Drinks List

Drinks List

1863 Gin Recommendations

  • Solway Spirits Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Scotland Topped with Italian Sparkling. 25ml £8.40
  • Cumberland Saucy Gin, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic water. 50ml £10.70
  • Langtons of Skiddaw No. 1, England Mixed with Premium Indian Tonic water. 50ml £10.90
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger, England Combined with Appletiser & fresh ginger. 50ml £11.10
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal Mixed with Mediterranean Tonic water. 50ml £14.90

Cocktails

  • Negroni Designed as an aperitif, this cocktail is the very definition of balance and simplicity. £8.60
  • Dark ‘n’ Stormy Dark rum and ginger ale served over ice with a slice of lime. A real taste of the Caribbean! £9.00
  • White / Black Russian A delicious and naughty alternative to an iced coffee. £9.60
  • Espresso Martini Dark, strong and delicious. The perfect end to an evening! £12.50
  • Porn Star Martini Passionfruit flavoured vodka served with a shot of Italian Sparkling. £12.50

Mocktails

  • Virgin Espresso A variety of flavours are blended into one tasty, impressive drink in this coffee mocktail. Espresso and vanilla are the primary flavours in this alcohol-free Espresso Martini. £4.00
  • Passion Fruit Lemonade A combination of passion fruit and vanilla with citrus and fizz is the reference to this drink. A very good, alcohol-free Porn Star Martini. £4.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Heineken 0%, Holland Brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct, balanced taste. It’s naturally refreshing and possesses all the flavour of a real alcoholic lager. 330ml Bottle £?.??
  • Seedlip Garden 108 – Herbal, England Fresh and floral distilled non-alcoholic spirit captures the essence of the English countryside, with notes of garden peas, hay, rosemary and thyme. 50ml £6.60
  • Seedlip Grove 42 – Citrus, England A zesty and complex, uplifting spice distillate. Made from three types of orange, ginger and lemongrass make this a clean, fresh alcohol alternative. 50ml £6.60

Gin

  • Ableforth’s Bathtub, England Ableforth’s Bathtub gin is made using the traditional method of “Cold Compounding” and results in a lightly tinted perfumed gin. 25ml £4.50
  • Bombay Sapphire, England A London dry gin from a traditional recipe dating back to 1761, delicately perfumed with a light spicy finish. 25ml £3.80
  • Brockmans Premium Gin, England A unique blend of botanicals with subtle notes of berry gives an intensely smooth taste. 25ml £4.50
  • Caorunn, Scotland A unique infusion of five Celtic & six traditional gin botanicals along with Scottish water give this gin a clean, crispy, aromatic taste. 25ml £4.50
  • Cumberland Saucy Gin, England A fruity and spicy juniper forward gin. Redcurrants and orange peel dominate, whilst black peppercorns, mustard and coriander give an underlying warmth and spice. 25ml £4.10
  • Solway Spirits Raspberry Gin Liqueur, Scotland Big initial hit of raspberry mellowing into a smooth creamy taste followed by the warmth of the quality Dry Gin to give a long lasting taste sensation. 25ml £4.20
  • Gin Mare, Spain This Spanish style gin is inspired by Mediterranean flavours. Made with botanicals including the arbequina olive, basil and mandarin. 25ml £4.80
  • Hendricks Gin, Scotland The unexpected infusion of cucumber and rose petals result in a most iconoclastic gin. 25ml £4.50
  • The Lakes Gin, England A complex premium gin with zesty notes and herbal over notes. A gin of true Cumbrian provenance. 25ml £4.50
  • Langtons of Skiddaw No. 1, England Made from slate filtered water beneath Skiddaw this gin has an unsurpassed smoothness and is great over ice. 25ml £3.90
  • Monkey 47, Germany Distilled from 47 predominantly unusual botanicals such as lingonberries. 25ml £7.50
  • Sharish Blue Magic Gin, Portugal This magic gin is made using the blue pea flower which turns pale pink when tonic is added. 25ml £6.20
  • Tanqueray No. 10, England This small batch gin has an exquisite citrus burst in every sip, inspired by Charles Tanqueray’s pursuit of perfection. 25ml £4.60
  • Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger, England Rhubarb adds a tart crisp edge to an English gin whilst the ginger warms for a full-bodied finish. 25ml £3.90

Vodka

  • The Lakes Vodka, England The Lakes Vodka is an ultra-smooth vodka with a distinctive character and a clean crisp finish. 25ml £4.50
  • Toffee Vodka, England Deliciously smooth vodka, hand blended with rich caramel tones and finished with a subtle kick. 25ml £?.??

Rum

  • The Kraken Black Spiced, Trinidad Kraken Rum was introduced in 2010. The base rum is from Trinidad, distilled from naturally sweet molasses made from locally grown sugar cane. 25ml £3.70
  • Bacardi Carta Blanca, Cuba In 1862 Bacardi is founded in Santiago de Cuba. Smooth, light-bodied spirit. 25ml £?.??

