20th January 2012



A Happy New Year to you.

We are delighted that so many of you have been able to visit our new café since we opened six weeks ago and do hope you had an enjoyable time – thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

January in the Café

Sunday Brunch and Lunch

Our chefs are busy in the kitchen 7 days a week and Sunday brunch and lunch are already proving a popular choice. The opening times are Brunch 10.00am – 12.30pm and Lunch 12.30pm – 4.00pm.

Our lunch menu offers a choice of three delicious roasts and we also currently have the tasty seasonal option of a whole boned and stuffed pheasant for two, served with roast scalloped potatoes, selection of vegetables and brought to the table for you to carve.

The menu also offers a choice of starters such as soups and terrines, chef’s specials like a venison casserole or chestnut mushroom frittata and wonderful homemade desserts – even the filo pastry for the apple strudel is home made.

Booking for lunch is advisable.

Our specials start from £5.95; the roasts £9.95 and the pheasant which is only available in season, £24 for two to share and please order in advance.


Traditional English Afternoon Tea

We are very pleased that, like us, you also seem to be enjoying that timeless tradition of taking English Afternoon Tea. Our pastry chef bakes the most scrumptious cakes, miniature pastries and scones and together with the finger sandwiches and a pot of tea we are delighted to bring this pastime to you at the great value of £8.95

Tealicious, a small family run local company has sourced the finest eight loose leaf handpicked tea for us, from a gutsy Assam, a delicate Darjeeling to the ideal blend of Ceylon and Indian. We serve tea in stylish glass tea pots with a timer so you can choose your own brewing time – a bit of fun we know but we do want you to enjoy the perfect cup.

January in the Shop

One of the joys of January is the arrival of the Seville oranges – bitter, knobbly and thick-skinned but perfect if you enjoy making your own marmalade, also their fragrant juice makes an interesting change to lemon or lime juice in marinades and dressings and a few strips of peel gives a great depth of flavour to a beef stew. Boxes brimming with these colourful fruit are on the shop floor now – do grab some as their season is all too short.

Other great produce in the shop include the blood oranges and citrus fruit, we’ve still got English apples, sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, kale and the flavoursome Crown Prince squash, wonderful for roasting, making a puree or putting into a Moroccan Tagine.

If you are having a Burns Night bash on 25 January, we’ve got a great selection of Scottish cheeses to choose from; Lanark Blue, the Scottish Roquefort made with ewe’s milk; the fine Highland cheeses Morangie Brie, Strathdon Blue and Scotland’s oldest cheese Caboc as well as a Lockerbie Cheddar.

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