FOOD & DRINKS

Welcome To

The Great House

We use natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, our ecofriendly menu aims to excite and inspire and is continually changing with the seasons, always offering a variety of healthy local and international dishes with proven provenance.

You’ll always find a choice of imaginative vegan and vegetarian dishes available.  A fine selection of wines, craft beers and ales and more than twenty-five gins to choose from, or why not let us mix it up a little. Our fully trained cocktail maker is at your service.

We use natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, our ecofriendly menu aims to excite and inspire and is continually changing with the seasons, always offering a variety of healthy local and international dishes with proven provenance.

MENU UPDATED ON

’21/07/2019’
  • Food & Drinks Menu
  • Party Menus
Daily Menu

While You Wait

  • Garlic & rosemary flat bread
  • Caramelised onion & mozzarella flat bread
  • Sweet Sicilian olives(GF)
  • Marcona almonds(GF)
  • Freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic
  • 20 months cured San Daniele ham(GF)

Sharing Boards

  • British fish platterKing prawns, pink peppercorn crispy squid, citrus cured salmon, grilled sardines, white anchovies, bloody Mary aioli, fennel , chilli & lime salad, crusty bread
  • Great House Greek boardspicy lamb kofta, heritage tomato, and barrel aged feta, taramasalata, Kalamata olives, Grilled artichokes, tzatziki, wood fired flatbread

Smaller

  • Vegan plum tomato & oregano soupcrusty bread (GF)
  • Citrus cured salmonheritage beetroot, bloody Mary aioli, melba toast (GF)
  • Pink peppercorn crispy squidrocket, chilli & coriander sauce
  • “Not only for vegan” BBQ jackfruit tacosavocado, sweetcorn, chilli, coriander, coconut & lime yogurt
  • Korean bbq pork ribssesame seeds, kimchi, Asian slaw
  • Spicy lamb koftatzatziki, pickled chilli, wood fired flatbread (GF)
  • Seared King scallopswatercress, fennel, chilli, lime ceviche salad
  • Heritage tomato & barrel aged feta saladrocket, Kalamata olives, oregano, aged balsamic

Bigger

  • “Not only for vegan” Provencal summer vegetable risottovegan cheese, rocket salad
  • Traditional fish & chipsmushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon
  • English pork bellyapple & potato croquette, runner beans, carrots puree, port jus
  • Vegan power bowlquinoa, baby spinach, avocado, pineapple, BBQ jackfruit, cashews nuts, coconut & lime yogurt
  • King prawn gluten free linguinecherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket 15.5
  • Mint & chilli lamb burgerbarrel aged feta, tzatziki, pickled beetroot, coleslaw, chips 15 – double it up 4.5
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebabchipotle mayo, summer salad, skin on fries, flat bread
  • Rye Bay halibut filletsaffron basmati rice, samphire, avocado & mango salsa (GF)
  • Vegan burgerorganic quinoa, bean, pulled jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli & coriander coconut yogurt, chips

Steaks

English grilled meat – all served with, vine tomato, flat mushroom, watercress, chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+£1)

  • 35 day aged 10oz ribeye
  • 21 day aged 8oz Fillet
  • add Surf & Turf - King prawns
  • add half lobster
  • add green peppercorn sauce
  • add blue cheese sauce
  • add garlic & parsley butter

Artisan wood fired sourdough pizza (available to take away)

  • Our Own
  • The house on firespicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, Roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme
  • Rye bay harbourcrab, king prawns, corn, chilli, coriander, avocado
  • The vegan patchpiri piri jackfruit, Roquito peppers, red onion, chilli, tomato, rocket, vegan cheese
  • The Smuggler’s piggyKorean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella
  • The Fancy goatgoat cheese, pickled beetroot, caramelised onion, pine nuts mint, aged balsamic (v)
  • Classics
  • Margheritamozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil (v)
  • Quatro StagioniItalian ham, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Pepperonipepperoni, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil
  • Calzonesalami, sausage, mushroom, onion, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Extras
  • Add king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken, peperoni, Kentish ham, or sausage
  • Add spicy jackfruit, mozzarella, vegan cheese, avocado, artichoke, or goat cheese
  • Add mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, pepper, red onion, pineapple, Roquito peppers

Salads, greens & tatties

  • Summer saladEnglish new potatoes – Green beans – chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+£1)(GF)

