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Karen, our fantastic head chef has been cooking at The Hollow bottom for over 17 years. Working alongside Charlie (now retired) formally of Marine Highland Hotel and Claridges, Karen honed her skills and now fully in charge she is putting all of her passion and enthusiasm into continuing to create a varied traditional menu with a few twists including an Octopus and Tiger Prawn Linguine & Water Buffalo Steak in a pink peppercorn sauce, served with a truffle mash and wilted spinach, but mainly using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and a lot of imagination. 


Halloumi chips with a jalapeno ketchup (v) (gf) £5.00

Mixed olives marinated in wild garlic (v) (gf)  £4.00

Honey and mustard sausages (gf) £5.00

Pork & chorizo Scotch egg with mayo £5.00

Breaded calamari, with a sweet chilli dip £5.00


Homemade Soup of the moment (v)  with a mini wholegrain loaf £7.00

Tiger Prawns cooked in a chilli & garlic butter served with rocket salad(gf)  £8.50

Moroccan spiced lamb kofta served with a natural yoghurt and cucumber dip (gf) £8.00

Double baked cheddar soufflé (v) £8.00

Grilled atlantic octopus with lemon (gf) £9.00

SHARING BOARDS (available all day & night)

1 for £9 | for 2 £17

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

Farmers (V) – Vintage cheddar, pickled onion & beetroot, mixed leaves, homemade slaw, apple, crusty bread, piccalilli & branston pickle


– 4oz 28 day aged Yorkshire sirloin steak, with caramelised red onion chutney (gf) £9.00

– Scottish smoked salmon, with cucumber, dill and creme fraice (gf) £9.00

– Fish Finger- Cod strips in crispy batter,  & homemade tartare sauce (gf) £8.50

– Garlic mushroom and brie (v) (gf) £8.00

– Chicken & avocado with mango mayonnaise (gf) £8.50

Chefs Creation of the day (ask for todays creation) £16.00
Grilled monkfish with a black olive sauce and lemon mashed potato. (gf) £19.00
Ocotopus & tiger prawn linguine in a chilli, garlic & tomato sauce and garlic ciabatta. £19.00
Crispy balsamic duck breast served with rosemary mash & red cabbage. (gf) £18.00
Grilled lemon, rosemary & garlic chicken with puy lentils. (Vegetarian? swap your chicken for halloumi) (v) £17.00
Pan seared water buffalo steak with truffle mash, pink peppercorn sauce and wilted spinach. (gf) £21.00
Wild mushroom linguine with wilted spinach, pesto & truffle oil. (vegan) £17.00

Cornish day boat cod served with house rustic fries & mushy peas & tartare sauce.  (gf) £15.00

Mickleton pork & leek sausages with creamed potato & garden peas & traditional gravy. £15.00
Cotswold cured freshly carved ham served with Tewkesbury free range eggs & house rustic fries. (gf) £15.00
Puff pastry topped pie (ask for todays flavour), served with a choice of new potatoes or house rustic fries & seasonal vegetables. £15.00
8oz 28 day aged Yorkshire sirloin steak served with, house rustic fries, sauteed mushrooms, cherry vinetomatoes and homemade slaw. (gf) £19.00

Burgers £13.95
Served with House Rustic Fries & Homemade slaw

  • The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger in a sourdough roll, smoked cheese & bacconaise (gf)
  • Cajun spiced breast of chicken burger in a sourdough roll with Harissa mayo. (gf)
  • The paphalloumi burger, paprika coated halloumi in a. sourdough roll with beetroot and chilli jam (gf) (v)


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

Strawberry Eton Mess £6.50
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake     £6.50
Raspberry & pink gin trifle £6.50
classic trifle with a pink gin twist
Nutty Chocolate Mousse – £6.50
served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Banoffee Sundae – £6.50
Vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce & caramelised banana
Selection of ice creams Per scoop 2
Cheese Plate £8.50
Oxford Blue, Somerset Brie & English Farmhouse Cheddar (V).

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 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)

Bacon, sausage, mushrooms, poached egg, vine tomatoes & toast.

Avocado, mushrooms, poached egg, vine tomatoes & toast.

Served with smoked salmon & a wedge of lemon.

Poached, fried or scrambled? All served on buttered toast.

