A January Bloggers Jaunt

Anyone got any leftovers still lurking around the fridge? Or are you all cleared out and about to start that New Year detox? If the answer to the second question (and indeed probably the first) is yes, then look away now. Go on, shoo. This will only upset you. Unless you’re only doing a two week healthfest…

Because guess what’s coming up? A food bloggers’ trip to The Ship.

Date: Saturday 14th January

It’s a lunchtime start, arrive from 12:00 with food coming out at 12:30 and there will be more complete menu details nearer the time but we’re looking at something along the lines of four starters, three pies, the Ship’s new burger, loads of sides, loads of desserts, and there’s always a drink or two to be had!  We’ve always had the best possible welcome from the Ship and this will be an ideal opportunity to catch up with food blogger mates at the start of the year.

Cost: £20 per person, payable in cash on the day (please bring exact money).


 Red Onion Soup, Cheese Crôute

Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Rum Soaked Baby Figs, Toasted Brioche

Scallops with Fennel Pure, Crisped Fennel, Garlic Chives

 Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Tomato and Yoghurt Dressing

 Black Sticks Blue and Mushroom Torte with Truffle Rosti Creamed Spinach


 Seared Guinea Fowl with Truffled Mash, Sprouting Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Jus

Chargrilled Beef Burger with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber and Fries

Parsnip, Tomato and Goat’s Cheese Gratin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut Mushroom and Spinach Fricassée

 Seared Plaice, Parma Ham, Poached Leeks, Samphire and Champagne Sauce

 Braised Pork and Cider Pastry Pie with Mustard Glazed Carrots



Chocolate Fondant

Passion Fruit Panacotta with Coffee Short Bread

Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream

Selection of Cheese

Plus I believe their famous Scotch Egg will also be making an appearance…

If you’d like to come: we’re at about half capacity already. If you’ve already responded to the early invitation that went out in December, then you’re on the list.

Otherwise, click on “Your Name’s Down” at the top of this page and in the “I’m particularly interested in…” field, put “Lunch at the Ship on the 14th”, by the 7th January and you’ll get a confirmation email.

Bring on the burgers…