Charlie, who was Young Scottish Chef of the Year in his heyday, came here via the Marine Highland Hotel on Royal Troon Golf Course, Claridges, Gleneagles and the Savoy, an awesome pedigree by anyone’s standards. A varied traditional menu is always available, but it is no coincidence that since Charlie’s arrival his expertise and flair combined with Karen our second chef have transformed the food side of the business using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and lots of imagination.

TAPAS

Halloumi chips with a jalapeno ketchup (v) £4.50

Mixed olives marinated in wild garlic (v)  £3.50

Our own fish fingers and tartare sauce with lemon £4.50

Charlie’s sage & onion Scotch egg with mayo £4.95

Hollow Bottom Mac ‘n’ Cheese please(V) £4.95

Salt & Pepper Calamari with garlic mayo £4.50

 

APPETISERS

Homemade Soup of the moment (v)  a half pint of soup with crusty bread £5.95

Tiger Prawns cooked in a chili & garlic butter served with rocket salad £7.95

Double baked cheddar cheese soufflé (V)  £7.95

Crushed avocado on toast  with sundried tomatoes and poached egg.(V) £6.95

 

 

SHARING BOARDS (available all day & night)

1 for £7 | for 2 £13 |for 3 £19 | for 4 £25

Charcuterie- Prosciutto, Chorizo, Salami, wild garlic marinated olives, hummus, flat bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

Farmers (V) – Vintage cheddar, pickled onion, mixed leaves, homemade slaw, apple, flat bread & piccalilli.

Anti-Pasti (v) Cucumber, spring onion, carrots, artichoke, hummus, olives, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

SLIDERS
1 for £6| 2 for £10 | 3 for £14

Pulled pork & BBQ sauce

Lamb & mint with Harissa mayonnaise

Hollow Bottom 100% beef burger with relish

 

WRAPS £7.95 each

– Coronation Chicken & mixed leaves.

– Melted vintage cheddar, tomato chutney & red onion (V).

– Fish Finger- Cod strips in crispy batter, baby gem lettuce & homemade tartare sauce.

– 4 oz 28 day aged Sirloin Steak with fried onions & mustard

– Melted mozzarella with cherry vine tomatoes & pesto (V).

PIZZAS (Thin & Crispy)

– BBQ Chicken, Sweetcorn & Mozzerella. £11.95

– Cotswold Ham, mushrooms, red peppers & onions.£11.95

– Mushrooms, Red Pepper, Courgette & Mozzerella (V). £10.95

– Traditional Hollow Bottom Margherita (V). £9.95

Pub Classics

Cornish day boat cod fried in a light and crispy batter served with house rustic fries, mushy peas & homemade tartare. £13.95

Cotswold cured freshly carved ham, with house rustic fries & free range local eggs. £12.95

Mickeleton handmade pork & leek sausages, with creamy mashed potato, peas & traditional gravy. £12.95

Chef’s rustic homemade steak & kidney pie with house fries or new potatoes & seasonal vegetables. £13.95

Strips of chicken fillet fried in a light and crispy batter served with homemade slaw, house rustic fries & sweet chilli sauce. £12.95

Homemade aubergine, courgette & roasted red pepper lasagne, served with rocket salad & garlic flat bread (V). £12.95

Daily “Traditional Sunday” Roast, ask for todays choice, served with roast potatoes, gravy & seasonal vegetables. £13.95

28 day aged 8oz Sirloin steak cooked to your taste with pan fried mushrooms, roasted cherry vine tomatoes & homemade slaw with rustic fries or new potatoes. £18.95

(Why not swap your house fries for sweet potato fries for £1?)

Burgers
Served with House Rustic Fries & Homemade slaw

  • The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger served in a brioche bun, with relish & onion ring.
  • Pan fried breast of chicken in a brioche bun with lettuce & mayo
  • Cam burger – Camembert coated in breadcrumbs, lightly fried in a brioche bun with cranberry sauce                                                                                                                               (why not swap your house fries for sweet potato fries for £1?)

Sides

House Rustic Fries (V). £3…… Cheesy £4

House Sweet Potato Fries (V). £4…… Cheesy £5

Garlic Flat Bread (V). £3…….Cheesy £4.50

Flat bread with butter or olive oil &

  • balsamic vinegar (V). £3
  • Homemade Slaw (V). £3

Garden Salad- leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion (V). £5

Greek Salad- leaves, feta, tomato & cucumber (V). £6

Seasonal vegetables (V). £3

Onion Rings/ Fried Onions (V). £3

Sauce cooked to order £3

SPECIALS

Charlie’s creation of the day (just ask) £13.95

Freshly prepared summer salad of the moment (just ask) £13.95

Pan fried haunch of local venison in a red wine and shallot sauce served with mashed potato and red cabbage £17.95

Vegetarian linguine with wild mushrooms a white wine and herb sauce with garlic flatbread, rocket and parmesan shavings (V)£14.95

Oven roasted duck breast with an orange and ginger wine sauce, fresh orange segments, dauphinoise potatoes and broccoli £17.95