Daily Specials

  • Local asparagusfried duck egg, salsa Verde
  • Native lobsterskin on fries, fennel, radish & coriander salad, mousseline sauce
  • Kentish lamb rackJersey Royals, local asparagus, grilled vegetables, salsa Verde, jus
  • Rye Bay stone bass filletJersey Royals, pea & chorizo fricassee, samphire, brown shrimp butter sauce
  • Local strawberry tartcrème patisserie, elderflower sorbet

Sandwiches

Served till 3pm (not available Sundays)
All served with chips/fries/sweet potato fries (+0.50p)

  • Vegan BBQ jackfruit wholemeal wrapmint, baby gem, avocado, sweetcorn, coconut yogurt
  • Citrus cured salmon sandwichavocado & mango salsa, Bloody Mary aioli, white or brown bread
  • Open ploughman’s sandwichKentish ham, aged Ashmore cheddar, chutney, pickles, white or brown bread (V)
  • Add a mug of soup

Kiddies milkshakes

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel

Illy Coffees

Almond Milk Available

  • Americano coffeedecaffeinated – double espresso
  • Single espresso
  • Floater coffee / café latte / cappuccino / Hot Chocolate
  • Irish, French, Calypso or Jamaican Coffee
  • Flavoured Latte’sCaramel, Amaretto or Vanilla

Natural teas & infusions from Dammann

  • English breakfast Decaffeinated black tea / Earl grey / Super fruit / Chamomile flowers / Peppermint leaves / Lemon grass tea / Gunpowder Green tea / Rooibos / Darjeeling
Pudding Menu

Puddings

  • Vanilla crème bruleè,shortbread biscuit
  • Vegan browniemerengue, blood orange sorbet
  • Kentish apple & summer berry crumblestrawberry & clotted cream ice cream
  • Chocolate fondantMorello cherry ice cream
  • Mango & kiwi cheesecakemango & lime salad
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm fruit sorbetslemon, raspberry, blood orange, elderflower, strawberry (GF) - brandy basket
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm dairy ice-creamvanilla, clotted cream strawberry, honeycomb, , Belgian chocolate, butterscotch & pecan, Morello cherry ice cream (GF) - brandy basket
  • British & French cheeses, grapes, quince jelly, celery, biscuitsWookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar, Brie de Meaux, Golden Cross goat cheese, Kentish blue (GF)

Dessert Wine

  • Château Ramon Monbazzillac 2014/15
  • Sauvignon blanc late harvest la playa 2016

Expresso Martini

  • Smirnoff Black, Kahlua, espresso

Illy Coffees

Almond Milk Available

  • Americano coffeedecaffeinated – double espresso
  • Single espresso
  • Floater coffee / café latte / cappuccino / Hot Chocolate
  • Irish, French, Calypso or Jamaican Coffee
  • Flavoured Latte’sCaramel, Amaretto or Vanilla

Natural teas & infusions from Dammann

  • English breakfast Decaffeinated black tea / Earl grey / Super fruit / Chamomile flowers / Peppermint leaves / Lemon grass tea / Gunpowder Green tea / Rooibos / Darjeeling
Sunday Menu

While You Wait

  • Garlic & rosemary flat bread
  • Caramelised onion & mozzarella flat bread
  • Sweet Sicilian olives(GF)
  • Marcona almonds(GF)
  • Freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic
  • 20 months cured San Daniele ham(GF)

Sharing Boards

  • British fish platterKing prawns, pink peppercorn crispy squid, citrus cured salmon, grilled sardines, white anchovies, bloody Mary aioli, fennel , chilli & lime salad, crusty bread
  • Great House Greek boardspicy lamb kofta, heritage tomato, and barrel aged feta, taramasalata, Kalamata olives, Grilled artichokes, tzatziki, wood fired flatbread

Smaller

  • Vegan plum tomato & oregano soupcrusty bread (GF)
  • Citrus cured salmonheritage beetroot, bloody Mary aioli, melba toast (GF)
  • Pink peppercorn crispy squidrocket, chilli & coriander sauce
  • “Not only for vegan” BBQ jackfruit tacosavocado, sweetcorn, chilli, coriander, coconut & lime yogurt
  • Korean bbq pork ribssesame seeds, kimchi, Asian slaw
  • Spicy lamb koftatzatziki, pickled chilli, wood fired flatbread (GF)
  • Seared King scallopswatercress, fennel, chilli, lime ceviche salad
  • Heritage tomato & barrel aged feta saladrocket, Kalamata olives, oregano, aged balsamic

Sunday Roasts

Served from 12:00 - 5:00 or until it’s gone
Traditional sirloin of English beef, rosemary infused leg of English lamb, English gammon, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy!!!

