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Check out our new Winter Menus

Richard and his team at The Old Fleece have today launched the Winter Menu.

With new dishes such as slow braised steak and wild mushroom pie, your tummy will give you a warm thanks after your meal. They've even added port and stilton to the pudding taster menu, so you can still get your cheese hit, even when you're almost bursting.

Come spend some relaxed evenings with us, in front of a lovely sustainable wood fire.

Come and warm your cockles by one of our sustainable winter fires

The nights are drawing in, the air has a chill and the clocks go back on Sunday: winter is definitely coming. But we're not disheartened because we love the colder months. For us, it's all about cosying up by a roaring fire in one of our venues, sipping something boozy and warming, and looking forward to Christmas. We're even more excited about lighting our fires this year because we're providing all the logs ourselves. This is the first year we've been managing the woodland at Grigshot Farm and on neighbouring land and we'll be entirely self sufficient in wood for our open fires at all of our venues. Come and warm your cockles with us. 

Why we love to listen to our faithful customers

We love to talk to our customers about what they like to eat when they go out, and what kind of dishes they enjoy the most. When designing a new menu I always add on something that has been suggested to me by one of my most loyal customers. The venison pie on the new menu, for instance, was suggested to me by Mr Dickson who has been eating at Fostons for many years now and every single time he has had venison, whether it was venison loin with red wine and chocolate sauce, venison steak or just humble venison stew. We've very rarely seen him have anything other than venison. So when he suggested we add venison pie to the menu, we just couldn't refuse. It's also a great time for game as there is plenty of locally shot venison at the moment and it's provided to us by our local butchery.

So, next time you're visiting our venue please let us know what you'd like to see on our menus and we'll do our best to make it happen!

- Mikey, chef at Fostons Ash

Free bubbly and other treats if you book your Christmas party this month

Our cosy and stylish restaurants make fantastic venues for Christmas parties. Each one is unique, but they all have the same relaxing and friendly ambience, delicious Christmas menus and welcoming, hospitable staff. In fact, our restaurants come into their own at Christmas time when you can round off your meal lounging in a comfortable chair by an open fire with a glass of something warming and boozy in your hand. We've started booking for Christmas and we're offering an exclusive deal to you if you get in touch during September: book your table for ten people or more on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you'll receive free bubbly for your group and 10% off your Christmas menu choices. Tempting, hey? 

It's very easy to book: simply visit our Christmas page and fill in our very user-friendly form. All you have to do is pick your food and we'll do the rest, making sure that your Christmas do is as relaxed, indulgent and twinkly as you could want.