Whisky | Single Malt

  • Jack Daniels, United States Jack Daniel’s is dripped slowly through ten feet of firmly packed charcoal before going into new charred oak barrels for maturing. 25ml £?.??
  • Jameson, Ireland Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey and single pot still whiskey, all sourced around the distillery in Cork. 25ml £3.50
  • Aberlour 12 Years Old, Scotland Quite full-bodied, spicy rich fruitcake, toffee notes and a creamy malty feel. 25ml £4.80
  • Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Scotland Laphroaig calls itself, “the most richly flavoured of all Scotch Whiskies”. The whisky has a peaty/smoky flavour. 25ml £6.00
  • The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years Old, Scotland Smooth and mellow with nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. 25ml £?.??
  • The Lakes Single Malt No. 2, England Matured in the finest, meticulously sourced PX and red wine casks. This Single Malt brings wood spice, citrus and dry fruit to the palate with a very long and warming finish. 25ml £7.00
  • Talisker 10 Years Old, Scotland A fresh and fragrant nose. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pears and apple peels, with pinches of sea salt from kippers, seaweed. 25ml £6.00

Armagnac | Cognac

  • Château du Tariquet XO, France Produced in the region of Gascony, this is the oldest type of Brandy distilled in France. Smooth and sophisticated. 25ml £6.60
  • Courvoisier VS, France Aged in oak barrels gives this cognac intense vanilla and caramel aromas that gradually soften to a delicious Crème Brulee flavour. 25ml £4.00
  • Hine, Antique XO, France Rare fine Champagne a VSOP Cognac of the highest quality. Gentle toffee and autumnal fruits are balanced with a pepper and oaky finish. 25ml £10.00
  • Remy Martin VSOP, France Another Cognac VSOP blended with Grande and Petite Champagne. A delicious silky texture with hints of peach, vanilla and oak. 25ml £4.80

Liqueurs

  • Baileys Original Irish Cream, Ireland A moreish whisky and cream-based liqueur. Delicious served over ice. 50ml £5.60
  • Campari, Italy If you like bitters, this is the liqueur for you. With strong hints of orange peel and cherry; a perfect aperitif. 25ml £2.50
  • Cointreau, France An orange flavoured French liqueur. The perfect digestif. 25ml £3.00
  • Disaronno Originale, Italy A beautiful Amaretto tasting liqueur, distilled in Italy. Disaronno has kept its recipe secret since 1525. 25ml £3.20
  • D.O.M. Benedictine, France Created in the 1800’s, there are only three people in the world who know the complete recipe for making Benedictine. This herbal liqueur has a huge variety of flavours. 25ml £4.10
  • Drambuie, Scotland A delectable Scotch Whisky liqueur made with honey, herbs and spices. A taste sensation. 25ml £4.10
  • O’Donnell Tough Nut Moonshine, England During the American prohibition, Moonshine was illegally produced and consumed by the wild ones who lived outside the law. A grain-based spirit, using hazelnuts and caramel. (Contains Nuts) 25ml £4.10
  • Tia Maria, Italy This delicious dark liqueur is made with Jamaican coffee beans, vanilla and rum. A favourite for coffee cocktail lovers. 50ml £4.80

Beer & Cider

  • Birra Moretti 4.6%, Italy A special blend of hops that gives a unique taste and aroma, enhancing its perfectly balanced bitterness. Pint £5.20
  • Guiness 4.1%, Ireland Introduced in 1759, this famous Irish dry stout is milky on the palate with a roasted coffee, dark wheat and bitter chocolate taste. The epitome of beer. Surger Can £?.??
  • Tirril Ullswater Blonde Ale 3.8%, England Named after our beautiful, famous lake, Ullswater Blonde is a light and fresh pale ale that makes for very easy drinking. 500ml Bottle £5.10
  • Tirril Borrowdale Bitter 4.2%, England A rosy amber ale, with good depth of malt character balanced with classic British hops for a good bitterness. 500ml Bottle £5.10
  • Estrella Damm 4.6%, Spain Still made using the original recipe from 1876, this light Mediterranean lager sings of barley malt, rice, and hops; a “star” of a beer! 330ml Bottle £4.00
  • Aspall Cyder 4.5%, England Served chilled and fresh, the aromas are similar to that of a sparkling rosé wine. Perfectly refreshing since 1728. 330ml Bottle £?.??

Soft Drinks | Mixers

  • Appletiser £3.50
  • Coca-Cola £3.00
  • Diet Coca-Cola £2.80
  • Fever Tree Tonic Water £2.80
  • Fever Tree Low Calorie Tonic Water £2.60
  • Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water £2.80
  • Fever Tree Ginger Ale £2.80
  • Fever Tree Soda Water £2.80
  • Bottle Green Elderflower Presse £?.??
  • Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock £3.30
  • Fentimans Ginger Beer £?.??
  • Fentimans Apple & Blackberry £4.00
  • Frobishers Orange Juice £?.??
  • Schweppes Lemonade £2.80
  • Schweppes Tomato Juice £2.50
  • Northumbria Still Water 750ml £3.70
  • Northumbria Still Water 330ml £2.20
  • Northumbria Sparkling Water 750ml £3.70
  • Northumbria Sparkling Water 330ml £2.20

Wine List

By The Glass

Sparkling Wine by the Glass

  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto Italy 11% 125ml £6.00
  • 03. Champagne Marquis de Bonnières, Brut NV France 12% 125ml £10.00
  • 65. Albury Estate Classic Cuvée England 11% 125ml £12.00

Rose Wine by the Glass

  • 67. Le Fruit Défendu, Domaine Magellan France 12.5% 125ml £6.00 | 175ml £7.60 | 250ml £10.20

White Wine By the Glass

  • 08. La Brouette Blanc, Producteurs Plaimont France 10.5% 125ml £5.10 | 175ml £6.50 | 250ml £8.80
  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Italy 12% 125ml £5.40 | 175ml £6.90 | 250ml £9.40
  • 12. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers France 13.5% 125ml £6.10 | 175ml £7.80 | 250ml £10.60
  • 70. Albariño, Alba Vega Spain 12% 125ml £6.50 | 175ml £8.20 | 250ml £11.10
  • 15. Sauvignon Blanc, Mayfly New Zealand 12.5% 125ml £6.80 | 175ml £8.70 | 250ml £11.90
  • 00. Sancerre, Domaine Daulny France 13% 125ml £8.60| 175ml £10.90 | 250ml £14.80
  • 73. White Blend, Susanna Balbo Argentina 13% 125ml £9.80| 175ml £12.50 | 250ml £16.90

