Spring is definitely here now and we’re enjoying the sun’s rays hitting our beautiful garden again. Lots of people coming to enjoy a cappuccino and a newspaper in the afternoon, or a nice lunch in the sunshine!
We’ve got plenty of things planned for this month, amongst them the launch of our brand new Spring menu, put together by our head chef Nana. This month we’re taking a fresher, lighter approach, moving away from wintery stodge (delicious though it is…) and towards the delectable veg that we have in season at the moment – we’ll be one of the very first places to get new season English asparagus once it’s ready for eating!
We can’t share the menu quite yet, but we CAN share with you a few highlights, such as our roasted golden beetroot starter, which comes with a delicious salad of chicory, spring truffles, artichokes and parmesan shavings! We also love the previews we’ve been having of the ramiro red peppers stuffed with cous cous, halloumi and fresh parsley, served with purple sprouting broccoli, which has just come into season. Our desserts are also keeping it light and fresh, such as the caramelised carpaccio of pineapple with cracked black pepper and a mango and passion fruit sorbet.
If you fancy something more filling and traditional, we’ve still got our Sunday roast menu each week from 12-9pm. Join us on Easter Sunday for a special of West Country lamb, straight from Devon! Just visit our website to make a booking with us.
Music-wise, it’s another month of solid festival bands from the UK, France, Spain and beyond, with a smattering of cabaret and theatre thrown in for good measure! Highlights would have to be the eclectic mashup of trance folk band Kangaroo Moon with bluegrass legends Dr. Bluegrass & the Illbilly 8 and Glastonbury favourite DJ Rach Speakeasy on the decks on the 18th. We’re also really excited about the Balkan Gypsy themed night on the 24th headed up by Italian showstoppers Barbarella’s Bang Bang! Jingle Django are bringing their music collective all the way from Madrid to support and it’s the grandaddy of all things Balkan Sacha Dieu DJing till late to make it a really good one.
Other picks include Les Trois Coups – a hilarious French band of talented musicians who have lost the plot in the best way possible. They combine theatre, French circus and music to make a show that is always entertaining – this will be their third year in a row visiting us on their European tour. PLUS it’s FREE and on St. George’s Day – what better way to celebrate than with a bonkers French band! Also, you can’t miss the Bohemianauts Cabaret on the 30th. This hilariously subversive evening takes on the theme of the elections this month, with the parties being represented by various burlesque and cabaret performers (with a puppeteer representing UKIP of course…)
That’s all from us this month. Remember that we’re open every day from 10:30am, so come and enjoy spring sunshine in the garden with us. See you for a drink and a dance very soon!