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17th century Inn opposite the parish church of All Saints, the largest church in Bedfordshire. We have nine en-suite bedrooms in the quiet garden, three of which are in a converted 18th century stable block.

The air-conditioned non-smoking restaurant is in a Victorian style conservatory and overlooks the flowery terrace with fountain and shady umbrellas. The award-winning restaurant menu specialises in fish and shellfish though there is always an interesting choice for meat eaters and vgetarians. There is a large well-balanced wine list and 26 wines by the glass. Lighter meals are served in the bar which features 17th century oak panelling and a log fire in winter.

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Ratings/Awards: AA 4 Diamonds
AA Rosette
Number of Rooms: 9
Number Ensuite: 9
Nearest Airport: Luton
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Restaurant

Name: Knife and Cleaver
Cuisine: Modern English/Seafood
Chef: Chris Bishopp
Awards: AA Restaurant Guide 2008
AA Rosette
Dining Pub of the Year For Bedfordshire 2005 (Good Pub Guide)

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Sample Menu:


FISH (changes weekly)
To Begin

PAN SEARED KING SCALLOPS, lemon thyme crumb coating,
lime & garlic polenta cakes, crème fraiche
STARTER £7.95 MAIN COURSE (includes vegetables & salad or potatoes) £17. 50

SAUTÉED TIGER PRAWNS, deep-fried tempura battered baby vegetables, sweet Asian style dressing
STARTER £6.95 MAIN COURSE (includes vegetables & salad or potatoes) £16.50

GREENLAND PRAWN & AVOCADO RISOTTO, lime oil, cherry tomato salsa
£5.95
DEEP-FRIED WHITEBAIT, Gremolata Dressing (chopped parsley, lemon, garlic, olive oil)
£5.95
QUEEN SCALLOP CHOWDER, crisp bacon, bayleaf, chopped spring onion
£4.95
LARGE BOWL OF STEAMED MUSSELS, cider & pear sauce
£5.95
CORNISH SMOKED SALMON PARCEL, prawn remoulade, chervil mayonnaise
£7.50
CORNISH ROCK OYSTERS on the half shell
£15.00 Per Dozen £7.50 Per Six £4.00 Per Three
LIVE, crushed ice, red wine & hazelnut vinaigrette
Or BAKED, red wine-soaked sultana crust

To Follow

WHOLE LOBSTERS (approx. 1lb. /460 gms. weight) £24.50
THIS WEEK’S SERVING SUGGESTION; wild rice, light curry & mango cream sauce
OR with plain melted butter, Thermidor, or to your choice

HOT & CHILLED SEAFOOD PLATTER, Rock Lobster Tail, Chargrilled Tiger Prawns, Baked Oysters - red wine-soaked sultana crust -, Green Lipped Mussels with garlic crumb topping, chilled Marinated Herring, Brown Shrimps, Garlic Mayonnaise, Salad Leaves
£23.50

LARGE GRILLED DOVER SOLE 16oz/18oz-454/510gms –hazelnut & lime butter
£22.50

GRILLED SEA BASS FILLETS, parsnip & almond mash, tarragon sauce
£17.95

PAN FRIED FILLETS OF REDFISH, (round fish, haddock like flakes), minted pea purée, pesto dressing
£13.50

CHARGRILLED SUPRÈME OF TUNA, sautéed potatoes, bacon & shallots, pineapple & ginger chutney
£13.95

ORGANIC SALMON FILLET, pan-fried spinach & cherry tomatoes, smoked salmon sauce
£13.95

All Main Course Prices Include Our Selection of Fresh Vegetables
& Potatoes or A Salad.
Large Bowl Of Home Made String French Fries £2.50

OTHER NICE THINGS TO EAT
To Begin
Antipasto; Sliced cured meats, smoked & marinated fish, olives, artichokes, onions, caperberries, Pane Carasatu (‘music paper’ bread)
£6.00

Water Melon, Feta & Black Olive Salad, pesto dressing, fresh basil,
toasted pine nuts v
£5.95

Soup of the day V
£4.50

Slow-Cooked Duck Rillettes, sweet pimento chutney, warm walnut bread
£5.95

Pan-fried Veal Kidneys, button mushrooms, toasted onion bread,
creamy mustard sauce
£5.95

Garlic & Thyme Marinated Baked Goats Cheese, warm beetroot & rocket salad, balsamic dressing
£5.95/ALSO AS MAIN COURSE £11.25 V

To Follow

OVEN-BAKED CORN-FED CHICKEN BREAST, Three-Cheese Stuffing, wrapped in Prosciutto, roasted plum tomato & basil sauce
£13.95

CHARGRILLED PRIME RIB STEAK, Black Pepper Butter, Shoestring French Fries
£13.95

PAN FRIED PRIME BEEF FILLET ROSSINI - Chicken liver pâté topping,
fried bread crouton, Madeira sauce
£16.95

RUMP OF WELSH LAMB (from Edward’s of Conwy),
Redcurrant & Mint Marinade, honey roasted winter vegetables
£14.95

MUSHROOM, VIGNOTTE CHEESE & HAZELNUT PASTRY PARCELS,
sweet red pepper sauce V
£11.25

Home Made Desserts £ 4.95
European Cheeseboard £ 5.95

Filter, Cappuccino or Espresso Coffee or Teas £ 1.85
All prices include VAT.

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