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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

’19/03/2019’
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Mother's Day Menu

Sunday 31st March 2019

Served from noon 'til 9.00pm

3 course menu packed with seasonal delights including a present for Mum
£30 per person; children £15

Starters

  • Vegan carrot, ginger & coriander soup (sumac yogurt, croutons (v, gf))
  • Seared king scallops* (heritage cauliflower, spring pea chimichurri (gf) (suppl. £3 for starters, £6 for main size) )
  • Goat cheese curd salad* (broad beans, wild garlic, radish, mint, hazelnuts (v, gf))
  • Crispy soft shell crab (Asian slaw, kimchi, wasabi mayonnaise )
  • Truffled cured San Daniele ham (grilled purple sprouting broccoli, poached hen egg, mousseline sauce )
  • Wholesome power bowl* (minute steak, avocado, black beans, corn, sweet potato, organic quinoa (gf) )
  • Vegan Lebanese mezze plate* (hummus, tabbouleh, crudités, pickled chilli, flat bread (v))

Mains

  • Traditional roast sirloin of British beef (roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy )
  • 28 day matured English fillet steak (wild mushroom risotto, asparagus, watercress & parmesan salad, black truffle jus (gf) (Supplement £5))
  • Seabass fillet (Jersey Royals, purple sprouting broccoli, samphire, prawn veloute (gf))
  • Whole jerk lobster (coconut rice, baby gem, wild garlic & pineapple salad, coriander & chilli hollandaise sauce (gf) (Supplement £8))
  • English lamb shank (puy lentil & pancetta ragout, spring greens, mint & garlic sauce (gf))
  • Gluten free prawn linguine (king prawns, chilli, ginger, spring onion, rocket )
  • Roast English pork (roast potatoes, vegetables, crackling, Yorkshire pudding & gravy )
  • Vegan mac & cheese (macaroni, spring pea, broad beans, pea shoot & radish salad (v, gf))

Puddings & cheese

  • Dark chocolate brownie (blood orange sorbet )
  • Vanilla & raspberry crème brûlée (short bread biscuit (gf))
  • Spiced caramel panacotta (honeycomb, pomegranate sorbet (gf) )
  • Kentish apple & rhubarb crumble (clotted cream & rhubarb ice cream )
  • Selection of Callestick farm sorbets (brandy basket, berry sauce (gf) lime, elderflower, blood orange, pomegranate, raspberry )
  • Selection of Callestick farm ice cream (brandy basket, berry sauce (gf) Vanilla bean, double chocolate fudge, strawberry, rhubarb, honeycomb )
  • British & continental cheese plate (Wookey hole Cheddar, Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Brie de Meaux, celery, grapes, quince jelly, savoury biscuits (supplement £2))

Main course size is available for dishes displaying *
Your table is available for 2 hours

Mother's day children's menu

Toddlers - 2 course £4.95 - 3 course £6.95
Children up to 12 years old - 2 course £8.95 - 3 course £10.95

Starters

  • (Toddlers - 2 course £4.95 – 3 course £6.95 Children up to 12 years old - 2 course £8.95 course – 3 course £10.95)
  • Garlic flat bread & cheese (v)
  • Vegan carrot soup & bread (v, gf)
  • Organic quinoa salad (cherry tomato & mozzarella salad (v, gf) )
  • Vegan chickpea hummus (crudités & flat bread (v) )

Mains

  • Free range chicken burger (cheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato )
  • Plum tomato & cheese gluten free pasta (v, gf)
  • Kentish pork sausage (chips, peas )
  • Crispy fish & chips (mushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce )
  • Mozzarella & cherry tomato pizza (v)
  • Ham & mushroom pizza
  • Roast Beef or pork

Yummy desserts not for mums or dads!

