Valentine’s Tasting Menu

Our Old Passage Valentine Tasting Menu is a sumptuous 8 courses that includes oysters, scallops, lobster, venison, local cheeses, dessert, coffee and petits fours.
Come along to our romantic Riverside setting, enjoy a gastronomic treat and earn brownie points with the one/s you love
It’s being served on 14th and also the 15th & 16th February.

• click here to download a menu

Sunday Lunch with a twist

We Brits have a real love affair with Sunday lunch. Is it the idea of roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy, or is it the idea of family getting together to eat a hearty lunch at the end of a busy week?

We think Sundays are important, and whilst we’ve always been open on Sundays offering our à la carte menu, only more recently we’ve started to offer a Sunday Lunch menu alongside to satisfy that need for a comforting hearty meal. Many people come to Arlingham and the surrounding area for the walks, both along the canal in Frampton and along the banks of the River Severn, where it is so peaceful. We tend to find it works up quite an appetite and Sunday lunch is the perfect remedy.

As you might have guessed, we couldn’t have come up with a set Sunday lunch menu without giving it our own twist. Each month our head chef comes up with a delicious and seasonal three course set menu, with our own take on a roast main course.

This month we have on offer:
Starter
Gruyere twice baked soufflé, Waldorf salad

Main
Slow braised brisket, duck fat roast potatoes, honey glazed Picollo parsnips, Yorkshire pudding

Dessert
Salted dark chocolate fondant, beetroot and ginger ice-cream

Followed by
Coffee or tea and petits fours

All of the above is included in the set menu and costs £37.50pp (three courses, plus coffee and petits fours)
Please be aware that we still run our à la carte menu on Sunday Lunch times, and we also do bookable breakfast/brunch from 9am – 11am.
• please click here to reserve a table

First wine and food pairing evening of 2019

For our first wine and food pairing evening of 2019, we’re off to California, to discover the fantastic variety of wines that are produced in this sun-soaked ‘new world’ wine region.

You might be familiar with the typical robust reds from California, but as ever, our wine and food pairing evenings, will broaden your perceptions and introduce you to some lesser known grape varieties and wines from the region.

Our wine expert Frederik will take you through his personally chosen selection of red and white wines, and each wine will be accompanied by a small plate of food from our head chef to perfectly compliment the wine (or indeed for the wine to compliment the food).

In 2018 we built up local a following for these events, and regular guests say that these are fun, relaxed and informal events, but that they’ve come away learning so much, having tried wines they’d never have considered before.

Usually our wine and food pairing events are held on the first Wednesday of every month, however February is an exception as it will take place on Thursday, 7 February at 7pm. The evening costs £32.50pp, and you’ll need to call to book on 01452 740547

Win a three-course Sunday Lunch for two at The Old Passage!

Enter our fantastic Facebook Competition to win a three course Sunday Lunch for two people at The Old Passage.

To launch our new set Sunday Lunch menu, we’re offering you and a friend the chance to enjoy the new menu with us free. Simply hop over to Facebook and find our competition post.

To be in with a chance of winning you’ll need to ‘like’ and share the post, and then comment underneath tagging in the person you’d take with you if you won the prize. Simple as that.

Winners will be drawn on 14th December and the winner will be notified by Facebook messenger and announced on the Facebook page.

The winner will receive a voucher for set Sunday Lunch for two people to use on any Sunday, up until 3rd March 2019, excluding Sunday 30th December 2018.

Terms and conditions:

The closing date for entries is 14th December 2018. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition.

One winner will receive the prize of a three course Sunday Lunch from the set Sunday Lunch menu for two people. There is no alternative prize.

All prizes are subject to availability, and The Old Passage reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative product of equal or higher value if necessary at its discretion.

The prize draw is open to everyone, except employees and contractors of The Old Passage, who is a UK resident aged 18 years or over.

The winner will be selected at random after the closing date by an independent judge from all entries. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be notified by direct message by 16th December 2018. Following such notification, the winner will be required to contact The Old Passage with their full name and contact details.

If The Old Passage cannot: (i) contact the winner (via Facebook messaging) within a reasonable period of time; or (ii) the winner does not respond with their contact details, we reserve the right to re-draw winners and thereafter until another winner on these terms is found.

It is a condition of entry that the winner’s name will be used for promotional purposes. This will only be in summary.

