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The Plough at Bolnhurst

The Plough at Bolnhurst is independently-owned and is therefore free to choose its own local food and drink suppliers.

In the 15th Century gastropub light diners, hearty eaters and serious foodies sit side-by-side to enjoy the menu, which changes seasonally.

On the lunch menu you will find dishes like white onion soup with crispy poached hens’ eggs and truffle oil to start.

Blue cheese and buttered leek pithvier with salt-baked celeriac and shallot and thyme dressing for main. And orange and Grand Marnier nougat glace with blood orange compote for pudding.

To start for dinner, you can choose from, as well as many other dishes, cevice of scallops with pickled vegetables; roast Portobello mushroom with brie de meaux, red onion confit and croutons; and Thai-spiced mussels with coriander and ginger.

Mains include roast monkfish with bok choi, crab and ginger sauce and pomme frites; Josper grilled Denham estate venison haunch, hispi cabbage with lardo and Dauphinoise potato; and slow-cooked Cornish lamb shoulder with crispy sweetbreads, Moroccan-spices quinoa and roast butternut squash.

Rhubarb and ginger brulée with a shortbread biscuit; sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream; and pistachio soufflé with chocolate chip ice cream all adorn the pudding menu.

A range of artisan cheeses are also available and come as part of three different cheese boards, including British cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy, French cheeses from Premier Cheese and Italian cheese from Filippo Volpe.

You can also end your meal with sweet dessert wines, a concise selection of fortified wines and coffee or tea.

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