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Spring Menu

STARTERS

Seasonal soup of the day, sourdough bread £6 (v) (gfo)
Buttered Wye Valley asparagus, iberico ham, shaved Parmesan £8
Packhorse beef bresaola, shaved fennel, rocket, pickled hen’s yolk £7
Grilled Cornish mackerel, fresh cherry tomatoes, char-grilled spring onion, fregola pasta £8

CLASSICS

8oz Steak of the day, roasted portobello, slow cooked tomato, truffle and parmesan fries £daily
6oz Aged beef burger, smoked cheddar, tomato relish and fries £11 (gfo)
Beer battered or grilled fish of the day, triple cooked chips, crushed peas and mint tartar £12
Midford cider glazed ham, fried duck egg, triple cooked chips £11 (gf)

MAINS

“Osso bucco risotto milane” beef shin braised in white wine & tomato, saffron risotto, fresh parsley £16
Pan roasted salmon, lemongrass cream, asparagus, radish, pickled grapes £17 (gf)
Herb gnocchi, roasted beetroot, pickled carrot and ewe’s curd £14 (v)
Grilled pork belly, spiced aubergine and tomato compote, hispi cabbage, pomegranate £16
Blue cheese arancini, purple sprouting broccoli, chargrilled courgette £14

SIDES

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)

SANDWICHES

Mature cheddar and apple chutney, gem lettuce £7 (v) (gfo)
Atlantic prawn, lemon mayo and chives £8 (gfo)
Roasted beef, gherkin and emmental cheese £8 (gfo)
Midford cider glazed ham, Dijon and tomato £8 (gfo)

DESSERTS

Honey, ginger and yoghurt panna cotta, poached rhubarb £7
Sticky toffee pudding, banana puree, honeycomb ice cream £6
Chocolate brownie, cherry puree, pistachio ice cream £7
Selection of cheeses, fig and apple chutney, grapes and crackers £9
Selection of ice creams and sorbets, scoop each £1.50

Sunday Lunch

STARTERS

Seasonal soup of the day, sourdough bread £6 (v) (gfo)
Buttered Wye Valley asparagus, iberico ham, shaved Parmesan £9
Packhorse beef bresaola, shaved fennel, rocket, pickled hen’s yolk £7
Grilled Cornish mackerel, fresh cherry tomatoes, char-grilled spring onion, fregola pasta £8

CLASSICS

Beer battered or grilled fish of the day, triple cooked chips, crushed peas and mint tartar £12

MAINS

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

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

– or –
Pan roasted salmon, lemongrass cream, asparagus, radish, pickled grapes £17 (gf)

SIDES

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)

SNACKS

Packhorse pork sausage roll £3
Roasted squash, truffle and Tunworth cheese pasty £4 (v)
Salt cod croquettes, mint tartar  £4
Hobbs House bread, basil pesto, salted butter £5

KIDS

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

Small Plates

SNACKS
Packhorse pork sausage roll £3
Roasted squash, truffle and Tunworth cheese pasty £4 (v)
Salt cod croquettes, mint tartar  £4
Hobbs House bread, basil pesto, salted butter £5

SANDWICHES
Mature cheddar and apple chutney, gem lettuce £7 (v) (gfo)
Atlantic prawn, lemon mayo and chives £8 (gfo)
Roasted beef, gherkin and emmental cheese £8 (gfo)
Midford cider glazed ham, Dijon and tomato £8 (gfo)

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!

Recipes

Recipes | 6 March 2018

Midford cider glazed ham, fried duck egg and triple cooked chips

Cider glaze – 2 Litres Midford cider – 800g Honey – 6 Thyme sprigs Reduce cider in a pan to 600ml, add honey and thyme, bring back to simmer, pass through fine sieve.   Ham – 1  3kg Gammon deboned gammon joint, tied – 2 Onions ( roughly chopped ) – 2 Carrots ( roughly […]

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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.