lop gammon steak 
fried duck egg & house chips ~ 10.50 
Half sizes of highlighted meals available Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes 5.50 
Dusty miller burger, mature cheddar, aioli & skinny fries ~ 10.50 
8oz fillet of Simmental beef, champ & brandy spiked green peppercorn sauce ~ 25 
Spatch-cocked poussin, polish sausage, sriracha chilli sauce & skinny fries ~ 12 
Wild Halibut fillet, champ, savoy cabbage & pancetta ~ 15 
Whole lemon sole, brown shrimps & new potatoes ~ 16 
Half sizes of highlighted meals available Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes 6.00 
 
2 course lunch Tuesday to Friday – choose a highlighted starter and a small highlighted main ~ £10 
 
Steak Dishes 
Hertfordshire reared Simmental Beef from Bridget B’s, East  
Hertfordshire, Dry aged for a minimum of 21 days 
Rib-eye 10oz or 14oz ~ 19.50 / 23.50 
8oz sirloin ~ 17.50 
with skinny fries & roasted vine cherry tomatoes 
 
Desserts 
Affogato (double espresso & vanilla ice cream) ~ 4.50 
Mini chocolate mousse & salted caramel w/ single espresso ~ 5 
Crème fraiche cheesecake w/ mixed berry compote ~ 6 
Hazelnut ice cream sundae ~ 6 
Lemon posset & biscotti ~ 5 
Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce w/ Cotswold cream Ice cream ~ 6 
Chocolate & almond torte w/ whipped cream & raspberries ~ 6 
Caffe gourmand (3 mini desserts) w/ tea or coffee ~ 8 
Pear sorbet with Grey Goose vodka or 
Mango sorbet with Morgan Spiced rum ~ 5.00 
 
Award winning ice creams & sorbets handmade  
Ice creams; Cambridge chocolate; Cotswold cream; finest vanilla; strawberries & cream; coffee and walnut; simply ginger; salted butter caramel; and Summerdown farm mint chocolate ice cream 
Sorbets: lemon sherbet; Spanish orange; cam valley apple sorbet 
select any 3 scoops ~ 5.50 
 
Sorbet:  
Blackcurrant; Raspberry; Lemon; Apple with Shortbread any 3 Scoops ~ 4.50 
 
Cheeses 
Cashel blue, Plum Chutney & Glass of Grahams Ruby Port ~ 9 
Manchego w/ Membrillo (Quince Jelly) & Toast ~ 6 
Croxton Manor Brie, Black Bomber Cheddar, Apple, Pear & Apricot Chutney, Water Biscuits ~ 8.5 
 
We don’t do fast food we do good food!  
All of our food is proudly prepared fresh to order 
and therefore may take a little longer than at some establishments. 
This also means we can cater to most dietary requirements. 
 
Children's menu available, alternatively most of our dishes from our main menu are available half portion, half price – please ask for details 
 
Food provenance; 
We like to pride ourselves on sourcing locally where possible and encouraging others to do the same.  
 
Some of the producers and farms we use are,  
 
Bridget B’s, Sacombe Farm, Hertford. 
 
Our Eggs come from East End Farm, Roydon 
 
Our Sausages are made just for us by Jason & his team at The Churchgate Sausage Shop, Mayfields Farm. 
 
Amwell Farm supply our fruit and vegetables; Rolls and bread are baked at Mayfields Farm Bakery 
 
Our Fish is supplied by Stickleback in Welham Green, Hatfield and we only use substaniable fish and seafood sourced from our own shores. 
 
Sunday Lunch 
Served between 12.00pm and 4.00pm 
 
Special Dietary Requirements 
As our food is all freshly prepared and cooked to order, we can cater for almost any special dietary requiment and with a little notice can do gluten free Fish & Chips. 
 
Group Bookings 
We have facilities for parties and group bookings. Call us on 01279 424 180 for more information. Alternatively fill out the contact form 
 
Lunchtime Menu 
 
 
Fish and Chips to take-away 
Tuesday to Saturday 
 
 
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