Restaurant

Eat, drink and relax. Our restaurant rewards food and wine lovers with a unique warm and friendly environment to enjoy time with partners, friends or family. Our Chef and trained front of house staff will treat you with fantastic service, friendly smiles and great food. We are open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner, and are a popular destination for our Sunday Lunch specials.

Award winning Cuisine

2 AA Rosettes for food excellence

What we offer

  • Characterful oak-beamed restaurant with views over open countryside
  • Award winning Cuisine, 2 AA Rosettes for food excellence
  • Local ingredients and seasonal dishes
  • Open to the public for lunch and dinner
  • Private dining for up to 22 guests in the conservatory and garden room
  • Open for functions and parties for up to 110 guests
  • A la carte menu for lunch and dinner, from £15.50 for two courses
  • Sunday lunch a speciality £20.50 for two courses and £26.50 for three courses

Our menus

BREAKFAST

Full English Breakfast

Two free range eggs, bacon, pork sausage, tomato, mushrooms and baked beans

Eggs Benedict

Ham and poached egg on a toasted muffin with Hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine

Spinach and poached egg on a toasted muffin with Hollandaise sauce

Eggs Royale

Smoked salmon and poached egg on a toasted muffin with Hollandaise sauce

French Toast

French toast with fruit salad and maple syrup
Smoked salmon and scrambled egg

From the Buffet

Fruit juice, yoghurt, cereal, fruit and cheese and pastries
Fresh ground coffee
Tea: English, Earl Grey, lemon, camomile, Darjeeling and mint and Assam

SUNDAY LUNCH

Two courses – £20.50
Three courses – 26.50

Starters

Cauliflower and stilton soup with white truffle oil

Smoked salmon and crab roulade with French leaves and citrus and chive crème fraiche

Oven baked goat’s cheese topped with roasted hazelnuts and a tomato and chilli jam and artichokes and sun blushed tomato salad

Pea and mint risotto with rocket and parmesan salad

Rustic style country pate with spiced bramley apple chutney and toasted walnut and raisin bread

Main Courses

Rump of Scottish beef with Yorkshire pudding and roasted jus

Roast loin of pork with compote of creamed shallots and a pommery mustard sauce

Confit of Gressingham duck leg with red onion marmalade, chunky chips and cassis sauce

Corn-fed chicken stuffed with tarragon mousse, served with dauphinoise potato, compote of Savoy cabbage and a mushroom sauce

Oven baked fillet of cod topped with chive rarebit, champ potato and smoked haddock veloute

Desserts

Warm chocolate brownie served with raspberries and vanilla bean ice cream

Pistachio crème brûlée served with mascarpone sorbet

Lemon panacotta served with poached strawberries and strawberry sorbet

Vanilla rice pudding with candied almonds and passion fruit coulis

Crispy tart of Granny Smiths apples served with frangipane and clotted cream ice cream

Selection of French and English cheeses served with black grapes and biscuits (£3.95 supplement)

Tea or coffee served with Petit Fours – £3.00

WINE LIST

Wines by the Glass

White Wines

We recommend…
Sauvignon Blanc, Forrest Estate, Marlborough, NZ, 2014
175ml – £7.60
250ml – £10.60
Masses of vital herbaceous, gooseberry character, mouth-wateringly moreish

1. Piquepoul-Sauvignon, Belle Mare, France
175ml – £4.85
250ml – £6.50

3. Chenin Blanc, Franschhoek Cellars, S. Africa
175ml – £5.10
250ml – £6.80

4. Chardonnay, ‘Ekuo’, Italy (organic)
175ml – £5.20
250ml – £6.80

2. Pinot Grigio, Colpo di Fortuna, Italy
175ml – £5.00
250ml – £6.35

Red Wine

20. Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek Cellars, S. Africa
175ml – £5.15
250ml – £6.80

