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Pie at the Blacksmiths

£26 per person for two courses; or £30 for 3 courses, both including coffee and a mince pie.

You'll need to send a £10 per person deposit to confirm your booking and menu choices as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks before your reservation. We can print off your menu choices on the night, for everyone to remember what they have chosen. To make a enquiry for a Christmas booking please contact us. Available Monday 29th November- 24th December. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Starters

  • Roasted sweet potato & miso soup
  • Venison slider, cranberry jam & shoestring fries
  • Seared mackerel, beetroot, horseradish & watercress
  • Baked goats cheese, fresh figs & garlic crostini

Mains

  • Brownriggs roast turkey, breast & leg, apricot & chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets, goose fat roast potatoes & vegetables
  • Pink roasted striploin of beef, dauphinoise potatoes, red wine jus & vegetables
  • Pan-fried hake with persillade, gruyere mashed potato, Prosecco sauce & samphire
  • Cranberry, chestnut & porcini roulade, glazed parsnips, rosemary roast potatoes & port sauce

Desserts

  • Chocolate fudge torte, chantilly cream & raspberries
  • Christmas pudding, brandy creme anglaise
  • Maple roasted pineapple, coconut ice cream with passion fruit & lime
  • Isle of Wight cheese board
  • Soup of the day with fresh bread £5.50 (Gluten-free option available on request)
  • Bao buns. Choose from:
    • Hoi sin duck, spring onions, coriander
    • Spicy fried chicken, siracha mayo, pickled red onion
    • Wild mushrooms, teriyaki, lime (Vegan option available on request)
    All priced at 6.95 each (two per portion)
  • Popcorn Cauliflower, garlic & lemon mayo £6.50
  • Prosciutto, fig & rocket salad with shaved Pecorino & honey truffle vinaigrette £6.50
  • Pan-seared scallops, roasted squash purée & pancetta £7.50
Salmon at the Blacksmiths

All served with pickles, apples, chutney, celery and fresh bread

  • Honey roasted ham and salt beef £10
  • Isle of Wight cheese £10

  • Newchurch pie (Rob’s signature dish) Slow cooked lamb shank, oak smoked garlic. spinach & redcurrant gravy, house potatoes, vegetables £14 / £8.50
  • Pan fried seabass fillet, Panzanella salad, Isle of Wight tomatoes, olives, anchovies & toasted sour dough bread £15 (Gluten-free option available on request)
  • 12hr BBQ beef brisket, smoky BBQ sauce, corn on cob with feta & lime, red cabbage slaw, skinny fries £14.50
  • Roast pork belly, black pudding croquette, cider gravy, apple sauce, herb mash & vegetables £14.50 / £8.50 (Gluten-free option available on request)
  • Feta, pinenut & spinach filo pie, garlic sauce, tenderstem broccoli & house potatoes £13
  • Chicken katsu curry, crispy chicken breast, coconut rice, katsu sauce, pickled vegetables, coriander £13.50
  • Tofu katsu curry £13.50 (Vegan option available on request)
  • Chicken Caesar salad, crispy bacon, croutons, parmesan & crispy egg yolk £13 / £8

Newchurch Pie at the Blacksmiths

 

Served with skinny fries and salad, and a choice of white, wholemeal and gluten-free bread

  • Beef brisket, gherkins, English mustard & rocket £7
  • Honey roasted ham, smoked cheddar & pickle £6.50
  • Grilled mushroom, beef tomato & cheddar £6.50
  • Prawns, smoked salmon, Marie-Rose sauce £7.50

  • Yates’s Islander beer battered cod, chunky chips, peas, homemade tartare sauce £13 / £8.50
  • Honey-glazed ham, free range eggs & chips. £11 / £8 (Gluten-free option available on request)
  • Scampi, chips, peas & homemade tartare sauce £11 / £8
  • Omelette, with your choice of up to three fillings from: ham, tomato, mushrooms, Brie, Cheddar & red onion compote. With chips and salad £10 (Gluten-free option available on request)
  • 10oz chicken breast, chips and salad £12 (Gluten-free option available on request). Choose a topping from:
    • Garlic and red onion butter;
    • Creamy peppercorn and brandy sauce;
    • New Yorker (homemade BBQ sauce, bacon & melted mozzarella)