New Year’s Day brunch

Come and celebrate the start of 2019 in style with us at The Old Passage with our famous New Year’s Day Brunch.

Our New Year’s Day brunch is the perfect treat to see in the New Year and is available from 11am – 3pm. Booking is essential, as last year we were fully booked.

Choose from a large range of breakfast style dishes or heartier lunch menu items, fresh seafood will be in abundance as ever – and why not enjoy a Bloody Mary, a Bucks Fizz or a glass of Champagne to top it off?!

View the full  menu here – NYD Brunch Menu.

December’s food and wine pairing evening

tasting our way around Northern Spain

With the festive season upon us and just weeks until Christmas we’ll all be looking forward to delicious seasonal food and drink in abundance.

What better way to start December than trying out some new wines that might take you into Christmas with a sparkle?

The next wine and food pairing evening will be held on Wednesday, 5th December, at 7pm. These monthly events are relaxed, fun and informal evenings where you’ll try a wide selection of wines – some you may know and also some lesser known grape varieties.

Each wine is served with a delicious little plate of food created by our head chef to complement the wine.

Our wine man Frederik Van Niekerk is a passionate wine expert with over 12 years of experience in the drinks industry and with WSET qualifications (Wines and Spirits Education Trust). His fun and knowledgeable approach to the evenings makes for good entertainment.

And although we’re tasting wines from Northern Spain, we’re sure if you got questions about the best tipples for Christmas from all the other wine regions– Fred will be able to give you the very best recommendations!

Our wine and food pairing evenings cost £32.50 per person, and you’ll need to ring to reserve your place on 01452 740547

Wine and food pairing evening November – join us

Our next wine and food pairing evening is coming up, and this time we’re off to the Rhône region of France to taste delicious wines each accompanied by little plates of food.

The evening is on Wednesday, 7 November at 7pm and is £32.50pp. Our wine expert Fred will be taking us through a fantastic selection of wines from this prestigious wine region in France and our head chef will be providing little dishes of food to match them beautifully.

Please call to book, as this isn’t open for online reservations.

New set Sunday Lunch menu

Sundays are made for long walks and leisurely lunches, with family and friends. That’s why we’ve come up with a fantastic set Sunday lunch menu with a bit of a twist.

Traditionally we’ve only offered breakfasts and our à la carte menu on Sundays. However this month we’ve launched a Sunday Lunch three-course set menu
(but don’t worry you can still order from the à la carte if you wish!)

It’s a twist on an English roast dinner and we’ll be changing the menu each month. During October you can enjoy the following menu:

Starter
Pumpkin and Tintern tartlet, rocket salad, almond & lime dressing


Main
Herb crusted saddle of lamb, Tallow roast potatoes, courgettes with preserved lemon, cumin tomatoes, Baba Ganoush


Dessert
Baked apple terrine, brown butter nut crumble, Cardamom custard

The menu is £42.00pp
To book a table for Sunday call 01452 740547 or visit the Reservations page to make an online booking.

Autumn accommodation discount

We’ve got a great special offer for you this autumn. As the evenings draw in, you might like to have some dinner and perhaps stay the night.

During October, November and December, we’re offering a 15% discount on our room rates all week, when you book and quote the code from social media or your email. 

We have two double en-suite bedrooms with beautiful views over the River Severn at The Old Passage, which include breakfast.

You can also upgrade to one of our more luxurious breakfast options, like our hot smoked salmon with poached egg, Hollandaise and caviar or even lobster and champagne!

Why not enjoy an evening meal with a bottle of wine and an overnight stay, or how about a quiet and relaxing weekend away to walk the River Severn and enjoy the countryside and food?

Discover more about our rooms in the accommodation section of the website.

Wine and food pairing in October – we’re off to Chile!

We can’t think of a better excuse to eat food and drink wine than our monthly food and wine pairing evenings. We’ve been running these on the first Wednesday of every month this year, focusing on different wine regions each month, from Northern Italy to Portugal, and matching wines with perfectly paired food.

These are fun and informal evenings where you’ll learn a lot about wines and taste some more unusual bottles with our wine expert Frederik, as well as discover how to match wines with food to taste them at their best.

At our last event, where we tasted wines from New Zealand, our tasters all suggested Chile for the next location – so who were we to argue?! If you’d like to join us this time, the evening starts at 7pm (Weds, Oct 3rd) and costs £32.50pp. Booking is essential, call 01452 740547