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Jamie our brilliant new Head Chef and his kitchen brigade have brought with them a wealth of experience and knowledge to The Hollow Bottom since arriving in 2018. 

Jamie’s passion, skills and enthusiasm are obvious and the Menu that he has created reflects this in every area.

The new Menu brings such delights as a Ham hock ballotine; Halloumi, honey & Harissa burger; Slow cooked pork belly and a Pea, courgette & artichoke risotto.

We also have some incredible desserts including vanilla pannacotta and chocolate orange mousse.  Jamie is always looking to source local ingredients wherever possible using lots of imagination. 


Halloumi chips with a jalapeño ketchup (v) (gf)
Mixed olives marinated in wild garlic (v) (gf)
Honey glazed sauteed chorizo sausage  (gf)
Lamb meatballs with a mint yoghurt dip (gf)
Asparagus wrapped in parma ham & buffalo mozzarella (gf)
Potato bravas with garlic aioli (v)(gf)


Breaded butterfly king prawns (gf) 8.5
served with a sweet chilli dip & rocket.
Homemade soup of the moment (v)7
served with a mini wholegrain loaf.
Ham hock ballotine (gf)   8
served with piccalilli & olive oil and black pepper crostini
Garlic mushrooms in a blue cheese sauce (v)(gf) 8
served with ciabatta.
Beetroot salad (v)(gf)  7
with chicory, apple puree, black olives and feta cheese

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

Camembert (v)– Served with red onion chutney and warm ciabatta (only available as a large portion)


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

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables, served with hummus (gf) £9.00

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

– Bacon and brie (gf) £8.00

Chicken & avocado with mango mayonnaise (gf) £8.50

Pan fried seabass (gf) 17
served with lemon mashed potato, roasted courgette and a
shallot and cream sauce
Slow cooked pork belly (gf) 17
served with black pudding, celeriac remoulade, savoy cabbage
& apple puree
Roasted chicken supreme (gf) 16
served with fondant potato, tenderstem broccoli, wild mushrooms
and a peppercorn sauce
Local lamb cutlets (gf) 17
served with roasted new potatoes, carrot puree &
fine green beans wrapped in pancetta
Pea courgette & artichoke risotto (gf)(v) 16
with a pesto and parmesan crisp
Cornish day boat cod (gf) 15
in our homemade crispy beer batter, served with house rustic fries,
mushy peas & tartare sauce.
Martins pork & caramalised onion sausages 15
served with creamed potato, garden peas & traditional gravy.
Cotswold cured freshly carved ham (gf) 14
served with Tewkesbury free range eggs & house rustic fries.
Puff pastry topped pie (ask for todays flilling) 15
served with a choice of new potatoes or house rustic fries
& seasonal vegetables.
Martins 8oz 28 day aged sirloin steak. 21
with house rustic fries, watercress & a cherry tomato salad with garlic butter.
Sauces – £3 each
Peppercorn – Mushroom – Creamy Blue Cheese

Served with House Rustic Fries & Homemade slaw

  • The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger in a sourdough roll, smoked cheese & bacconaise (gf) £15.00
  • Cajun spiced breast of chicken burger in a sourdough roll with Harissa mayo. (gf) £15.00
  • The halloumi, harissa and honey burger served in a sourdough roll with tomato and black pepper  (gf) (v) £15.00


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

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

Vanilla Pannacotta (v)(gf) 6.5
with fresh berries and raspberry coulis
Lemon meringue pie (v)(gf) 6.5
Trio of fruit fools (v)(gf) 6.5
Strawberry, raspberry, kiwi & orange
Chocolate orange mousse (v)(gf) 6.5
with rossini curl
Sticky toffee pudding (v) 6.5
Traditional sticky toffee pudding served wth vanilla ice cream
Selection of local ice creams Per scoop (v) 2
Cheese slate 8.5
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)
  •  Macaroni Cheese
  • Martins handmade sausages
  • Mini Beef burger & relish
  • Cotswold carved ham

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
  • 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
Breaded butterfly king prawns, served with a rocket salad and sweet chilli dip £8.50
Ham hock ballotine, served with piccalilli & a olive oil and black pepper crostini £8
Beetroot salad, apple puree, black olives & feta cheese  (v) £8


Pan fried seabass, served with lemon mashed potato, roasted courgette & a shallot and cream sauce  £17
Pea, courgette & artichoke risotto, served with pesto and a parmesan crisp  £16
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
Roasted chicken supreme, served with fondant potato, tender stem broccoli & a wild mushroom & peppercorn sauce  £17
Cornish day boat cod, served with house rustic fries, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce £15


Cheese plate
Devon blue, Somerset brie & English farmhouse cheddar (V) £8.50
Vanilla pannacotta.
with fresh berries and raspberry coulis (V) £6.50
Sticky toffee pudding
served with toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream  (V) £6.50
Orange chocolate mousse
with a rosini curl (V) £6.50

Starters –

Chilli & garlic prawns £
served with a rocket salad
Fresh flaked salmon & prawns £9
bound together with dill & creme fraiche served with a rocket salad & brown bread
Terrine of chicken liver pate £8
served with a cumberland sauce & hot buttered toast
Seared french soft goats cheese £8
served with cherry vine tomatoes, homemade red onion chutney & balsamic dressing.
Mains – 
8oz 28 days dry aged sirloin steak £22
served with pan fried mushrooms & roasted cherry vine tomatoes, house rustic fries & homemade slaw
Cornish smoked haddock  £18
cooked in a white wine & cheese sauce, served with mashed potato & mangetout
Hollow Bottom strips of beef £18
strips of 28 day dry aged sirloin cooked in green peppercorn sauce served with braised rice & mangetout
The Hollow Bottom signature £16
100% beef burger in a sour dough roll, smoked cheese and baconnaise
 served with house rustic fries and homemade slaw (vegetarian? swap your burger for halloumi)
Hand carved cotswold baked ham £15
served with house rusitc fries & local fried eggs
Avocado, pinenut & roasted cherry tomato linguine £15 
served with garlic bread
Dessert – 
Bramley apple and shortbread crumble £7
with fresh custard
Sticky toffee pudding £7
with clotted cream
Dark chocolate salted caramel mousse £7
with a biscuit crumb base & vanilla ice cream
Traditional British cheese plate £9
with crackers

Open all day every day.

On a Sunday we have 3 sittings for our famous Sunday roasts, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm. 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 Greeneking IPA, along with two monthly rotating Ales from our local and national 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, Becks, Peroni & Asahi from Japan. Cider is a permanent fixture in our country pub with a choice of SEVEN including Mortimers Orchard & Thatchers Gold on tap, Aswell as Thatchers Haze, Strongbow, Magners, 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 four 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 room is an anexe room. 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 others are 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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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