Fish and chips at the Blacksmiths

  • 8oz Sirloin £21
  • The Blacksmiths mixed grill £25. Rump steak, lamb, gammon, chicken, pork, egg, and Cumberland sausage.
  • Both served with flat mushrooms, beef tomato, onion rings, chips and salad
  • Add peppercorn sauce / blue cheese sauce / garlic butter sauce / Bearnaise sauce £2.50
  • 16oz T-bone steak with black garlic butter, Bearnaise & peppercorn sauce, skinny fries & green salad £28 (Gluten-free option available on request) Rob recommends this steak is served medium rare.
  • Beef burger, crispy bacon, cheddar, brioche bun, garlic aioli, relish, skinny fries £12
  • Beetroot & chickpea burger, grilled halloumi, siracha mayo, sweet potato fries £12 (Vegan option available on request)
  • Blackened swordfish, red cabbage slaw, lime mayo, brioche bun, Cajun fries £13.50

Black burger at the Blacksmiths

  • Seasonal vegetables £3
  • Garden salad £3
  • Garlic bread £2.50
  • Garlic mozzarella bread £3
  • Frickles (fried pickles) £3
  • Sweet potato fries £3
  • Chunky chips £3
  • Skinny fries £3
  • Onion rings and garlic aioli £3

  • Fresh & fabulous strawberry pavlova, Chantilly cream, coulis £6.50 / £4.25
  • White chocolate & raspberry creme brulee, shortbread biscuit £6.50
  • Chocolate fondant, chocolate sauce, raspberries, vanilla bean ice cream £6.50
  • Apple & summer berry crumble, with custard £6.50 / £4.25
  • Baked salted caramel cheesecake, pretzels served with vanilla bean ice cream £6.50
  • Selection of Isle of Wight Minghella ice cream - 2 scoops £3.50 / 3 scoops £4.75
  • Dessert of the day £6.50 (please see the board)
  • Blacksmiths cheeseboard: Isle of Wight Blue, Isle of Wight Soft and Gallybagger £8.50

Pavlova at the Blacksmiths

Champagne & Sparkling

  • Prosecco Frizzante, Casa Defra, VENETO, ITALY. A fruity, easy drinking style of Prosecco with a light fizz. 200ml: £6.75 Bottle: £20.00
  • Brut Classic Cuvée, Hambledon, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND. Fantastic fizz from England's oldest commercial vineyard. Bottle: £50.00
  • Rosé Classic Cuvée, Hambledon, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND. A rich, textured blend of 90% Chardonnay & 10% Pinot Noir. Bottle: £60.00
  • Brut Yellow Label, Veuve Cliquot, CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE. The perfect balance between power and finesse. Bottle: £60.00

Whites

Crisp & Fresh

  • Pinot Grigio, SICILY, ITALY Orsino. Crisp, rounded and refreshing with citrus fruit character. 175ml: £4.75 250ml: £5.75 Bottle: £16.00
  • ‡ Picpoul de Pinet, Château Petit Roubié, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE. Light, crisp & dry with aromas of flowers & white peach. Bottle: £23.50
  • Assyrtiko Domaine Lyrarakis, CRETE, GREECE. A seriously impressive rich, mineral white to pair with fish. Bottle: £25.00

Delicious & Juicy

  • Marsanne / Viognier, Xavier Roger, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE. Juicy apricot & peach flavours with a pleasingly long finish. 175ml: £5.00 250ml: £6.25 Bottle: £18.00
  • Gavi, Ke Bonta, PIEMONTE, ITALY. A rich fruity wine with the intense flavours of citrus & peach. Bottle: £23.00
  • Chenin Blanc, Kraal Bay, SWARTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA. Lovely bottle, even lovelier wine! Fresh apple and melon palate. Bottle: £19.50

