The Smithy at The Royal Arms
Our restaurant can get busy and so we always advise booking ahead of time. We do welcome walk-ins and do all we can to accommodate those who arrive without a booking. To book a table please call or message (details below).
Monday to Friday 5pm – midnight (kitchen 5pm – 9pm, kitchen closed on Mondays)
Saturday 12 noon to midnight (kitchen 12 noon to 2pm and 5pm – 9pm)
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm (roast dinners only – last orders 4pm, pre-booking desirable)
We can also serve you hot drinks throughout the week at all opening times.
We can cook outside of these times for your special occasions, including afternoon teas & buffets, so please just get in touch to arrange.
from 1st to 21st December
Our dishes are homemade so in order to ensure we can serve you the best quality food, we require choices at least five days prior to your meal. Thank you.
We will ask for a deposit for parties of more than six.
Please discuss allergies at the time of booking.
Thank you for your wonderful support & friendship over the last year.
Claire, Peter & Team wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy & happy New Year!
Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream
Smoked salmon on toasted ciabatta with horseradish cream & cress
Halloumi, Carrot & Orange Salad (Vegetarian)
Griddled halloumi cheese on salad of watercress, carrot & orange with a mustard & honey dressing
Pâté with ciabatta
Ardennes pate served with onion chutney & toasted ciabatta
Traditional Roast Turkey
Served with pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, roasted vegetables, sage & onion stuffing & red wine gravy.
Salmon with Cranberry & Orange Butter
Oven baked salmon fillets with a cranberry & orange butter served with roast potatoes, stuffing & roasted vegetables.
Honey Glazed Parsnip, Potato & Stilton Tart (Vegetarian)
Honey glazed tart with fresh rosemary served with roast potatoes, stuffing & roasted vegetables.
Traditional Christmas Pudding
Served with brandy cream
Caribbean Cream with Amaretti Biscuits
Bananas topped with a coconut cream and dark sugar; served with amaretti biscuits
Feta & Black Pepper Ice Cream
A creamy almost cheesecake style ice cream served with a drizzle of balsamic reduction & wholemeal crackers
Two courses: £22.00 | Three courses: £28.00
Children: Two courses: £15.00 | Three courses: £20.00
Starters and Light Bites
|Hummus with black olives & coriander bread||£6.50|
|Buttermilk Chicken Goujons with nacho cheese sauce served with salsa dip||£6.50|
|Salt & Pepper Squid with tomato chutney||£6.50|
|Brie Wedges with cranberry sauce||£6.00|
We are happy to swap chips, fries & mashed potato if you’d prefer a different side to those suggested.
|8oz Sirloin Steak with griddled tomato, garden peas & chunky chips (GF possible)||£16.50|
|Farmhouse Sausages, red onion gravy, mashed potato and garden peas||£12.00|
|Lamb Shank in minted gravy, with mashed potato & peas||£14.50|
|Beetroot & Butternut Squash Wellington with French fries & peas (Please allow 25 minutes)||£12.50|
|Mediterranean Vegetable Tart with French fries & peas (Please allow 25 minutes)||£12.50|
|Keema Curry: Mince in a balti-style sauce with ginger, garlic & peas. Served with pilau rice & naan (GF poss)||£11.00|
|Chicken Tikka Masala, pilau rice & naan bread (GF poss)||£11.00|
|Chicken Korma, pilau rice & naan bread (GF poss)||£11.00|
|Battered Cod with chunky chips & garden peas (currently not available)||£12.50|
|Wholetail Scampi, chunky chips & garden peas||£13.50|
|Posh Fish & Chips: two pan-fried seabass fillets, peas & French fries||£13.50|
Our burgers are served in a brioche bun with house-slaw, onion rings and chips. We cook the burgers to 75 C which means they may be slightly pink inside. Please state if you’d like yours cooked a little further.
Burgers can be gluten free, served with a gluten free toasted bun and gluten free onion rings. Our plant based burgers can be vegan so we can swap the slaw with a salad.
