Food Menu

We have a delicious menu available that provides great home food in line with the warm and friendly environment we strive to create when you join us. Our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced where possible. We also have delicious options for vegans and vegetarians and children's menus are also available. Our menus regularly change, however feel free to explore our sample menus below.

Hygiene Rating

5/5

Main Menu

Sample Menu

To Start or to Share
Prawn Cocktail
£6.00

Prawns served on crispy, herb bistro salad, lightly coated in a thousand island sauce, with warm, crusty bread.

Chef’s Home-made Soup of the Day
£5.00

Served with warm, crusty bread.

Garlic Mushrooms
£5.00
Black Pudding
£6.25

With poached egg & hollandaise sauce.

Whitebait
£5.95

On a bed of salad with tartare sauce and brown bread.

Mains
Beer-battered Cod (sustainable)
£11.95

Chunky chips & peas.

Steak and Ale Pie
£10.95

Braised in our house ale, with shallots and onion, in a shortcrust pastry, with new potatoes (or swap for chips), seasonal vegetables and slow-brewed gravy.

Gourmet Burger
£11.95

Choose from beef or chicken, both with smoked bacon& creamy cheddar, in a brioche bun with coleslaw and chunky chips.

Sirloin Steak
£17.50

Pan-fried 12oz sirloin steak cooked to your taste and served with chunky chips, onion rings, tomato & mushrooms, or new potatoes & salad.

Unicorn Grill
£15.00

5oz Sirloin steak half a chicken breast, sausage, bacon & black pudding, served with chunky chips, onion rings, mushroom & tomato.

Side Orders
All £3.00

Mixed veg / new potatoes / onion rings / peppercorn or blue cheese sauce / house salad

Sweet Menu
Home-made Chocolate Brownie
£5.00

Dusted with cocoa powder and served with vanilla ice cream.

Classic Sticky Toffee Pudding
£5.00

With rich caramel sauce and ice cream.

Cinnamon & Apple Crumble
£5.00

With home-made custard.

Eton Mess
£5.00

Crammed with mixed berry fruits and Chantilly cream.

Selection of Ice Cream & Sorbet
£3.50 - £5.00

Choose from vanilla / chocolate / strawberry / caramel ice cream and lemon sorbet

Cheeseboard
£7.00

Creamy Cheddar, Stilton & Brie, with cheese biscuits, chutney & celery.

Lunchtime Menu

Sample Menu

Light Bites
Main Meals
Prawn Cocktail
£6.00

Prawns served on crispy, herb bistro salad lightly coated in a thousand island sauce, with warm, crusty bread.

Soup of the Day
£5.00

Served with warm, crusty bread.

Garlic Mushrooms
£5.00

With warm crusty bread.

Nacho’s with Salsa Tomato and Cheese Melted on Top
£6.00

To share - £8.00

Onion Rings
£4.00

with bacon mayo.

Unicorn Steak & Ale Pie
£11.00

With butter shortcrust pastry, new potato’s & seasonal vegetables or chips & peas.

Hunter’s Chicken
£10.00

With chunky chips and peas.

Gourmet burger
£11.00

Beef & smoked bacon served in a brioche bun with chunky chips topped with creamy cheddar and onion rings.

Ham and Egg
£8.00

Cold gammon with fried egg, chunky chips & peas.

Fish & Chips
£11.00

With chunky chips and peas.

Hot Roast Bun of the day
£6.00

With chunky chips and gravy.

Pan fried Chicken with Cream mushroom Sauce
£10.00

With chunky chips and peas, or new potatoes and veg.

Poached Salmon
£12.00

With hollandaise new potatoes & seasonal veg

Unicorn 10 oz Steak
£18.00

With chunky chips, mushrooms, tomatoes and onion rings or new potatoes & seasonal vegetables or salad.

Sandwiches
Bacon and Brie
£7.50
Gammon & Mustard
£7.50
Cheese & Pickle
£7.50
Chicken & Bacon Mayo
£7.50
Coronation Chicken
£7.50
Tuna Mayo
£7.50
Fish Finger Sandwich
£8.00
Roast Vegetables and Humus
£8.00
With salad garnish and chips, served with brown or white bread or ciabatta
Toasted Sandwiches available: Cheese and Gammon
Breakfast
All Day Breakfast
£10.00

Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Beans, Tomato, Mushrooms with toast and tea or coffee.

Scrambled Egg on Toast
£6.00
Beans on Toast
£5.00
Sausage or Bacon Roll
£5.00
Something Sweet
Toasted Tea Cakes
£2.50
Scone with Butter & Jam
£2.50

With Cream (+50p)

Fruit Cake
£2.50
Flapjack
£2.00
Drinks
Pot of Tea
£2.00
Speciality Teas
£2.50
Coffee – Filter
£2.00
Coffee – Americano
£2.50
Coffee – Latte
£2.75
Cappucino
£2.75
Other

Soft Drinks, Beers and Wine selection at the bar

Evening Menu

Sample Menu

Starters
Prawn Cocktail
£6.50

Prawns served on a crispy salad coated in our island sauce with brown bread.

