Whats on the menu?

We pride ourselves on creating modern British cuisine.

Dependent on how hungry you are feeling, we offer an amazing À la carte/pre fix menu, as well as a light bites menu for the smaller appetites. Whichever you choose, will be complemented by our exclusive wine menu.

Our Menus

Dining at the Bell & Cross is a celebration of high quality modern British food. Below are our sample menus so you can get a taste of what we offer. The menus at The Bell & Cross change on a seasonal basis, but this will give you a flavour.

If you would like bread for the table, please ask your server. Bread will be charged at £1.25 per head.

Starters

The B&C Charcuterie Board

£8.25

Fennel salami, venison pepperoni, Suffolk chorizo, pickled celery, pickled grapes, foccacia, sundried tomato & red pepper chutney, marinated artichokes, red peppers & confit garlic.

Beetroot (V)

£7.10

Roasted heritage beetroot, goats cheese bon-bons, pickled beetroot, beetroot puree, shoots and seeds & shaved walnuts.

Soup

£6.25

Cream of Mushroom soup, chives, truffle oil & chargrilled focaccia.

Tart

£7.35

Goats curd and caramelized red onion Tart, dressed rocket, pine nut & rocket pesto.

King Prawns

£7.95

Pan fried king prawns with chili, lemon, garlic & parsley butter & chargrilled garlic bread.

Soft Shell Crab

£7.65

Salt & pepper tempura Soft Shell Crab, confit garlic aioli, tomato & smoked chili relish, sesame seeds. Served with a shallot, chilli & coriander salad.

Kidneys

£7.25

Sautéed deviled lambs kidneys, chargrilled brown bloomer, sautéed king brown mushroom and spiced deviled sauce.

Souffle

£7.65

Twice baked gruyere, double Gloucester and red Leicester cheese souffle with wholegrain mustard and pea shoots.

Baked Cornish Crab

£8.25

Freshly picked white and brown Cornish crab, lightly bound with bechamel sauce, nutmeg & cayenne pepper served with melba toasts.

Tuna

£7.85

Pan sealed Tuna, anchovy mayonnaise, crispy capers, kiss chilies, radish & micro leaves.
Mains

Cannelloni

£14.65

Freshly made egg pasta stuffed with mixed mushrooms, spinach, shallots, garlic and ricotta, baked in a rich mushroom and truffle sauce.

Fish & Chips

£14.45

Lightly battered fillet of cod, hand cut chips, smashed peas, tartare sauce & lemon.

Salmon

£17.85

Lightly spiced lentil dahl, Bombay aloo, minted yoghurt, chilli, coriander & lime.

Calves Liver

£16.45

Sauteed Calves Liver, chive creamed potatoes, crispy bacon & red wine onion jus.

Massaman Beef Curry

£16.95

Thai style Slow cooked beef, peanut & diced potato curry. Served in a fragrant Thai curry sauce, sticky jasmine rice.

Duck Breast

£18.25

Pan roasted barbarry duck breast, dauphinoise potatoes, green beans, garlic and almonds a spiced duck sauce.

Halibut

£20.45

Pan roasted fillet of North Atlantic Halibut, lyonaise potatoes, wilted garlic spinach, served with a mixed mushroom sauce & smoked chicken croquette.

Flat Iron

£19.25

12 hour marinated chargrilled flat iron steak, crispy shallots, chimichurri, red wine jus, hand cut chips & micro leaves.

Chicken Supreme Saltimbocca

£18.25

Pan roasted Chicken breast supreme stuffed with sage, larded with pancetta served with a twice baked cheese souffle, wilted spinach & red wine jus.

Pork Belly

£18.95

Pan roasted Gloucestershire Pork Belly , sautéed new potatoes, leeks, mushrooms, shallot puree, spinach & red wine jus.

Lamb Shoulder Schnitzel

£19.25

24 hour saffron braised lamb shoulder schnitzel, fondant potato, braised red cabbage with a red wine & red currant jus.
Sides
All our dishes are created as whole plates of food, however if you would like a little extra (£2.50)

Chips

Hand-cut chips

New Pots

Buttered new potatoes

Cabbage Fricassee

Savoy cabbage, pancetta, peas & baby onions.

Dauphinoise Pots

Thinly sliced potatoes baked in garlic and cream.

Side Salad

Heritage tomato salad
Sauces
Sauces (£2.50)

Peppercorn sauce

Peppercorn sauce

Chimichurri

Argentinian herb sauce

Habenero

Habenero mustard relish

Red Wine Jus

Red wine jus
Please note that some of our dishes contain allergens, please ask staff for details and we will accommodate. All of our food is prepared to order, if only main courses are ordered without starters, please expect a 25-30 minute wait.
Desserts

Sticky Toffee Pudding

£7.35

Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce and clotted cream ice cream.