|Wagyu Beefburger in a brioche bun with house slaw, onion rings & chips||£11.50|
|Wagyu Cheeseburger in a brioche bun with house slaw, onion rings & chips||£12.50|
|‘The Smithy’: Wagyu Cheeseburger in a broiche bun topped with black pudding & tomato & chilli jam with house slaw, onion rings & chips||£14.00|
|Breaded Chicken Burger with lettuce & mayo in a brioche bun with house slaw, onion rings & chips||£12.50|
|Bangkok Bad Boy (hot) Burger in a brioche bun with house slaw, onion rings & chips (V)||£10.00|
|Mooless plant-based burger in a brioche bun with house slaw, onion rings & chips (V)||£10.00|
|Extras: Cheddar Cheese £1.00 | Bacon £1.00 | Black Pudding £1 | Fried Egg 50p | Pineapple 75p|
|Sauces/Chutney: Red Onion Chutney | Chipotle | Jerk | Hot Chilli 50p|
Hot & Cold Buddha Bowl
|Greek Veggie: Falafel & Hummus Mezze Bowl: Hummus topped with pumpkin seeds, warm falafel, sweet piquante peppers, artichoke hearts, salad, red rice & quinoa mix,. With toasted naan. (V)||£11.00|
|Sticky Toffee Pudding with custard or vanilla ice cream (GF)||£6.50|
|Syrup Sponge with custard or vanilla ice cream (V)||£6.50|
|Waffle with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce & nuts (N)||£6.50|
|Three scoops of vanilla ice cream with sauce and a chocolate wafer (ask for sauce varieties)||£5.00|
Smaller Puddings – double up if you’d like two mini puds to share!
|Homemade warm Jamaican Ginger Cake with custard or vanilla ice cream||£3.50/£5.00|
|Homemade Guinness & Chocolate Cake with custard or vanilla ice cream||£3.50/£5.00|
|One scoop of vanilla ice cream with sauce and a chocolate wafer (ask for sauce varieties)||£2.50|
Allergen information : (GF) Gluten free | (GF possible) may be gluten free with amendments | (V) Vegetarian | (N) contains nuts
We cook our menu in-house & whilst every effort is made to ensure there is no cross-contamination of ingredients from dish-to-dish the kitchen is small & no complete guarantee can be given. Please do talk to us at the time of ordering if you have a serious allergy.
Little Royals’ Menu
Main Meals £7.50
Choose one of these:
😊 Chicken Goujons
😊 Mozzarella Sticks
😊 Fish Cakes
Add two of these:
😊 Mashed Potato
😊 Heinz Baked Beans
Ice Cream: £3.00
Two Scoops of Vanilla ice cream with Chocolate, Strawberry, Toffee Sauce or Salted Caramel Sauce
Our Famous Sunday Roasts
Our Sunday Roasts are available to eat in or take away!
Roast Beef, Chicken Breast, Roast Pork, Lamb Shank, Beetroot & Butternut Squash Wellington (vegetarian) or Mediterranean Vegetable Tart (vegan), with all the roast trimmings including our famous cauliflower cheese.
Yours for collection between 12.30pm and 5pm Sundays.
Please phone to book a table or arrange collection times.
Adult: £13.75 (£1.00 supplement for Lamb)
Child: £8.50 (lamb not available in child’s portion)
Take Away: less 10%
How to order
We cook all our food, including our Sunday roasts to order. To order food please contact us in one of the following ways:
Landline: 01989 770267
In person: Pop in or come to the window by Clive’s Door (on the main lane) and call out! The window has been used for generations, so it’s a joy to serve people through it!!
How to collect
Please park in the car park and come to the door on the main patio. Please come to the bar to collect your order. If you arrive with time to spare, why not have a swift drink!
We can sell alcohol including draft ale for take-away.
Our little Outside Shop is located on the patio and in the lobby on the main lane. We sell eggs, chocolate, sweets, crisps and fire lighters. Payment is via an honesty box so bring change!
What People are Saying
“The Friendliest of Staff”
“A quaint little pub, with the friendliest of staff, and fantastic landlords. We had a Sunday roast today, and I can honestly say it was one of the best dinners I have had in years. The food was piping hot, even as we were finishing our meals. Would highly recommend a visit.“
“Just had Sunday lunch takeaway from the village pub ‘The Royal Arms’. Absolutely beautiful! Don’t be fooled by the ‘take-away’ term; this is proper food, cooked in a proper kitchen. I’m now proper full!”
“We visited here with our family for a meal after a day out. The food was delicious and portions are generous. Everyone loved it! Really nice pub with great atmosphere. The owners are very friendly and service was fantastic!“
“We had a lovely warm welcome after a longish walk in scorching heat. Great cider and beer were complemented by the ever so helpful and lovely hosts who rescued the exhausted dogs after 4 mile hike back up the hill. A proper diamond of a pub.“
Hours of Operation
5pm to midnight (kitchen closed)
TUESDAYS to FRIDAYS
5pm to midnight (kitchen 5pm to 9pm)
12 noon - midnight (kitchen 12 noon to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm)
12 noon to 5:00pm (Sunday roasts only - last orders 4pm)
Booking desirable (worth a try if you are passing & haven't booked!)