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Welcome The New Season

Our new Autumn Winter menu is full of heartwarming dishes that are sure to tickle your taste buds. Rich and comforting flavours that will warm you up even on the coldest of days. 

With lots of dishes to tempt you, you're sure to find a new favourite in our menu. With standout dishes such as our Slow-Cooked Lamb Gourmet Pie, the new Pan-Fried Hake with Mussel Chowder and the delicious Vanilla Crème Brûlée pudding you are sure to be spoilt with delicious dishes when you visit The Bear & Staff this Autumn.

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Stilton® & Peppercorn Mushrooms

STARTERS

 

Oak-Smoked Chicken Liver Pâté

With caramelised red onion chutney and toasted sourdough bread | £5.89

  

Seared Scallops†

With pan-fried chorizo and samphire, with a garlic & rosemary mayonnaise | £6.99

 

Hand-Battered Chicken Goujons

In a Cajun batter with an IPA barbecue sauce | £5.19

 

Atlantic Prawn Cocktail†

With baby gem lettuce, Marie Rose sauce and sourdough bread | £5.69

 

Stilton® & Peppercorn Mushrooms

On toasted sourdough bread | £5.29

 

Panko-Coated Calamari†

With garlic & rosemary mayonnaise | £5.99

 

Chef's Soup of the Day (V)

With sourdough bread and butter | £4.19

 

Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Kofta Skewers (Ve)

With mixed leaves and a cucumber & mint dip | £4.99

 

SHARERS

 

Sharing Board

Chicken liver pâté with caramelised red onion chutney and toasted sourdough bread, lamb & rosemary koftas with cucumber & mint dip, pulled pork liquor melts and Cajun chicken goujons with a sweet green chilli sauce and seeded crostini | £13.99

 

Rosemary & Garlic Camembert (V) - NEW

Topped with seeds and truffle oil. Served with crudités, caramelised red onion chutney, a selection of bread and handmade cheese & mustard straws | £9.29

GOURMET PIES

Our hand-finished pies are served with triple-cooked chips or buttered mash and glazed seasonal veg.

 

Steak & Red Wine Pie

Our award-winning pie is full of slow-cooked farm assured British beef in a rich red wine gravy, with mushrooms and roasted baby onions, in hot water crust pastry. Served with a rich gravy | £11.79

 

Slow-Cooked Lamb - NEW

Cooked for 8 hours in a rich gravy with root vegetables, topped with a rosemary & garlic puff pastry lid | £12.79

 

Chicken & Woodland Mushroom

Farm assured British chicken with leek & mushroom in a creamy white wine sauce, in hot water crust pastry with a puff pastry lid. Served with a rich gravy | £11.79

Hand-Battered Atlantic Cod and Chips†

PUB CLASSICS

 

Hand-Battered Atlantic Cod and Chips†

With triple-cooked chips, garden or mushy peas and tartare sauce | £11.29

Add bloomer bread and butter for £1.29

 

Classic Hunter’s Chicken

Grilled chicken breast with back bacon, topped with smoked cheese and a barbecue sauce. Served with onion rings, triple-cooked chips, house slaw and dressed salad | £11.79

 

Beef, Pancetta & Red Wine Lasagne

With dressed leaves and a choice of triple-cooked chips or garlic ciabatta | £10.29

 

Wholetail Whitby Scampi† - NEW

With triple-cooked chips, garden or mushy peas, tartare sauce and sourdough bread and butter | £10.79

 

Gammon Steak

With a fried free-range egg, freshly grilled  pineapple, sticky rum & cola glaze, triple-cooked chips and garden peas | £9.99

 

Slow-Cooked Pork Belly

In a barbecue glaze with pork crackling and half a baked apple, on a bed of garden peas, smoked bacon and wilted baby gem. Served with buttered mash or triple-cooked chips | £12.99

 

Chicken in a Basket with a Garlic Kiev Sauce - NEW

Hand-battered chicken breast served with a garlic Kiev sauce, skin-on fries and dressed salad | £11.79

 

Hand-Battered Halloumi (V)

Lemon & coriander halloumi with triple-cooked chips, garden or mushy peas and tartare sauce | £9.99

Pan-Fried Hake with Mussel Chowder†

CHEF'S RECOMMENDATIONS

Discover our hand-picked dishes from our chefs.