Treacle Tart

£6.75

Rich indulgent treacle tart, stem ginger, honeycomb ice cream & crème anglaise.

Steamed Sponge Pudding

£7.45

Cumquat, apricot and ginger steamed pudding with crème anglaise.

Crème Brulee

£7.65

Lemon and bay crème brulee with cardamom shortbread.

Fondant

£7.25

Valrohna chocolate fondant, griotine cherries, clotted cream ice cream & shortbread crumb.

Cheesecake

£7.25

Peanut butter & chocolate cheesecake, mixed red berry compote & raspberry sorbet.

Baked Alaska

£7.65

Blackcurrant and vanilla baked Alaska with mixed red berry coulis.

Crumble

£6.55

Mixed red berry & apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

3 Cheese

£7.75

Black Bomber, brie de nangis & crock-well bishop cheese with quince jelly, rhubarb and rosemary jam, grapes, celery & assorted biscuits.
Speciality Tea

English Breakfast

£2.00

Jasmine Pear

£2.25

Triple Mint

£2.25

Lemongrass & Ginger

£2.25

Chamomile

£2.25

Berry & Hibiscus

£2.25

Speciality Coffee

Americano

£2.30

Single Espresso

£1.60

Double Espresso

£2.10

Cappuccino

£2.60

Latte

£2.60

Hot Chocolate

£2.85

Digestif’s

Famous Grouse

£2.25

Cotswold’s Distillery Single Malt

£5.00

Talisker 10 years old

£5.50

Hennessy Very Special

£3.80

Hine Rare VSOP

£6.00

Hennessy XO Cognac

£15.00

Krohn Ruby Port

£2.50

All of our coffee beans including decaf and hot chocolate are sourced from Extract Coffee which is an ethical and sustainable coffee supplier and roasterie based in Bristol. Our range of specialty teas are supplied by Canton.
To Share

Pigs in Blankets

£5.50

Pork sausages, wrapped in bacon served with a spicy tomato sauce.

Croquettes

£5.95

Smoked chicken croquettes served with garlic aioli.

Scotch Egg

£7.50

Homemade scotch egg served with a Dijon mayonnaise.

Baked Cornish Crab

£10.25

Freshly picked white and brown Cornish crab, lightly bound with bechamel sauce, nutmeg & cayenne pepper served with melba toasts and hand cut chips.
More Substantial Offerings…

Truffled Macaroni Cheese

£7.60

3 cheese creamy macaroni cheese with a truffle & a herby breadcrumb topping.

Steak Sandwich

£11.35

Chargrilled bloomer bread, 12 hour marinated flat iron steak, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise, chimichurri, pea shoots and chunky chips.

Seafood Linguine

£13.95

Tomato, crayfish, prawn linguine, crab, chilli, garlic, tomato & lemon.

The Bell & Cross Burger

£13.50

Toasted brochie bun, habanero relish, rocket, tomato, gruyere cheese and handcut chips. Add bacon for £1.25.
Please note that some of our dishes contain allergens, please ask staff for details and we will accommodate. All of our food is prepared to order, if only main courses are ordered without starters, expect a 25-30 minute wait.

All of our children’s dishes are charged at a set price of £7.00. Each main dish comes with a soft drink included in the price.

Mains

Tomato Linguini

Pasta in a tomato sauce.

Steak

Steak & Chips served with tomato sauce and peas.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

Fish & Chips

Lightly battered fish with chips and peas.
Dessert

2 Scoop Ice Cream

£3.00

Choose from a selection of ice creams including chocolate, strawberry, vanilla.
Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Prosecco Cipriano

£22.50

Frizzante style of Prosecco with some serious character about it.

Champagne Georges Gardet, Brut Tradition

£42.50

Gardet used to be called "France's best kept secret," a big favourite of the UK wine trade but rarely seen out in public! "Proper" Champagne with plenty of bottle age.

Champagne Charles Gardet Vintage

£80.00

Massively impressive vintage Champagne - full flavoured with hints of brioche.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Rose

£90.00

Iconic Rose Champagne with a gorgeous, strawberry fruit flavour.

Dom Perignon

£150.00

The King of Champagnes.
White

Catarratto/Pinot Grigio

£18.95

Hailing from Sicily, this has hints of herbal spice and is full of southern Italian sunshine.

