*** now serving our WINTER MENU ***
All our food is handmade using local, fantastic quality, full-flavoured free-range ingredients
Every pub needs some form of diversification these days in order to survive. For most pubs, the food trade forms an essential part of the pub's income. Our diversification, however, comes in the form of the campsite in the garden - thus allowing the pub to remain unspoilt by bright lighting and knives & forks on every table.
Our food, therefore, is more a little something to compliment your evening rather than an extensive menu. Having said that, the food we do offer is of very high quality and mostly locally sourced.
Our WINTER MENU comes into play when there's frost on the ground - & then the eagerly-awaited Farmcafe pies return. These pies are handmade for us using local ingredients & then we heat them in our wood-fired range in the public bar. If pies are low on stock we will sometimes knock up a batch of Smokey Bean Stew or Vegetable Chilli - both made using local ingredients and slow cooked in the range. The tasty 'Hot Cheesey Huffer' (local cheese melted onto Huffer bread and topped with either smoked paprika or onion relish) is also a popular winter offering.
Our SUMMER MENU includes a wonderful local Cheese Ploughman's (entirely local ingredients - even the butter!) featuring two local cheeses, a chunk of 'huffer' bread (made using local ingredients and cooked in a wood-fired oven), local chutneys & pickled onion. We also regularly stock local scotch eggs - made from local free-range pork. New to the summer menu is our Sweffling pizza which is made using sundried tomato pesto, Sweffling wild garlic pesto, Shipcord Vintage cheese and a sprinkling of herbs. Small, but packed with flavour! We also offer cheese & pickle rolls - again all made using the above fantastic ingredients.
Snacks include local roasted & salted broad beans, tasty crisps in 7 flavours, bombay mix, salted peanuts & pork crackling.
Thanks to Craig Girling for most of the photo's on this page