 

Signature Fish and Chips†

Hand-battered Atlantic cod fillet and Whitby scampi, served with sourdough bread and butter and a choice of garden or mushy peas | £12.69

 

Chef's Seasonal Garden Bowl (V) - NEW

A honey & mustard dressed garden salad of warm butternut squash, baby potatoes, beetroot and Tenderstem™ broccoli with radish, red onion and rocket (345kcal) | £9.99

Tailor your salad, add:

Chicken Breast, Grilled Halloumi (V) or Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Kofta Skewers (Ve) for £3 Sea Bass†, Rump Steak (581kcal) or Scottish Salmon† for £4
Vegan option available

 

Signature Hunter's Chicken

Grilled chicken breast and gammon steak, Croxton Manor & Yorkshire ale melted cheese, sticky IPA barbecue sauce and crispy smoked bacon. With triple-cooked chips, onion rings and house slaw | £13.29

 

Sea Bass and Seared Scallops†

Grilled sea bass fillets and pan-fried scallops, served on a prawn, white wine & pea risotto | £15.29

 

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder

Cooked for 12 hours, on the bone, with minted baby potatoes and seasonal veg. Served with a Merlot & beef dripping sauce | £15.79

 

Pan-Fried Hake with Mussel Chowder† - NEW

On crushed parsley baby potatoes, cabbage and smoked bacon. Served with pan-fried king prawns, samphire and a mussel & roasted sweetcorn chowder | £15.99

 

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad

With Tenderstem™ broccoli, radish, spring onion and mixed leaves in a honey & mustard dressing, served with a seeded crostini | £9.99

 

Goat's Cheese & Roasted Pumpkin Tart (V) - NEW

Topped with pumpkin seeds and served with roasted butternut squash and beetroot, Tenderstem™ broccoli and parsley oil-dressed lamb's lettuce & slaw | £11.59

Prime Gourmet Beef

BURGERS

Served in a brioche bun with shredded lettuce and skin-on fries.

 

Prime Gourmet Beef

Hand-pressed burger topped with a fried free-range egg, smoked cheese, streaky bacon and our signature burger sauce. Served with a barbecue dip | £11.49

 

Chef's Signature Barbecue Beef

Topped with burnt ends in a sticky IPA barbecue sauce, with crispy onions, smoked cheese and our signature burger sauce. Served with an IPA barbecue dip | £12.99

 

Sticky Cajun Chicken

Hand-battered chicken with sweet green chilli sauce, coriander, spring onion, red chilli and our signature burger sauce. Served with a sweet chilli dip | £12.29

 

Gourmet Chicken

Grilled chicken breast topped with smoked cheese, streaky bacon, red onion, tomato and mayonnaise. Served with a barbecue dip | £11.29

 

Chef's Veggie - NEW

Plant-based burger topped with halloumi, red  onion, tomato and our signature burger sauce. Served with a barbecue dip | £10.29

Vegan option available (Ve)

Upgrade to Sweet Potato Fries or Cheese & Truffle Fries for £1 Add Onion Rings for £2.99

28-Day-Aged Prime Sirloin 8oz

FROM THE GRILL

Served with half a grilled tomato, onion rings and a choice of triple-cooked chips, jacket potato or dressed salad.

