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

’24/05/2019’
  • 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 month cured San Daniele ham -GF-

Together Boards

  • Spring Ploughman’s board (Pork pie, chicken & ham hock terrine, aged Ashmore cheddar, celery, apple & baby gem salad, pickled quail eggs, rhubarb chutney, crusty bread)
  • British fish platter (King prawns, Shetland mussels, whiskey cured salmon, grilled Cornish sardines, pickled herring, bloody Mary aioli, samphire, mango & wild garlic salad, crusty bread)

Smaller

  • Vegan watercress, leek & potato soup (crusty bread (V) )
  • Whiskey cured garvadlax (heritage beetroot, bloody Mary aioli, melba toast (gf))
  • Shetland mussels (Kentish pancetta, tomato & sorrel broth, crusty bread (gf))
  • “Not only for vegans” poached rhubarb salad (mint, butterbeans, wild garlic pesto)
  • Korean bbq pork ribs (sesame seeds, kimchi, Asian slaw)
  • Seared King scallops (Jerusalem artichoke, apple, spring pea & broad bean fricassee)
  • Chicken & ham hock terrine (rhubarb chutney, toast (gf))
  • Goat cheese curd bruschetta (spring pea & broad bean, rocket, aged balsamic)

Wood fired sourdough pizza ( available to take away)

  • The Weald seasons (Kentish ham, mushroom, olives, artichoke, mozzarella )
  • The House on fire (Spicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme)
  • Rye Bay harbour (Crab, king prawns, corn, chilli guacamole, coriander)
  • The vegan patch (bbq jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli, corn, red onion, spicy broad beans (v))
  • The Smuggler’s piggy (Korean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella )
  • The Great threesome (V) (Cherry tomato, mozzarella, basil )
  • Extras (king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken )
  • Extras (pepperoni, ham, goat cheese, mozzarella )
  • Extras (mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, roquito pepper, red onion, pineapple)

Bigger

  • “Not only for vegan” Spring vegetable risotto (vegan cheese, fennel & rocket salad)
  • Crispy battered fish & chips (mushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon )
  • English pork belly (apple, potato croquette, spring greens, charred baby vegetables, port jus (gf))
  • Gluten free king prawn linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket )
  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, wild garlic, avocado, roasted sweet potato, spring peas, broad beans, lemon dressing)
  • Minted spring lamb burger (pickled cucumber, cream cheese, beetroot, iceberg lettuce, coleslaw, chips)
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebab (chipotle mayo, spring salad, skin on fries, flat bread)
  • Rye Bay halibut fillet (truffle polenta chips, Jerusalem artichoke puree, wild garlic & spinach (gf))

Steaks


English grilled meat - all served with vine tomato, flat mushroom, watercress salad, chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+£1)
22.95 35 day aged 10oz ribeye

27.95 21 day aged 8oz fillet

4.00 Add king prawns

13.00 Add half lobster

1.80 Blue cheese sauce / green peppercorn sauce

0.80 Garlic Butter


Salads, greens & tatties
  • Chips / skin on fries
  • Spring vegetables (gf) / wild garlic & radish salad / truffle polenta chips
  • (Sweet potato fries +£1 - add Slap ya’ Mama seasoning (mild or hot) + £0.25)

Sandwiches served till 3pm (not available Sundays)

  • (All served with chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+0.50p) add a mug of soup 2.75)
  • Vegan spring pea & broad bean hummus wholemeal wrap (mint & baby gem )
  • Whiskey cured salmon sandwich (poached rhubarb, lemon creme fraiche, rocket, white or brown bread )
  • Open ploughman’s sandwich (Kentish ham, aged Ashmore cheddar, chutney, pickles, white or brown bread (v) )
  • English steak & blue cheese ciabatta (horseradish crème fraiche, rocket )