23. Shiraz ‘Beyond the River’, S.Australia
175ml – £5.15
250ml – £6.80

22. Pinot Noir, ‘Paparruda’ Romania
175ml – £5.00
250ml – £6.50

25. Merlot ‘Ekuo’, Italy (organic)
175ml – £5.20
250ml – £6.80

Rose Wine

18. Rosé, La Colombette, France (organic)
175ml – £5.05
250ml – £6.60

Champagne or Prosecco

51. Prosecco Spumante, La Jara, Italy (organic)
125ml – £6.00

53. Champagne, 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs, Claude Carré
125ml – £8.35

Dessert Wine

57. Château La Garenne Sauternes 2005
If you want to revitalise your palate try this with some dessert. Its zesty, lemony richness and butterscotch finish is a delight.
Half bottle – £33.90
Glass 100ml – £9.95

Wines by the Bottle

Fizz

51. Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry, La Jara (organic) – £24.00
Brilliantly refreshing, fully sparkling Prosecco. Light, crisp and flavoursome – find an excuse!

52. Pinot Grigio Rosato, La Jara (organic) – £22.60
Made from naturally pink Pinot Grigio grapes! Light floral bouquet and pink grapefruit.

53. Champagne Brut, 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs, Claude Carré – £40.60
Soft, seductive, slightly biscuity nectar, bursting with life.

54. Veuve Clicquot Brut Reserve NV – £62.60
The grand old lady of Champagnes, a classic with crisp flavours.

55. Champagne Rosé, 1er Cru, Claude Carré – £44.60
Such a pretty pink! Rich aromas of red fruits and delicate depth of flavour and freshness.

56. Bollinger Special Cuvée N.V – £69.60
A rich nose with a hint of summer fruits, full flavours of nuts, toast and citrus abound, balanced by excellent acidity.

Rose Wines

18. Syrah Rosé, La Colombette, France (organic) 2014 – £18.00
Pretty pale Provençal style dry rosé, rose petal, floral nose, soft, lush fruit on the palate.

19. Sancerre Rosé de Pinot Noir, Dauny (organic) 2014 – £31.00
A finer more sophisticated rosé would be hard to find. Beautiful balance, length and freshness.

White Wines

1. Piquepoul-Sauvignon, Belle Mare, France 2014 – £17.60
Fresh nose of white flowers and fruits, crisp and dry in the mouth.

2. Pinot Grigio, Colpo di Fortuna, Italy 2014 – £17.60
This wine is clean, crisp and fresh with an attractive pear and lemon twist on the nose.

3. Chenin Blanc, Franschhoek Cellars, South Africa, 2014 – £18.00
Vibrant tropical fruit aromas with zesty crisp fresh fruit flavours.

4. Chardonnay (unoaked), ‘Ekuo’, Italy 2014 (organic) – £18.60
Fresh, floral nose, round and well textured on the palate, great as an aperitif.

5. Rioja Blanco “Noemus”, Spain 2013 (organic) – £21.90
Light, soft and elegant un-oaked wine, delicate fresh fruit flavour and not too acidic.

6. Muscadet “sur lie” Domaine Bonnet-Huteau 2013 (organic) – £19.50 Super-fresh, bone dry white with a delicate floral nose, soft fruit is complemented by vital acidity and minerally character.

7. Picpoul de Pinet, ‘Enfant Terrible’, France 2014 – £22.50
A ripe, citrussy, dry French white from the unusual Picpoul grape, gently aromatic with tropical fruit notes and lime juice acidity. A must with fish and seafood.

8. Grillo (Grasshopper) Capofeto, Sicily (organic) 2014 – £19.50
This lighter-bodied, dry white is soft and aromatic, full of Sicilian sunshine, it’s a great food wine!

9. Sauvignon/Chenin Blanc, Post House, S. Africa 2014 – £24.20
Fruity upfront dry wine for easy drinking. Fruity and minerally with fresh acidity.

10. Unoaked Chardonnay ‘Il Spareto’, Tuscany, Italy 2013 (organic) – £24.50
Here the classic grape is turned into bright, elegant high-class wine, by Pietro, one of Chianti’s most highly skilled wine makers. Fabulous food wine.