  • Sirloin of beef
  • Leg of lamb
  • Gammon
  • Roast platter
  • Nut roast (v)

Bigger

  • “Not only for vegan” Provencal summer vegetable risottovegan cheese, rocket salad
  • Traditional fish & chipsmushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon
  • English pork bellyapple & potato croquette, runner beans, carrots puree, port jus
  • Vegan power bowlquinoa, baby spinach, avocado, pineapple, BBQ jackfruit, cashews nuts, coconut & lime yogurt
  • King prawn gluten free linguinecherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket 15.5
  • Mint & chilli lamb burgerbarrel aged feta, tzatziki, pickled beetroot, coleslaw, chips 15 – double it up 4.5
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebabchipotle mayo, summer salad, skin on fries, flat bread
  • Rye Bay halibut filletsaffron basmati rice, samphire, avocado & mango salsa (GF)
  • Vegan burgerorganic quinoa, bean, pulled jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli & coriander coconut yogurt, chips

Artisan wood fired sourdough pizza (available to take away)

  • Our Own
  • The house on firespicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, Roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme
  • Rye bay harbourcrab, king prawns, corn, chilli, coriander, avocado
  • The vegan patchpiri piri jackfruit, Roquito peppers, red onion, chilli, tomato, rocket, vegan cheese
  • The Smuggler’s piggyKorean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella
  • The Fancy goatgoat cheese, pickled beetroot, caramelised onion, pine nuts mint, aged balsamic (v)
  • Classics
  • Margheritamozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil (v)
  • Quatro StagioniItalian ham, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Pepperonipepperoni, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil
  • Calzonesalami, sausage, mushroom, onion, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Extras
  • Add king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken, peperoni, Kentish ham, or sausage
  • Add spicy jackfruit, mozzarella, vegan cheese, avocado, artichoke, or goat cheese
  • Add mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, pepper, red onion, pineapple, Roquito peppers

Salads, greens & tatties

  • Summer saladEnglish new potatoes – Green beans – chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+£1)(GF)

Daily Specials

  • Local asparagusfried duck egg, salsa Verde
  • Native lobsterskin on fries, fennel, radish & coriander salad, mousseline sauce
  • Kentish lamb rackJersey Royals, local asparagus, grilled vegetables, salsa Verde, jus
  • Rye Bay stone bass filletJersey Royals, pea & chorizo fricassee, samphire, brown shrimp butter sauce
  • Local strawberry tartcrème patisserie, elderflower sorbet

Kiddies milkshakes

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel

Illy Coffees

Almond Milk Available

  • Americano coffeedecaffeinated – double espresso
  • Single espresso
  • Floater coffee / café latte / cappuccino / Hot Chocolate
  • Irish, French, Calypso or Jamaican Coffee
  • Flavoured Latte’sCaramel, Amaretto or Vanilla

Natural teas & infusions from Dammann

  • English breakfast Decaffeinated black tea / Earl grey / Super fruit / Chamomile flowers / Peppermint leaves / Lemon grass tea / Gunpowder Green tea / Rooibos / Darjeeling
Children's Menu

Starters

Toddlers £2.5 / Children up to 12 years £3.5

  • Garlic & cheese flatbread(v)
  • Soup of the day & bread(v)
  • Little power bowlorganic quinoa salad, pineapple, cherry tomato, mixed leaves

Main Courses

Toddlers £4 / Children up to 12 years £6

  • Free range chicken burgercheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato
  • Gluten free tomato & cheese pasta(v)
  • Local pork sausage, chips & peas
  • Traditional fish & chips, mushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce
  • Margheritacherry tomato & mozzarella (v)
  • The little Smugglerham & mushroom
  • Sunday roast meatsBeef, pork or lamb (served 12pm – 5pm or until it’s gone)

Yummy Desserts (not for mums or dads!)

