The Winter Bill Of Fare

A Gastronomic Voyage Around The British Isles

Printable version of the menu


Bread & Dripping Sourdough bread & beef dripping with roasting juices £3.50

The Great British Charcuterie Board Woodall’s air-dried Cumbrian hams & salami with mustard, piccalilli & chutney £9.95


White Onion Soup (√) Creamy white onion soup, served with a Shorrocks Lancahire Bomb cheese rarebit £5.50

Devilled Chicken Livers ‘On Toast’ Pan-fried chicken livers served with spiced paprika cream sauce on sourdough toast £6.50

Potted Duck & Figs Shredded duck pâte served with an endive & hazelnut salad, baby figs & sourdough toasts £6.95

The Famous Chop House Corned Beef Hash Cake A blend of our home-made corned beef & potato, served with a soft-poached egg, pickled red cabbage & fruity Oxford sauce £6.95

Arbroath ‘Smokie’ Pot Baked, flaked smoked haddock, tomato & cheese sauce made with 12 month-aged Quickes’ Cheddar from Newton St Cyr in Devon, topped with breadcrumbs £7.50

Bleiker’s Scottish Smoked Salmon Award-winning Scottish smoked salmon from Bleiker’s smokehouse, North Yorkshire served with lemon, pumpernickel bread & butter £8.95

Baked Mushrooms ‘Waldorf ’ (√) Portobello mushrooms with Ribblesdale goat’s cheese & Bramley apple ‘Waldorf ’ salad £6.95

Winter Salad Honey-roasted figs, Claire Burt’s blue cheese from Altrincham, crispy Woodall’s Cumbrian ham, chicory, radicchio & pickled cranberries & candied walnuts £6.95 | £9.95


Hake & Oyster Pan-roasted Scottish hake fillet, pease pudding, ale sauce & an MPA beer-battered native oyster £15.95

Finnan Haddie Smoked haddock with new potato & leek hash, served with a soft-poached egg, grain mustard hollandaise sauce £13.95

Chop House Lamb Curry Slow-cooked Cumbrian aromatic lamb & butternut squash curry, served with basmati rice, pickles & chutneys £14.95

Traditional Fish & Chips Sam’s special bitter-battered sustainable Scottish haddock with hand cut chop house chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce £14.50

Squash & Cheddar Tart (√) Roast winter squash tart baked with Godminster organic vintage Cheddar from Riverford, Somerset, served with winter leaves, candied chestnuts & roast pumpkin seeds £12.95

The Famous Steak & Kidney Pudding Braised steak & kidney pudding, served with hand cut chop house chips, mushy peas & gravy £14.95

Sam’s Famous Corned Beef Hash 10 days in the making – to our own secret recipe – served with sautéed potatoes & creamed onions, soft poached egg & crispy dry cured bacon £14.95

Shropshire Chicken ‘Forestière’ Pan-roasted Shropshire chicken breast with a creamy wild mushroom & garlic sauce served with buttered mashed potato & crispy Cumbrian ham £13.50

Bacon Chop ‘Bubble & Squeak’ Grilled 6oz sweet-cured bacon chop with Lancashire grown kale ‘bubble & squeak’, griddled streaky bacon, crispy onion rings & grain mustard gravy £13.95

Braised Beef in Ale Blade of beef cooked in our own ale with horseradish mash, roast root vegetables & parsnip crisps £15.95


12oz Barnsley Chop Double Cumbrian lamb loin chop with devilled kidney & French style little peas £14.95

8oz Rib Eye Steak Garni Yorkshire reared rib eye steak with hand-cut chop house chips, roast mushroom & tomato, watercress & béarnaise sauce £21.95

Samuel Studd’s Mixed Grill One of Manchester’s best-kept secrets: a Cumbrian lamb chop, lamb kidney, lamb’s liver, a 4oz rump steak, a savoury Grandad’s Olde English sausage, roast bone marrow presented in the bone, roast mushroom, a slowroast tomato & crispy onion rings served with hand-cut chop house chips £18.95

~ SIDE ORDERS – £3.50~

Hand-cut Chop House Chips Mashed Potato Beer-battered Onion Rings Seasonal Greens Buttered Savoy Cabbage & Bacon Chop House Salad


Spiced Winter Crumble & Custard Spiced Bramley apple, pear & chestnut baked under a flapjack crumble topping & served with warm thick custard £5.95

Chocolate Pots & Cornflakes Rich dark chocolate mousse pot served with crunchy white chocolate cornflakes £5.95

Sticky Toffee Pudding Sweet & sticky date pudding, made famous by the late Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, Ullswater, Cumbria. Served with hot toffee sauce & clotted cream £5.95

Mr Lowry’s Rice Pudding & ‘Boozy Dates’ Warm, creamy vanilla rice pudding with brandy & orange-soaked dates, dipped in dark chocolate £5.95

Ice Cream Freshly-churned ice creams & shortbread biscuit (please ask your server for today’s choices) £5.50

Sorbet A choice of three scoops of refreshing sorbet (please ask your server for today’s choices) £4.95

Eccles Cakes & Lancashire Cheese Also known as ‘squashed fly cakes’, first sold by James Birch in 1793 from his shop on Church Street, Eccles. Golden baked, buttered flaky pastry cakes filled with currants, served warm with Mrs Kirkham’s award winning 12-month aged Lancashire cheese £5.95

Sam’s Traditional Cheeseboard Selection of three British artisan cheeses served with hand-made apple & Manchester ale chutney, grapes, celery & Carr’s Water Biscuits £6.50 | £11.95 to share


All menus are sample menus and are subject to change. All dishes are subject to availability & change of specification / market pricing. We cannot guarantee that nuts or nut traces will not be found in our food. Please note a discretionary 10% Service Charge will be added to all bills. It is your right not to pay. If we fail to justify it in any way, if you are unhappy about this for any reason, or if you simply disagree with the principle, please bring this to our attention & we will strike the amount off from the bill. If you have any special requirements please contact us.