  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice cream (choose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry (gf) )
  • Cheddar cheese (biscuits, grapes)
  • Chocolate brownie (vanilla ice cream (gf))
  • Apple & rhubarb crumble (clotted cream & rhubarb 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

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

  • Winter board (local game terrine, pickled vegetables, venison saucisson, heritage beetroot & goats cheese curd,Marden wood pigeon breast, figs, Kentish cobnut salad, crusty bread )
  • Fish platter (Treacle cured salmon, king prawns, salt & chilli squid, smoked haddock rarebit, white anchovies, fennel, radish & cucumber salad, garlic aioli, crusty bread )

Smaller

  • Seasonal soup (pumpkin seeds, crusty bread (V) )
  • Local game terrine (celeriac & apple remoulade, toast (GF) )
  • Chili & coriander squid (soy sauce, lime (GF) )
  • Marden wood pigeon breast (sweet corn, bacon, figs, Kentish cobnuts (GF) )
  • Baked camembert (candied nuts & cranberries, five spiced chutney, ciabatta)
  • Seared King scallops (spiced Bramley apple, Kentish black pudding beignet )
  • Heritage beetroot salad (caramelised Golden cross goat’s cheese, pine nuts (V, GF) )
  • Smoked haddock & Kentish rarebit on toast (fennel & radish salad )

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, coriander, avocado )
  • The fancy goat (V) ( Goat cheese, roasted squash, figs, cobnuts, caramelised onion, rocket )
  • 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

  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, tofu, avocado, pineapple, cashew nuts, lime & chilli dressing (GF) )
  • Battered fish & chips (mushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon )
  • Vegan Moroccan vegetable tagine (courgette, aubergine, chick pea, cinnamon, apricot, harissa couscous )
  • King prawn linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket )
  • Kentish wild boar burger (fried egg, apple relish, apple & celeriac remoulade, bacon, chips )
  • Korean style chicken thigh skewer (sweet chilli sauce, Asian salad, skin on fries, flat bread (GF) )
  • South coast cod fillet (roasted Jerusalem artichokes, cavalo nero, pomegranate vierge (GF) )
  • Wild duck breast ( quince & potato gratin, wilted spinach, cauliflower puree, jus (GF) )

Steaks

Grilled English meat

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
  • seasonal vegetables (G.F) – mixed leaf salad – new potatoes – chips / skin on fries (GF)
  • (Sweet potato fries +£1 - add Slap ya’ Mama seasoning (mild or hot) + £0.25)

Sandwiches served till 5pm (not available Sundays)

  • (All served with chips/skin on fries/sweet potato fries (+0.50p) add a mug of soup 2.75)
  • King prawns whole meal wrap (baby gem, Marie rose, avocado, coriander, chilli )
  • Classic club sandwich (corn fed chicken breast, cured bacon, egg, mayonnaise, white or brown bread )
  • Heritage beetroot & goat cheese curd open sandwich (cobnuts white or brown bread (V) )
  • English steak & blue cheese ciabatta (horseradish crème fraiche, rocket )

Puddings

  • Seasonal crème bruleè (short bread biscuit (GF) )
  • Sticky toffee pudding (caramel sauce, oriental ginger ice cream )
  • Seasonal Crumble
  • Lemon tart (raspberry sorbet)
  • Passion fruit Pannacotta (red berry coulis )
  • 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

  • (Cappuccino – hot chocolate – Floater coffee – Café latte )
  • (Single espresso )
  • (Syrup latte –vanilla – caramel)
  • (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

  • Winter board (local game terrine, pickled vegetables, venison saucisson, heritage beetroot & goats cheese curd,Marden wood pigeon breast, figs, Kentish cobnut salad, crusty bread )
  • Fish platter (Treacle cured salmon, king prawns, salt & chilli squid, smoked haddock rarebit, white anchovies, fennel, radish & cucumber salad, garlic aioli, crusty bread )

Smaller

  • Seasonal soup (pumpkin seeds, crusty bread (V) )
  • Local game terrine (celeriac & apple remoulade, toast (GF) )
  • Chili & coriander squid (soy sauce, lime (GF) )
  • Marden wood pigeon breast (sweet corn, bacon, figs, Kentish cobnuts (GF) )
  • Baked camembert (candied nuts & cranberries, five spiced chutney, ciabatta)
  • Seared King scallops (spiced Bramley apple, Kentish black pudding beignet )
  • Heritage beetroot salad (caramelised Golden cross goat’s cheese, pine nuts (V, GF) )
  • Smoked haddock & Kentish rarebit on toast (fennel & radish salad )

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, coriander, avocado )
  • The fancy goat (V) ( Goat cheese, roasted squash, figs, cobnuts, caramelised onion, rocket )
  • 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)

