Three Course Menu Selector

Three Course Meal £31.50 - Coffee & Petit Fours £2.35

We ask you to select 3 starters, 3 main course and 3 desserts to be pre-ordered 14 days in advance.
Please advise the hotel of your chosen menu before you send it out to your colleagues.
Vegetarian menu & gluten free options listed on a separate page, all charged as the same menu price
Please feel free to call us if you would like to discuss your menu or if there is an alternative that you would like.


  •  New season asparagus, smoked salmon and sorrel
  • Chicken liver parfait with toasted home-made walnut bread, red onion marmalade
  • Ham hock and duck terrine, apricot chutney, toasted brioche
  • Rabbit rillette, homemade piccalilli, sourdough toast
  • Chicken and leek pressing, warm fine bean salad
  • Fillets of red mullet, golden beets and salsa verde
  • Crab and haddock fish cakes, wilted spinach, lemon cream
  • Pressed salmon and mackerel terrine salsa verde and a citrus dressing
  • Smoked salmon, with crayfish and crab, rocket
  • Fillets of mackerel, apple puree, pancetta, crumbed black pudding
  • Duck rillette, red pepper confit, celeriac remoulade, sourdough toast
  • Confit pork and veal sweetbread terrine, braised celery and walnut bread

£2.00  pp supplement for the following dishes

  • Salmon rillette, smoked sea trout and avocado salsa
  • Pan fried fillet of sea bream, sugar snaps, tomato and tarragon fondue
  • Warm salad of smoked duck breast, roasted beets and toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Beef carpaccio, toasted pine nuts, rocket and lemon oil

Main Courses

  • Pan fried salmon fillet, lyonnaise new potatoes, bernaise sauce
  • Roast loin of pork, apple compote
  • Roast leg of lamb, rosemary, thyme and garlic, pan juices
  • Honey roast gammon, parsley sauce
  • Steak and kidney suet pudding with ale gravy
  • Haddock and chunky chips, fresh tartare sauce and mushy peas
  • Corn fed chicken breast, creamed potatoes, chick peas, tomato, chard and thyme
  • Slow roasted pork belly, sage mash, wilted kale, carmelised apples, cider sauce

£2.50  pp Supplement for the following dishes

  • Roast rib or roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, pan juices
  • Fillets of sea bream, ragout of Suffolk chorizo, pea, little gem, salsa verde
  • Roasted sea trout, salsify, cavello nero and brown shrimp butter
  • Char-grilled rib eye, house fries, vine tomatoes, field mushroom, peppercorn sauce
  • Cannon of lamb, baby leeks, watercress puree, dauphinoise potatoes
  • Slow roasted guinea fowl, braised fennel, wet polenta and wild garlic
  • Lamb cutlets, flageolot bean and bacon casserole, celeriac puree, dauphinoise potato
  • Pan fried breast of pheasant, confit leg, creamed potato, game chips & chestnut & tarragon broth
  • Roast saddle of lamb, celeriac and potato cake, curly kale, aubergine caviar, red wine jus
  • Gilt head bream fillet, broad bean, pea and Suffolk chorizo ragout
  • Pan roasted sea bass, salsa verde, new potatoes
  • Baked haddock, creamed potatoes, chick peas, chard, tomatoes and thyme

Supplement of £4.75 for the following dish

  • Beef Fillet, rosti potato, wild mushroom and black truffle Jus, cavello nero

To Finish

  •  Amaretti crème brulée, almond biscuit
  • Victoria Plum, frangipan tart, ginger biscuit, marscapone Ice-cream
  • Profiteroles filled with whisky cream, coated in a butterscotch and pecan sauce
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Crumble, under an Oatmeal Crust, vanilla custard
  • Steamed treacle sponge, Honeycomb Ice cream
  • Dark chocolate and date pudding, toffee sauce, coffee ice-cream
  • Dark chocolate and raspberry tart, pistachio crème fraiche
  • Lemon and marscapone tart
  • Classic lemon tart, lime jelly and orange sorbet
  • White chocolate and panacotta, Pineapple carpaccio
  • Apple, plum and pear strudel, clotted cream ice-cream
  • Chocolate truffle torte, blackberry ice-cream, mousseline sauce
  • Spiced rhubarb tart tatin, liquorice parfait, caramelized almonds


A Selection of Hand Crafted English Cheeses with wafer biscuits, Quince Jelly and Grapes

£2.25 supplement pp or £8.95 per person as an extra course.

Function Room Enquiry

Either call us on (01245) 455700 or fill in the details below and we will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you for completing this enquiry form. All enquiries are handled by the sales office which is open 8-4 Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays).

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