Puddings

  • Elderflower pannacotta (sable biscuit, poached rhubarb )
  • Mango & kiwi cheesecake (mango, chilli & lime salad)
  • Vegan blood orange polenta cake (bloody orange sorbet )
  • Bramley apple & gooseberry crumble (rhubarb & clotted cream ice cream)
  • Pistachio chocolate brownie (praline, white chocolate ice cream )
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm fruit sorbets (G.F) ((choose 3 scoops: lemon, raspberry, blood orange, mango, passion fruit, elderflower), brandy basket )
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm dairy ice-cream (G.F) ( (choose 3 scoops: vanilla, clotted cream strawberry, honeycomb, Belgian chocolate, Jamaican rum & raisin, Butterscotch & pecan ), brandy basket )
  • British & French cheeses (Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar, Blue Stilton, Brie de Meaux, Golden Cross goat cheese, Kentish blue grapes, quince jelly, celery, biscuits, (G.F) )

Kiddies milkshake

  • Kiddes milkshakes (Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, caramel )

Illy Coffees

  • (Americano coffee - decaffeinated - double espresso)
  • (Cappuccino – hot chocolate – Floater coffee – Café latte )
  • (Single espresso )
  • (Flavoured latte –vanilla – caramel - amaretto)
  • (Amaretto latte, Irish, French, Calypso or Jamaican Coffee)

Natural teas & infusions from Twining's

  • (English breakfast – Lemon & ginger – Cranberry& raspberry – Camomile – Peppermint - Earl Grey – Green tea – English breakfast decaffeinated )
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 month cured San Daniele ham -GF-

Together Boards

  • Spring Ploughman’s board (Pork pie, chicken & ham hock terrine, aged Ashmore cheddar, celery, apple & baby gem salad, pickled quail eggs, rhubarb chutney, crusty bread)
  • British fish platter (King prawns, Shetland mussels, whiskey cured salmon, grilled Cornish sardines, pickled herring, bloody Mary aioli, samphire, mango & wild garlic salad, crusty bread)

Smaller

  • Vegan watercress, leek & potato soup (crusty bread (V) )
  • Whiskey cured garvadlax (heritage beetroot, bloody Mary aioli, melba toast (gf))
  • Shetland mussels (Kentish pancetta, tomato & sorrel broth, crusty bread (gf))
  • “Not only for vegans” poached rhubarb salad (mint, butterbeans, wild garlic pesto)
  • Korean bbq pork ribs (sesame seeds, kimchi, Asian slaw)
  • Seared King scallops (Jerusalem artichoke, apple, spring pea & broad bean fricassee)
  • Chicken & ham hock terrine (rhubarb chutney, toast (gf))
  • Goat cheese curd bruschetta (spring pea & broad bean, rocket, aged balsamic)

Wood fired sourdough pizza ( available to take away)

  • The Weald seasons (Kentish ham, mushroom, olives, artichoke, mozzarella )
  • The House on fire (Spicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme)
  • Rye Bay harbour (Crab, king prawns, corn, chilli guacamole, coriander)
  • The vegan patch (bbq jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli, corn, red onion, spicy broad beans (v))
  • The Smuggler’s piggy (Korean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella )
  • The Great threesome (V) (Cherry tomato, mozzarella, basil )
  • Extras (king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken )
  • Extras (pepperoni, ham, goat cheese, mozzarella )
  • Extras (mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, roquito pepper, red onion, pineapple)

Roasts (served from 12:00 - 17:00 or until it's gone)

Traditional sirloin of English beef, rosemary infused leg of English lamb, roast English pork, duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy!
  • Roast platter
  • Polenta nut roast
  • Roast Pork
  • Roast leg of lamb
  • Roast sirloin of beef

Bigger

  • “Not only for vegan” Spring vegetable risotto (vegan cheese, fennel & rocket salad)
  • Crispy battered fish & chips (mushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon )
  • English pork belly (apple, potato croquette, spring greens, charred baby vegetables, port jus (gf))
  • Gluten free king prawn linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket )
  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, wild garlic, avocado, roasted sweet potato, spring peas, broad beans, lemon dressing)
  • Minted spring lamb burger (pickled cucumber, cream cheese, beetroot, iceberg lettuce, coleslaw, chips)
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebab (chipotle mayo, spring salad, skin on fries, flat bread)
  • Rye Bay halibut fillet (truffle polenta chips, Jerusalem artichoke puree, wild garlic & spinach (gf))

Steaks


English grilled meat - all served with vine tomato, flat mushroom, watercress salad, chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+£1)
22.95 35 day aged 10oz ribeye

