Drinks List

N.B. Please be aware that our drinks list may change because we regularly get new stuff and sometimes things just aren’t available.

 

125ml of wines served by the glass available upon request.

 

Flight of White – £12.50

125ml of house white, Rioja Blanco and Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc

DRY, DELICATE, LIGHT WHITES

House White: Organic Castano Macabeo (Spain)  –  £4.35 175ml –  £6.15 250ml – £17.95 bottle

Bright fresh crisp white, with hints of white peach, red apple and citrus. Dry with a fruity lifted finish.

 

Solandia Grillo, Terre Siciliane (Sicily) –  £4.30 175ml – £6.10 125ml – £17.90 bottle

The Italian grillo grape is well-suited to Sicily’s gorgeous warm, sunny climate and the Sicilians love its light, easy-drinking style. This is a great value example – fresh, rounded and peachy with almond and floral hints.

 

Rioja Blanco, El Coto (Spain) – £5.00 175ml – £7.15 250ml – £21.00 bottle

A zingy and refreshing white rioja with flavours of fresh peach, melon, bramley apple and tropical fruits.

 

Moon River Pinot Grigio (Hungary) – £22.00 bottle

The UK is increasingly falling in love with the well-made, excellent value wines from Hungary, and this is a prime example. Refreshing pinot grigio made from grapes grown overlooking the Danube River, producing a light, soft, refreshing wine with lemon and apple flavours and a hint of herbs.

 

Domaine la Roche Chablis ‘St Martin’ (France) – £38.00 bottle

An exceptional ripe, fresh and refined Chardonnay with textbook Chablis minerality and complexity thanks to the estate’s fantactic vineyard. St Martin is the patron stain of Chablis and his relics were kept at this family-run domaine’s monastery for many years. A truly elegant wine – one to linger over.

                                                  

DRY, HERBACEOUS OR AROMATIC WHITES

Amalaya Torrontes (Argentina) – £23.95 bottle

A dry and delicate wine with hints of citrus and grapefruit, crisp acidity and a distinct mineral finish.

 

Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (New Zealand) – £6.05 175ml – £8.60 250ml – £25.50 bottle

An absolute classic from the popular Marlborough region of New Zealand: crisp, aromatic and packed full of typical grassy, zesty lime and gooseberry character.

 

Chapel Down Bacchus (England) – £31.50 bottle

Made by the award winning winery in Kent. Ripe melon, peach, passion fruit, gooseberry and a hint of cut grass on the noes, with tropical fruits and refreshing lime on the palate.  Quite simply, a fantastic wine and well worth the £.

 

JUICY, FRUIT-DRIVEN, RIPE WHITES

Caoba Viognier, Mendoza (Argentina) – £5.60 175ml – £8.00 250ml – £23.50 bottle

A lighter, yet full-flavoured style of viognier. The nose leaps out of the glass with aromas of ripe stone fruit. Flavours of peach and apricot are followed by a subtle sweet spice with a lingering finish.

 

Organic Fiano Zensa (Sicily) – £28.95 bottle

Wonderfully bright and expressive with rich aromas and bags of tropical fruit, this has a soft mouthfeel and great purity. Zensa in Italian means “without” referring to the absence of any chemicals or pesticides in the wine making process.

 

El Cante Albarino (Spain) –  £25.95 bottle

The popular Albarino grape is the ultimate seafood companion from Rais Baixas, the heart of this grape’s homeland in the Galacia region in Spain. Light and zesty with rounded stone fruits – very sippable.

 

FULL FLAVOURED, NUTTY, OAKED WHITES

Montes Alpha Chardonnay (Chile) – £33.00 bottle

This exceptional wine making estate in the cool Casablanca Valley has carefully crafted a rich, ripe, tropical chardonnay with some buttery, vanilla hints from a short time in oak and a lingering, luxurious finish.

 

Faye’s Flight of Fizz – £15.00

125ml of Prosecco, Cava and Kaiken fizz

 

FIZZ           

Codorniu Brut Rosado, Cava (Spain) – £3.95 125ml – £5.50 175ml – £23.25 bottle

A vibrant pink bubbly made in the same way as Champagne by one of the oldest and most famous Cava producers. Vibrant, fruity aromas and ripe summer fruits flavours.

