Eat

Fresh, honest, heart warming food

At The Blacksmiths our aim is to offer deliciously innovative menus that emphasise the very best seasonal produce, sourced locally or grown on site from the herb garden or on our farm. Our passion for fresh produce means our menus aren’t pages long but are a carefully selected range of delicious dishes packed full of seasonal British ingredients.

Our drinks menu also features many local flavours, including a selection of local ales, a large choice of mainly organic wines and local sparkling wine from Tinwood Estate.

Allergy advice: All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nut, gluten and other allergens are present, and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering.

Current Menu

Please note this is subject to change at any time.

Snack and Share

Chicken goujons with a honey mustard dip £6.50

Whitebait with a tartar dip £5.50

Ricotta stuffed sweet peppers £3.75

Mixed marinated olives £3.25

 

Starters

Soup of the day (v) £5.50

Chicken liver pate, onion marmalade, hot toast £7.25

Wood ear mushroom & hedge row garlic ragout, candied pumpkin seed & brioche crumble (v) £7.50

Potted shrimp & smoked Salmon, Lemon & warm Bread £7.50

Crispy duck bonbons, cherry gel & Granny Smith & heritage radish £7.95

Sandwiches & Ploughman’s

(Only available during lunch service)

Sandwich of the day – See specials board

Open grilled minute steak and fried onion sandwich £9.95

Sussex cheddar, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & salad cream sandwich (v) £7.95

Smoked salmon, cream cheese, frisee lettuce & lemon dressing sandwich £9.95

Blacksmiths Club sandwich (bacon, chicken, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, melted cheese) £9.95

Add a small bowl of soup or fries with any sandwich £3.50

All sandwiches are served in white or granary bloomer and with a side salad.

Blacksmiths Ploughman’s board – pickled onion, chutney, coleslaw, salad, celery, apple, bread (choice of white or Granary), butter and your choice of cheddar, blue cheese or ham £9.95 Add extra Cheddar, blue cheese or ham £2

 Mains

Slow roasted pulled sticky beef brisket, French fries, roasted marrow bone, blue cheese slaw £13.95

Pork Cutlet, onion & squeak, apple black pudding, fruit piccalilli £13.50

Heirloom beetroot & goats cheese salad, pumpernickel, citrus dressing & radish & herbs (v) £12.95

Beer battered cod, triple cooked chips, tartar sauce and a choice of mushy or garden peas £12.95

Please see the blackboard for today’s market fish dishes.

Potato dumplings, roasted cauliflower smoked chilli, red wine and tomato ragout,

Charlton shavings £12.95

Pan roasted chicken breast, wrapped in bacon, pressed Jersey Royals,

Pickled tomato & rosemary ketchup £13.50

 Burgers and Steaks

“The Blacksmiths 9oz Beef Burger” with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, gherkin, lettuce, tomato, red onion, coleslaw, and fries £14.50

Substitute burger bun for extra salad

Aged Sirloin steak, creamed spinach, fries £19.50

With a choice of peppercorn sauce, red wine jus, or wild garlic butter

 Sides

Rosemary sea salt French fries £3.50

Potager vegetables £3.25

Macaroni Cheese £3.50

Creamed Spinach £3.95

Triple dipped chips with truffle & parmesan £4.50

Nutbourne Tomato salad £3.50

Puddings

 

Lemon posset with raspberry sorbet & freeze dried raspberries £6.25

Apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla ice cream (gf) £5.95

Dark chocolate fudge brownie, with salted caramel ice cream £5.95

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and rum and raisin ice cream £5.95

Affogato – choice of ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee   £3.70

Add a shot of your favourite liqueur £2.70

Selection of English cheeses

Sussex brie, Brighton Blue, Montgomery cheddar, Rumblesdale goat’s cheese

Crackers, grapes, celery, chutney. £7.95

Add a sipper of port for £2.95

Scoop of locally sourced ice cream

Double dairy, strawberry, chocolate, toffee & honeycomb, rum & raisin, coffee,

Salted caramel £1.95

Scoop of sorbet

Mango, lemon, raspberry £1.75