27.95 21 day aged 8oz fillet

4.00 Add king prawns

13.00 Add half lobster

1.80 Blue cheese sauce / green peppercorn sauce

0.80 Garlic Butter


Salads, greens & tatties
  • Chips / skin on fries
  • Spring vegetables (gf) / wild garlic & radish salad / truffle polenta chips
  • (Sweet potato fries +£1 - add Slap ya’ Mama seasoning (mild or hot) + £0.25)

Puddings

  • Elderflower pannacotta (sable biscuit, poached rhubarb )
  • Mango & kiwi cheesecake (mango, chilli & lime salad)
  • Vegan blood orange polenta cake (bloody orange sorbet )
  • Bramley apple & gooseberry crumble (rhubarb & clotted cream ice cream)
  • Pistachio chocolate brownie (praline, white chocolate ice cream )
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm fruit sorbets (G.F) ((choose 3 scoops: lemon, raspberry, blood orange, mango, passion fruit, elderflower), brandy basket )
  • Selection of Callestick Cornish Farm dairy ice-cream (G.F) ( (choose 3 scoops: vanilla, clotted cream strawberry, honeycomb, Belgian chocolate, Jamaican rum & raisin, Butterscotch & pecan ), brandy basket )
  • British & French cheeses (Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar, Blue Stilton, Brie de Meaux, Golden Cross goat cheese, Kentish blue grapes, quince jelly, celery, biscuits, (G.F) )

Kiddies milkshake

  • Kiddes milkshakes (Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, caramel )

Illy Coffees

  • (Americano coffee - decaffeinated - double espresso)
  • (Cappuccino – hot chocolate – Floater coffee – Café latte )
  • (Single espresso )
  • (Flavoured latte –vanilla – caramel - amaretto)
  • (Amaretto latte, Irish, French, Calypso or Jamaican Coffee)

Natural teas & infusions from Twining's

  • (English breakfast – Lemon & ginger – Cranberry& raspberry – Camomile – Peppermint - Earl Grey – Green tea – English breakfast decaffeinated )
Children's Menu

Starters: Toddlers £2.50/ Children up to 12 years £3.50

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

Main courses: Toddlers £4/ Children up to 12 years £6

  • The little Smuggler (ham & mushroom)
  • Margherita (cherry tomato, mozzarella (v))
  • Gluten free tomato & cheese passata (v)
  • Free range chicken burger (cheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato)
  • Crispy fish & chips (mushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce)
  • Local pork sausage (mash, peas)
  • Sunday roast (available every Sunday: beef, lamb or pork)

Yummy desserts not for mums or dads!

Toddlers £2/ Children up to 12 years £4

  • Pistachio & chocolate brownie (vanilla crumble)
  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice cream (choose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry)
  • Cheddar cheese (biscuits, grapes)
  • Seasonal crumble (strawberry ice cream )

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

wood fired sourdough pizza

  • The Weald seasons (Kentish ham, mushroom, olives, artichoke, mozzarella )
  • The House on fire (Spicy Nduja, piri piri chicken, roquito pepper, mozzarella, thyme)
  • Rye Bay harbour (Crab, king prawns, corn, chilli guacamole, coriander)
  • The vegan patch (bbq jackfruit, vegan cheese, chilli, corn, red onion, spicy broad beans (v))
  • The Smuggler’s piggy (Korean pulled pork, BBQ sauce, chilli, pickled ginger, pineapple, mozzarella )
  • The Great threesome (V) (Cherry tomato, mozzarella, basil )
  • Extras (king prawns, crab meat, Spicy Nduja, BBQ pulled pork, piri piri chicken )
  • Extras (pepperoni, ham, goat cheese, mozzarella )
  • Extras (mushroom, chilli, corn, cherry tomato, Kalamata olives, roquito pepper, red onion, pineapple)

Afternoon tea

The Great House afternoon tea 15.50 per person

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

The Great House Chapel Down brut afternoon tea 22.50 per person

a glass of Chapel Down Brut sparkling nv

The Great House traditional cream tea 7.50 per person

traditional plain & fruit scones, tiptree jam, cornish clotted cream, selection of twinings teas, illy coffees
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Set menu 1
Available Monday to Friday, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday from 4pm
Available from 10 people
2 courses for £20 per person
3 courses for £25 per person