11. Gavi di Gavi, Cascina del Melo 2013 (biodynamic) – £26.60
A fresh and citrusy Gavi, with some warmer fruity notes and minerality. Very drinkable on its own, but this is a dry white is well suited to seafood.

12. Sauvignon Blanc, Forrest Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand 2014 – £29.50
This intense, dry white wine has masses of vital herbaceous, gooseberry character, it’s mouthwateringly moreish!

13. Macon Davayé, La Croix Senaillet 2012 (organic) – £28.50
Davayé is one of the Macon villages and La Croix Senaillet its best producer. Made from Chardonnay it’s aged on its ‘lies’, not oak. Elegant creamy, yet citrusy.

14. Sancerre Blanc “Les Caillottes”, Christian Dauny 2014 (organic) – £28.50
Masses of herbaceous, fresh gooseberry character; it’s why we love good Sancerre. A classic grassy, wine with vital acidity, clarity and purity.

15. Chablis, Georges Pico 2014 (organic) – £35.50
This has a lightish, golden green wine with good balance and bone-dry. A Chardonnay with vibrant acidity and a lengthy finish.

16. Meursault “Petits-Charrons”, Jean Javillier 2013 (organic) – £48.50
Meursault should have a richness to go with richer food but also balance and poise. This has uplifting silkiness and vitality that makes it a joy to drink.

17. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Alan Chavy 2009 – £62.50
From vines over 45-years-old, this wine has a honeyed apricot nose, rounded fruit and a rich, harmonious structure.

Red Wines

20. Franschhoek Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, S. Africa 2013 – £18.60
A classic light-bodied cabernet sauvignon which is rich, ripe and full of flavour.

21. Cabernet/Merlot/Shiraz “Releaf’, S. Africa 2012/13 (organic) – £20.60
Delicious blackcurranty/herbaceous full-bodied red with a touch of all spice.

22. Pinot Noir, Paparruda , Romania 2013 – £17.50
Lush, soft, juicy red raspberry Pinot fruit, this wine seldom fails to impress!

23. Shiraz ‘Beyond the River’, S. Australia 2014 – £19.50
Classic ripe lush fruit and all spice with soft gluggable tannins

24. Rioja Tinto “Noemus”, Spain 2013/14 (organic) – £21.50
A light, easy to drink red, warm and inviting with a hint of vanilla and bags of ripe and pure black cherry and spicy fruit.

25. Merlot ‘Ekuo’, Italy 2013 (organic) – £22.70
Dark, ruby red, this easy wine pulls you in with a fascinating herbal nose. Well balanced with great fruit, structure and minerality.

26. Malbec ‘Tizac’, Argentina 2011/12 (organic) – £23.10
Mocha and blackberry nose, deeply coloured, dry but full bodied red packed with juicy almost velvety spiced bramble jelly.

27. Pinotage/Cabernet, Post House S. Africa 2012 – £23.60
A nose of mulberries, red currant and ripe strawberries with a hint of pepper and spice. Full bodied and impressive rich wine with supple tannins.

28. Côtes du Rhône, ‘La Confidence‘, France 2012 (organic) – £24.60
Full-bodied, intense Rhone wine, packed with blackberry fruit, and coffee flavours. Lovers of robust, dark reds; this one’s for you!

29. Chianti DOCG, Majnoni, Tuscany 2012 (organic) – £25.00
Elegant and sumptuous Tuscan red made from the Sangiovese grape. A classic noble wine, perfect match to any hearty main dish, roasted or grilled meats.

30. Bulls’ Eye Cabernet Sauvignon, Post House, Stellenbosch, 2012 – £29.50
Intense, deep flavours of chocolate, and blackcurrant jam are what to expect from this exceptionally hand crafted, massive rich red.

31. Montagne St Emilion, Bordeaux Chateau Maison Blanche, 2009/10 (organic) – £30.60
50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc with 12 months in small oak barrels. The wine is dark, tannic and broody , best off decanted; let the air in and the flavour flood out!

32. Fleurie “Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine des Garands 2011 – £31.10
This very naturally produced Fleurie has one of the lowest sulphur levels of any wine anywhere, allowing the very gluggable, juicy nature of the wine to shine through.

