Christmas celebrations

Join us at The Loaf this Christmas for a warm, relaxing and friendly festive celebration.  The pub always has a great atmosphere over the festive period with many people out to spread the Christmas cheer.  We feature some great Christmas guest ales that are brewed just for the season along with steaming mulled wine.  Mix these with our roaring open fire, our cosy surroundings and our friendly bar team, and we really have a recipe for a fantastic Christmas!!

Christmas Menu

Our 3 course Christmas menu combines all things traditional along with some new and original dishes.  Our Christmas menu will run alongside our normal menu from Friday 27th November until Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

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Starters

Curried parsnip and apple soup with parsnip bhaji and candied walnuts (v,gfo)
Duck liver and port parfait with spiced cherry compôte and crispy ciabatta toast (gfo)
Smoked salmon, clam and mussel chowder with sea herbs and homemade soda bread (£1.50 supplement)
Roasted beetroot and feta cheesecake with crushed hazelnuts, rocket and balsamic dressing (v)
Pan-fried sea bream with teriyaki oriental vegetables, crispy noodles and toasted sesame seeds
Homemade black pudding rosti with a soft poached egg, hollandaise sauce and bacon crisp

Mains

Roast crown of turkey and braised duck leg bon bon, goose fat and rosemary roast potatoes, buttered new potatoes, pigs in blanket, apricot and sage stuffing, seasonal vegetables and roasting pan gravy (gfo)
Goats cheese, wild mushroom and thyme pithivier, roasted swede and carrot, saffron new potatoes, white wine and tarragon cream sauce (v)
Herb crusted fillet of salmon, lemon and dill crushed new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, confit fennel, crayfish and brandy sauce (gf)
Roasted aubergine and lentil dhal, braised basmati rice, onion bhaji and mango chutney (v)
Braised blade of beef, sticky red cabbage, crispy kale, honey roasted root vegetables, champ mash and caramelised onion jus
Maple glazed pork belly, potato and black pudding croquettes, buttered cabbage and bacon, caramelised pear, cider gravy and crackling (gfo)

Sweets

Luxury homemade christmas pudding with homemade brandy sauce and redcurrant jam
Lemon possett with homemade ginger biscuits and pistachio crumb
Sticky toffee and date pudding with salted caramel ice cream and butterscotch sauce (gfo)
Spiced plum and honey fool with crushed meringue and coconut wafer
Chocolate orange bread and butter pudding with Nutella ice cream
Selection of Welsh cheese and biscuits with celery, grapes and chutneys (£2.50 supplement)

2 courses – £21.95      3 courses – £26.95

(v – suitable for vegetarians, gf – gluten free, gfo – gluten free option, vg – suitable for vegans)

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Download a copy of our Christmas Menu & Booking Form HERE.

Booking & Pre-orders

Christmas bookings must be made by telephone or in person ONLY, they cannot be booked through our online system.  Please call 01492 870 762 to check availability and book your table now.

Minimum party size – Minimum party size for those wishing to dine off our Christmas menu is 6 people.

Maximum party size – At Christmas we appreciate that a large percentage of our bookings are festive parties and therefore would normally have more than 6 people on a table.  Due to current government guidelines, we will happily take your booking in anticipation that rules will change by December 2020 however if the current guidelines still remain in place by then we will have to split the party onto tables of a maximum of 6 people.

A pre order is required no less than 7 days before dining.  A non refundable deposit of £10 per head is required at the point of booking.  Please return the pre-order form to info@the-cottageloaf.co.uk or pop it into the pub.

Wines & Champagnes

We will happily suggest some options for wines and champagnes if you would like to organise these in advance or your party, please just ask if you want some help choosing!

View our wine list.