Our list of five things to do this Easter

We hope you’re looking forward to the long Easter break coming up. We’ve got some ideas for ways to spend the break (which incidentally all involve visiting The Old Passage!). We’d love to see you, and now the weather seems to finally be on the turn, Arlingham is a beautiful place to visit, as well as nearby canal-side villages like Frampton-on-Severn.

1. Enjoy some delicious eggs for breakfast, visit the Old Passage one morning! We serve breakfasts, which are pre-book only, but are a wonderful treat for you, your friends, or the whole family. Eggs are on the menu, of course, in many different ways, including with salmon and crab. We have traditional items like porridge and a Full English – on the other hand we have lobster and champagne!

2. Take a long walk along the River Severn. As spring finally arrives it’s time to dust off those walking shoes and take a stroll around Arlingham and along the River Severn. There are several sign-posted walks. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, pop in for a spot of lunch.

3. Enjoy some seasonal spring delicacies. Crab is good at the moment and so is pollack for example, but a favourite with our diners at the moment are our amazing St Austell Bay deep sea mussels, you won’t taste anything better. They are plump, large and juicy and Jonnie from The Flying Fish (our fish supplier) was even on BBC2 with Tom Kerridge talking about them last week!

4. Watch the Severn Bore – an amazing natural phenomenon. If you still haven’t seen the Severn Bore, you are really missing out. This unusual tidal wave that flows up the river at certain times of year is a real spectacle and surfers often ride the waves, making it great fun to watch. We have a few tables left for our famous Bore Breakfast on Saturday, March 31st. Booking is essential. The Bore is due at 07.52am and a delicious three course breakfast will be served after.

5. Enjoy a romantic evening meal. A long weekend – must be the perfect excuse to go out for dinner! We’ll be open in the evening on Friday and Saturday for the Easter weekend, Sunday we are open for breakfast and lunch only. Mondays we are closed.

Spanish wine and food pairing evening

Hot off the back of our fantastic South African wine event, we’re pleased to invite you to a Spanish wine and food pairing evening, hosted by a wine expert, with food to match by our head chef.

These wine and food pairing evenings are fantastic fun, a delicious treat, and a great way to learn about wines and broaden your taste and knowledge on wine types.

A few of the food plates that accompanied the wines at our South African event in March

On Wednesday, April 4th at 7pm, we’ll be hosting our next one, which will focus on Spanish wines – some well-known ones and some much less-well known, to give you a real feel for the spread of excellent wine this country has to offer. Each wine will be accompanied by small plates of food by our head chef Jon Lane.

The evening will be hosted by wine expert Frederik Van Niekerk, who has 12 years experience in the wine industry and is WSET qualified, which is the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

You will need to book tickets in advance, they are £32.50. To book call 01452 740547.


A Mother’s Day treat

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, are you searching for the perfect treat for your mum on Mothering Sunday (March 11th)?

The Old Passage will be open for delicious and indulgent breakfasts, which you could follow up with a refreshing walk along the Severn in Arlingham – a great way to start the day. Or why not start off with the walk and finish up at The Old Passage for a lazy lunch? We’ll have our full ‘a la carte’ menu on offer, so plenty of choice from classic fish and chips, to mussels and lobster.

Or our beautiful fritto misto below is a lovely sharing starter, including crispy oysters, smoked haddock croquettes, crab samosas and squid.

You will need to book, both for breakfast and for lunch, either online or call 01452 740547.