Pinot Noir based with style and finesse, offers delicate aromas of white peach, quince and a touch of spice. Dry and elegant palate shows an impressive degree of concentration, with fine bubbles and a long, crisp finish.
Champagne, Drappier Rose Brut
Elegant yet full of character. Pretty red berry aromas lead to a delicate palate of summer fruit and herbs, finishing crisply dry and refreshing.
France, Champagne, Veuve Cliquot
A truly complex and exquisite Champagne. Dry with plenty of body.
Italy, Ca' del Console Prosecco Extra Dry
A classic Prosecco with aromas of white peach, pear and flowers. The palate is fresh, not too dry, and clean as a whistle all the way through to the sparkling finish.
Smaragd is the Wachau designation for dry late harvest wines, above 12.5% alcohol through natural fermentation. Vines up to 50 years old, growing in weathered primitive rock and loess soils, yield a profound, archetypal Veltliner that is rich in extracts. Pale lemon green in colour, with notes of grass, lemon, white grapefruit and stones. The wine is medium bodied and has steely minerality, complemented by subtle citrus fruit flavours.
2014, France, Burgundy, Henri de Villamont Puligny-Montrachet
A generous style of Puligny-Montrachet from a famous vineyard, offering a nice nose of almonds, white flowers and fresh fruits. The mouth is fine and elegant, nicely tuned, with understated oak and a long citrus finish, with a touch of minerality in the aftertaste. One of the best wines of Burgundy.
2016/17 Chile, Valle Ventral, Poco Mas, Merlot
Paco Mas means "a little more" and this is what this wine delivers. Packed full of black fruit, spice and pepper, this Merlot from the Central Valley has smooth tannins and a velvety finish.
2015 Portugal, Dao, Prunus, Vinho Tinto
Lightly oaked and perfectly balanced, with a silky texture and crisp edge. The nose is cram-packed with mulberries, blackberries and anise. On the palate black cherry and raspberry fruit tones with creamy and chocolaty oak flavours.
Fruity bouquet of blackcurrant, strawberry bush and plum, leading to a smooth, full-bodied palate with a long finish.
2017/18 Argentina, Mendoza, Finca la Colonia, Malbec
Deep red colour with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis and black pepper, fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. Elegant and smooth with a long finish.
2017 Spain Conde Valdemar, Rioja
A traditional, savoury style of Crianza in which rich blackberry and cassis fruit mingles with more mature notes of leather and spice, as well as creamy, toasty notes from the oak ageing. Dense, long and vibrant on the palate.
2016 France, Rhône Valley, Ferraton Pere & Fils Côtes-du-Rhone Samorens Rouge
With Syrah to the fore, this is full of berry fruit, violet, liquorice, and spices. It has a generous, rounded palate and a long, elegant finish.
2016 France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Brouilly, Château de la Perriere
This juicy Brouilly shows a fine spectrum of fruit, raspberries, Morello cherries and blackcurrants. There is some typical Brouilly power on the palate, but a good deal of finesse as well.
Red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.
2014/15 Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Langmeil, Valley Floor, Shiraz
A quintessential expression of Barossa Shiraz, with aromas of plum and mulberry offset by milk chocolate, cinnamon and pepper. The rich, voluptuous texture on the palate is lifted by spice and a fresh fruit character that deftly belies the wine's concentration.
2013, New Zealand, Martinborough, Julicher 99 Rows, Pinot Noir
Complex and aromatic Pinot Noir with spicy, mineral aromas over berry fruit.
Reserve Red Wines
2013/14, Italy, Prunotto Barolo, Piedmont
Aromatic with rich tannins and characteristics of old oak, these wines are considered by most to be some of Italy’s finest. This wine is robust with evident notes of red flowers, strawberry and forest fruits on the nose. Long and smooth with earthy tobacco and chocolate on the finish, this is Barolo at its best.
2013, USA, Sonoma Coast, Radio-Coteau La Neblina, Pinot Noir
The wine displays an alluring red velvet hue encompassing a dark rose centre with radiant clarity. After a few swirls, the wine becomes more complex, letting out flowers, additional fruit and nuttiness. Intense black cherries and warm blueberry preserves rub elbows with sweet oak undertones and oven-roasted cashews. Entering the palate, the medium weight of the wine is accompanied by red raspberry and Alpine strawberries.
2013, USA, Napa Valley, Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon
This delicious Napa Cabernet expresses the region’s opulent berry fruit and supple texture without straying into over ripeness. Displaying classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of baking spices and tobacco follow through to a full body, with polished and silky tannins with layers of dark berries, graphite and cocoa powder on the palate. Dense with beautifully integrated oak and sweet tannins throughout the lingering finish.