 

14-Day-Aged Fillet 7oz

The most tender and delicate steak, served with your choice of signature sauce. Recommended rare. | £19.99

 

28-Day-Aged Prime Sirloin 8oz - NEW

A prime cut from the centre of the sirloin with a tender and delicate flavour. Recommended medium-rare | £15.29

 

28-Day-Aged Bistro Rump 8oz

A cut from the centre of the rump giving a lean steak with a firmer texture and fuller flavour.
Recommended medium | £13.29

 

Chef's Signature Mixed Grill

Rump steak, chicken breast, gammon steak, pork sausage, black pudding and a fried
free-range egg | £16.99

Upgrade to Sweet Potato Fries for £1

 

Signature Sauces | £1.49

  • Creamy Peppercorn
  • Garlic & Mushroom
  • Merlot & Beef Dripping

 

Steak Sides | £2.49

  • Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
  • Stilton® & Peppercorn Sautéed Mushrooms 

 

Surf ‘n’ Turf  

Garlic & coriander glazed king prawns and panko-coated calamari | £2.99

 

 

SIDES

 

Cheese & Mustard Mash with Smoked Bacon | £2.79 | Cheese & Truffle Fries (V) | £3.49 | Buttered Cabbage with Smoked Bacon £2.29 | Crushed Parsley Baby Potatoes (Ve) £2.29 | Skin-on Fries (V)| Triple-Cooked Chips (V) | Sweet Potato Fries (V)  £2.99| Glazed Tenderstem™ Broccoli (V) £2.29| Dressed Seasonal Salad (V)  £2.49| Glazed Seasonal Vegetables (V) £2.29 | Garlic Ciabatta with Cheddar (V) £3.39 | Garlic Ciabatta (V)  £3.29 | House Slaw (V) £1.99 | Onion Rings (V) £2.99

Vanilla Crème Brûlée (V)

PUDDINGS

 

Sticky Toffee Pudding (V) 

With a rich date & sultana toffee sauce and Beechdean clotted cream ice cream | £5.69

 

Bakewell Tart (V) (N) - NEW

With raspberry coulis, shortbread crumb and Beechdean clotted cream ice cream | £5.69

 

Salted Caramel Sundae (V)

Beechdean chocolate and clotted cream ice cream, vanilla cheesecake, chocolate brownie pieces, freshly whipped cream and salted caramel sauce | £5.79

 

Kentish Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble Pie (V)

With custard, double cream or Beechdean clotted cream ice cream | £4.69

 

Choux Bun with Prosecco Strawberries

Filled with mascarpone and freshly whipped cream, with strawberries in a Prosecco sauce and
a raspberry coulis | £5.69

 

Millionaire's Cheesecake (V)

With salted caramel sauce, shortbread crumb and freshly whipped cream | £5.49

 

Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Cake (V)

Served warm with Beechdean clotted cream ice cream | £5.49

 

Eton Mess Sundae (V) - NEW

Eton mess ice cream with meringue pieces, white chocolate mousse, freshly whipped cream and raspberry coulis | £5.79

 

Beechdean Ice Cream and Sorbet (V)

Three scoops of ice cream or fruit sorbet from today's flavours. Beechdean ice cream is made
with fresh milk from pedigree Jersey cows | £3.99

 

Vanilla Crème Brûlée (V) - NEW

With buttery shortbread biscuits and sliced strawberry | £5.69

 

Cheese Board (V)

Croxton Manor Brie, Stilton® and mature Cheddar
with cheese biscuits, caramelised red onion  chutney and grapes | £6.49

 

Rich Chocolate & Raspberry Torte | NEW

Topped with an indulgent chocolate & raspberry ganache, finished with raspberry coulis and
vanilla & coconut ice cream | £5.49

When you buy this pudding, we will donate 20p on your behalf to Macmillan Cancer Support.‡ We are proud to support Macmillan

 

Mini Pudding and Hot Drink

Choose from a mini Bakewell Tart , Millionaire's Cheesecake or Rich Chocolate & Raspberry Torte with any coffee or tea | £4.99

Excludes Liqueur Coffee

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