Red Wine by the Glass

  • 28. La Brouette Rouge, Celliers Jean d’Alibert France 13.5% 125ml £5.30 | 175ml £6.80 | 250ml £9.20
  • 29. Sanziana Pinot Noir, Banat Romania 12.5% 125ml £5.90 | 175ml £7.60 | 250ml £10.30
  • 30. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac France 12.5% 125ml £6.50 | 175ml £8.30 | 250ml £11.30
  • 31. Malbec, Inacayal Argentina 13.5% 125ml £6.60 | 175ml £8.50 | 250ml £11.60
  • 33. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof South Africa 14% 125ml £7.00 | 175ml £9.00 | 250ml £12.20
  • 34. Shiraz, The Opportunist Australia 14.5% 125ml £7.10 | 175ml £9.10 | 250ml £12.50
  • 35. Rioja, Cuvée Tobia ‘Tobia Selección de Autor’ Spain 13.5% 125ml £7.20 | 175ml £9.30 | 250ml £12.60
  • 77. Cabernet Franc, Fantasia Argentina 13.5% 125ml £8.10 | 175ml £10.20 | 250ml £13.90
  • 79. Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Le Renard France 13% 125ml £10.00 | 175ml £12.70| 250ml £17.20

Bin Ends

Sparkling Wine

  • 65. Albury Estate Classic Cuvée An organic English sparkler to rival any Champagne. Predominantly red berries from and light citrus flavours with a long, mouth-filling palate that lingers. England 11% £50.00
  • 66. Bollinger Brut NV, Special Cuvée Beautiful aromatic complexity with hints of baked apples and peaches. The palate is a subtle combination of strength, length and vivacity with velvety bubbles. France 12% £80.00

Rose Wine

  • 67. Le Fruit Défendu, Domaine Magellan A touch of minerality on the finish, typical of this indigenous grape variety, it is the ideal rosé to serve with white meats or seafood. France 12.5% £28.00

White Wine

  • 68. Gruner Veltliner, Talisman Dry in style, this Grüner Veltliner has bright aromas of citrus fruit and green herbs balanced with white pepper and warm spice. The crisp acidity and vibrant character of this wine makes it a stylish choice. From a winery called Torley who have been producing wine in Hungary for 100’s of years. Hungary 11.5% – VG £27.50
  • 69. Viognier, Domaine du Bosc Full-bodied, fragrant and rich with a flash of apricot, orange blossom and peach on the nose and a good weighty finish. France 13.5% £28.00
  • 70. Albariño, Alba Vega With intense aromas of stone fruit and white flowers, this classic Galician white is silky-smooth with great palate weight. Spain 13.5% – VG £33.00
  • 71. Bacchus, Denbies A crisp, bone dry white with a robust finish and heavy melon and peach flavours. England 12% £44.00
  • 72. Singular Semillon, Las Mercedes Citrus focused on the nose being happily unhindered by oak and there are lovely mineral notes here too. On the palate the pronounced acidity works beautifully with an amazing richness of fruit flavour and texture. Chili 13.5% £45.00
  • 73. White Blend, Susanna Balbo Brilliant blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Torrontes from Argentina’s leading lady. Fresh yet complex with floral and citrus notes. Argentina 12% £47.00
  • 74. Saint Romain, Mark Haisma This comes from 50 year old vines on classic stony St Romain soil, which imparts a delicious mineral overtone to the nose. White Burgundy at it’s very, very best. France 13% £60.00

Red Wine

  • 75. Little Rock, Mont Rochelle Brilliant red blend from Sir Richard Branson’s winery. Young English wine-making team deliver this modern and meaty red. South Africa 14% £37.50
  • 76. Cabernet Franc, Fantasia Mauricio is one of Mendoza’s best winemakers and consistently produces delicious wines. Red cherry and raspberry fruit with just a hint of oak. Quite full and round in the mouth but light and fresh with good acidity. Argentina 13.5% £42.50
  • 77. Cuvée 1, Hegarty Chamans An organic and biodynamic wine hailing from Minervois in the south of France. A blend of Syrah and Carignan, the wine is full of red fruits and a delightful, earthy finish. France 14.5% £45.00
  • 78. Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Le Renard Pretty ruby colour with purple hints. Intense dominant nose of black fruits lead to a fresh and fruity palate. A fine Pinot Noir. France 13% £48.00
  • 79. Don Tiburcio, Benegas A brilliant example of how world-class Malbec can be. Blended in style which is akin to Bordeaux there’s a brilliant weight and depth of flavour in this complex wine. Argentina 14.5% £53.00

By The Bottle

Sparkling Wine

  • 01. Ca’ Belli, Venetto From the heart of Prosecco-country but using two of the Champagne varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) instead of the usual Glera. Dry with notes of apples, pears and lemon zest finished off with a delicate mouth. Italy 11% £28.00
  • 02. Brut NV, Wiston Estate Made up of the three classic varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in equal parts, it is a refreshing, elegant and complete English Sparkling wine, not a million miles from boutique Champagne. England 12% £60.00
  • 03. Champagne Marquis de Bonnières, Brut NV Delicious fresh and easy to drink. Delicate yet complex with hints of citrus fruit and a balanced palate. France 12% – VG £50.00
  • 04. Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserva Precision and focus are the hallmarks of Billecart’s stylish blend. Red fruits, citrus and rich, toasty brioche combine with delicate bubbles to create one of the most sought-after boutique Champagne’s around. France 12% £70.00
  • 05. Laurent Perrier, Cuvée Rosé Iconic Rosé Champers, stylish strawberry fruit, full of vivacity and easy-drinking charm. A wonderfully refreshing aperitif. France 12% – VG £90.00

