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

Bread and Olive selection

£4.25

Chargrilled focaccia, chimichurri, confit garlic and Kefalonian style marinated olives.

Twice Baked Souffle (V)

£7.85

Gruyere, parmesan and red Leicester twice baked souffle, gratinated with a wholegrain mustard cream.

Singapore Chili Prawns

£8.95

King prawns sautéed in chilli, ginger and garlic. Finished with a lightly spiced tomato based sauce.

Pea & Mint Soup (V)

£6.95

Persian feta, smashed peas, lemon and chili served with chargrilled focaccia.

Soft Shell Crab

£8.85

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

Asparagus

£8.25

Lightly blanched and buttered asparagus, soft poached hens egg, prosciutto and parmesan crisps, hollandaise sauce and cayenne pepper.

Warm Salad

£8.45

Sautéed Ham Hock, potatoes and smoked chicken salad, with broad beans and crispy hens egg. Served with a mustard vinaigrette.

Moules Mariniere

£7.95

Cornish mussels, garlic, parsley, white wine and cream served with chargrilled focaccia bread.

Mackerel

£8.85

Seared fillets of Mackerel, pickled and burnt cucumber, rhubarb puree, squid ink rice crackers, herb oil and micro leaves.

Tapas en Meze (To share)

£13.95

Lamb koftas, falafels, hummus, olives, smoked garlic aioli, chargrilled marinated vegetables and olives. Served with pitta breads and focaccia.

Scallops

£11.65

Pan seared Scallops, fennel puree, chargrilled baby leek, braised baby fennel, baby courgette, chorizo crumb, herb oil and crispy onions.
Mains

Tagliatelle (V)

£14.95

Asparagus, pea, courgette, lemon pesto and chargrilled spring vegetable tagliatelle, with pangritatta.

Aubergine Parmigiana (V)

£16.95

Crispy aubergine, aromatic tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, gruyere, parmesan & mixed leaf salad.

Lobster & Rabbit Fricasse

£21.95

Sautéed rabbit and poached lobster fricassee, buttered tagliatelle, tarragon, broad beans and peas.

Lamb Rump

£19.45

Chargrilled Irish Lamb Rump, chargrilled marinated vegetable cous cous, garlic roasted baby potatoes, salsa verde, herb oil and harissa oil.

Tornado Rossini

£34.95

8 oz. Chargrilled fillet of Herefordshire beef, dauphinoise potatoes, sautéed duck liver on a garlic crostini, seared goose liver, madeira and shallot sauce. With nutmeg creamed spinach and king oyster mushroom.

Hake

£18.65

Pan roasted fillet of Hake, asparagus and wild garlic velouté. Served with pomme anna, crab fritter and crab, lemon and chili vinagerette.

Beef Short Rib

£17.95

12 hour home smoked beef short rib, bell and cross BBQ glaze, red cabbage slaw and fries.

Monkfish

£19.35

Pan roasted Monkfish tail, curried mussel velouté. Served on a bed of potato, celeriac and leeks. With chili, spring onion and sesame.

Flat Iron

£20.85

Chargrilled Flat Iron steak, café de paris butter, rocket and parmesan salad and truffled chips.

Plaice

£17.85

Tempura fillets of Plaice, smashed peas, chargrilled zucchini, mint, Persian feta and pea shoot salad, crispy capers and skinny fries.

Venison

£26.90

Pan roasted loin of Venison, celeriac puree, dauphinoise potatoes. Served with crispy ham hock, cavelo nero and mustard seed salad and a spiced game jus.

Trio of Pork

£17.95

Ham hock and cabbage fricassee, bourdin noir and charred loin of pork. Served with roasted baby apple, spiced apple puree, creamed potato and a cider apple 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

Rhubarb & Strawberry Pavlova

£7.95

Lightly poached Yorkshire Rhubarb, macerated strawberry, mascarpone mousse, vanilla, honeycomb & meringue.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

£7.85

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

Passionfruit Cheesecake

£7.65

White chocolate & passionfruit crumb, honeycomb & blackcurrant sorbet.

Fondant

£8.95

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

Treacle Tart

£7.75

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

Cheese

£8.25

Black Bomber Somerset brie & crock-well bishop cheese with quince jelly, pickled grapes & celery, served with assorted biscuits.

Ice Cream/Sorbet Selection

£6.25

Please ask your server for the range of ice creams/sorbets available.
Speciality Tea

English Breakfast

£2.00

Jasmine Pear

£2.65

Triple Mint

£2.65

Lemongrass & Ginger

£2.65

Chamomile

£2.65

Berry & Hibiscus

£2.65

Speciality Coffee

Americano

£2.30

Single Espresso

£2.10

Double Espresso

£3.15

Cappuccino

£3.25

Latte

£3.25

Hot Chocolate

£2.85

Digestif’s

Famous Grouse

£2.25

Cotswold’s Distillery Single Malt

£5.00

Hennessy Very Special

£4.25

Hine Rare VSOP

£6.00

Hennessy XO Cognac

£13.65

Krohn Ruby Port

£3.50

Kopke 10 year old Tawny

£3.80

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

Steak Sandwich

£10.95

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

Fish Finger Sandwich

£9.90

Brown bloomer bread, Panco breadcrumbed fillet of cod, fried until golden brown with tomato sauce and tartar sauce.