 

Prosecco Corte Alta, NV, DOC (Italy) – £5.75 125ml – £6.60 175ml – £27.95 bottle

A perfect example of why Prosecco is so popular right now – delicate, fresh and frothy, with soft, accessible peach and pear flavours. A revitalising treat – go on, you deserve it.

 

Kaiken method champers (Argentina) – £6.45 125ml – £7.60 175ml – £32.00 bottle

This wine is very bright in appearance, with a subtle golden hue and small, elegant bubbles in the glass. The nose offers aromas of green apple and pear alongside buttery notes, toast and a hint of almond. Refreshing with remarkable balance and vibrant acidity, it has a persistent finish.

 

House Champagne: J de Telmont Grande Réserve NV (France) – £35.00 bottle

J de Telmont was founded in 1912 and – four generations later – it is one of the few remaining family-run Champagne houses. This is soft and fruity, with a little classic Champagne yeastiness, and provides super value for money.

 

Sparkling Shiraz, Peter Lehmann Masters Black Queen (Australia) – £39.50 bottle

Beautifully deep in colour with a persistent fine bead. The bouquet shows hints of satsuma, plum and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark exotic fruits on the palate. A very special sparkling red for times of celebration.

 

Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, 2009 (England) – £56.50 bottle

Now this is really special – Nyetimber in West Sussex is arguably the finest wine estate in England. Its vineyards are planted with the three grapes used in Champagne which are then made into exquisite sparkling wines using the Champagne method. Complex layers of baked apple, citrus, honey and pastry flavours – the perfect home-grown Champagne alternative.

 

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV (Champagne) – £69.50 bottle

Undoubtedly one of the greatest Champagne houses – and still family-owned – Louis Roederer is perhaps best-known for being the producer of Cristal. This is deliciously rich and opulent in style, with crisp fruit character blending seamlessly with nutty, yeasty notes. One of the top non-vintage Champagnes.

 

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vintage, Brut (Champagne) – £149.00 bottle

A favourite of Sir Winston Churchill himself, Pol Roger’s vintage Champagnes never disappoint, and this is no exception – brioche and honey hints to complement its citrus, white blossom and stone fruit flavours.

 

DRY, ELEGANT ROSE

Mirabeau Rose, Cotes de Provence (France) – £29.95 bottle

A beautifully bright, lip-smackingly fresh blend of grenache, syrah and cinsault grapes from sunny Provence – a classic rosé region. Bursting with summery strawberry and raspberry flavour

 

RICH, FRUITY ROSE

Alpha Zeta ‘R’ Rosato (Italy)  £4.40 175ml – £6.25 125ml – £18.30 bottle

Leading New Zealand winemaker Matt Thomson is behind this wine, sourcing his corvina grapes from the hills outside Verona, and fermenting them gently at cool temperatures to retain their delicate aromas. Refreshing strawberry, sweet cherry and floral hints abound. The perfect sunshine wine!

 

Torre Alta Pinot Grigio (Italy) – £4.80 175ml – £6.85 125ml – £20.20 bottle

Classic pink pinot grigio with just a hint of merlot for added depth. Soft and easy-drinking, with strawberry flavours, floral notes and a refreshing citrus zing. Summer in a bottle – and lovely with lighter dishes.

 

Flight of Red – £12.50

125ml of house red, Malbec and Bacca Nera

 

JUICY, EASY-DRINKING, FRUIT-LED REDS

House Red: Organic Castano Monastrell (Spain) – £4.35 175ml – £6.15 125ml – £17.95 bottle

Hints of plums, cherries, and touch of tarragon. A savoury red with velvety tannins and a long finish.

 

Rio Alto Classic Merlot (Chile) – £5.00 175ml – £7.10 125ml – £20.95 bottle

Classic Chilean merlot – smooth, dark berry fruit with a hint of spice and round, supple body. A tasty, easy-drinking red you can sip all evening.