Pan fried breast of chicken with a white wine and thyme cream, chickpea and chorizo mash & mongetout £15.95

Herb crusted salmon fillet with new potatoes and asparagus hollandaise £17.95

Pan fried loin of pork with coarse grain mustard sauce, sautéed potatoes with garlic and chili roasted veg. £15.95

Desserts

All £6.50

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel base & vanilla ice cream (V)
  • Strawberry Eton Mess meringue with strawberries & whipped cream (V)
  • Traditional Raspberry Trifle with a Scottish twist (V)
  • Banoffee Sundae vanilla ice cream with caramel & caramelized banana (V)
  • A Selection of Ice Creams (V), £2 per scoop
  • Add a shot of Espresso for £2
  • British Cheese Plate (V). £8.50

Coffees & Teas

Regular Tea or Filter Coffee £2.75 Speciality Teas £3.75 Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Choc £3.75 Espresso £2.75  Irish, French, Calypso £6.75

Delicious Dessert Wines

Muscat de Frontignan white (50ml) £3.50 Bottle (35cl) £18 Banyulas AC red (50ml) £4.50 Bottle (35cl) £24

Luscious Port

Taylors Late Bottled Vintage (50ml) £3 Bottle (75cl) £29 Grahams 10yr old Tawny (50ml) £4 Bottle (75cl) £44

Children’s Menu

£6 All in. Choose ONE from the following:

  • Homemade Fish Fingers (not from the Captain)
  • Charlie’s Macaroni Cheese
  • Mrs Watsons Cheese on toast
  • Homemade Cream of Broccoli & Oxford Blue
  • Mickleton handmade sausages
  • Strips of chicken with a sweet chilli sauce
  • Mini Burgers: – Pulled Pork & BBQ sauce OR – Lamb with Mint & Mayo OR – Beef burger & relish
  • Roast of the Day (just ask we won’t bite!)

Then match up with TWO from the following:

  • Creamy Mashed potatoes
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Rustic Skinny fries
  • Mini Rocket salad
  • Mini Greek Salad
  • Fried free range egg
  • Sweet Potato fries
  • Mushy Peas
  • Homemade Slaw
  • Pan fried Mushrooms
  • Mangetout Garden Peas

Orange & Blackcurrant Squash (unlimited refills) are included, with some Ice Cream at the end (if you clear the plate)

Breakfast

Non- residents welcome from 8am Selection of cereal- £3 Full English (Bacon, Egg, Sausage, Black Pudding, Mushrooms, Tomato & Toast)- £8 Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg- £9 Eggs on Toast (Your choice of poached, fried or scrambled)- £4 Cheese Omelette- £7 Bacon Sandwich- £4 Sausage Sandwich- £5 Egg Sandwich- £4 Bacon & Egg Sandwich- £5 Sausage & Egg Sandwich- £6 Toast & Preserves- £2

Drinks

Fresh Fruit- £1 Orange juice- £2 Tea- £2 Speciality Herbal Tea- £3 Filter Coffee- £2 Bucks Fizz- (spoil yourself) additional £5

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE

20cl Bottle of White or Rose Prosecco £6.95

Veuve Cour Bain Brut NV, France £24
Light & delicate, fruity with crisp dry finish.

La Dolci Colline Rose Spumante NV, Italy   £24
Delicate dry pink sparkler with summer berry flavours & zesty acidity

Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV, France £55
Classic, dry & fresh with soft fruit flavour

Veuve Cliquot Rose NV, France £75
Fruity harmony of summer berries. Rounded & seductive

Krug Grand Cuvee NV, France £175
Breath taking combination of richness & freshness.An explosion of taste.

HOUSE WHITE WINE £19

175ml £5.20 | 250ml £6.95

Ancora Pinot Grigio 2015/16, Italy
Crisp & dry. Delicate honeyed fruit, lemony acidity with a fresh dry finish

Oyster Shack Chardonnay 2014, Chile
Fresh citrus & peach with a smooth rounded finish

HOUSE RED WINE £19

175ml £5.20 | 250ml £6.95

Vina Mariposa Tinto NV Spain
Tempranillo & Grenacha blend. Ripe cherry with sweet spice, soft tannins

La Bastille Carignan Merlot 2015, France
Soft easy drinking. Blackberry and bramble fruits with lovely supple tannins

WHITE WINE

Aloe Tree Chenin Blanc 2016, South Africa £21
Easy drinking. Zesty fresh tropical fruits

L’Orangerie Viognier 2015, France £23
Full bodied white wine. Crisp & dry.

