Express and Star Feature - March 2015, please copy link below
Many thanks for a super evening last night. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. If you can put up with us, we'll be back! Best wishes, Sandy (badminton club meal party of 20, March 2015)
Source: Walking World
The evening was superb and the buffet was lovely. I was too full to try everything on offer! My father used to visit the vine so he would have been overwhelmed that we had his memorial there. I hope we did not make too much mess!! Many many thanks!
Thank you so much for letting us have our reunion at your pub. The service was faultless and our meals were excellent. A truly enjoyable evening. Myself and many of my friends will visit again very soon for your fabulous wild boar!!
Just like to say thankyou for yesterday's meal, which can be only be summed up as exceptional. I can say it is not only by far the best in Clent (we have eaten in almost every pub in the area), but also the surrounding area. The Bell at Pensax used to be the best (for Sunday roasts which is what we can speak for), until the sad loss of their chef, or cook as he liked to be known.
The vegetables were 'real', cooked perfectly, and there was plenty of them. The roast potatoes being particularly good - all things you don't see in the 'Food Pub of the Year' or others. Two big gravy boats - brilliant! Where else do you ever see that? All of us commented on the starters which where full flavour.
The rose, which was pleasant, came chilled and in a cooler. The service from all the staff could not be faulted. Polite and friendly to all our requests, including an extra plate of Yorkshire puds :-) And all done at 6pm which is a late time for a Sunday. Very well done, and thanks again.
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup
with blue cheese swirl and topped with caramelised chorizo
Sizzling King Prawns
Cooked with chilli, garlic & orange, finished with samphire & coriander and served with crispy ciabatta
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom (V)
With cranberry sauce, goats cheese & candied pecans on mixed leaves with balsamic glaze
Pan-Fried Pigeon Breast
~ served pink unless otherwise requested
Caramelised apple, spiced cherry sauce, gingerbread crumbs
Tian Of Scottish Smoked Salmon & White Devon Crabmeat
With citrus dressing on toasted crostini
(all roasts served with roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, steamed seasonal vegetables and gravy)
Roasted Breast Of Gressingham Duck
~ served pink unless otherwise requested
Dauphinoise potatoes, port & blackberry sauce, seasonal vegetables
Roast Norfolk Turkey And Orange & Honey Crusted Ham
with chestnut, bacon & cranberry stuffing, cider braised red cabbage and Madeira jus
Roast Sirloin Of Shrewsbury Beef
with rosemary Yorkshire pudding, English watercress and horseradish pomme puree
Christmas Nut Roast (V)
a nut roast with cranberries, chestnuts, cashews, spinach, tomatoes and carrots, served with all the roast trimmings
Pan Fried Fillets Of Sea Bass
Samphire, bacon & onion mash, seasonal vegetables and a white wine & garlic sauce
Walnut & Fig Tart
with orange infused crème fraiche
Apple, Mincemeat And Nut Crumble
with vanilla custard
Spiced Forest Fruits Cheesecake
with a mulled wine jelly glaze & pouring double cream
Traditional Christmas Pudding
with brandy fluff
Bennetts Luxury Ice Cream And Sorbets
Local farm produced ice cream, please see our Christmas selection - choose up to 3 flavours
Artisan Cheeseboard also available (£2 supplement or £7.50 as an additional course)
December 1st-31st (excluding 25th, 26th and 31st evening)
By booking and pre-order only – please ask for preorder form to be sent or alternatively give preorder over the phone with at least 48 hrs notice
(£5 per head deposit)
Many thanks to all the staff at the Vine for making mom's birthday perfect. The bar and kitchen staff were great and so were our meals. Everyone realy enjoyed their visit to your pub and we intend to come again and again in the near future. Thank you, Liz
Excellent food and value for money. My family and I really enjoyed sitting out in the sun by the stream.