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.

WINTER TAPAS

-Halloumi chips with a jalapeño ketchup (v). £4

– Mixed olives marinated in wild garlic (v). £3

– Crispy fried pickles with a cheese & chive dip (v). £4

– Our own fish fingers and tartare sauce with lemon £4

– Charlie’s chili & coriander scotch egg with mayo £5

– Mrs Watson’s cheese on toast, 1 slice of thick white, Guiting-made bread with mature cheddar & paprika (v) £3

 

APPETISERS

– Homemade soup of the moment with crusty bread (v). £5.95

– Tiger prawns cooked in a chili & garlic butter served with rocket salad. £7.95

– Duck liver pate with a port wine & redcurrant sauce served with hot buttered toast £7.95

– Flaked fresh salmon & prawns bound together with dill & creme fraiche served with rocket and brown bread £7.95

– Deep fried mozzarella balls in bread crumbs served with a tomato and basil sauce & rocket salad (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.

 

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

– Cotswold Ham, mushrooms, red peppers & onions.£11

– Mushrooms, Red Pepper, Courgette & Mozzerella (V). £10

– Traditional Hollow Bottom Margherita (V). £9

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

  • The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger served in a brioche bun, with relish, onion ring, house rustic fries & homemade slaw.£14
  • Pan fried breast of chicken in a brioche bun with lettuce, mayo, house rustic fries & homemade slaw £13.95                                                                                                                                                      (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. £13.95

Grilled cornish sea bass fillets served with wilted spinach & new potatoes. £17.95

Pan fried Cotswold Pheasant breast in a rich port wine & redcurrant sauce served with roasted root vegetables & mash potato £15.95

Avocado & sun dried tomato cooked with sun dried tomato’s & pine nuts in a creamy chive sauce topped with melted mozzarella served with mash potato and mangetout (V) £15.95

Thinly sliced fillets of Chicken cooked in a traditional stroganoff sauce served with braised rice & mangetout. £14.95

Slowly cooked English Lamb shank with a red wine jus, braised red cabbage & crushed new potatoes. £17.95

Pan fried tender Calves Liver, bacon, mash potato & gravy served with fresh broccoli.£17.95

Desserts

All £6

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel base & vanilla ice cream (V).
  • Apple & Blackberry Crumble with custard
  • Banoffee pie with cream (V).
  • Traditional Creme Brulee (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 £2.50 Speciality Teas £3.50 Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Choc £3.50 Espresso £2.50  Irish, French, Calypso £6.50

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

FESTIVE MENU

£19.95 per person for 3 Courses
*pre-booking essential*

Starters

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)
Mains

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

Puddings

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, 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.

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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