The Shy Albatross Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough,New Zealand £24
Gooseberry with lime, tropical fruits. Nice snappy dry finish
175ml £6.45 | 250ml £8.60

Duc De Mornay Picpoul de Pinet 2015/16, France £26
Crisp & dry. Pear drops with salty minerality, perfect for fish dishes

Chablis 2012/2014, Domaine Hamelin, France £36
Hawthorn blossom & rounded fruits, lovely fresh minerality. Powerful finish

Domaine Normand Saint Veran 2014. France £48
Crisp & dry yet deliciously rich and flavoursome with long lasting mineral finish

ROSE WINE £19

175ml £5.20 | 250ml £6.95

Ancora Pinot Grigio Rose 2016, Italy
Soft and dry. Ripe berries and red cherry with vibrant finish

Oyster Shack Cabernet Rose 2013, Chile
Fresh & Summery. Smooth off-dry finish

Big Top Zinfandel 2015/16, USA
Medium sweet blush. Lovely raspberry flavours. Easy drinking.

RED WINE

Casa Solera Bonarda Malbec 2016, Argentina £21
Ripe & juicey bursting with blackberry, hints of spice. Full robust finish

KWV Classic Pinotage 2015, South Africa   £22
Delicious sweet juicy fruit, seductively soft. Dry medium bodied.

Artesa Rioja 2015/16, Spain
175ml £6.45 | 250ml £8.50 ………………….£24
Juicy & fruity. Soft, easy drinking red wine with ripe plum and cherry fruit

Soldier’s Block Shiraz 2016, Australia
175ml £6.45 | 250ml £8.50 ………………….£24
Sweet berry & pepper flavours. Well integrated tannins

 

Sierra Grande Pinot Noir 2016, Chile   £25
Delicious and elegant. Plum and wild strawberry, gentle smokey notes. Lingering finish

Cote du Rhone, Domaine Andre Aubert, 2014, France   £27
Black fruits, earthy & herbaceous. Good acidity & well integrated tannins

Jordan’s Syrah 20124, South Africa   £36
Black fruit flavours with white pepper spice, dark chocolate & vanilla oak

Chateau Maucamp Haut Medoc AOC Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2009, France £54

Ripe forest fruits, sweet spices, licorice, juicy acidity and round tannins. Medium to full bodied.

♦3 courses for £24.95!♦

STARTERS

-Terrine of chicken liver pate with mixed seasonal leaves, redcurrant, port wine, orange and cranberry reduction served with hot buttered toast.

-Tiger prawns cooked in a garlic, chilli & herb butter served with rocket salad.

-Seared goats cheese with roasted cherry vine tomatoes, our own red onion chutney, seasonal mixed leaves & balsamic dressing.

MAINS

-Traditional roast turkey, pig ‘n’ blankets, our own stuffing, roast potatoes, chantenay carrots, mangetout & braised red cabbage

-Cornish smoked haddock cooked in a white wine & cheese sauce, glazed and served with mashed potatoes & mangetout

-Pan fried local pheasant breasts in a rich port wine & cranberry sauce with mashed potatoes & braised red cabbage

-Avocado cooked with sundried tomato’s & pine nuts in a creamy chive sauce topped with melted mozzarella served with mash potato and mangetout

PUDDINGS

-Traditional christmas pudding with brandy sauce.

-Sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream

-Banoffee pie served with whipped cream

-A selection of local ice creams,

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On a Sunday we have 3 sittings for our famous Sunday roasts, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30. Call 01451 850392 to make a reservation, or just come along and we’ll squeeze you in!

In the Bar

A full range of beverages are available at the bar from morning coffee, afternoon tea to a wide range of beers including favourites like Greene King IPA, along with two monthly rotating Ales from our local Craft Brewers including Adam Henson’s Butcombe Rare Breed. A wide range of quality spirits are available along with a collection of 15 single malts. The usual draught ales are also on tap including Guinness, Carlsberg Extra Cold & San Miguel. Cider is a permanent fixture in our country pub with a choice of FIVE including Harry Sparrow & Suffolk Ciders both made by Aspall, Strongbow, Magners, Cotswold Cider, Dunkertons Organic Cider & Kopparberg.

Interesting Fact: Did you know that many years ago in our pub, customers had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they would simply whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice, however we now use high quality glassware

4 STAR RATING Our B&B consists of five well appointed comfortable rooms, which are suitable for short stays, weekend breaks or even long-term accommodation. Our three rooms above the pub include Earth Summit, our superior Kingsize en suite room with enough space for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Mrs Muck – a cosy en suite double room and Grange Brake, also a cosy double with a separate private bathroom (not en suite). Our final two rooms are anexe rooms. Bindaree, an en suite twin/double room in our cosy annex, has recently been extended to allow for disabled guests. The Old Studio is a newly done up studio cosy double en-suite situated in the lovely garden next door. (3 of the rooms are directly above our bar area, and although we’ve installed acoustic noise reduction underlay, on occasions, noise can be heard. The others are located next to the beer garden and on occasions noise can be heard.) Accommodation Facilities:

  • No. of rooms: 5
  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Cots available
  • Disabled Access
  • On Street Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Ground floor bedroom available
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access available
  • Dog Friendly
  • Bar

All prices quoted are per room, per night – inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT. Please advise the time for dinner reservation when booking so we can ensure your table in our busy restaurant.

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The Hollow Bottom makes a great venue for parties, weddings and private functions. If you would like to book for a special occasion, please get in touch on 01451 850392 or hello@hollowbottom.com