Food and drink
Examples of menus

Pie at the Blacksmiths
  • Mushroom Soup, crème fraiche, garlic wild Mushrooms £4¾
  • Ham Hock & apricot terrine, homemade toasted brioche £6½
  • Roasted cauliflower, katsu sauce, toasted almonds & jewelled rice £6½
  • Pan seared scallops, pea purée, mint & pancetta £7½
  • Hoi sin Duck, steamed Bao buns spring onion & coriander £6¾
Salmon at the Blacksmiths

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

  • Isle of Wight cheese board: Isle of Wight Blue, Isle of Wight soft & Gallybagger £10
  • Honey-roasted ham and salt beef £10

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

  • Salt beef, gherkins, English mustard and rocket £7
  • Honey roasted ham, smoked cheddar and compote £6½
  • Portobello mushroom, pesto, beef tomato & Dorset cheddar £6
  • Yates Islander beer battered cod, chips and peas £8½/£12½
  • Honey glazed ham, free range eggs and chips £7½/£11
  • Scampi, chips, peas and homemade tartare sauce £7½/£10
  • 10oz chicken breast, chips and salad £12. Choose a topping from:
    • Garlic and red onion butter;
    • Creamy peppercorn and brandy sauce;
    • New Yorker (homemade BBQ sauce, bacon & melted mozzarella)
  • Omelette, Choice of up to three fillings: ham, tomato, mushrooms, Brie, Cheddar, red onion compote. With chips and salad £8

Fish and chips at the Blacksmiths

  • Brownrigg duck breast, crispy teriyaki duck leg, plum sauce, tender stem broccoli & herb mash £18
  • Fresh whole plaice, samphire, caper butter warm potato mustard salad £14
  • 24 hour sticky smoky beef brisket, BBQ sauce, slaw, grilled corn & feta, skinny fries £14
  • Newchurch pie (Rob’s signature dish) shortcrust pastry pie, filled with slow-cooked lamb-shank meat, spinach; house potatoes and vegetables £8½/£13½
  • Feta, filo, spinach & pinenut pie, pesto sauce, tender stem broccoli, house potatoes £12
  • Slow roasted pork belly, cider sauce, glazed apple, herb mashed potato and seasonal vegetables £8/£14
  • Chicken caesar salad, crispy bacon, croûtons, parmesan and crispy egg yolk £8/£l2½
  • Rowridge Farm 8oz Beef burger, bacon, smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun & chips £12
  • Beetroot & halloumi burger, sirachi mayo, brioche bun, grilled corn and feta, sweet potato fries £12

Steaks

All served with homemade beer battered onion rings, flat mushroom, beef tomato, chunky chips & salad.

  • 8oz fillet £25
  • 10oz rump £17½
  • 8oz sirloin £20
  • The Blacksmiths Mixed Grill: rump steak, lamb, gammon, chicken, pork, egg, & cumberland sausage £20

Add peppercorn sauce / blue cheese sauce / garlic butter sauce £2½

Newchurch Pie at the Blacksmiths

 

Black burger at the Blacksmiths

All home-made with a little TLC

  • Apple & summer berry crumble with custard £6
  • White chocolate & raspberry crème brulee & almond biscotti £6
  • Chocolate fondant, vanilla bean ice cream, fresh raspberries £6
  • Belgian waffle, bruleed bananas, toffee sauce, honey combe & vanilla bean ice cream £6
  • Fresh & fabulous strawberry pavlova, Chantilly cream £6
  • Blacksmiths cheeseboard – Isle of Wight blue, soft & gallybagger, grapes, apple, crackers & chutney £8
  • Selection of local Calbourne ice cream: 2 scoops £3.50 3 scoops £4.75

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.

£21 per person for two courses (coffee not included); or £26 for 3 courses, including coffee and a mince pie.

Just book at least 48 hours in advance and say you will be having the Christmas menu. No preorder or deposit is needed.

Starters

  • Caramelised Jerusalem artichoke soup, burnt pear and walnut
  • Chicken caesar croquettes, parmesan, rocket dressing
  • Beetroot cured salmon, salmon paté, sourdough bread
  • Roasted cauliflower, tahini, curry spice, toasted almonds

Mains

  • Brownrigg’s roast turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, sprouts and cauliflower cheese
  • Shortcrust pastry pie, local game, streaky bacon and mushroom, red wine jus, smoked garlic mashed potato and greens
  • Seared cod, crab beignets, samphire and crab butter
  • Beetroot Wellington, mulled wine gravy, roast potatoes, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, sprouts and cauliflower cheese

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding with brandy creme anglaise
  • Chocolate fondant, vanilla bean ice cream, raspberries
  • Pineapple tarte tatin, coconut ice cream and toasted coconut
  • Isle of Wight cheese, biscuits and chutney