Food Menu Charcuterie is everywhere around us – bacon, sausages, hams, patés, and terrines are all part of this great culinary speciality. Charcuterie is considered to be the art and science of making cooked meat preparations. Its roots go back hundreds of years and the fundamental methods of curing and preserving reach back to the earliest civilizations. All of our produce is sourced from artisan producers throughout Europe and the U.K. where their provenance can be directly traced. Food is served until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 6pm on Sundays. The Cardinal Eats Image
Derived from the French words for “flesh” (chair) and “cooked” (cuit), the term charcuterie was used for shops in fifteenth-century France that sold products made from pork and offal. The history of charcuterie, in the sense of salting, smoking, and cooking to preserve, may date almost to the origins of Homo sapiens. It has been carried on in many forms through virtually every culture. Sausage recipes date to before the golden age of ancient Greece. Even before that, the Egyptians were fattening geese for their livers and possibly making the first paté de foie gras. The need to preserve food may well have been what led us to cook it in the first place, and then only by accident. It’s not unlikely that the ancestors of Homo sapiens hung surplus raw food over a fire to keep away bugs and animals. In the morning, they discovered that it was smoked hot, tender, and delicious.
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Opening Hours

Sun- Thurs: 12pm - 11pm

fri & sat: 12pm - 1pm


Kitchen Hours

Mon - Sat: 12PM - 9PM

Sunday :    12PM - 6PM

*Outside seating is available | Allergen information is available upon request and menu and times may change. Some rooms may be unavailable if prior room bookings are in place. No on-site parking but public car park is nearby. It is illegal to sell alcohol to or for persons under the age of 18, proof of age may be requested. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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