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.

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.
  • Have a look at our wine list here.
  • Read our Accessibility Guide here.


1863 Bistro: Sample Menu 2018


  • Red Pepper Soup Baby Fennel, Olive, Juniper (V) £6.50
  • Norfolk Quail Crispy Leg, Apricot, Pumpkin Seed £8.50 Cotes du Rhones Verquiere, France 125ml £4.80
Mushrooms Sour Dough Crumpet, Lovage (V) £8.00 Pinot Nero La Tunella, Italy 125ml £5.70
  • Smoked Haddock Bacon Chowder, Haddock Tartar £8.00 Chardonnay, Les Grenadiers, France 125ml £4.40

Main Courses

  • Roe Deer Roasted Carrot, Charred Brassicas, Cherry Hoi Sin (GFA) £24.50 Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey, France 175ml £10.75
  • Herdwick Lamb Asparagus, St George Mushroom, Jersey Royals (GFA) £23.50 Pinot Nero, La Tunella, France 175ml £7.20
  • Chicken Whitby Lobster, Samphire, Lobster Sauce (GFA) £23.50 Macon-Chaintre Serreuxdieres Domaine, France 175ml £10.20
  • Wild Sea Bass Baby Gem, Cucumber, Crispy Potatoes £20.50 Sancerre Domaine Daulny, France 175ml £8.30
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Artichoke Gratin, Hen Of The Woods, Truffled Artichoke (V) (GF) £14.50 Pinot Grigio, Montevento, Italy 175ml £4.80


  • Tiramisu Mascarpone, Chocolate, Coffee £7.50 Bon Courage, White Muscadel 50ml £4.00
  • Apricot Sheep’s Yoghurt, Maple Granola, Meringue £8.00 Bon Courage, White Muscadel 50ml £4.00
  • Strawberry Elderflower Cream, Pistachio (GFA) £8.00
  • Our Sticky Toffee Medjool Dates, Toffee, Vanilla £8.00 Bon Courage, White Muscadel 50ml £4.00
  • Ice-Cream Vanilla, Sticky Toffee Sauce, Latte £1.50 per Scoop
  • Sorbet Strawberry, Sheep’s Yoghurt, Rhubarb £1.50 per Scoop


  • Cheese Board Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire, Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, Ragstone, Colston Bassett, St. James, Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA) £10.50 Corney & Barrow 20yr Tawny Port 50ml £5.95