 

La Picoutine Rouge (South France) – £5.05 175ml – £7.20 125ml – £21.20 bottle

A light, soft, fruity blend of grenache and carignan grapes from a forward-thinking, quality-focused co-operative in the Languedoc. Brimming with cherry and plum flavours.

 

Les Terres du Roy, Cotes du Rhone (France) – £22.50 bottle

Ripe and concentrated, full of black and redberry fruit, balanced and rich with medium acidity.

 

SMOOTH, GENTLY SPICED REDS

Kaiken Reserve Malbec, Mendoza (Argentina) – £5.50 175ml – £7.85 250ml – £23.20 bottle

This estate was set up by the award-winning Montes winery from Chile (we sell their delicious Montes Alpha Chardonnay). The malbec grapes for this wine come from old vines in the premium Mendoza region of Argentina, and the wine is gently aged in French oak. The result is a smooth, ripe, fragrantly fruity wine with rich chocolate and coffee notes – very sippable, especially with red meat or terrines.

 

Navajas Crianza Rioja (Spain) – £28.95 bottle

The Navajas bodegas has access to excellent grapes and knows how to use them, crafting this quintessential Rioja full of smooth forest fruits, gentle spice and oaky character.

 

SPICY, PEPPERY, WARMING REDS

Wirra Wirra ‘The Good Catch’ Shiraz (Australia) – £25.50 bottle

This superb, well-respected wine estate was founded in the early 20th century by Robert Strangways Wigley, a cricketer for South Australia. The Good Catch is a vibrant, juicy wine full of cherry and blackberry flavours and spicy oak character.  A good match with lamb and beef.

 

Masciarelli, Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo, Italy –  £29.95 bottle

Bright ruby in colour with an attractive nose of red cherry with subtle violet and tobacco notes, it frames blackcurrant and damson fruit with taut tannins and notes of liquorice and spice.  The medium weight and a touch of acidity makes this a great all-round food wine.

 

INTENSE, CONCENTRATED REDS

Bacca Nera Negroamaro-Primitivo (Italy) – £5.30 175ml – £7.60 250ml – £22.40 bottle

One of our favourite reds on the list – similarly to the Valpolicella, a small amount of the grapes are allowed to dry out to concentrate the flavours, making this a rich, intense, silky wine with supercharged sweet fruit flavour. Super value.

           

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Italy) – £32.25 bottle

A portion of the grapes for this wine is allowed to dry out to fully concentrate the flavours, creating an intense, powerful wine with dark fruit, chocolate and spicy notes. A great value alternative to the much more expensive Amarone.

 

Spice Route ‘Chakalaka’, Swartland, South Africa – £35.75 bottle

A robust South African red, nearly as good at the Glen Carlou that we sadly cannot get any more!  A deep ruby red with hints of clove, white pepper and deep plum compote notes. A rich ‘mixing pot’ of luscious red an black fruit.

 

COCKTAILS

Garden on the Green  – Gin & Tonic and elderflower – £4.75

Seasonal cocktail – please ask for details – £4.75

Passion fruit Bellini – Passion fruit puree & chilled prosecco – £6.00

Rusty Spoke (Short Cocktail) – PX sherry married with caramel vodka- £5.25

Lemontini – Not for the faint hearted!! Merab’s lemon vodka, vermouth, a squeeze and twist of lemon – £6.50

Blackdown Martini – Classic martini with both English gin and vermouth made within sight of the Blackdown hills in East Sussex – £6.95

 

VIRGIN COCKTAILS

Garden on the Green – Elderflower fizz – £2.95

Seasonal Mocktail – Please ask for details – £2.95

Virgin passion fruit bellini – White grape juice & passion fruit puree – £2.95

 

BOG BREW BEERS

All 500ml bottles – from our very own micro-brewery and brewed by Paul’s own fair hand!

