The Bill Of Fare A Gastronomic Voyage Around The British Isles

Classic British Cooking with a modern twist – cooked to order with fresh local ingredients. All menus are sample menus and are subject to change.

Printable version of the menu    

~ Appetisers to Share ~

Bread & Dripping
Sourdough bread & beef dripping with roasting juices

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

Godminster Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Melting pot of organic vintage cheddar cheese from Riverford, Somerset with English radishes & sourdough soldiers

~ Starters ~

Smoked Haddock & Leek Soup
Creamy Scottish smoked haddock, Lancashire grown leeks from Seddon Farm, thickened with potato & served with a soft-poached egg & chives

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

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

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

Claire Burt’s Blue Cheese Waldorf Salad
Claire Burt’s award winning blue cheese from Altrincham, peppery radishes, lamb’s lettuce, Granny Smith apple, celery hearts & walnuts (v)
£6.50 | £9.50

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

Prawn & Avocado Cocktail
The British classic from the 60s consisting of seawater prawns in a Marie-Rose sauce with shredded lettuce, sliced avocado & lemon

Heritage Tomato & Fennel Summer Salad
Served with Ribblesdale goat’s curd, shaved Parmesan-style matured goat’s cheese, torn basil & an elderflower dressing (v)
£7.50 | £11.50

~ Main Courses & Classics ~

Whole Plaice ‘On The Bone’
Pan-fried Brixham plaice served on the bone with Scottish brown shrimps, little peas, shallots & mint in a nut brown lemon butter

Sole ‘In Coffins’
Originally named by Victorian church-goers & a play on the word ‘souls’, it is actually lemon sole with baked potato, brown shrimps & samphire in a dry Vermouth cream sauce

Pan-fried Sea Bass
Sea bass fillet with deep-fried scampi, samphire & a tartare butter sauce

Traditional Fish & Chips
Sam’s special bitter-battered sustainable Scottish whiting with hand cut chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce

Devon Pie
Quickes vintage Cheddar cheese from Newton St Cyres, new season potato, wild mushroom, leek & caramelized onion in a pastry tart with an endive, tomato & spring onion salad (v)

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

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

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

Bangers & Mash
Grandad’s Olde English sausages, mashed potato & rich onion gravy

Liver & Bacon
Grilled lamb’s liver & crispy streaky bacon with ‘bubble & squeak’, fried onion rings & shallot sauce


~ From The Trolley ~

‘George Bergier’s’ Steak Tartare
Chopped prime Yorkshire reared fillet of beef seasoned with onions, capers, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco & a rich Burford Brown egg yolk, served skinny fries. Made before your eyes to your personal taste on our restored, historic Gueridon trolley. The summer classic with a hint of Bloody Mary.

~ Chops & Steaks from the Grill ~

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

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

Samuel Studd’s Mixed Grill
Cumbrian lamb chop, lamb kidney, lamb’s liver, 3oz rump steak, Grandad’s Olde English sausage, roast bone marrow, mushroom & tomato, crispy onion rings served with hand cut chips

~ Side Orders – £3.50 ~

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

~ Puddings ~

Summer Berry Tart
Summer berries grown at Makins farm, Garforth served in a pastry tartlet with thick vanilla custard & a refreshing raspberry sorbet

Eton Mess
The British classic dessert made famous at Eton College tuck shop in the 1930’s. Hand-picked Yorkshire strawberries with crushed meringue, whipped vanilla cream, strawberry sauce & mint

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

Dorset Buttermilk Posset
Thick Dorset buttermilk cream served with Yorkshire summer berries & aged balsamic

Mr Lowry’s Rice Pudding
Warm vanilla pod rice pudding with poached Yorkshire rhubarb & gingerbread. The Legendary Quiet Man’s favourite in Sam’s Sherry Bar in the 1960s.

Cheshire Farm Ice Cream
A choice of three scoops of freshly churned ice creams & shortbread biscuit

A choice of three scoops of refreshing sorbet

Eccles Cakes
Squashed fly cakes presented the historic way with Mrs Kirkham’s award-winning Lancashire cheese. A Manchester dish worthy of protected geographical status

Sam’s Traditional Cheeseboard
Served with our own apple & ale chutney, grapes, celery and biscuits
£6.50 | £12.00 to share


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.