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic

Starters

  • Chicken & ham hock terrine (rhubarb chutney, toast (gf))
  • Goat cheese curd bruschetta (spring pea & broad bean, rocket, aged balsamic)
  • Soup of the day (crusty bread (V, GF))

Mains

  • Traditional fish & chips (mushy pea, tartare sauce, lemon)
  • Lemon, garlic & rosemary chicken thigh kebab (chipotle mayo, spring salad, skin on fries, flat bread)
  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, wild garlic, avocado, roasted sweet potato, spring peas, broad beans, lemon dressing)

Sunday Roast

  • Traditional sirloin of English beef, roast loin of pork, leg of lamb, nut roast (v) (infused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy)

Desserts

  • Elderlower pannacotta (sable biscuit, poached rhubarb)
  • Selection of Callestick Farm dairy ice creams & fruit sorbets
  • Seasonal crumble (custard (GF))
Set menu 2
Available Monday to Friday, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday from 4pm
Available from 10 people
2 courses for £25 per person
3 courses for £30 per person

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic & olives

Starters

  • “Not only for vegan” poached rhubarb salad (mint, butterbeans, wild garlic pesto )
  • Whiskey cured gravadlax (heritage beetroot, bloody Mary aiolo, melba toast (gf))
  • Cured San Daniele Parmesan salad (rocket, Sicilian olives, aged balsamic (gf))

Mains

  • “Not only for vegan” Spring vegetable risotto (vegan cheese, fennel & rocket salad)
  • English pork bely (apple & potato croquette, spring green, charred baby vegetables, port jus (gf))
  • King prawn gluten free linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket (GF))

Sunday Roast

  • Traditional sirloin of English beef, roast loin of pork, leg of lamb, Polenta nut roast (v) (infused with garlic & rosemary, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy)

Desserts

  • Mango & kiwi cheesecake (mango, chilli & lime salad)
  • Pistachio chocolate brownie (praline, white chocolate ice cream)
  • Seasonal creme brulee
Set menu 3
Available Monday to Saturday, Lunch & Dinner
Available from 10 people
2 courses for £33 per person
3 courses for £40 per person
Pre order required 1 week prior to event for all guests

While You Wait

  • Selection of freshly baked bread, olive oil, balsamic

Starters

  • Seared king scallops (heritage cauliflower, sauce vierge)
  • Korean bbq ribs (kimchi, Asian slaw)
  • Grilled red prawns (chimichuri, pineapple & radish salad)

Mains

  • 35 day aged 10oz English ribeye (vine tomatoes, flat mushroom, watercress, chips/fries/sweet potato fries -gf-)
  • Rack of English lamb (gratin dauphinois, ratatouille, bobby beans, aged balsamic jus)
  • Rye bay brill fillet (handpicked crab risotto, spinach, mango & coriander salsa)

Puddings

  • Chocolate fondant (morello cherry ice cream)
  • Pineapple carpaccio (mango 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 bowl (organic 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 Smuggler (ham & mushroom)
  • Margherita (cherry tomato, mozzarella (v))
  • Gluten free tomato & cheese passata (v)
  • Free range chicken burger (cheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato)
  • Crispy fish & chips (mushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce)
  • Local pork sausage (mash, peas)
  • Sunday roast (available every Sunday: beef, lamb or pork)

Desserts: Toddlers £4 / Children up up to 12 years £6
  • Pistachio & chocolate brownie (vanilla crumble)
  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice cream (choose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry)
  • Cheddar cheese (biscuits, grapes)
  • Seasonal crumble (strawberry ice cream )

Buffet menu
Available from 10 guests

Selection to choose from

  • 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

choose 7 items for £15
10 items for £18
Packages
  • Buffet with arrival drink (a choice of draft beer, soft drink or 175ml wine, 10 buffet options, unlimited tea and coffee)
  • Buffet with arrival drink (a choice of draft beer, soft drink or 175ml wine, 7 buffet options, unlimited tea and filtered coffee)
  • Buffet with unlimited coffee (10 buffet options, unlimited tea and filtered coffee)
  • Buffet with unlimited coffee (7 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

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