Rose Wine

  • 06. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’ Blush, Pasqua A fresh well balanced and fruity wine with elegant, floral notes and hints of pear and apricot. Italy 12% – VG £26.00
  • 07. Le Fruit Défendu, Domaine Magellan Beautiful pale colour, very fresh nose, with pretty citrus notes, fruity and balanced palate with a touch of minerality on the finish, typical of this indigenous grape variety. France 12.5% £12.00

White Wine

  • 08. La Brouette Blanc, Producteurs Plaimont Lemon, green apple and hints of stone fruit combined with vibrant and zesty acidity. A refreshing blend of local grapes Colombard and Ugni Blanc from Gascony. France 10.5% – VG £25.00
  • 09. Airen / Moscatel, Centello The Moscatel adds some honey and white floral notes, with a zesty lime, dry finish brought about by the addition of Airen. Spain 12.5% – VG £26.00
  • 10. Pinot Grigio ‘Montevento’, Pasqua Well-balanced and refreshing with delicate notes of grilled almonds and a light citrus finish. Italy 12.5% – VG £26.50
  • 11. Viognier, Mont Rocher A haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma and rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing. France 13% – VG £28.00
  • 12. Chardonnay ‘Les Grenadiers’, Marquis de Lissac Ripe and round with creamy peach fruit and spice vanilla notes. A perfect easy drinking wine. France 13.5% – VG £30.00
  • 13. Raza Vinho Verde, Quinta da Raza With fresh and bright aromas, there’s a touch of spritz at first and a balanced, refreshing and invigorating acidity which is complemented by bright citrus and ripe stone fruit flavours. It’s a classic, clean and invigorating Vinho Verde. Portugal 11.5% – V £32.00
  • 14. Gruner Veltliner, Wienwurms Opulent green fruit is accompanied by peppery green apple, lemon and lime with a fresh and herbal finish. Austria 12% – VG £33.00
  • 15. Sauvignon Blanc, Mayfly A youthful and exquisite wine with prominent asparagus, mature peach and exotic fruit notes on the nose. Fresh and deliciously crisp! New Zealand 12.5% – V £34.00
  • 16. Albariño, Argo Melon, peach, vanilla and mineral aromas are what you want from this type of wine. Juicy and fresh, with nectarine, orange and pineapple. Spain 12.5% – VG £35.00
  • 17. Chenin Blanc, Old Vines Rich and complex with warm peachy notes, white flowers, almond and marzipan. South Africa 13.5% – VG £36.00
  • 18. Verdejo, Transcampanas Classic, powerful, varietal aromas of green grass, minerals and citrus fruits. Unhurried, silky mouthfeel with a restrained acidity. Spain 13% £37.00
  • 19. Rheingau Riesling Kabinett, Fruchtsuss Schloss Schönborn Fresh with floral notes, citrus fruits and green apples, this wine is rich and extremely easy drinking. A great aperitif. The wonderful orchard fruit notes and vibrancy leave you wanting more. Germany 9% – V £39.00
  • 20. Pinot Gris, The Lane Adelaide Hills is a part of the Mount Lofty Ranges wine zone of South Australia. Dry, medium bodied and gold colour. A juicy palate featuring pear, nectarine and peach. It has a clean finish and well balanced minerally acidity. Australia 13% – VG £43.50
  • 21. Rioja Blanco, Oscar Tobia Equal parts Chardonnay and Tempranillo Blanc, this is an incredibly rich and textured barrel fermented Rioja. Expect stone fruits, white flowers, honeycomb and full, weighty body. Spain 13.5% £45.00
  • 22. Mâcon-Salutre, Le Moulin de Pont, Maison Auvigue Pale-medium lemon in colour. The nose is surprisingly full showing ripe stone fruit, mixed with almond and marzipan. The palate is elegant and has a characteristic freshness which is balanced by orchard fruit. France 13% – VG £46.00
  • 23. Sancerre, Domaine de la Villaudière The latest generation of Reverdy’s are making cutting edge, complex and mineral focussed Sancerre with elegance and balance. France 13% £48.00
  • 24. Curly Flat, Macedon Ranges Such a beautiful, mouth-watering style with golden grapefruit, guava and nectarine even. This hints at tropical fruits yet retains a zesty citrus focus. Australia 13.3% – VG £63.00

Single Bottle White Wine

  • 25. Condrieu, Martin Clerc This Condrieu is brilliantly balanced with integrated acidity and a great finish. This beautiful wine ranks with some of the top wine. France 14.5% £70.00
  • 26. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine François Carillon Pale, shimmering gold. This wine balances purity and focus with underlying richness, maintaining tension and a sense of direction throughout. France 13.5% – V £88.00
  • 27. Chablis Grand Cru, Louis Moreau A huge Grand Cru Chablis from one of the best vintages of the past 20 years. A slow fuse delivers complex flavours and massive length. Louis Moreau has been making excellent stylish food friendly and polished Chablis since 1814. France 13% – VG £95.00

