Food & Drink


Winter Menu


Winter 2018


Packhorse Haggis Sausage Roll £3.5

Roasted squash, truffle and Tunworth cheese pasty £4.5(v)

Hobbs House bread, basil pesto, salted butter £5.5 (v)

Gordal Olives £3.5


Seasonal soup of the day, Hobbs House bread £6

Roast chicken & ham hock terrine, warm onion jam suet pudding £8

Traditional aubergine caponata, baby artichoke £6(v) (gf)

Loch duart salmon gravadlax, herb gnocchi, pickled cucumber, chive creme fraiche £8


Soy braised pork belly, sweet potato fondant, chargrilled courgette, chorizo dressing £17

Roast Cornish Salmon, miso baked celeriac, bok choy and lemongrass cream £18

8oz Rib Eye steak, roasted portobello, slow cooked tomato, truffle & parmesan fries £24

Braised ox cheek, rump of beef, parsley mashed potato, glazed carrots £18

Roasted squash & blue cheese tart, tenderstem broccoli, chestnuts, pickled blueberries £14 (v)

Sausage & smoked bacon stew, thyme dumplings £12

6oz Aged beef burger, Monterey Jack cheddar, tomato relish and fries £12 (gfo)

Tempura Battered or Grilled fish of the day, triple cooked chips, crushed peas and mint tartar £13 (gf)


Triple cooked chips £3 (v)(gf)

French fries £3 (v)(gf)

Sweet Potato Fries £4 (v) (gf)

Buttered seasonal greens £4 (v) (gf)

Dressed gem lettuce and rocket £3 (v) (gf)


Salami, gem lettuce, salsa verde £8  (gfo)

Breaded pollock, tartare sauce £9 (gfo)

Coronation chicken £8 (gfo)

Roasted red peppers, ricotta, crispy shallots £7 (gfo)

Available on granary or white bread, served with fries. Served Monday to Saturday midday -2:30 pm.


Dark chocolate mousse, almond crumb, honeycomb ice cream £6 (gfo)

Frangellico rice pudding, poached plums, toasted almonds £6 (gf)

Stollen bread & butter pudding, orange custard £7

Selection of cheeses, fig and apple chutney, grapes and crackers £9

Quickes 24 month cheddar (Devon), Oxford Isis soft (Oxfordshire), Ashlyn goats’ (Worcestershire), Francis washed rind (Dorset)

Selection of ice creams and sorbets, scoop each £1.50

Sunday Lunch Example


Seasonal soup of the day, Hobbs House bread £6 (v) (gfo)
Leek and parmesan puff pastry tart, fried hen’s egg £7

Roast chicken & ham hock terrine, warm red onion jam suet pudding £8


Beer battered or grilled fish of the day, triple cooked chips, crushed peas and mint tartar £13

Roast rump of locally bred Hereford beef £16
Belly of pork £15

Served with Yorkshire pudding, beef fat roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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Triple cooked chips £3 (v) (gf)
French fries £3 (v) (gf)
Buttered seasonal greens £4 (v) (gf)
Dressed gem lettuce and rocket £3 (v) (gf)
Sweet potato fries £4 (v) (gf)


Children’s beef £8
Children’s pork £7
Children’s fish and chips, peas £8
Parmesan linguine £6

Set Menu

Packhorse Set Lunch Menu

Available 12-2.30 Mon-Sat

2 course £16

3 course £20


Soup of the Day

Smoked eel loin & beignet, granny smith apple & radish


Open ravioli of roasted cauliflower, cavalo nero & parmesan

Grilled Haddock, pancetta & butterbean cassoulet


Cheese selection

Walnut polenta cake, apple compote, honeycomb ice cream




Christmas Menu 2018

The Packhorse
Christmas Menu 2018 £32 per head

Smoked salmon roulade, charred sourdough, chutney puree, pickled cauliflower
Devilled Lamb Spring rolls, khol rabi & pomegranate coleslaw
Sweet potato & cumin soup, crème fraiche & coriander dressing
Tamarind glazed tiger prawns, pear & cashew salad

Thyme roasted turkey ballotine, roast potatoes, fricassee of pancetta, chestnuts & sprouts
Glazed beef cheek, parsley mashed potato, honey roasted carrots
Roasted squash and blue cheese tart, tenderstem broccoli, chestnuts & pickled blueberries
Pan roasted loch duart salmon, miso glazed celeriac, blackened boc choi, ginger & lemongrass cream

Stollen Bread and butter pudding, confit orange and orange custard
Dark chocolate mousse, honeycomb ice cream, almond crumb
Nutmeg and Frangelico rice pudding, roasted plums
Selection of ice creams & sorbets
Cheese selection

Lee Hyde - I stumbled upon the Packhorse whilst on a long spur-of-the-moment walk through the Somerset countryside a few years back. It was a godsend, as I'd got somewhat lost and was parched by the time I found my way back to South Stoke. I welcomed that glass of tap water and pint of 'radioactive yellow' Cheddar Valley cider. The pub is an ancient and picturesque inn, and it would be a real shame to lose it!


New Dishes | 3 October 2018

Latest dish from the kitchen….

  Some weeks ago Dan said the V word…… since then the mouth has been watering in anticipation… Now it’s here…. Venison Loin & Tortellini, mushroom spring roll, roasted parsnips, tenderstem, pickled blueberries Early checks on the quality control meter read highly delicious.

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New Dishes | 17 August 2018

August Supper Club Menu

Our supper club goes from strength to strength with Dan and team giving the under rated but much used onion some well earned time in the spotlight. This mouth-watering menu will showcase on the last Thursday of August, when we schedule every supper club, this month on the 30th. Booking strictly by email to James […]

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Servaas Van Asseldonk (visiting from Holland) - This pub represents British heritage on a monumental, cultural and social level. We have so many fond memories of being there with friends.