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.

Bites & Nibbles

– Rustic homemade scotch egg with black pudding & mayo. £6
– Mixed Olives (V)- marinated in wild garlic. £3
– Fish Fingers- cod goujons with homemade tartare sauce & lemon. £5
– Mrs Watson’s Cheese on Toast- 1 slice of thick white, Guiting-made bread with vintage cheddar & paprika (V). £3
– Crudités- Carrot, Cucumber & Spring Onion with Homemade Hummus (V). £4
– Charlie’s Special Macaroni Cheese (V). £5

Sharing Boards (available all day & night) £6 per person

Antipasti (V)- Sundried tomatoes, artichoke
hearts, hummus, wild garlic marinated olives,
feta cheese, carrot, cucumber & spring onion
crudités, flat bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

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.

Flat Breads £7 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 and mustard.
– Spicy Mexican chilli bean with sour cream (V).

Pizzas (Thin & Crispy) £9 each

– BBQ Chicken, Sweetcorn & Mozzerella.
– Chorizo, Olives & Mozzerella.
– Mushrooms, Red Pepper, Courgette & Mozzerella (V).

Pub Classics

Soup – a half pint of homemade cream of Broccoli & Oxford Blue & flatbread (V). £6

Cornish day boat cod fried in a light and crispy batter served with house rustic fries, mushy peas & homemade tartare. £13

Cotswold cured freshly carved ham, with house rustic fries & free range local eggs. £12

Mickeleton handmade pork & leek sausages, with creamy mashed potato, peas & traditional gravy. £12

Chef’s rustic homemade steak & kidney pie with house fries or new potatoes, mangetout & chantenay carrots. £13

Strips of chicken fillet fried in a light and crispy batter served with homemade slaw, house rustic fries & sweet chilli sauce. £12

Homemade aubergine, courgette & roasted red pepper lasagne, served with rocket salad & garlic flat bread (V). £12

Daily “Traditional Sunday” Roast, ask for todays choice, served with roast potatoes, gravy & seasonal vegetables. £13

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

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


The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger served in a brioche bun, with relish, onion ring, house rustic fries & homemade slaw. £13

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


All £6 |2 for £10 | 3 for £14 | each served with slaw.

  • Pulled Pork & BBQ Sauce
  • Lamb & Mint with Harrissa Mayonnaise
  • Hollow Bottom 100% Beef Burger with Relish


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). £4
Greek Salad- leaves, feta, tomato & cucumber (V). £5
Mangetout & chantenay carrots (V). £3
Onion Rings/ Fried Onions (V). £3
Sauce cooked to order £3

Pub Specials

Charlie’s Plat Du Jour £12

Small Plates

Chilli & garlic pan fried tiger prawns with rocket. £7
Baked mini brie in filo pastry, cranberry sauce & seasonal leaves (V). £7
Gravadlax- marinated salmon, pickled cucumber salad & Mrs Watson’s Guiting-made brown bread. £7
Corn & coriander fritters with salsa & lime mayonnaise (V). £6
Lightly spiced lamb meatballs with a mint and yoghurt dressing and seasonal leaves. £7

Large Plates

Baked fillet of salmon with herb crust, pea puree & new potatoes. £15
Pan fried Ostrich steak with a tomato, mushroom & tarragon sauce & mashed potato. £17
Warm quinoa summer salad with goats cheese & fresh pomegranate (V). £13
Breast of chicken in a cheesy garlic sauce served with polenta. £14
Pan fried haunch of venison in a red wine & shallot sauce with crushed new potatoes. £17
(Why not add some mangetout & chantenay carrots for £3)

Homemade desserts

All £6

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel base & vanilla ice cream (V). (V).
  • Traditional Eton Mess (V).
  • Red cherry cheesecake topped with whipped cream (V).
  • Banoffee Sundae with vanilla ice cream (v).
  • A Selection of Ice Creams (V), £2 per scoop
  • Add a shot of Espresso for £2
  • British Cheese Plate (V). £8

Coffees & Teas

Regular Tea or Filter Coffee £2
Speciality Teas £3
Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Choc £3
Espresso £2
Irish, French, Calypso £6

Delicious Dessert Wines

Muscat de Frontignan white (50ml) £3
Bottle (35cl) £18

Banyulas AC red (50ml) £4
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)


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


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

£19.95 per person for 3 Courses


Curried parsnip soup with a swirl of fresh cream and crusty bread and butter
Local game terrine with melba toast and rocket salad
Mini brie parcel with cranberry sauce (V)


Roasted turkey, roast potatoes, fresh vegetables, homemade stuffing & gravy
Cranberry, sage & nut vegetarian roast with all the trimming and vegetarian gravy (V)
Pan fried pheasant breasts with winterberry and red wine jus, new potatoes & fresh vegetables
Kiln smoked haddock in a creamy cheese and chive sauce with mashed potato and fresh vegetables


Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Warm chocolate brownie sundae with chocolate sauce and chocolate ice cream
Apple & Blackberry Crumble with custard
A selection of local ice creams

Open all day every day.

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, our own Hollow Bottom Best Bitter, 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


Our B&B consists of four well appointed comfortable rooms, above the pub, which are suitable for short stays, weekend breaks or even long-term accommodation.

Earth Summit is our superior Kingsize en suite room with enough space for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Mrs Muck is a cosy en suite double room and Grange Brake, also a cosy double with a separate private bathroom (not en suite). Bindaree, an en suite twin/double room in our cosy annex, has recently been extended to allow for disabled guests.

(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 other is located next to the beer garden and on occasions noise can be heard.)

Accommodation Facilities:

  • No. of rooms: 4
  • 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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Booking Terms and Conditions

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