Domaine de Pellehaut, Cotes de Gascogne

£20.95

Gorgeous white from Gascony - really explodes with flavour.

Chablis, Domaine de Vauroux, France

£39.50

Archetypal Chablis - flinty and bone dry yet still with a creamy edge.

Gavi La Battistina, Italy

£28.00

Cracking Gavi from Piedmont in north west Italy; beautifully textured with a nutty edge.

Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine la Serre, France

£24.00

Crisp, fresh, minerally white; brilliant with seafood.

Sauvignon Blanc, Makutu

£25.00

Classic Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc - full of tropical fruit flavours.

Pinot Gris, Esk Valley, New Zealand

£30.00

Full bodied with a hint of sweetness to balance. Aromatic, rich and fresh with notes of stone fruit, honey and pears, finished with a hint of spice to give the wine it's complexity.

Chablis, Domaine de Vauroux, France

£39.50

Archetypal Chablis - flinty and bone dry yet still with a creamy edge.

Viognier, Arendsig, South Africa

£45.00

Jaw-droppingly good Viognier, has a slightly restrained, stone fruit character but terrific balance and length.

Pazo Senorans, Albarino, Spain

£47.50

Spectacular Albarino - aromatic with spring flowers to the fore and with a lovely intensity on the palate.

St Aubin, 1er cru La Chatenniere, Domaine Thomas, France

£59.50

Hugely impressive White Burgundy from the best vineyard in St Aubin; full flavoured with ripe fruit underpinned by new oak.

Sancerre, Cuvee d'Antan, Domaine, Henri Bourgeois 2016

£70.00

Serious, top-end Sancerre, produced from 70 year old vines and aged for 18 months in old oak barrels. Very "old school" but hugely impressive.

Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay

£75.00

Napa Chardonnay which is a model of elegance and restraint; beautifully balanced and exuding finesse.

Puligny Montrachet, 1er cru Les, Chalumeaux 2010

£112.00

Fully mature White Burgundy from Thierry Matrot; mineral yet with an underlying intensity and richness.
Rose

St Laurand Rose

£18.95

Archtypal southern French Rose; light dry and very easy to drink.

Domaine de la Bastide, Cotes du, Rhone, France

£23.00

Truly delightful Rose from Vincent Boyer; dry and full of flavour.

The Emily, South Africa

£29.95

Described by our wine merchant as his "most dangerous" wine as it is just so well balanced and easy to drink. Make sure there's another bottle on ice.
Red

Kaleu Malbec

£21.95

Seriously classy Argentinian Malbec - juicy and satisfying.

St Laurand, Carignan/Merlot

£18.95

Southern French red with a hint of spice and some real structure behind it.

Rioja, Vina Marro Tinto

£20.95

Impressive Rioja with a generous red fruit character.

Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell, Spain

£22.00

Full flavoured, juicy red from southern Spain; seriously over delivers in terms of value.

Visan, Cotes du Rhone Villages, France

£24.00

Terra d'Alter Touriga Nacional, Portugal

£26.00

Awesome wine from southern Portugal; Touriga Nacional is one of the principal Port grapes and this has so much depth and character without being overblown.

Rioja Gran Reserva, Vina Marro, Spain

£43.50

Full flavoured, long and complex with a generous red fruit character underpinned with toasty oak.

Barolo, Alasia, Italy

£47.50

Classic north Italian red, this has layers of violets and spice and a beautifully refreshing acidity on the finish.

Cotes de Nuits Villages, Domaine Bellene 2014, France

£55.00

Beautifully elegant Burgundy, full of supple red fruit with a hint of spice.

Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau Fargueirol, France

£60.00

Really well made Chateauneuf, gutsy and peppery with a delicious mineral edge.

Amarone del Fondatore 2014

£85.00

Smooth and rounded, with a richly - textured mid-palate and a medley of spice, dried fruit characters and supple tannins. Elegant, well- integrated and rich, but with delicate floral notes and a long and complex, dry finish.

Chateau Poujeaux, Moulis 2009

£112.00

The finest wine I have tasted from Poujeaux over the last 33 years, the 2009 is the second vintage under the ownership of the Cuvelier family, who made the absolutely monumental 2009 Clos Fourtet. This large vineyard of over 100 acres has always had a relatively lofty reputation for the best wine of Moulis. The consultants on the 2009 were Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, and they have produced a blockbuster Poujeaux that certainly qualifies as one of the sleepers of the vintage it is a wine to seek out, as it is reasonably priced. Drink: 2012 - 2032

Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine | Advocate (199), March 2012

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