The new Red Lion menu is ready to preview below featuring some new dishes such as Duck Liver Paté with granary toast and cornichons, Baked Camenbert with crusty bread and special ale chutney and a Pint or Half a Pint of Large Juicy Prawns (half pint £6.00 pint £12.00) served with brown bread and spicy cocktail sauce and then there are two new veggie main dishes ……….Blue Vinney Homity Pie with coastal cheddar crust served with dressed salad and chips and our tasty Vegetarian Burger served in our special recipe bun with our famous chutney, homemade coleslaw and chips.
Then by popular request…. Proper ‘Surf and Turf ’ featuring our 10oz 21 day aged Ribeye Steak with breaded wholetail scampi, chips and salad. A new salad too… Fresh Crab and Lemon Dressed Mixed Leaf Salad
On the pudding front the Red Lion Mess has got all ‘summerlike’ with Meringue, fresh whipped cream fresh strawberries and raspberries and we have introduced some ‘liquid puddings’……
- Jamaican Coffee with Goslings Black Seal rum, freshly ground coffee and fresh cream
- Orange Creole Coffee with Orange rum, freshly ground coffee and fresh cream
- Wiese & Krohn Uniquely Chilled Rosé Port (ideal with our cheese board)
- Chocolate Orange Martini made with Orange Rum, Dark Creme de Cacao, fresh cream shaken over ice… a classic!!
There are some new wines too Tierra Alta Merlot, Chile. Perfect with our Steak and Ale Pie, Baroncini 1489 Chianti Riserva, Italy “The Baroncini family have grown grapes at their historic estate in Tuscany since 1489” or Tabali Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile “Deep blackcurrant flavours great with the Ribeye”. On the Fizz front Champagne Gremillet Brut NV, France has been ‘shipped in’ for the summer.
On white wines we introduce Bellefontaine Sauvignon Blanc, France a rich citrus character on the palate is livened up by zesty finish then the wonderful K-Naia, Verdejo, Spain, this wine was chosen as the best white in its class by our customers at our recent tasting!! Finally we now have a Sancerre La Clochette, France “The best Sauvignon Blanc in the house!!”
On the rose wines we introduce two new wines Mirabello Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy and a popular White Zinfandel Rose, California “a Light ‘Picnic’ wine for the sweeter palate”
We have also introduced a premium cider list as an alternative to wine
PREMIUM ENGLISH CIDERS TO SHARE
Our Premium Ciders are served in an ice bucket with two glasses as a refreshing alternative to wine.
- Aspalls Draught Suffolk Cider 5.5% £4.95
This is a mid-straw coloured cider with a floral and apple aroma and more medium dry in taste (ideal with our Haddock Smokey)
- Aspalls Premier Cru 7.0% £5.95
Straw gold in colour with a clean, light aroma of dessert apples, drier in taste (ideal with our Cheese Board)
- Aspalls Perronelles Blush 5.4% £5.95
This blush cider has a subtle blackberry aroma with a hint of traditional cyder apple and is sweeter on the palate (perfect with our Fresh Seafood Plate)
- Thatchers Katy 7.4% £5.95
Light, medium dry and fragrant with a soft sparkle, (great with our ‘Old Winchester’ Chicken)
- Thatchers Green Goblin 6.0% £4.95
Made with English apples, and matured in oak vats, Green Goblin cider is a full-flavoured, bittersweet blend, beautifully balanced to give a fresh character with a medium dry finish (ideal with the Warm Seafood Plate)
- Westons Wyld Wood Organic 6.5% £4.25
The only Organic Cider we do! Earthy, with a good apple taste, (great with a steak or our burger)