Menus

Lunch menu

  • Tomato and confit garlic soup, basil5.50
  • Ham hock and prune terrine, beetroot chutney, prune and Armagnac purée6.50
  • Peat-smoked haddock and chive risotto, lemon jelly, mizuna6.50
  • Chicken ballotine, sun blush tomato and olive rocket salad9.50
  • Grilled rump of beef, sautéed Roseval potato, ratatouille and chickpea salad11.50
  • Pork fillet, wild mushroom and tarragon pavé10.50
  • Cod fillet, marjoram and pea fregola pasta, wilted spinach11.00
  • Aberdeen Angus beef and ale stew9.00/£11.00
  • Apple tarte Tatin, vanilla ice cream6.00
  • Dark chocolate délice, rhubarb, Devon clotted cream5.50
  • Lavender crème brûlée5.50
  • Selection of cheese and biscuits7.00
  • Coffee and petit fours3.25

Sunday Lunch Menu

Sunday lunch is the perfect time to relax and socialise, enjoying time with friends and family. That’s the theory. The reality of juggling with a large joint of meat, topping and tailing the beans and de-lumping the gravy can be anything but relaxing. That’s where Barley Bree comes in. The restaurant is open from 12 noon until 7.30pm, so there is plenty of time for everyone to congregate and enjoy some delicious food and wine. Children are welcome – and have their own menu – so that several generations can eat together, without worrying about the roast potatoes or the washing up.

  • Sweetcorn soup, fresh ceps and crispy sage5.50
  • Rabbit ballotine, date and rosewater purée, pickled shimeji mushrooms and tarragon7.50
  • Seared smoked salmon, radish salad and prawn cracker, burnt leek mayonnaise6.50
  • Aberdeen Angus cheek of beef, vitellotte potato and root vegetables10.50
  • Slow-cooked pork belly, spiced puy lentils and poached quince10.50
  • Confit chicken leg and breast, white bean and chorizo, parsley cassoulet style10.50
  • Sea bass fillet, orzo pasta and artichoke, orange braised endive, soy dressing11.00
  • Roast rib of Aberdeen Angus beef, roast potato, Yorkshire pudding11.50/£14.50
  • Dark chocolate mousse, brambles and pear, passion fruit sorbet6.00
  • Fresh fig and 20-year-old Pedro Ximenez ice cream7.50
  • Apple tarte Tatin, vanilla ice cream6.50
  • Selection of cheese and biscuits7.00
  • Coffee and petit fours3.25

Dinner menu

  • Sweetcorn soup, ceps & crispy sage6.00
  • Slow-cooked poached duck egg, baby gem and chicory, croûtons and crispy ham, shallot and Pedro Ximenez dressing9.00
  • Seared hand-dived west coast scallops, apple purée, chorizo and pickled marrow, radish salad11.00
  • Carrot textures, date and rosewater purée, Chantenay carrot poached in liquorice, hazelnut and caraway seeds9.00
  • Wild halibut fillet, seaweed sushi rice cake, pak choi and pickled mooli, sesame and soy dressing, coriander cress19.50
  • Saddle of venison, chanterelles and salted walnut, mash and pumpkin purée, Chicory18.50
  • Slow-cooked ox cheek, confit vitellotte potato, beetroot and curly kale, carrot and celeriac18.50
  • Corn-fed chicken breast, smoked bacon and brussels sprout chestnut, pink fir apple potato and mandarin17.50
  • Fresh figs and 20-year-old Pedro Ximenez, ice cream7.50
  • Dark chocolate mousse, spiced pear and passion fruit sorbet6.00
  • Apple tarte Tatin, vanilla ice cream6.50
  • Selection of cheese and biscuits7.50
  • Coffee and petit fours3.25

The wine list

It is probably fortunate for our bank manager that we are quite limited with space here at Barley Bree, otherwise the wine list would run to many more pages. I hope you will find something to suit both occasion and taste. Enjoy browsing.

Champagne and sparkling wines

No celebration would be complete without some bubbles and if you find champagne too dry then try prosecco, which is softer and kinder to the pocket.

  • Champagne by the glass12.00France
  • Prosecco, Di Valdobbiadene, Rizzardi19.95Italy
  • Cuvée Royale Brut, NV Joseph Perrier24.00France
    ½ bottle
  • Louis Roederer, Brut NV26.00France
    ½ bottle
  • Jansz Premium, NV Cuvée29.00Tasmania
  • Ayala Rosé, NV54.50France
  • Louis Roederer, Brut NV53.00France
  • Taittinger, NV53.00France
  • Laurent Perrier, Brut Rosé, NV74.00France

Aperitifs and wine by the glass

White wines

  • Chenin Blanc, Veldt Range, 20114.25South Africa
  • Chardonnay, Deer Point, 20114.95Bulgaria
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Turi, 20124.75Chile
  • Pinot Grigio, Rizzardi, 20106.50Italy
  • Viognier, Y Series, Yalumba, 20116.50Australia
  • Chablis, William Fèvre, 20109.50France