Red Wine

  • 28. La Brouette Rouge, Celliers Jean d’Alibert This well-established winery takes its pick of various terroirs from rich, savoury and velvety Grenache to a Syrah blend. France 13.5% – VG £26.00
  • 29. Sanziana Pinot Noir, Banat This historic, medium bodied wine is rich in complex flavours of ripe red fruits; with deep spicy notes of cinnamon, raspberry and black cherry. Romania 12.5% – VG £29.00
  • 30. Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac Cassis and cedar, ripe and sweetly fruited. Partially aged in oak, this wine has a wonderful fruit concentration. France 13.5% – VG £32.00
  • 31. Malbec, Inacayal Grown at the lofty heights of 3200 feet above sea level, Inacayal is brimming with plums, berries and chocolate as well as vanilla and cocoa. Argentina 13.5% £33.00
  • 32. Terras do Sado Tinto Region of Setúbal red wine with ruby color with violet rim, red fruit aroma such as strawberries. Young, soft and balanced in the mouth. Portugal 14% £33.50
  • 33. Merlot, Bain’s Kloof Deep ruby red in colour. With rich mocha and sweet black fruit on the nose. The palate is reflective of the nose with additional ripe red fruit and leafy notes. South Africa 14% – VG £34.50
  • 34. Shiraz, The Opportunist An aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. Thick and smooth with good balanced fruit weight. Australia 14.5% – VG £35.50
  • 35. Rioja, Bodegas Tobia ‘Tobia Seleccion de Autor’ Oscar Tobia is making waves for his modern approach to Rioja. This blend is incredibly juicy with minimal oak influence, it’s all about letting the bright fruit characteristics shine. Spain 13.5% £36.00
  • 36. Biscardo Neropasso, Mabis A Ripasso style of wine, made famous in Amarone production, with spicy hints of cherry, black cherry, plum compote and a silky texture. Italy 13.5% – VG £37.00
  • 37. Bobal, Mil Historias Powerful Bobal, a grape often blended with Malbec, that displays a deep cherry colour with violet tints. Nose is intense with aromas of ripe red fruit subtle hints of violets, rosemary and a touch of black pepper. Spain 14.5% – VG £39.00
  • 38. Pinotage, Rhebokskloof Well established wine estate Rhebokskloof is located in the heart of Paarl. A ripe, full bodied red; it boasts complex, smoky palate and savoury, toasted notes underpinning a rich fruit character. South Africa 14% – VG £40.00
  • 39. Vinho Tinto, Quinta de Chocapalha Fruit with delicate spice a perfect accompaniment to game and red meat. 40% Tinta Roriz, 35% Castelão, 10% Touriga Nacional, 10% Syrah. Portugal 13.5% – VG £41.00
  • 40. Chinon, Bruno Sourdrais Stylish and fragrant, with classic crunchy cranberry and underripe bell pepper. Medium bodied and deliciously elegant. France 12.5% £42.00
  • 41. Malbec, Bodega Ruca Malen A premium example of Argentina’s signature Malbec grape, from boutique winery in Argentina’s most classic wine producing region. Argentina 13.5% – VG £43.00
  • 42. Bourgogne Gamay, Domaine Labruyère Domaine Labruyère is the oldest estate in Moulin-a-Vent, dating back to 1850. This wine has a beautiful ruby colour and offers floral aromas on the nose. The mouth is round, well-balanced, with flavours of red fruits and fresh almond. France 13% – VG £45.00
  • 43. Rioja Reserva, Luis Canas Mellow fresh and with the nuances of sweet red fruit. There’s a touch of liquorice and sweet spice, all wrapped in a blanket of American oak’s coconut and vanilla flavours. Spain 14.5% – VG £55.00
  • 44. St Emilion, Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru, Etablissements J.P. Moueix Deepest ruby in colour, generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. France 13.5% £57.00
  • 45. CH by Chocapalha, Quinta de Chocapalha 100% Touriga Nacional. Rich ruby-violet wine. There is a lovely freshness and the structure, though powerful, is well integrated, coated in fruit. Portugal 13.5% £67.00
  • 46. Pomerol, Château Lagrange, Etablissements J.P. Moueix This wine is known for its open, generous accessible style Opaque ruby colour. Arterial dark fruit, vibrantly fresh with that characteristic – inky – perfume. The palate is flavoured and generously structured with a fresh and extended finish. France 13% – VG £68.00
  • 47. Châteauneuf du Pape, Vieux Télégramme The nose is characterised by a marvellous dusty softness, coated with raspberry fruit and spice, while the palate brims over with blackcurrant, chocolate and plums. France 14.5% – VG £69.00

Single Bottle Red Wine

  • 48. Barolo, Dezzani San Carlo Intense nose of black pepper, cherries and spices. Well balanced and expressive with young ripe tannins and an intense medium finish. Barolo at its very best. Italy 14% £70.00
  • 49. Amarone di Valpolicella Classico, ‘Terre di Cariano’, Cecilia Beretta Spicy, dark cherry and mocha with fresh, wild berry notes and a long, sophisticated finish. Italy 15.5% – VG £72.00
  • 50. Brioso, Susanna Balbo 2012 Deep brooding, and intense garnet colour with deep aromas of blackcurrants framed by light French oak. Big, lush and concentrated with a core of red and blackcurrant fruit. Chile 14% £74.50
  • 51. Château Lafleur-Gazin 2007 Flavours of vanilla blackcurrant tobacco and liquorice all vie for attention in this dense beautifully crafted claret. France 13.5% – VG £76.00
  • 52. Château Lynch-Moussas 2006 Flavours of vanilla blackcurrant tobacco and liquorice all vie for attention in this dense beautifully crafted claret. France 13% £80.00
  • 53. Château Battailley 2008 Quintessential Pauillac with layers of creamy ripe plum and blackcurrant. This is no blockbuster, but it is stylish, giving and intense for the vintage – one of the best values Bordeaux’s on the market. France 13% – VG £83.00
  • 54. Mouchão Red 2012 A lift of sappy eucalypt to its richly scented, vinous nose and palate which reveals kid glove leather, violets, warm earth and intense cherry, bilberry, and damson fruit. Portugal 14.5% – VG £86.00
  • 55. Nuits St Georges, Domaines des Perdrix 2014 A beautiful deep and intense dark colour. The nose is rich with aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, and spices. On the palate, the wine is powerful with smooth spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is well structured with tannins, leaving a smooth, lovely long aftertaste. France 13% £110.00