Zesty & Aromatic

  • Grüner Veltliner, Zero G, WAGRAM, AUSTRIA. Light yet intensely flavoured, with a hint of white pepper & spice. Bottle: £27.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Mayfly, MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND. A very classy, refined style of Marlborough that you are sure to love. 175ml: £5.75 250ml: £7.50 Bottle: £22.00

Classic & Elegant

  • ‡ Sancerre, Christian Dauny, LOIRE, FRANCE. Classic, grassy Sancerre with tremendous clarity & purity. Bottle: £32.00
  • Chardonnay, Les Argelières, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE. Ripe apples & hints of vanilla and nuts with a buttery note. 175ml: £5.25 250ml: £6.50 Bottle: £19.00
  • ‡ Meursault 2015, Les Tillets, Jean Javillier, BURGUNDY, FRANCE. Javillier’s wines are opulent & generous, classically Burgundian. Bottle: £50.00

Rosé

  • Pinot Grigio Rosé, Belfiore, VENETO, ITALY. A delicate, fruity wine with a pleasing finish. 175ml: £4.75 250ml: £5.75 Bottle: £16.00
  • ‡ Grenache Rosé, Mas de Longchamp, RHONE, FRANCE. Delicious, crisp, pale rosé from southern Rhône. Bottle: £22.00
  • White Zinfandel, Spring Creek, CALIFORNIA, USA. Refreshing ripe strawberry and watermelon. 175ml: £4.75 250ml: £5.75 Bottle: £16.00

Reds

Soft & Silky

  • ‡ Pinot Noir The Walnut Block, MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND. Delicate red fruits & savoury characters, balanced by gentle acidity. Bottle: £33.00
  • Cabernet Franc, Les Argelières, LANGUEDOC, FRANCE. Soft, sweet fruit; black cherries and blackberries, with a silky finish. 175ml: £5.25 250ml: £6.50 Bottle: £19.00
  • Merlot, Las Condes, VALLE CENTRAL, CHILE. Full of juicy, soft fruit character, typical of a good Merlot. 175ml: £4.75 250ml: £5.75 Bottle: £16.00

Smooth & a Little Spicy

  • Nero d'Avola, Palazzo del Mare, SICILY, ITALY. Super smooth Italian red with good depth of flavour. Bottle: £17.00
  • Malbec, El Tesoro de Las Montanas, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA. Full bodied with flavours of blackberry, damson spice & pepper. 175ml: £5.50 250ml: £6.75 Bottle: £20.00

Fulsome & Robust

  • Shiraz / Viognier, The Vintner, LANGHORNE CREEK, AUSTRALIA. A rich, full flavoured palate of blackcurrant with velvet tannins. 175ml: £5.00 250ml: £6.25 Bottle: £18.00
  • Zinfandel, Heritage, De Loach, CALIFORNIA, USA. A hearty, juicy and spice-infused red that will please and intrigue. Bottle: £30.00

Classic & Mature

  • ‡ Bordeaux Supérieur, Château Couronneau, BORDEAUX, FRANCE. Wonderfully ripe summer fruits backed up by a creamy texture. Bottle: £26.00
  • Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Muriel, RIOJA, SPAIN. Aged for 12 months in American oak, this is classic Rioja. Bottle: £21.00
  • Listrac Medoc 2005, Château Forcas Dupré, BORDEAUX, FRANCE. A ripe left-bank claret that shows style and richness. Superb vintage. Bottle: £50.00

Dessert & Fortified

  • Monbazillac, Christian Roche, Sud Ouest, France. A wonderfully rich, sweet wine made from Semillon and Muscadelle. 100ml: £3.00 375ml Bottle: £15.00
  • Late Bottled Vintage Port, Porto Poças, DOURO, PORTUGAL. Richly decadent, full bodied and with lovely tannin structure. 50ml: £3.50 750ml Bottle: £35.00

125ml also available. Our wines are listed by style & body (so lighter, more delicate wines are shown first)

‡ signifies an organic wine.