We can also offer a 250ml carafe to share for two or to indulge for one. Please ask member of staff for the wine of the moment

Rosé wines

  • Garnacha Rosado, Borsao, 20114.25Spain
  • Les Ormes de Lagrange Rosé, 20085.25France
  • Carte Noire Rosé, 20116.00France

Red wines

  • Merlot, Santa Helena, 20114.25Chile
  • Shiraz, Veldt Range, 20104.75South Africa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Deer Point, 20115.00Bulgaria
  • Malbec Corvina, Passo Doble, Masi, 20096.50Argentina
  • Gigondas, la réference, 20088.50France
  • Beaune de Chateau, 1er Cru, Bouchard Père et Fils, 200912.00France

We also have a 250ml carafe to share for two or to indulge for one – please ask a member of staff for the wine of the moment

Sherry

  • Dry Sack Fino, Williams & Humbert4.25Spain
  • A Winter’s Tale Amontillado, Williams & Humbert4.95Spain
  • Tio Pepe, Fino4.25Spain

Other aperitifs and cocktails

  • Gordon’s and tonic4.25
  • Bombay Sapphire and tonic4.55
  • Tanqueray and tonic4.75
  • The Botanist Islay gin and tonic4.95
  • Famous Grouse2.70
  • Barley Bree – our own blend2.70
  • Smirnoff vodka2.65
  • Stolichnaya vodka3.10
  • Kir4.95
  • Bellini (prosecco and peach juice)6.75
  • French martini (vodka, chambord, pineapple juice)6.75
  • Cosmopolitan (vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice)6.75
  • Manhattan (bourbon, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters)6.75

Easy drinking whites

A selection of light wines to enjoy with or without a meal.

  • Chenin Blanc, Veldt Range, 201116.95South Africa
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Turi 201217.95Chile
  • Chardonnay Deer Point, 201118.50Bulgaria
  • Colombard/Ugni Blanc, La Brouette, 201120.00France
  • Chenin/ Sauvignon Blanc, Running Duck, 201123.00South Africa
  • Pinot Grigio, Rizzardi 201024.75Italy
  • Gavi di Gavi La Meirana, 201128.00Italy
  • Chardonnay Reserva, Leyda, 200828.00Chile

Aromatic and floral

The grape varieties in this section are all very different and so worth trying if they are new to you. The Gewürztraminer and Torrontes are both slightly off dry and make either a lovely aperitif or match well with spicy food. These are all wines that make excellent pre-dinner aperitifs.

  • Torrontes, Finca la Colonia, Norton, 201016.95South Africa
  • Verdelho, Don Cristobal, 201019.95Argentina
  • Albariño, Orballo, 201125.00Spain
  • Gewürztraminer, Delheim Estate, 200925.00South Africa
  • Viognier, Y Series, Yalumba, 2010/201125.00Australia
  • Arneis, Little Rascal, Cooper’s Creek, 200831.50New Zealand

Crisp and refreshing

Mouthwateringly good wines, with crisp fresh fruit flavours, excellent with fish and seafood dishes, from classic Muscadet to interesting Grüner Veltliner.

  • Petit Chablis, Domaine Colombier, 201017.00France
    Half
  • Verdejo, Albuarte, 201121.00Spain
  • Picpoul de Pinet, Duc de Morny, 201121.00France
  • Grüner Veltliner, Sepp Moser, 201121.75Austria
  • Muscadet de Sèvres et Maine, 2010 France
  • 22.50Bottle
  • 12.95Half
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Kuki, 201124.75New Zealand
  • Riesling, Grove Mill, 200825.00New Zealand
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Iona, 201126.50South Africa

Treat yourself

For a special occasion there are so many great wines to choose from. Here we have a small selection of some classic white wines.

  • Menetou-Salon, Domaine Pellé, 201033.00France
  • Saint-Aubin, 1er Cru Dents de Chien, 2009, Olivier Leflaive36.00France
  • Montagny, 1er Cru Bonneveaux, 2009, Olivier Leflaive36.00France
  • Chablis, William Fevre, 201036.95France
  • Pouilly Fumé, de Ladoucette, 200943.00France
  • Meursault, Clos du Cromin, 2008, Olivier Leflaive54.00France

Rosé wines

Well, if you are not actually planning a trip to the south of France, to lounge about on a sunny terrace, sipping rosé and nibbling olives, perhaps these chilled, fruity delights might persuade you that Scotland isn’t half bad too.

  • Garnacha Rosado, Borsao, 201116.95Spain
  • Nelson Estate Rosé, 201122.00South Africa
  • Les Ormes de Lagrange Rosé, Chateau Lagrange Les Tours, 200822.00France
  • Carte Noire Rosé, Les Maîtres Vignerons, 201124.00France

Easy drinking reds

These are some of the softer style of red wines, pleasant to drink before a meal as well as an accompaniment to good food.