Bacon or Sausage or Egg

Natural yoghurt, honey & fresh fruit


20cl Bottle of White or Rose Prosecco  £ 7
Veuve Cour Bain Brut NV, France £26
Light & delicate, fruity with crisp dry finish
La Dolci Colline Rose Spumante NV, Italy £26
Delicate dry pink sparkler with summer berry flavours &
zesty acidity
Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV, France £59
Classic, dry & fresh with soft fruit flavour
Veuve Cliquot Rose NV, France £79
Fruity harmony of summer berries. Rounded & seductive
Krug Grand Cuvee NV, France £185
Breath taking combination of richness & freshness.
An explosion of taste


 125ml £3.70     175ml £5.60       250ml £7.40       Bottle £21
Ancora Pinot Grigio 2016, Italy
Crisp & dry. Delicate honeyed fruit, lemony acidity, with a fresh dry finish
Altaria Chardonnay 2016, Chile
A subtly oaked chardonnay with tropical fruits and a hint of vanilla


Aloe Tree Chenin Blanc 2016, South Africa   £23
Easy drinking. Zesty fresh tropical fruits
L’Orangerie Viognier 2015, France £25
Full bodied white wine. Crisp & dry
The Shy Albatross Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand
Gooseberry with lime, tropical fruits. Nice snappy dry finish
125 £4.45      175ml £6.70      250ml £8.90     Bottle £26
Paso a Paso Blanco 2017, Spain £26
Fruit driven with attractive fresh lemon notes. Easy drinking
Chablis 2015, Domaine Hamelin, France £38
Hawthorn blossom & rounded fruits, lovely fresh minerality. Powerful finish
Thiery Drouin Saint Veran 2017, France  £52
Crisp & dry yet deliciously rich and flavoursome with long lasting mineral finish


Ancora Pinot Grigio Rose 2016, Italy
Soft and dry. Ripe berries and red cherry with vibrant finish
125ml £3.70     175ml £5.60     250ml £7.40      Bottle £21
Big Top Zinfandel 2016, USA
Medium sweet blush. Lovely raspberry flavours. Easy drinking
125ml £3.70.   175ml £5.60     250ml £7.40     Bottle £21
Pierre de Taille, Coteaux d’Aix en Provance 2017, France  £26
Soft, light & dry. Deliciously soft summer berry flavours with mineral


125ml £3.70     175ml £5.60     250ml £7.40      Bottle £21
Vina Mariposa Tinto NV Spain
Tempranillo & Grenacha Blend. Ripe cherry with sweet spice, soft tannins.
La Bastille Carignan Merlot, France
Soft easy drinking. Blackberry and bramble fruits with lovely supple tannins.


Casa Solera Bonarda Malbec 2015/16, Argentina
Ripe & juicy bursting with blackberry, hints of spice. Full robust finish.
125ml £3.90  175ml £5.75     250ml £7.80.     Bottle £22
KWV Classic Pinotage 2016, South Africa £23
Delicious sweet juicy fruit, seductively soft.Dry medium bodied.
Sabina Crianza 2013, Spain £24
Juicy & fruity. Soft, easy drinking red wine with ripe plum and cherry fruit.
Soldier’s Block Shiraz 2016, Australia
Sweet berry & pepper flavours. Well integrated tannins
125ml £4.30.    175ml £6.45  250ml £8.60     Bottle £24
Calusari Pinot Noir 2017, Romania £25
Medium bodied, juicy plum and red cherry with a velvety finish
Cote du Rhone, Domaine Andre Aubert, 2015 France £27
 Black fruits, earthy & herbaceous. Good acidity & well integrated tannins
Jordan’s Syrah 2015, South Africa £36
Black fruit flavours with white pepper spice, dark chocolate& vanilla oak
Chateau Maucamp Haut Medoc AOC Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2010, France £58
Ripe forest fruits, sweet spices, licorice, juicy acidity and round tannins. Medium to full bodied


Homemade soup of the day. Served with a mini wholegrain loaf £7
Chilli & garlic prawns, served with rocket £8.50
Moroccan spiced lamb kofta, served with a natural yoghurt and cucumber dip £8
Double baked cheese souffle (v) £8


Grilled monkfish, with a black olive sauce and lemon mashed potato (gf) £19
Wild mushroom linguine, with wilted spinach, pesto & truffle oil  £17
Medium rare roast sirloin of beef, served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, yorkshire pudding & homemade gravy £16
Roast loin of pork with crackling, served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables,  homemade gravy & apple puree £15
Slow roasted rolled leg of lamb, served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables & homemade gravy £15
Classic nut roast with blue cheese,  served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables & homemade cranberry gravy. £15
Hand carved cotswold baked ham, served with house rusitc fries & tewkesbury fried eggs £15
The Hollow Bottom Burger, served in a sourdough roll, smoked cheese and bacconnaise, with house rustic fries and homemade slaw £16


Cheese plate
Devon blue, Somerset brie & English farmhouse cheddar (V) £8.50
Raspberry & pink gin trifle
classic trifle with a pink gin twist (V) £6.50
Banoffee sundae
Vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce & caramalised banana (V) £6.50
Nutty Chocolate mousse
with a biscuit crumb base & vanilla ice cream (V) £6.50

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.

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

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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