Sweet Wine

  • 56. Sticky Mickey, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Eradus Generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and nice, fresh length. New Zealand 12.5% 50ml £4.80
  • 57. Château Septy, AC Monbazillac This luscious sweet wine is rich and peachy with a toasted palate. With delicious golden honeyed notes, this is a France 12.5% 50ml £6.40
  • 58. Cuvée Auslese, Hans Tschida Mandarin orange, rose jelly, baked apple and marzipan. Sweet but with incredible freshness that makes sure this is in no way cloying. Austria 8.5% 50ml £6.80
  • 59. Tokaji Mad, Late Harvest, Furmint Vivid and lively late harvest wine, the natural sugar concentration is balanced by refreshing acidity. Floral, fruity intense aromas, touch of minerality and fresh fruity lingering finish. Hungary 12.5% – VG 50ml £7.00
  • 60. San Emilio Pedro Ximenez, Solera Reserva, Emilio Lustau A dessert in itself! This sweet, sticky sherry from top producer Emilio Lustau is indulgent and delicious. Spain 17% 25ml £3.70
  • 61. Vinsanto del Chianti Classico, Vignamaggio This rich golden dessert wine, oozes sophistication and elegance. Tangy apricot, spiced caramel and toasted nuttiness makes this a more-ish wine. Ultimate decadence! Italy 15.5% – VG 50ml £8.40

Fortified Wine

  • 62. Madeira, Barbeito Malvasia Aromas of dried fruit, pistachio and lemon zest. Very clean and pure on palate, citric savoury flavours bringing freshness and persistence to the wine. Portugal 19% 50ml £5.60
  • 63. Portal Ruby Port 2011 This wine is produced through years of excellent quality and are aged longer in wood than Vintage Port then are bottled four years after the harvest. Red in colour full bodied smooth and with a fruity bouquet. Portugal 20% 50ml £6.40
  • 64. Corney & Barrow 20 year old Tawny Port, NV Aged Tawny port is an accessible, easy way to enjoy port – no fuss, no decanting uplifting wine. Portugal 20% – VG 50ml £8.00

Covid-19: Book with confidence

Book with confidence: What happens if I need to cancel?

1863 Restaurant

Our restaurant cancellation policy has not changed in light of Covid 19: you can cancel up until your arrival time free of charge. However should you fail to let us know you are not coming, you will be classed as a ‘no-show’ and be charged a fee of £45 per person.

1863 Rooms

Room bookings can be cancelled or transferred up to 48hrs prior to arrival with no charge. If you need to cancel or amend your booking within 48hrs of arrival due to COVID-19, we can transfer your booking to another suitable date, however rates may differ between dates.

Any cancellations or amendments within 48hrs, that are not as a direct result of COVID-19, will result in our retaining the charge for the first night of your stay.

If we are forced to close due to COVID-19 bookings, can be transferred or cancelled at no charge.

 

 

1863 is Covid-compliant!

Covid-19 Update – Reopening Friday 4th December.

Following the end of the second national lockdown restriction we will now re-open on Friday 4 December.

While we can’t wait to welcome you all back, Cumbria is under tier 2 restrictions, we ask that all of our guests adhere to the new tier local restrictions in your local area.

Tier 3 travel restrictions: We are currently following government guidance by not accepting bookings from tier 3 areas. We are contacting guests affected by the tier 3 travel restrictions in order of booking dates and thank you for your patience during this time. We will continue to have a flexible approach our cancellation policy as recommended by the chief medical officer:

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Room bookings can be cancelled or transferred up to 48hrs prior to arrival with no charge. If you need to cancel or amend your booking within 48hrs of arrival due to COVID-19, we can transfer your booking to another suitable date, however rates may differ between dates.

Any cancellations or amendments within 48hrs, that are not as a direct result of COVID-19, will result in our retaining the charge for the first night of your stay.

Restaurant

Our policy is to mitigate the risk through good practice and risk assessment. We’ll take all necessary measures to deliver the 1863 experience safely.

  • 1863 by day & dinner reservations for will be staggered to support social distancing.
  • All tables are sanitised before each use & the table is yours to enjoy your evening. Please feel free to join us for a drink at your table before your reservation time.
  • Menus & napkins will be single use & our full wine list is available via a QR code
  • Tables have been positioned the required distance apart in line with the latest government guidelines.
  • We are taking table bookings for a maximum of up to 2 people online, if you wish to book for a table larger than 2 please call us on 017684 86334 but this can only be made up of 1 household or support bubble. For guidance on what defines a support bubble please click here. Due to the constantly changing nature of this guidance, we will be continuously reviewing this.
  • Payment is preferred by card or mobile payment method.