  • Merlot, Sta Helena, 201117.00Chile
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Deer Point, 201118.50Bulgaria
  • Shiraz, Veldt Range, 201019.95South Africa
  • Côtes du Rhône, Parcelles 38, 2010 France
  • 19.95Bottle
  • 13.502008 Half
  • Merlot, de Gras, 201121.00Chile
  • Sangiovese, Il Carretto, 201021.00Italy
  • Malbec, Septima, 201021.00Argentina
  • Pinot Noir, Matua, 201025.75New Zealand

Fruity medium bodied reds

Wines with some bite and character but still deliciously fruity and flavoursome.

  • Rioja, Vega Crianza, 200814.00Spain
    Half
  • Chateau la Chapelle, du Couvent, 200919.00France
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Exmoor Drive, 200922.00Australia
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Saissac, 201022.00France
  • Tempranillo, Mas Oliveras, 201023.00Spain
  • Terrissimo, Beaumes de Venise, 200825.00France
  • Les Ormes de la Grange, Bordeaux Superieur, 200826.00France
  • Merlot, Delheim, 200726.00South Africa
  • Gran Feudo Reserva, Bodegas Chivite, 200526.00Spain

Spicy full-bodied reds

Rich flavours to match with steaks or game.

  • Shiraz, Billi Billi, 200822.00Australia
  • Vina Cerrada, Rioja Crianza, 200724.75Spain
  • Chateau Maurel, Cabardès, 200925.00France
  • Teroldego Rotaliano, Riserva, 200826.00Italy
  • Malbec Corvina, Passo Doble, Masi Tupungato, 200926.00Argentina
  • Syrah, Ch Camplazens, 200926.00France
  • Zinfandel, Cline, 200928.00USA
  • Gigondas, La référence, 200733.00France
  • Fleurie, Joseph Drouhin, 201033.00France

Treat yourself

Some winemakers go to great lengths to get the best from their vineyards and sometimes we are lucky enough to enjoy the fabulous results.

  • Pinot Noir, Murdoch James Estate, 201036.00New Zealand
  • Crozes Hermitage, Petite Ruche, Chapoutier, 200936.00France
  • Chorey-les-Beaune, Joseph Drouhin, 200836.95France
  • Munus, Rizzardi, 200936.95Italy
  • Marques de Riscal, Rioja Reserva, 200737.00Spain
  • Ceilidh Shiraz, Capercaillie, 200739.00Australia
  • Le Cupole, Tenuta di Trinoro, Franchetti, 200647.00Italy
  • Beaune de Chateau, 1er Cru, Bouchard, Père et Fils, 200947.00France
  • L’Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol, 200449.00France
  • La Tour Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan, 200163.00France

Dessert wines and ports

  • Muscat Blanc, Avondale, 2007 South Africa
  • 4.75Glass
  • 22.00Bottle(375ml)
  • Tokaji, Late Harvest Furmint, 2009 Hungary
  • 5.50Glass
  • 31.00Bottle(550ml)
  • The Raconteur Late Harvest Shiraz, 2008 Australia
  • 7.00Glass
  • 33.00Bottle(375ml)
  • Semillon Sauvignon, Cane Cut, 2010 Australia
  • 5.00Glass
  • 23.00Bottle(375ml)
  • Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia Estate, 2005 South Africa
  • 11.00Glass
  • 66.00Bottle(500ml)
  • Pedro Ximenez, 20 y.o Williams & Humbert Spain
  • 8.00Glass
  • LBV, Grahams, 2006 Portugal
  • 5.00Glass
  • 10 year old Tawny Port, Warre’s Otima Portugal
  • 6.50Glass

All dessert wines and ports in served in 75mls measures

Childrens at Barley Bree

As parents of two small children, Alison and Fabrice love to see families eating together and the next generation enjoying good food. Children are welcome at Barley Bree and have their own short menu. Small portions of the main menu are also a possibility. There are, however, no chips. (This ruling also applies to adults). For overnight stays, there is a family room. A travel cot is available to borrow.

There is a high chair and nappy changing facilities for babies and toddlers.

Children’s Menu

  • Home-made breaded chicken or fish fillets, potatoes
    Bangers and mash (Simon Howie pork and herb sausages)
    Home-made pasta with your choice of: pesto, tomato sauce, olive oil, parmesan6.50
  • Pudding
    Selection of home-made ice creams and sorbet2.00

or

Choice of desserts from the à la carte menu

Vegetarians and special diets

Alison and Fabrice believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a special dinner in Barley Bree and welcome vegetarians and guests with food allergies and intolerances. Everything on the menu is prepared to order so can be tweaked and fine tuned as required. All they ask for is a bit of warning.

Sample vegetarian menu

The season soup from the à la carte menu is always vegetarian Red and yellow pepper, lemon thyme and potato pavé, seaweed salad, lemon jelly

Pearl barley and wild mushroom risotto, mizuna

Dessert from the à la carte menu

For all queries and questions, please contact Alison Bouteloup to email. Special dietary requirements, accessibility issues, parties, unusual requests should all be directed to her.