Christmas celebrations

Join us at The Loaf this Christmas for a warm, relaxing and friendly festive celebration.  The pub always has a great atmopshere 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 30th November until Friday 21st December 2018.



Spiced parsnip and red lentil soup finished with red chilli oil and hazelnut crumb (v,gfo,vo)
Duck liver and Armagnac parfait red onion and orange marmalade and toasted sourdough (gfo)
Smoked haddock, salmon and dill fishcakes with buttered spinach and béarnaise sauce (v)
Goats cheese and walnut bon bons with spiced plum chutney and balsamic glaze (v)
Venison and homemade black pudding scotch egg with celeriac remoulade, dressed rocket and apple purée


Roast crown of turkey and braised goose bon bon, goose fat roast potatoes, buttered new potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sage and onion stuffing and roasting pan gravy(gfo)
Baked fillet of hake on a bed of coconut basmati rice, Conwy mussels and crayfish in a creamy mild curry sauce finished with pickled kohlrabi (gf)
Beef shin and oxtail ragu cooked in red wine, garlic and tomato with tagliatelle pasta finished with parmesan and basil dressing
Pulled slow braised lamb shoulder in rosemary and garlic wrapped in prosciutto and leeks, creamy mashed potato, roasted root vegetables, fine green beans and redcurrant jus (gf)
Roasted cauliflower, apricot and chickpea tagine, feta and coriander pearl cous-cous, cucumber, yoghurt and mint dressing and smoked paprika flat bread (v,vo,gfo)
Cider braised pork belly with dauphinoise potato, fricassee of Brussel sprouts, crispy pigs head and ham hock croquette, carrot and swede ginger purée and an apple, cider and mustard cream sauce (gfo)
Vegetarian nut roast, roast potatoes, buttered new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a wild mushroom and port jus (v)


Luxury homemade christmas pudding with homemade brandy sauce
Sticky toffee and date pudding with salted caramel ice cream and butterscotch sauce (gfo)
Raspberry bakewell tart with vanilla custard
Clementine posset with sugared cranberries and shortbread fingers (gf0)
Chocolate, hazelnut and cherry tart with cherry compôte and cinnamon cream
Selection of Welsh cheese and biscuits with celery, grapes and chutneys £2.50 supplement

2 courses – £20.95      3 courses – £25.95

(v – suitable for vegetarians, gf – gluten free, gfo – gluten free option, vo – vegan option)


View a printable copy of our Christmas menu 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 of 6 people.

The pre-order is required no less than 14 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 or pop it into the pub.

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

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.