Rooms

  • We’re working on adapting our Check In and Check Out process to speed this up, support social distancing and to ensure the safety of all guests and our team. Guests will be contacted with details of exact procedures in advance of their stay.
  • We’ll ask our guests to reserve their Breakfast time on arrival.
  • Room information will be available online via a QR code
  • Our menu will be available on the website for guests to browse in their rooms.
  • If a stay is more than 1 night, our housekeeping team will not enter the room unless requested by the guest
  • All of our soft furnishings have been removed from our rooms

Cleaning

  • Our public areas & guests rooms are cleaned using cleaning products proven to be effective against Coronavirus
  • All of our high volume guest touch point areas including door handles, handrails are sanitised hourly
  • Credit card machines are sanitised after each use
  • Tables are sanitised after each guest visit
  • All public areas are deep cleaned daily
  • All of our soft furnishings have been removed from our rooms & public areas
  • We have increased the numbers of antibacterial hand sanitisers available in all areas

 

Gift Vouchers

  • All gift vouchers with expiry dates in August, September, October, November or December 2020 will be extended by 6 months.
  • All new gift vouchers purchased will have 2 years expiry date

Please note that you are unable to use a Gift Voucher online to make room reservation. Please contact us on 017684 8334 and a member of the team will be happy to help

Rooms: Guest Info

Here’s some useful information you might like.

Arrival

Our guaranteed check-in time is 4.00pm, however rooms can often be ready before this time. If you are arriving earlier you are welcome to leave your car on the car park and your luggage with a member of the team.

Keys

The front door is locked between the hours of 10.00pm & 1.00pm. The brass key on your room keys will give you access outside of these times.

Please don’t forget to leave your key at reception on the morning of your departure

Check-out

Out check-out time is 10.30am on the morning of departure. If you would like to request a late check-out, please speak to a member of the team who will check if this is possible. This would also be subject to a charge of £20.00. Late check-out times may not be available due to staffing levels whilst dealing with social distancing

Wi-fi

Wif-fi is available free of charge throughout the building.

Please select “1863 Customer Wifi Upstairs” from the list.

Password: 1863wifi

Drying

If you have any boots / coats / waterproofs which you need drying please let a member of the team know

Spillages

Should you have any spillages in your room during your stay, please let a member of staff know so that we can assist you in cleaning it up.

Fresh Milk

Milk cartons are available on the beverage tray in your room. Fresh milk is available on request.

Breakfast

Breakfast is served from 8.30am-9.30am.

Please select a breakfast time and order the night before using the slip provided in your room. Please hand this slip to one of our team by 8pm the night before. On arrival at breakfast, please use the table with you corresponding room number. This helps maintain a smooth and safe breakfast experience for all guests

 

Bar

Our bar is open from 1.00pm – 10.00pm daily offering a range of wines, beers & spirits.

 

Restaurant

Opening times

1.00pm – 3.00pm 1863 by Day

5.45pm – 8.00pm Dinner

  • Booking is essential as we do not automatically reserve tables for residents.
  • Please advise a member of the team if you have any dietary requirements or allergies
  • There is no dress code at 1863
  • From 7.30pm we kindly request that only children over 12 are in the restaurant, this is for the peace and comfort of other guests

Children

We welcome children over the age of 12 to stay in our rooms. All of our rooms sleep a maximum occupancy of 2 people. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Car Park

We have a small car park on site and some additional off site parking if required. This is on a first come first served basis

Smoking & E-cigarettes

Smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited in any area. If this policy is ignored, we reserve the right to charge a deep cleaning levy of £150 and may ask you to leave the premises

 

Events

We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Upcoming Events

1863 Afternoon Tea

  • Sundays in September 2020 (6, 13, 20 and 27 September) Sugar and spice and all things nice made with 1863 passion Afternoon Tea £25 | Sparkling Afternoon Tea £35

Savoury

  • Docker Duck Egg Mayonnaise Winter Truffle & English Muffin
  • Cartmel Valley Smoked Salmon Dill Creme Fraiche & Rye Loaf
  • Pulled Ham Hock Wholegrain Mustard, Capers on White Bloomer
  • Sausage & Black Pudding Roll Brown Sauce

Sweet

  • Buttermilk Scone Apple & Cinnamon Scone with “our” Butter, Jam, Jersey Cream
  • Yorkshire Rhubarb Vanilla Slice
  • Michel Cluziel Chocolate Choux Bun
  • Spiced Carrot Cake Cream Cheese & Honeyed Walnuts
  • Sticky Toffee Mousse

Celebrating?

  • Add Marquis de Bonnières Brut, Champagne

Opening hours:

1863 Restaurant is open Thursday – Monday inclusive

 

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

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • Served at 2.30pm, 3pm &3.30pm.
  • Served every Sunday in March.
  • Limited exclusive numbers (14-16 people max).
  • Unfortunately some dietary requirements cannot be catered for: please speak to us for more details.
  • Children 12+ Only
  • Book via ResDiary or call us on 017684 86334
  • Maximum Table Size 6

We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Wild about wine…

This moth’s blog is by Richard Bracken who works for local wine merchant Grapevine. It’s a role he’s new to, having worked at Askham Hall and the George and Dragon Clifton over the past 5 years. Richard’s passion for wine developed whilst at Askham Hall where he was fortunate to be plucked by Nico Chieze to be his assistant, which entailed drawing from his vast knowledge. Nico encouraged him to take exams with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Wine and Spirits Education Trust, being tutored along the way by a number of Masters of Wine, as well as helping him reach the Regional Finals in the UK Sommelier of the Year competition. He also undertook a number of trips to work voluntarily in some of the top restaurants in London and had the chance to help in the 2016 vintage at some fantastic Chateaux in Bordeaux. His thirst for knowledge has certainly not been quenched and he has every ambition to reach the highest echelons of qualifications within wine.

“First things first it’s an absolute pleasure to be writing this blog post for the guys at 1863. It’s a restaurant and team that is so enjoyable to work with as a wine merchant and, as I’m about to explain, we’ve had some real fun with their new and improved wine list!”