Toddlers £2 /Children up to 12 years £4

  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice creamchoose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry
  • Cheddar cheese, biscuits, grapes
  • Seasonal crumble & vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate brownie & vanilla ice cream
  • Pip Organic fruit & vegetable rainbow lolly(vegan) 2.00

Cold Drinks

  • Pip Organic strawberry & blackcurrant juice
  • Frobisher’s juice orange, apple, pineapple, grapefruit, cranberry
  • Frobisher’s Fusion apple & raspberry, apple & mango, orange & passion fruit
  • Bottle green flavoured soft drinks - elderflower, raspberry lemonade, apple
  • Children’s milkshake chocolate, strawberry, caramel, vanilla

Hot Drinks

  • Hot chocolate
  • Decaf Babyccino
  • Hot milk
Wood fired sourdough pizza for take away 01580 753119

Artisan wood fired sourdough pizza (available to take away)

  • Our Own
  • The house on firespicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, Roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme
  • Rye bay harbourcrab, king prawns, corn, chilli, coriander, avocado
  • The vegan patchpiri piri jackfruit, Roquito peppers, red onion, chilli, tomato, rocket, vegan cheese
  • The Smuggler’s piggyKorean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella
  • The Fancy goatgoat cheese, pickled beetroot, caramelised onion, pine nuts mint, aged balsamic (v)
  • Classics
  • Margheritamozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil (v)
  • Quatro StagioniItalian ham, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Pepperonipepperoni, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, basil
  • Calzonesalami, sausage, mushroom, onion, mozzarella, plum tomato sauce, oregano
  • Extras
  • Add king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken, peperoni, Kentish ham, or sausage
  • Add spicy jackfruit, mozzarella, vegan cheese, avocado, artichoke, or goat cheese
  • Add mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, pepper, red onion, pineapple, Roquito peppers
Afternoon Tea

The Great House afternoon tea

£20 per person

  • Strawberry tart, chocolate muffin, macaroon
  • Unlimited tea & filter coffee
  • Lemon, lime & orange cake
  • Traditional plain & fruit sconesTiptree jam, Cornish clotted cream
  • Selection of finger sandwichesKentish ham & English mustard, free range egg mayonnaise & watercress, Scottish smoked salmon & lime creme fraiche, cucumber & cream cheese

The Great House Chapel Down brut afternoon tea

£26 per person

  • A glass of Chapel Down Brut sparkling nv

The Great House Traditional Cream Tea

£9 per person

  • Traditional plain & fruit scones, tiptree jam, cornish clotted cream, selection of twinings teas, illy coffees
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Set Menu 1

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic

Starters

  • Spicy lamb koftatzatziki, pickled chilli, wood fired flatbread (GF)
  • Heritage tomato & barrel aged feta saladrocket, Kalamata olives, oregano, aged balsamic
  • Soup of the daycrusty bread (V, GF)

Mains

  • Traditional fish & chipsmushy pea, tartare sauce, lemon
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebabchipotle mayo, spring salad, skin on fries, flat bread
  • Vegan power bowlorganic quinoa, wild garlic, avocado, roasted sweet potato, spring peas, broad beans, lemon dressing

Sunday Roast

  • English glazed GammonInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy
  • Polenta nut roastInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy (V)
  • Traditional leg of lambInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy
  • Traditional sirloin of English beefInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy

Desserts

  • Mango & kiwi cheesecakemango & lime salad
  • Selection of Callestick Farm dairy ice creams & fruit sorbets
  • Seasonal crumblecustard (GF)
Set Menu 2

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic

Starters

  • “Not only for vegan” BBQ jackfruit tacosavocado, sweetcorn, chilli, coriander, coconut & lime yogurt
  • Citrus cured salmonheritage beetroot, bloody Mary aioli, melba toast (GF)
  • Korean bbq pork ribssesame seeds, kimchi, Asian slaw

Mains

  • English pork bellyapple & potato croquette, spring green, charred baby vegetables, port jus (GF)
  • Rye Bay seabass filletsaffron basmati rice, samphire, avocado & mango salsa (GF)
  • “Not only for vegan” Spring vegetable risottovegan cheese, fennel & rocket salad

Sunday Roast

  • English glazed GammonInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy
  • Polenta nut roastInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy (V)
  • Traditional leg of lambInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy
  • Traditional sirloin of English beefInfused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy

