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Come in and discover innovative food prepared with skill and love by a dedicated kitchen team, served by knowledgeable and professional staff in a relaxed environment. For us, less is more and quality comes over quantity: we only use the very best quality local produce in season and we make everything from scratch – right down to the bread and butter.

Head Chef Phil Corrie knows his onions. Having previously lead kitchen teams at a highly successful local pub with an excellent reputation for food, he is now enjoying the opportunity of shaping and creating this popular bistro along with Anne and Mark.

Inspired by our Victorian heritage we offer carefully-structured, regularly-changing menus that allow you to savour all three courses yet not feel overwhelmed or ‘stuffed’ by the end. An 1863 dining experience will no doubt generate conversation around the table on the night, but we hope will also give you something to talk about long after you’ve left for the evening.

Opening hours: 

1863 Bistro is open 7 days.

2pm: The Bar opens
2pm – 4pm: Join us for a ‘Bite to Eat
6pm: The Bistro opens for dinner

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • Our children’s menu is available until 6.30pm.
  • From 7.30pm we kindly request that only children 10+ are in the bistro.
  • Please note the maximum group size we are able to accommodate is 8.
  • For groups of 8 please note that we require a pre-ordered menu (so that we can guarantee your choice) and a £10 deposit per person which is refundable up until 72 hours before your visit.

Annual Closure:

  • Please note we are closed from Tue 2 – Fri 12 January  2018 inclusive


1863 Bistro: Autumn menu 2017


  • Cherry Tomato & Fennel Soup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fennel Leaf (GFA) £5.50
  • Scotch Egg Quail Egg, Bacon Crispies, Dijon Mustard £7.50 La Tunella Pinot Nero, Italy. 125ml £5.70
  • Young Grouse English Sweetcorn, Rowan Berry, Blackberry, Cobnut £9.00 Cotes Du Rhone Verquiere, France. 125ml £4.80
  • King Scallop Celeriac, Apple (GFA) £9.00 Vega De La Reina Rueda Verdejo, Spain. 125ml £5.60

Main Courses

  • Venison Loin Suet Pudding, Beetroot, Pommes Anna, Coco Nib Jus £24.50 Ruca Malen Malbec, Argentina 175ml £8.70
  • Goosnargh Duck Breast Carrot Ketchup, Candied Baby Carrot, Rosehip, Fondant Potato (GFA) £20.50 Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto, Portugal 175ml £7.70
  • Chicken Supreme Charred Leeks, Crispy Skin, New Potato Foam (GFA) £16.50 Topuku Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand. 175ml £6.10
  • Halibut Samphire, Warm Tartar Sauce, New Potatoes (GFA) £19.00 Viognier Domaine du Bosc, France. 175ml £5.00
  • Butternut Squash Charred Squash, Sinodun Hill, Lemon Crumb (V) 13.50 Pinot Grigio Montevento, Italy. 175ml £6.60


  • Casa Luka Chocolate 72% Mousse, 65% Sorbet, Chocolate Tuille, Griottines £8.00 Bon Courage White Muscadel 50ml £4.00
  • Victoria Plum Bakewell, Star Anise, Crème Fraiche £7.50 Domaine St-Remy Cremant d’Alsase 125ml £7.00
  • Nook Farm Honey Borage Honey Cheesecake, Honey Comb, Thyme £8.00 Domaine St-Remy Cremant d’Alsace 125ml £7.00
  • Arctic Roll Meadow Sweet, Damson, Meringue £7.50 Bon Courage White Muscadel 50ml £4.00
  • Cheese Plate Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire, Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, Sinodun Hill, Beenleigh Blue, St. James, 1863 Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA) £9.50 Corney & Barrow Ruby Port 50ml £4.00
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Pistachio, Mascarpone £1.50 per scoop (GFA) Strawberry, Orange & Vodka, Gin & Cucumber Sorbet (GFA) £1.50 per scoop