“Wine is a subject for everybody but is often overlooked as pretentious and scary, with guests having no idea which direction to take on a wine list. Yes there’s a tasting note, but if you haven’t actually tried that wine before is it worth taking the gamble on trying something different? Far too often we fall into that trap of sticking with our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or our Argentinian Malbec. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying these wines but in my opinion part of going out to enjoy a fantastic dinner is to experience new flavours and ideas – with food AND wine.”

“In a recent previous life, I was a Sommelier. My job was to look after a 600 bottle wine list and to help guide guests through it. Nothing gave me more pleasure than being able to recommend wines that were interesting and unique and take guests out of their comfort zone. I’m hoping to bring this experience to help restaurants like 1863 have a diverse selection of world class wines on their list for you to discover and enjoy. Below are a few bottles of killer juice that have made their way to Pooley Bridge!”

 

“The Susanna Balbo ‘White Blend’ from the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina, is a real stunner and made by one of the leading female winemakers in the world. It’s a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon which is the primary blend of grapes in white Bordeaux’s. What gives this wine an interesting twist however, is the addition of Torrontes into the blend. This is Argentina’s national grape that you’ve probably never heard of and is a rich, floral and spicy characteristic which works well with the freshness and acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc. There’s also a struck match character from a little bit of oak ageing which gives another layer of complexity. It’s a real stunner and I know it’s a wine that’s stolen the hearts of everyone that’s tried it!”

 

 

“We’ve also added a fantastic Vinho Verde to the list, much to Nuno’s delight! Vinho Verde is a region in the very North of Portugal and produces wines that are light, fresh and zesty. This example, from Quinta de Raza, is a blend of Arinto and Azal which bring flavours of lemon zest and grapefruit. It’s great enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or with light and fresh fish dishes. If you have the chance to try it, notice the slight spritz. That’s due to the wine being bottled when it’s fresh and young which traps the CO2, creating a real sensation in the mouth.
At the opposite end of Portugal, we’ve brought in a wonderfully rich and succulent red called Euphoria from the Algarve – a fitting name! it’s a blend of Touriga Nacional, Aragonez and Sousao that spend 9 months in used French oak. This brings a touch of toasty spice to a wine packed to the brim with plummy, berry fruit. It’s absolutely crying out for a great piece of Cumbrian Venison or a rich beef dish.”

 

“You might spot Sir Richard Branson tucking into Phil’s food when he hears his wine is on the list. Believe it or not he owns a vineyard in the Franschoek Valley, South Africa, called Mont Rochelle and uses the talents of a brilliant and pioneering English wine making team to produce wines of top, top quality. The Little Rock cuvee is blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with dollops of Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot – Bordeaux meets South of France if you will. It’s bursting with cranberries and raspberries with a lovely supple texture, as well as South Africa’s trademark smokiness. If it’s good enough for Sir Richard, it’s good enough for me.

There’s plenty more than the above on offer, but I suppose you’ll just have to head for a meal and find out for yourselves! Have a chat to Mark, Anne and Nuno who will pass on their passion for these fantastic wines and help guide you towards something new and interesting. After all, great food deserves great wine.”

Happy drinking!

10 years on…the things we remember!

February 1 2018 marked 10 years to the day we bought and moved into what was then – Elm House. We’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic this month – so we thought we’d share some of the highlights of our first decade with you…

2008: New Beginnings

When we bought Elm House in 2008 it was a 5-bedroom B&B.  We renovated and restructured to make it into 8 bedrooms and over the course of the next 6 years we renovated and redecorated all of the rooms, timescale and budget allowing.


2009: Mark rises to local prominence

Did you know that Mark spent 5 years as Chair of the valley’s local tourism group – The Ullswater Association? As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate, that meant coordinating a group of 70 businesses around the valley in an effort to raise Ullswater’s profile to visitors both old and new.

2011: Keeping it in the family

Anne’s brother, Colin Hindle, took over the day to day running of Pooley Bridge’s beloved ‘Granny Dowbekin’s Tearooms‘. Now the Hindle family’s businesses ‘bookended’ the village.

2012: A TV Debut

We made our TV debut on none other than Cumbria TV in 2012 – the evidence is still lurking on the internet for all to see so you go, enjoy a giggle at our expense!

2014: Finally – a space to call our own

An important moment in our personal lives as we designed, built and christened our Summer house. After six years of living on the top floor of Elm House with no space for entertaining, our Summer House was a welcome (and social) addition to our living space.

 

 

2015: Tour of Britain comes to Pooley Bridge

Bikes – a lot of them – it was brilliant!

2015: Tragedy – The End of an Era

On Sunday 6 December, following the devastation of Storm Desmond, Pooley Bridge breathed her last and collapsed, dramatically into the angry and swollen waters of the River Eamont.

2016: Metamorphosis

The transformation of Elm House was not over. Even after doing the rooms there were still the communal areas that needed updating and so with this in mind at the end of 2014-start of 2015 we made the decision that we needed to reinvent ourselves. We had identified a gap in the market for a relaxed fine dining restaurant in the village and felt we could offer this, so in November 2015 we closed our doors as Elm House and after 6 1/2 months of blood, sweat, tears and a lot of dust and rubble we re-opened on 20 May 2016 as 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms.

2017: A Taste of Success

Joseph aced his GCSEs and 1863 Bistro earned its first AA rosette while the rooms achieved a spectral 4 star Gold Awards –  a very rewarding year for us personally and professionally.

So we just wanted to say a huge thank you to all customers and guests, old and new, and here’s to the next 10 years – whatever that may bring.

Mark & Anne Vause