2017 Spain, Aragon, Finca el Paso, Cariñena
Beautifully delicate rosé from northern Spain, with a pale pink colour, aromas of summer berries and flowers, and a dry but rounded palate.
2017 Italy, Puglia, Tormaresca Calafuria
Peach petal pink in colour, this wine shows intense yet delicate fragrances of pink grapefruit, peaches and violets. The flavour is fresh and balanced with savoury notes and excellent aromatic persistence.
2013 France, South West, Jurançon, Château Jolys, Cuvée Jean
Lusciously rich with a nose of exotic fruits, peaches, pineapple and white flowers. The palate is powerful and smooth, with the same aromas and complexity as the nose. Pure, elegant and very well-balanced.
English Pea & Mint Soup, Dressed Peas & Cabernet Sauvingon Vinegar
Tempura Cod Cheeks & Saffron Mayonnaise
Smoked Ham Hock & Parsley Terrine, Piccalilli, Apple & Watercress
Slow Cooked Baby Back Rib, Cucumber & Apple Salad & Chilli Mayonnaise
Roast Sirloin of Hereford Beef (£2.00 Supplement)
Roast Led of Milk Feb Lamb
Roast Loin of Mangalitza Pork
Served with Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy
Cod & Fine Herb Fishcake, Romesco Sauce & Triple Cooked Chips
George IV Beef Burger, Cheddar, Marinated Iceberg, Relish & Triple Cooked Chips
Buttered Fine Herb Gnocci, Peas, Broad Beans & Spring Onions
Hot Chocolate Fondant, Burnt Orange & Blood Orange Ice Cream
Eton Mess, Ightham Strawberries & Strawberry Jus
Bramley Apple & Rhubarb Crumble & Rhubard Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Mousse, Smoked Italian Meringue, Poached Rhubarb & Granola
GORDON'S Instant citrus aromas on the nose creating a very fresh experience. Quite dry on the palate however, with lots of citrus lemon flavours hitting first. The freshness carries on but comes up rather a short offering. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TANQUERAY Very fresh and smooth on the nose with slight hints of juniper and citrus coming through. A good hit of liquorice is present on the palate, with a slight spice that creates a long tingle. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE A slight pepper, yet very light and floral mix on the nose, with a hint of harshness on the palate that evolves into a bold mix of juniper and citrus. Very smooth on the aftertaste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
PORTOBELLO ROAD Fresh citrus and lime on the nose, a little sharp in places with added spice. A clean palate with an instant freshness. Juniper dominates with a slow developing spice that lingers. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
EDINBURGH On the nose is juniper and pine with citrus (lemon) notes. On the palate the juniper, pine and citrus trio continues, with light floral notes developing on this medium bodied spirit. This finish is a classic spicy pepper (coriander) with strong pine and ginger notes. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic
CAORUNN Lively on the nose with lots of floral and citrus aromas dancing well. Rather sharp on the palate when it first hits that develops into a long finish with hints of aniseed that dries a little. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
SIPSMITH On the nose it gives off a soft floral scent with a fresh citrus and slight juniper note. The palate enjoyed the sweetness of the Seville orange, with a hit of juniper to follow. It led to a dry finish with a slight kick of spice at the end. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
TARQUIN'S Soft citrus on the nose, with orange aromas and the subtle violets coming through. Reminds me of an Aviation cocktail. Sharp on the palate, but soon mellows before bursting with grapefruit, cardamom and angelica. A spice tingle develops, but an incredibly long finish ensues. A very small hint of dryness. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
BATHTUB Fresh junniper with a slight citrus aroma and a light juniper scent combining well on the nose. The palate is introduced to a slight raw kick of juniper but develops into a creamy texture and a long, slightly dry finish. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
HENDRICK'S Small misxes of cucumber, rose and juniper on the nose create a mouth-watering effect on the palate that enjoys a smooth and very well-balanced gin. Clean and crisp on the after-taste. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
SILENT POOL A crisp clean gin with layers of flavour; juniper married with rich notes of lavender, honey and kaffir lime. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
MONKEY 47 There is a lot happening on the nose...woody, vegetable smells underpin fresh grassy, citrus notes and botanical sweetness, like a pine forest after the rain. The palate is predictably complex, this is a robust and powerful gin with plenty of spice, fruit and herb flavours. It's very well structured, and difficult to unpick but a citrus fresh start segues into pine and wood notes for a drying finish which is reassuringly heavy. Pairs best with Fever-Tree Indian Tonic