Barking Spider – Dark Mild 3.8% – £4.50

Bottoms UP – Best Bitter 3.8% – £4.50

Porter Potty – Stout 4.1% – £4.50

Pail Ale – IPA 5.3% – £5.50

2mhaard – Blonde Ale 5.4% – £5.50

Bombs Away – Double IPA 6.4% £5.75

 

BEER & CIDER

Brewdog Nanny State 330ml 0.5% – £4.70

Redchurch Brick Lane London Lager 330ml 4.7% – £4.80

Meantime Pale Ale 330ml 4.3% – £4.40

Chapel Down Lager – Curious Brew 330ml 4.7% – £4.20

Chapel Down IPA – Curious Session IPA 330ml 4.4% – £3.90

Chapel Down Cider – Curiously Apple 330ml 5.2% – £4.20

Orchard Pig Reveller 500ml 4.5% – £6.30

Aspalls Cyder Premier Cru 500ml 7.0% – £8.50

 

SPIRITS (All 25ml except where otherrwise stated)

Blackdown Vermouth 14.7% 50ml – £4.00

Belle Epoque Vermouth 16.5% 50ml – £5.00

Gordons Gin 37.5% – £3.50

Hendricks Gin (premium gin) 41.1% – £4.00

Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin (premium gin) 37.5% – £4.00

The Kraken Rum 40% – £3.50

Mount Gay Rum 40% – £4.00

Jack Daniels Bourbon 40% – £3.50

Woodford Reserve Bourbon 43.2% (premium bourbon) – £4.00

The Singleton Single Malt Whisky 40% – £4.00

Laphroaig 10yo Single Malt Whisky 40% – £4.40

Disaronno Italian Liqueur 28% – £3.50

Courvoisier V.S.O.P Cognac 40% – £4.00

 

LOCAL SPIRTS

Premium Local Vodka from Church Farm, Ardley, Stevenage

Old Vodka Plain, Caramel, Lemon, Peach or Tarragon 37.5% – £4.50

 

SOFT DRINKS

Coca Cola 200ml bottle – £1.95

Diet Coca Cola 200ml bottle – £1.95

Schweppes Lemonade 200ml bottle- £1.95

Sparking Water 500ml bottle – £1.50

Orange juice 160ml bottle – £1.50

125ml mixer bottles (tonic, slimline tonic, soda water,) £1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50ml        375ml bottle

DESSERT & FORTIFIED WINES        

 

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Dme de Fenouillet (Rhône)  

£3.50              £21.90

Aromatic, intensely fruity and fresh dessert wine with apricot, pear and honeyed, grapey character. Bags of flavour and vibrancy – it’s obvious why this is a French classic.

 

Mas de Lavail Maury ‘Expression’ (South France)             £3.75             £27.00

One of southern France’s best kept secrets, Maury is a seductive red dessert wine that – once tried – is never forgotten. This is fresh and balanced, with a round, figgy, blackberry-filled character and smooth finish. Very friendly with chocolate.

 

Peter Lehmann Masters Botrytis Semillon (Australia)      £3.75             £27.00

Known as the ‘Baron of the Barossa’, Peter Lehmann was one of Australia’s most celebrated winemakers, and he left behind a legacy of exceptional wines. This is made with the same grape and method as Sauternes, and is a luscious, exquisitely balanced wine with marmalade, honey and citrus flavours.

 

Cypres de Climens, Barsac, Grand Vin de Sauternes (Bordeaux)     

                                   £7.35              £54.00

This is the second wine of the celebrated Chateau Climens – one of the finest sweet wine producers in the Sauternes appellation – and is so-called because of the cypress trees lining the vineyards. This wine – made with 100% semillon grapes – has classic Barsac freshness, honeyed apricot and pineapple, and luscious richness.

 

Donnafugata “Ben Rye” Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily        £11.00          £81.30

This is Paul’s favourite tipple, even beating the Rusty Spoke!!! Bright amber in colour, it offers an ample and enveloping bouquet characterised by delicious aromas of fresh apricots, with candied citrus peel and notes of Mediterranean sage and evergreen shrubs.  It has full fruit flavours and fresh sweetness, with a pleasant vein of acidity and a lingering finish.

50ml        750ml bottle

Valdespino, Pedro Ximénez `El Candado` NV                     £3.50              £47.90

Even better than the Nectar sherry we used to stock!  A deep mahogany colour. Intense aromas of dried fruits, raisins, figs, and subtle notes of chocolate and coffee. Smooth and velvety on the palate, with great length and balance. Liquid Christmas in a glass.