Soup of the Day
£5.00

Homemade soup served with bread.

Garlic Mushrooms
£5.50

With warm, crusty bread.

Onion Rings
£4.50

Served with bacon mayo.

Bruschetta
£4.50

Served on toasted bread drizzled with olive oil, chopped tomatoes and balsamic glaze.

Whitebait
£6.50

Served with brown bread, salad garnish and tartare sauce.

Main Courses
Unicorn Steak and Ale Pie
£12.00

With shortcrust pastry, chips and peas, or new potatoes and seasonal veg.

Gammon Steak
£12.00

With fried egg chunky chips and peas.

Hunters Chicken
£11.50

Chicken breast topped with cheese, bacon bbq sauce, chips & peas.

Gourmet Burger
£12.00

Beef & smoked bacon, Chicken & smoked bacon, Vegetable. All burgers topped with cheddar cheese, served in a brioche bun with chips and onion rings, served with salad and mayo

Pan fried chicken breast with creamy mushroom sauce
£11.50

With new potatoes and seasonal veg or chips & peas.

Unicorn Mixed Grill
£19.00

5oz Steak, half chicken breast, black pudding, bacon, sausage, chips, mushroom, tomato & topped with a fried egg.

Unicorn 10 oz Sirloin Steak
£19.50

With chunky chips, mushrooms, tomato and onion rings or new potatoes and seasonal vegetables or on a bed of salad.

Fish Dishes
Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce
£13.00

With new potatoes and seasonal veg or chips & peas.

Poached Cod in Tomato Sauce
£12.00

With new potatoes & seasonal veg or chips & peas.

Smoked Haddock with Hollandaise Sauce
£11.50

With new potatoes & seasonal veg.

Beer Battered Cod
£12.00

Chips, peas & tartare sauce.

Pasta Dishes
Chicken Parmigarno
£12.00

Chicken breast cooked in tomato sauce topped with Italian cheese, on a bed of linguine with salad garnish and crusty bread.

Italian Meatballs
£12.00

Served with tomato & basil sauce on a bed of linguine and salad with crusty bread.

Spaghetti Bolognese
£9.00

Served with tomato & basil sauce on a bed of spaghetti, with salad and crusty bread.

Vegetarian Menu

Sample Menu

Starters
Soup of the Day
£5.00

Homemade soup served with bread.

Garlic Mushrooms
£5.50

With warm crusty bread.

Onion Rings
£4.50

Served with mayo or BBQ sauce dip.

Nachos with salsa and melted cheese on top
£5.00

To share - £8.00

Bruschetta
£4.50

Toasted bread drizzled with olive oil, chopped tomatoes & balsamic vinegar.

Mains
Vegetarian Curry
£11.50

A coconut milk-based, spicy curry served with mango chutney & naan bread.

Roast Tomato and Red Pepper Linguine
£11.00

Served with crusty bread and salad garnish.

Vegetable Bake
£11.00

A cheese sauce based vegetable bake served with seasonal veg.

Courgette and Lemon Risotto
£10.00
Gourmet Burger
£12.00

Vegetable burger in brioche bun topped with cheese, plus chunky chips, side salad & onion rings.

Mushroom Stroganoff
£10.00

With crusty bread.

Spicy Bulgar Wheat and Roast Vegetables
£10.00
Roast Pumpkin and Chestnut Slice
£10.00

Served on a bed of tomato rice with crusty bread.

Italian Broccoli Linguine
£9.00

In olive oil and black pepper with crusty bread.

Tomato & Basil Spaghetti
£9.00

With crusty bread.

Dessert Menu

Sample Menu

Crumble of the Day
£5.00
Sticky Toffee Pudding
£5.00

with rich caramel sauce and ice cream.

Chocolate Brownie
£5.00

dusted with cocoa powder, served with vanilla ice cream.

Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
£3.50 - £5.00

with choices of sauces.

Sundae – Toffee or Chocolate
£5.00
Fruit Cake
£3.00
Shortbread
£1.25
Warm Chocolate Brownie
£3.00
All our desserts are homemade and can be served with custard, ice cream or cream. And why not finish with a cup of Cafe Vinci Italian coffee.

Bar Snack Menu

Sample Menu

Burgers

our home-made burgers

Beef – Plain
£5.00
Beef – Cheese
£6.00
Beef – Texas
£8.00

(with bacon & BBQ sauce)

Chicken – Plain with Mayo
£5.00
Chicken – Cheese with Mayo
£6.00
Chicken – Hunters
£8.00

(with bacon & BBQ sauce)

Potato Wedges
£4.00

With dip, BBQ, Mayo, or Chilli.

Loaded Wedges
£5.00

With bolognaise and cheese.

Nachos with Cheese and Salsa
£5.00

To share - £7.00

Chips
£3.00
Cheesy Chips
£3.50
Garlic Bread
£2.00
Cheesy Garlic Bread
£2.50
Ham and Cheese Toastie
£4.00
Fully Loaded Ciabatta
£5.00

With Bacon, Sausage and fried egg.

Pasty of the Day

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