33. Pinot Noir, Forrest Estate, Marlborough, NZ 2011 – £33.60
Aromas of sweet, dried cranberries and warm earth, with a beautifully fresh palate of ripe red summer fruits.

34. Shiraz ‘Guondong’, Paxton Estate, Australia (biodynamic) 2013 – £36.50
Wow! One of the finest, darkest most elegantly awesome Shiraz wines we’ve tasted, so good the Boss (Carol!) keeps taking it home!

35. The Chocolate Block, Franschhoek S. Africa 2012 – £43.50
Massive perfume with underlying redcurrant, cedar, black pepper, spice and hints of turkish delight. Layers of marzipan, minerals and a superb velvety structure. A blend of Syrah (70%); Cabernet Sauvignon (13%); Grenache Noir (10%); Cinsault (6%) and Viognier (1%).

Limited edition wines

36. Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Pierre André 2010 (biodynamic) – £45.10
This sensational wine is packed with succulent ripe fruit, tobacco and dried spice flavour. It has incredible depth and a rich array of captivating scents, it’s seriously delicious stuff.

37. Nuits St. Georges, Domaine Chicotot 2012 – £64.50
Burgundy comes in many styles. This is a perfect example of the lighter, elegant Pinot Noir with underlying complexity and charm and an unforgettable finish.

APRIL 2016 LUNCH MENU

Starter

Watercress soup with smoked haddock and pepper crème fraiche (D, F) – £6.50

Confit duck and chicken terrine, studded cranberries and apricot, toasted walnut and raisin bread cranberry chutney (G, N) – £6.50

Home cured fillet of mackerel with lime sorbet and tomato chutney (F) – £6.50

Buttered asparagus spears with blini, poached duck egg and saffron hollandaise foam (V, D, E, G) – £6.50

Breast of pigeon with puy lentils, salsify crisps and puree, served with pigeon jus (CEL) – £7.50

“Scotched egg” pulled pork belly, pancetta and wild mushrooms with quails egg, aioli and cep foam (G, D, E) – £8.00

Sautéed sea scallops with cauliflower puree, purslane and split lemon dressing (MO, D) – £10.50

Seared venison loin served on a brioche crouton, parsnip chips, balsamic reduction and blackcurrant sauce (G, D) – £9.50

Roast fillet of cod marinated in ginger, chilli and roots, served with a sea broth and fennel puree (F, CEL) – £8.00

Main Course

Grilled fillet of sea trout with white wine, pea and mint risotto, served with rocket and parmesan salad (D, E, Sul) – £14.00

Oven roasted guinea fowl ballontine with tarragon mousse, pancetta, red onion marmalade and parmentier potatoes (Cel, D, Sul) – £14.00

Barnsley lamb chop marinated in rosemary and garlic, topped with a herb crust, dauphinoise potato and bacon and carrot Savoy Cabbage (D, Cel, G, Sul, N) – £14.00

“Pork three ways” crispy pork belly, braised cheek and tenderloin with garlic spinach, champ mash and Dijon mustard sauce (M, D) – £21.50

Pan fried breast of duck served with a confit duck leg and foie gras spring roll, pak choi and cherry gel – £21.50

Wild fillet of sea bass served with crushed Jersey royals, samphire, crab beignets and haddock and saffron veloute (D, G, F) – £22.50

Beef Wellington with Parma ham, chive pancake and mushroom duxelle, Boulangere potatoes, red onion marmalade and red wine sauce (G, D) – £26.00

Garlic gnocchi with roasted chestnuts, wild mushrooms and ratatouille (N, G, C, L) V – £16.50

Butternut and parmesan ravioli with cep foam and rocket (D, G, E) V – £17.50

Side dishes

Fine green beans with red onion and red peppers – £3.00
Honey roasted parsnips and buttered baton carrots – £3.50
Cauliflower and broccoli coated in Gruyere cheese – £3.75
Rocket and parmesan Salad – £3.00
Chunky chips – £3.50
Bread basket – £1.95