 

 

LOCAL ALE

Bog Brew Beer – from our very own micro-brewery and brewed by Paul’s own fair hand

Pail Ale 5.3%                     500ml bottle – £5.50

This is a mid-colour IPA combining pale, crystal and Munich malts to give a crisp mouthfeel. Columbus hops added in 2 stages provide peppery, citrus front notes with the British target hops giving a bitter long lasting finish                                  

Porter Potty 4.1%            500ml bottle – £4.50

Deep dark stout using an amount of Chocolate malt, roasted barley and flaked oats to give a rich silky mouthfeel with chocolate hints. The use of Northern Brewer hops for initial bittering and Target English hops added during fermentation give a peppery notes and a lasting finish

Bottoms Up 3.7%             500ml bottle – £4.50

This best bitter is easy an drinking mid-gold ale, in the American style using Galena hops for both bittering and aroma. Pear and grapefruit hues.

2mhaard 5.4%                   500ml bottle – £5.50

Saison ale with the classic sour notes from the Belgian yeast strain. Dry and crisp with hints of sage and pepper. Great lager alternative

Bombs Away 6.4%           500ml bottle – £5.75

A double IPA, this ale is our most complex ale, containing Light, Crystal, Munich, Wheat and Dextrin malts. Columbus bittering hops adds peppery citrus notes, whilst late and dry hopping addition of Galena hops adds fruity notes.

 

BEER

Redchurch Brick Lane London Lager 4.7% 330ml bottle £3.85

A typical London style lager.

 

Meantime Pale Ale 4.3% 330ml bottle £3.85

Meantime London Pale Ale is a heady mix of spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish. Pairs well with mature cheese and steak.

 

Meantime Chocolate Porter 6.5% 330ml bottle £4.95

The natural mocca flavours of the four different roasted malts used to brew this rich, dark beer are complimented by the addition of real chocolate during maturation. Warm, complex and smooth, it has a long, clean finish.

 

Chapel Down Lager – Curious Brew 4.7% 330ml bottle £3.95

Curious Brew is a truly premium lager for people who love beer. Brewed in England with precision and passion to create a uniquely satisfying, drier, cleaner, fresher lager beer.

 

Chapel Down IPA – Curious IPA 5.6% 330ml bottle £3.95

Powerfully hoppy India Pale Ale (IPA) is brewed using the finest pale ale malt and three complementary hops, balanced yet powerful IPA.

 

 

HOWLING HOPS BEER

Brewed in Hackney Wick, London and all recommended to be served cold – a visit to their Tank Bar is well worth it!

Pils 4.6% 330ml bottle £4.50

A typical pilsner having a straw colour, with straw and grass notes.

 

IPA No 2 7.5% 330ml bottle £5.50

A strong pale ale, ideal as a first beer not for a session; very hoppy, full bodied ale.

 

 

CIDER

Chapel Down Cider – Curiously Apple 5.2% 330ml bottle £3.95

A premium cider drawing inspiration from winemaking rather than cidermaking. Unlike almost all commercial ciders, there is no concentrate used or water. This is 100% pure Kent apple juice, gently carbonated and extremely refreshing.

 

Orchard Pig Reveller 4.5% 500ml bottle

A crisp, refreshing cider with a tangy note of freshly squeezed lime in the finish. It has around 30% fewer bubbles than other ciders, making it very drinkable!

 

Aspalls Cyder Premier Cru 7.0% 500ml bottle

Fruity, dry, racy, thirst-quenching, lip-smacking. Full dry with a sophisticated and elegant floral aroma that captures the essence of an orchard.

 

LOCAL SPIRTS – ALL 25ML MEASURES

Local Premium Vodka from Church Farm in Ardley, Stevenage

Old Vodka is produced by Merab Salamashvili, he chose to begin producing his vodka at Church Farm in Ardley because of its natural spring water, which is essential for his vodka recipe. The recipe is over 200 years old and has been passed down to him by his Georgian ancestors. He creates the vodka in small batches to ensure perfect quality!

Plain, Caramel, Lemon or Tarragon flavour 37.5% £4.50

 

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