Our Bar

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A traditional beamed bar with cask ales born here in our onsite brewery now moved to bigger and better premises on a local farm.

A good selection of wines and malt whiskies, and now a new collection of interesting Gins.

Plus Bar Billiards (and we still have a team playing in the cambridge league!)

Our menu serverd both in the restaurant and the bar includes traditional pub food such as  Carpenter’s Cask Beef and Ale Pie, Carpenter’s Cask Beer Battered Fish and Hand Cut rustic triple cooked chips,  plus our French inspired speciality dishes and  freshly prepared sandwiches.

 All our food is prepared on the premises from raw ingredients and we make real efforts to cater for special dietary needs with vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options always available. A comprehensive list of the dishes that contain potential allergens  is available for all our menu items.

We serve Crafty Beers – English Cask Ales from the Micro Brewery born here in our Stable block!

A Crafty Drink with Crafty Beers!

At any one time we have 2 of these Crafty beers on the pump:

Carpenter’s Cask (Best bitter, 4.1% ABV). The flavour of this ale is driven by the malt flavours from Crystal, Munich and Chocolate malts. It contains medium quantities of unfermentable sugars, providing body to the beer. The main hop flavour comes from the traditionally English East Kent Goldings hop. Moderate bitterness and colour.

Sixteen Strides (Hoppy Pale Ale, 4.4% ABV). Whilst this ale still benefits from flavour of Crystal, Munich and Chocolate malts, it is much more hop driven. Flovour and aroma are derived from East Kent Goldings hops and the citrusy Cascade hop, which is added in substantial quantities after the boil. Fermentation is relatively cool and leaves few unfermentable sugars, leading to a drier taste. Medium-High bitterness and aroma.

Sauvignon Blonde (Golden Ale, 4.4% ABV). An aromatic golden ale. It’s name and predominent flavours emanate from the Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand which create characteristics reminiscent of the Kiwi’s most famous wine.

Mild Mannered (Dark Mild 3.5%ABV)   A warm dark very flavourful mild ale. Catch it when you can we don’t brew it very often!

Also on draft we have Aspells draft cider, Calsberg plus a large range of bottled beers, lagers soft drinks etc.

Great Wines by the glass or bottle from our cabinet

We use Le Verre de Vin wine preservation technology to ensure that each & every glass offered is served in the condition the winemakers’ intend  their wines to be experienced and enjoyed. We have also ensured that all our wines are served at optimum drinking temperatures. We very much hope you will  enjoy our service and that you may discover a new favourite – or two!

Wine is available in small(125ml), medium(175ml)  and large (250ml) glasses, as well as by the bottle.

Spirits

A large range of spirits including some more usually found in French café/bars: Ricard, Calvados and selected brandies.

 

And of course a wide range of soft drinks including Coke, Diet Coke, J2O’s Juices, Appletiser, Fentiman’s Ginger Beer etc