Desserts

  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm fruit sorbets & dairy ice creams
  • Vegan browniemeringue, blood orange sorbet
  • Seasonal creme brulee
Set Menu 3

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic

Starters

  • Grilled red prawnschimichuri, pineapple & radish salad
  • Seared king scallopsheritage cauliflower, sauce vierge
  • Korean bbq ribskimchi, Asian slaw

Mains

  • 35 day aged 10oz English ribeyevine tomatoes, flat mushroom, watercress, chips/fries/sweet potato fries (GF)
  • Rack of English lambgratin dauphinois, ratatouille, bobby beans, aged balsamic jus
  • Rye bay brill fillethandpicked crab risotto, spinach, mango & coriander salsa

Puddings

  • Chocolate fondantmorello cherry ice cream
  • Pineapple carpacciomango sorbet, kiwi & mango salsa, coconut crumb (GF, DF)
  • Selection of English & continental cheeses
Children's Menu

Starters

Toddlers £2.50/ Children up to 12 years £3.50

  • Little power bowlorganic quinoa salad, pineapple cherry tomato mixed eaves
  • Garlic bread(V)
  • Soup of the day & bread(V)

Mains

Toddlers £4 / Children up to 12 years £6

  • The little Smugglerham & mushroom
  • Margheritacherry tomato, mozzarella (V)
  • Gluten free tomato & cheese passata(V)
  • Free range chicken burgercheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato
  • Crispy fish & chipsmushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce
  • Local pork sausagemash, peas
  • Sunday roastavailable every Sunday: beef, lamb or pork

Desserts

Toddlers £2 / Children up to 12 years £4

  • Pistachio & chocolate brownievanilla crumble
  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice creamchoose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry
  • Cheddar cheesebiscuits, grapes
  • Seasonal crumblestrawberry ice cream
Buffet Menu

Buffet

Available from 10 guests

Choose 7 items for £15, 10 items for £18

  • Organic quinoa, pineapple & chimichurri(GF, DF)
  • Breaded Brie, chutney
  • Vegetable spring rolls
  • Chilli, ginger & coriander risotto fritters, lime coconut yogurt(GF)
  • Greek platter, hummus, tzatziki & crudites(GF)
  • Seared king scallops, tomato salsa(GF, DF)
  • Salt and chilli squid, soya & lime(GF, DF)
  • Smoked salmon blinis
  • Haddock, dill & caper mini fish cake
  • Mini fish & chips
  • Mini beef burger
  • Yorkshire pudding, rare roast beef & horseradish
  • Korean chicken wings(GF)
  • Baby pork ribs, BBQ sauce(GF)
  • Spicy honey & mustard chipolatas
  • Wookey hole cheddar, fruit chutney, savoury buiscuits(GF)
  • Chocolate brownie(DF)
  • Lemon, lime & orange cake(DF)
  • Selection of scones, clotted cream, preserve
  • Selection of sourdough wood fired pizzas
  • Selection of sandwiches
Packages

Packages

  • Buffet with arrival drinka choice of draft beer, soft drink or 175ml wine, 10 buffet options, unlimited tea and coffee
  • Buffet with arrival drinka choice of draft beer, soft drink or 175ml wine, 7 buffet options, unlimited tea and filtered coffee
  • Buffet with unlimited coffee10 buffet options, unlimited tea and filtered coffee
  • Buffet with unlimited coffee7 buffet options, unlimited tea and filtered coffee
Informal Packages

Served from the bar for £14.95 per person

Includes:
Glass of prosecco
1/2 a wood fired sourdough pizza
Seasonal platters to share

  • Spring Ploughman’s boardPork pie, chicken & ham hock terrine, aged Ashmore cheddar, celery, apple & baby gem salad, pickled quail eggs, rhubarb chutney, crusty bread
  • The Weald seasonsKentish ham, mushroom, olives, artichoke, mozzarella
  • The vegan patchBBQ jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli, corn, red onion, spicy broad beans (v)
  • The Great threesomeCherry tomato, mozzarella, basil (v)
  • British fish platterKing prawns, Shetland mussels, whiskey cured salmon, grilled Cornish sardines, pickled herring, bloody Mary aioli, samphire, mango & wild garlic salad, crusty bread
  • The Smuggler’s piggyKorean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozarella
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