Desserts

Dark chocolate tart with mango foam and custard doughnuts (D, G, E) – £5.50

Caramel Panacotta with whiskey truffle, poached peaches and vanilla ice cream, served in a chocolate brandy snap basket (D, G, E) – £5.50

Lemon cheesecake topped with candied lemon, curd, pistachio rocher and kiwi sorbet (D, G, E) – £5.50

Rhubarb cremeux served with shortbread foam, ginger meringue, baked chocolate namelaka and rhubarb sorbet (D, G) – £7.50

“Opera cake” coffee and almond sponge with chocolate ganache, honeycomb tuile and Baileys ice cream (D, G, E) – £8.00

White chocolate and caramel fondant with raspberry gel, salted caramel and yoghurt sorbet (D, G, E) – £8.50

Green apple bavarois with apple crisps, toffee apples and vanilla ice cream (D) – £7.50

A selection of French and English cheese with quince jelly black grapes and biscuits (SUL, D, G, L) – £8.50

Coffee or tea – £3.00

All produce is purchased daily and menu items may vary according to availability on the day

If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak with a member of staff as we will do our best to cater for your diet.

Allergen Key

Celery – CEL
Crustaceans – CR
Dairy – D
Eggs – E
Fish – F
Gluten – G
Lupins – L
Molluscs – MO
Mustard – M
Nuts – N
Peanuts – P
Soya – A
Sesame – SES
Sulphur Dioxide – SUL

Crouchers’ recommended dessert wines

Chateau La Garenne Sauternes 2005 – gently sweet with a long citrusy aftertaste – £9.95 (100ml)

Whisky

Bulleit Bourbon – £4.10
Dalwhinnie 15 yr – £5.25
Glenfiddich 12 yr – £4.10
Glenmorangie 10 yr – £4.60
Jura 10 yr – £4.90
Glengoyne 12 yr – £4.75
Jameson – £3.35
Lagavulin 16 yr – £6.20

Port

Taylors Port LBV – £4.50 (50ml)

Brandy

Hennessy V.S. Cognac – £3.80
Remy Martin V.S.O.P. Cognac – £5.55
Armagnac V.S. Marquis de Caussade – £3.50
Calvados Pays d’ Auge Grand Solage – £4.30

APRIL 2016 DINNER MENU

Two courses – £15.50
Three courses – £21.00

Starter

Watercress soup with smoked haddock and pepper crème fraiche (D, F) – 2 course lunch menu

Confit duck and chicken terrine, studded cranberry’s and apricot, toasted walnut and raisin bread cranberry chutney (G, N) – 2 course lunch menu

Home cured fillet of mackerel with lime sorbet and tomato chutney (F) – 2 course lunch menu

Buttered asparagus spears with blini, poached duck egg and saffron hollandaise foam (V, D, E, G) – 2 course lunch menu

Breast of pigeon with puy lentils, salsify crisps and puree, served with pigeon jus (CEL) – £7.50

“Scotched egg” pulled pork belly, pancetta and wild mushrooms with quails egg, aioli and cep foam (G, D, E) – £8.00

Sautéed sea scallops with cauliflower puree, purslane and split lemon dressing (MO, D) – £10.50

Seared venison loin served on a brioche crouton, parsnip chips, balsamic reduction and blackcurrant sauce (G, D) – £9.50

Roast fillet of cod marinated in ginger, chilli and roots, served with a sea broth and fennel puree (F, CEL) – £8.00

Main Course

Grilled fillet of sea trout with white wine, pea and mint risotto, served with rocket and parmesan salad (D, F, Sul) – 2 course lunch menu

Oven roasted guinea fowl ballontine with tarragon mousse, pancetta, red onion marmalade and parmentier potatoes (Cel, D, Sul) – 2 course lunch menu

Barnsley lamb chop marinated in rosemary and garlic, topped with a herb crust, dauphinoise potato and bacon and carrot savoy cabbage (D, Cel, G, Sul, N) – 2 course lunch menu

“Pork three ways” crispy pork belly, braised cheek and tenderloin with garlic spinach, champ mash and Dijon mustard sauce (M, D) – £21.50