Stuffed Pitta

£10.55

Chargrilled lamb koftas, herb oil, harissa, hummus, & chargrilled vegetables.

Seafood Linguine

£13.95

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

Chicken and Asparagus

£11.95

Pan roasted chicken breast, wye valley asparagus, parmesan, white wine cream sauce finished with tagliatelle tossed in fresh parsley.

Jamaican Goat Curry

£16.25

12 hour braised Goat Shoulder, thyme, scotch bonnet chilli, cloves, black pepper with coconut rice.

The Bell & Cross Burger

£13.50

Toasted brochie bun, habanero relish, rocket, tomato, and gruyere cheese.. Add bacon for £1.25.

Lobster Linguine

£16.25

Poached Cornish lobster, asparagus, fennel, lobster bisque, fresh parsley and tomato concasse.

Ham, Egg & Chips

£11.25

Ham Hock Terrine, fried hen’s egg and skinny fries.

Tapas en Meze (To share)

£13.95

Lamb koftas, stuffed vine leaves, falafels, hummus, olives, taramasalata, chargrilled marinated vegetables and olives. Served with pitta breads and focaccia.

Chips

£2.95

Onion Rings

£2.95

Garlic Bread

£2.50

Add Cheese £1.00
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.
Sparkling Wines & Champagne

Ponte Di Rialto Prosecco

£22.50

Light, refreshing, citrusy.

Champagne Georges Gardet, Brut Tradition

£45.00

"Proper champagne", plenty of bottle age.

Champagne Taittinger, Grande Reserve

£65.00

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

Champagne Pol Roger, Reserve

£75.00

Champagne Charles Gardet Vintage

£80.00

Full flavoured, hints of brioche.

Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut NV

£85.00

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut Rose

£90.00

Iconic, gorgeous, strawberry flavour.

Champagne Bollinger, Grande Annee 2007

£130.00

Dom Perignon

£150.00

The King of Champagnes.
White

Catarratto/Pinot Grigio 2017

£18.95

Refreshing, herbal hints.

Domaine de Pellehaut, Cotes de Gascogne 2017

£20.95

Explodes with flavour.

Sauvignon Blanc, Makutu 2017

£25.00

Fruit flavours, exceptionally dry.

Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine la Serre 2017, France

£24.00

Crisp, fresh, minerally.

Torrontes, Quara Estate, Argentina

£27.50

Aromatic, dry, hint of sweetness.

Gavi La Battistina 2017, Italy

£28.00

Textured, nutty.

Chardonnay, Chavant, South Africa

£29.50

Pinot Gris, Esk Valley 2017, New Zealand

£30.00

Aromatic, rich, fresh.

Chateau Argadens, Bordeaux, France

£32.00

Menetou Salon, Domaine du Prieur 2016, France

£37.00

Chablis, Domaine de Vauroux, France

£39.50

Flinty, creamy, bone dry.

Viognier, Arendsig, South Africa

£45.00

Balanced, great length.

Pazo Senorans, Albarino, Spain

£47.50

Intense, aromatic.

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

£59.50

Full flavored, oaky, strong fruit flavours.

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

18 month oak matured, old school.

Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015

£75.00

Elegant, restrained.

Puligny Montrachet, 1er cru Les Chalumeaux 2010

£112.00

Rich, intense, mineral.
Rose

St Laurand Rose 2017

£18.95

Light, dry, easy to drink.

Domaine de la Bastide, Cotes du Rhone 2017, France

£23.00

Full flavoured, dry.

The Emily 2017, South Africa

£29.95

Balanced, easy to drink.

Whispering Angel, Cotes de Provence 2018

Red

St Laurand, Carignan/Merlot 2015

£18.95

Hint of spice, flavoursome.

Rioja, Manzanos Tempranillo 2017

£20.95

Vibrant, well structured, round.

Kaleu Malbec 2017

£21.95

Satisfying, juicy.

Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell 2016, Spain

£22.00

Full flavoured, juicy.

Visan, Cotes du Rhone Villages 2017, France

£24.00

Terra d'Alter Touriga Nacional 2016, Portugal

£28.00

Full of depth and character.

Chateau Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur, France

£32.00

Bourgogne Rouge, Roche de Bellene 2014

£36.00

Los Haroldos Reserve Malbec

£38.00

Shiraz, Redman Estate

£42.00

Rioja Gran Reserva, Vina Marro 2011, Spain

£45.00

Long, complex, hints of oak.

Barolo, Alasia 2013, Italy

£47.50

Refreshing acidity, layers of violets.

Cotes de Nuits Villages, Domaine Bellene 2014, France

£55.00

Red fruit flavour, hint of spice.

Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau Fargueirol 2015, France

£60.00

Gutsy, peppery, mineral edge.

Amarone del Fondatore 2014

£85.00

Smooth, well rounded, floral notes, dry finish.

Morey St Denis, Pascal Marchand 2013

£85.00

Chateau Poujeaux, Moulis 2009

£112.00

Chateau La Dominique, Grand cru St. Emilion 2011

£120.00

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