Sunday Roasts

  • Roast platter
  • Polenta nut roast
  • Roast Pork
  • Roast leg of lamb
  • Roast sirloin of beef

Bigger

  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, tofu, avocado, pineapple, cashew nuts, lime & chilli dressing (GF) )
  • Battered fish & chips (mushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon )
  • Vegan Moroccan vegetable tagine (courgette, aubergine, chick pea, cinnamon, apricot, harissa couscous )
  • King prawn linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket )
  • Kentish wild boar burger (fried egg, apple relish, apple & celeriac remoulade, bacon, chips )
  • Korean style chicken thigh skewer (sweet chilli sauce, Asian salad, skin on fries, flat bread (GF) )
  • South coast cod fillet (roasted Jerusalem artichokes, cavalo nero, pomegranate vierge (GF) )
  • Wild duck breast ( quince & potato gratin, wilted spinach, cauliflower puree, jus (GF) )

Steaks

Grilled English meat

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
  • seasonal vegetables (G.F) – mixed leaf salad – new potatoes – chips / skin on fries (GF)
  • (Sweet potato fries +£1 - add Slap ya’ Mama seasoning (mild or hot) + £0.25)

Puddings

  • Seasonal crème bruleè (short bread biscuit (GF) )
  • Sticky toffee pudding (caramel sauce, oriental ginger ice cream )
  • Seasonal Crumble
  • Lemon tart (raspberry sorbet)
  • Passion fruit Pannacotta (red berry coulis )
  • 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

  • (Cappuccino – hot chocolate – Floater coffee – Café latte )
  • (Single espresso )
  • (Syrup latte –vanilla – caramel)
  • (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

  • Garlic bread (v)
  • Soup of the day & bread (v)
  • Fig, green leaf & Kentish cobnut salad (v)

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

  • Chicken burger (cheddar, chips, pickled cucumber, baby gem, tomato)
  • Tomato & cheese pasta (v)
  • Fish & chips (mushy peas, lemon & tartar sauce)
  • Local pork sausage & chips (broccoli, gravy)
  • Sunday roast (available every Sunday: beef, lamb or pork)

Yummy desserts not for mums or dads!

Toddlers £2/ Children up to 12 years £4

  • Selection of Callestick Farm ice cream (choose from: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry)
  • Cheddar cheese (biscuits, grapes)
  • Sticky toffee pudding (caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream)
  • Seasonal crumble (vanilla ice cream)
  • Pip organic fruit & vegetable rainbow lolly (v)

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, coriander, avocado )
  • The fancy goat (V) ( Goat cheese, roasted squash, figs, cobnuts, caramelised onion, rocket )
  • 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
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

  • Soup of the day (crusty bread (V, GF))
  • Local game terrine (celeriac & apple remoulade, toast)
  • Heritage beetroot salad (caramelised Golden cross goat's cheese, pine nuts (V))

Mains

  • Korean style chicken thigh skewer (sweet chilli sauce, Asian salad, skin on fries, flat bread (GF))
  • Harvey’s battered fish & chips (mushy peas, tartar sauce & lemon)
  • Vegan power bowl (organic quinoa, tofu, avocado, pineapple, cashew nuts, chilli, ginger dressing (vegan, GF))

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

  • Seasonal créme brulee (shortbread biscuit (GF))
  • 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

  • Marden wood pigeon (sweetcorn, bacon, Kentish cobnuts, figs (GF))
  • Smoked haddock & Kentish rarebit on toast (fennel & radish salad)
  • Superfood salad (organic quinoa, tofu, edamame beans, pineapple, cashew nuts, ginger dressing (vegan, GF))

Mains

  • Local wild duck (sweet potato, baby leek, wild mushrooms, heritage kale, juniper berry jus)
  • King prawn linguine (cherry tomato, ginger, chilli, rocket (GF))
  • Vegan Moroccan vegetable tagine (courgette, aubergine, chick pea, cinnamon, apricot, harissa couscous (vegan))

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

  • Baked vanilla cheescake (butterscotch ice cream)
  • Chocolate fondant (mint chocolate chip ice cream)
  • Lemon tart (raspberry sorbet)
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 (butternut squash, local pancetta & caper salsa (GF))
  • 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

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

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