Pan fried breast of duck served with a confit duck leg and foie gras spring roll, pak choi and cherry gel – £21.50

Wild fillet of sea bass served with crushed Jersey royals, samphire, crab beignets and haddock and saffron veloute (D, G, F) – £22.50

Beef Wellington with Parma ham, chive pancake and mushroom duxelle, Boulangere potatoes, red onion marmalade and red wine sauce (G, D) – £26.00

Garlic gnocchi with roasted chestnuts, wild mushrooms and ratatouille (N, G, C, L) V – £16.50

Butternut and parmesan ravioli with cep foam and rocket (D, G, E) V – £17.50

Side dishes

Fine green beans with red onion and red peppers – £3.00
Honey roasted parsnips and buttered baton carrots – £3.50
Cauliflower and broccoli coated in Gruyere cheese – £3.75
Rocket and parmesan salad – £3.00
Chunky chips – £3.50
Bread basket – £1.95

Desserts

Dark chocolate tart with mango foam and custard doughnuts (D, G, E) – 2 course lunch menu

Caramel panacotta with whiskey truffle, poached peaches and vanilla ice cream, served in a chocolate brandy snap basket (D, G, E) – 2 course lunch menu

Lemon cheesecake topped with candied lemon, curd, pistachio rocher and kiwi sorbet (D, G, E) – 2 course lunch menu

Rhubarb cremeux served with shortbread foam, ginger meringue, baked chocolate namelaka and rhubarb sorbet (D, G) – £7.50

“Opera cake” coffee and almond sponge with chocolate ganache, honeycomb tuile and Baileys ice cream (G, D, E) – £8.00

White chocolate and caramel fondant with raspberry gel, salted caramel and yoghurt sorbet (G, D, E) – £8.50

Green apple bavarois with apple crisps, toffee apples and vanilla ice cream – £7.50 (D)

A selection of French and English cheese with quince jelly black grapes and biscuits (SUL, G, L, D) – £8.50

Coffee or tea – £3.00

All produce is purchased daily and menu items may vary according to availability on the day.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak with a member of staff as we will do our best to cater for your diet.

Allergen Key

Celery – CEL
Crustaceans – CR
Dairy – D
Eggs – E
Fish – F
Gluten – G
Lupins – L
Molluscs – MO
Mustard – M
Nuts – N
Peanuts – P
Soya – A
Sesame – SES
Sulphur Dioxide – SUL

Crouchers’ recommended dessert wines

Chateau La Garenne Sauternes 2005 – gently sweet with a long citrusy aftertaste  – £9.95 (100ml)

Whisky

Bulleit Bourbon – £4.10
Dalwhinnie 15 yr – £5.25
Glenfiddich 12 yr – £4.10
Glenmorangie 10 yr – £4.60
Jura 10 yr – £4.90
Glengoyne 12 yr – £4.75
Jameson – £3.35
Lagavulin 16 yr – £6.20

Port

Taylors Port LBV – £4.50 (50ml)

Brandy

Hennessy V.S. Cognac – £3.80
Remy Martin V.S.O.P. Cognac – £5.55
Armagnac V.S. Marquis de Caussade – £3.50
Calvados Pays d’ Auge Grand Solage – £4.30

Cabaret-style evening

Saturday 21st May 2016, 7pm ’til late.

Tickets £38.00 per person to include a delicious 3-course meal freshly cooked to order (vegetarian option available on request). Our sommelier will be on hand to offer wine recommendations for each course.

Come and enjoy a fabulous cabaret-style evening at Crouchers with effervescent singer and former West End performer Julie Paton. Table sizes from 2 to 22. Please call 01243 784995 to book your table.

Find out more about Julie on our Blog page. We hope you can join us for this dazzling evening of fabulous food, wine and entertainment.

Julie Paton

Sunday lunch

Sunday lunch with delicious roasts and wonderful atmosphere. Bring the family along and enjoy some quality time. Served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Two courses £20.50
Three courses £26.50

Interested in arranging a function or event?  Email us