Berwick St James
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Special OffersSAMPLE SUMMER MENU 2014
Horseradish hummus, olives, bread (v) - £4-00
English celery soup (v) £4-00
Home salted beef salad, shallots, fine beans & red wine dressing £6-00
Home potted West Country duck, homemade grape chutney, country toasts £6-00
Deep fried devilled whitebait, lemon & tarragon mayonnaise £6-00
Watercress & red chard salad, roast cherry tomatoes, goats’ cheese & walnuts (v) £5-50
Beef, parsley & Wadworth 6X ale sausages, mashed potato, red wine onion gravy £9-00
Corn-fed chicken & grape salad, smoked peppers & toasted almonds £6-50/£12
Homemade cottage pie, thyme buttered Savoy cabbage & rosemary roast carrots £12-50
Seared wild Cornish sea bass, samphire grass, new potatoes, mussel & saffron cream £15-00
Oyster mushroom & grain mustard linguine, parsley & Exmoor Blue cheese sauce (v) £11-00
Crayfish tail & orange salad, grain mustard dressing, pea shoots £6-50/12-00
Rib-eye steak, sauté potatoes, rosemary roast carrots & a Coleman’s butter glaze £16-00
Garden pea & mascarpone risotto, basil mint & balsamic reduction (v)£11-00
Bramley apple crumble, clotted cream £5-00
Red berry & elderflower jelly, Beaulieu blackberry ice cream £5-00
Lemon & raspberry posset, homemade ginger shortbreads £5-00
English strawberries, dipping sugar & pouring cream £5-00
Chocolate & raspberry roulade, raspberry sauce £5-00
A selection of English cheeses, Water biscuits & homemade grape chutney £6-50
All our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order – please be patient during busy periods
Some of our food may contain nuts – please speak to a member of staff if you have any specific dietary requirements
Service is at your own discretion
DescriptionCathy and Giles welcome you to the Boot Inn, a traditional 18th century coaching Inn. Being close (3/4 of a mile) to the A303 the inn not only makes a great stopping point between London and the West country but is a great centre for short or long breaks. There are many walks in the surrounding countryside and we are within easy reach of all major Wiltshire tourist attractions like Salisbury, Wilton House and Stonehenge to mention but a few.
Cathy and Giles bring their own unique style of hospitality to the Boot Inn; both are formally trained chefs and believe passionately about traditional British food and the use of local produce where possible. They also believe that the Boot Inn is a ‘Real British Inn’ and therefore should continue to uphold their fine traditions by serving nothing but the best British food and ales.
The pub is now included in the British Food Guide for 2013 & 2014 and has recently been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Advisor.
Traditional British Fare
Cathy and Giles are using all their experience in the catering trade to ensure that your visit to the Boot Inn will be as memorable as possible. Giles worked with both Nico Ladenis and Gary Rhodes in London, and they have run hotels and pubs together for the last 12 years; getting most of them into The Michelin Pub Guide and The Good Pub Guide, one even being awarded the Dining Pub of the Year award.
They believe that as a 'Real British Inn' they should be serving the best this country has to offer. So to go with beer from one of the country's leading independent regional brewers, Wadworth in Devizes, and a fine selection of wines, with many available by the glass, they aim to provide 'traditional British food', all homemade or locally sourced where possible.
You won't find curry, chilli and lasagne or expensive gastro pub concoctions here but you will find traditional British dishes like potted shrimps, devilled kidneys on toast, smoked eel and soused herrings. Traditional pies like Gloucestershire squab pie, Shropshire fidget pie and beef and oyster pie. Braised meats like home salt brisket, rabbit casserole and oxtails and desserts like you used to get - apple crumble with custard, fruit fools, sticky toffee pudding, Knickerbocker glory and banana custard.
There is only a blackboard menu at the Boot Inn which changes every day to reflect the availability of seasonal and local produce. Traditional roasts are served every Sunday; vegetarians are well catered for, several choices are always on the board, and children are very welcome - we treat them like small adults and ask them to order smaller portions off the blackboard, but simpler food is always available.
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