As the restrictions have now been lifted, our highest priority is the safety and well-being of both our guests and staff. We are very aware that there whilst the future is looking more positive, there may be some bumps in the road to life returning to a new normal.
We will be continuing to keep our Covid measures in place throughout the pub and hotel rooms, to do our part to help control the spread of the virus for the foreseeable future.
Our staff will continue to wear face coverings for their and guests safety. Socially distanced tables and our under cover, heated outdoor areas will remain.
With the arrival of Summer, we have beautiful gardens to dine or enjoy a drink.
We will be relax the rule of 6 indoors where we have availability.
Extra cleaning regimes continue for all areas with hand sanitiser available throughout. NHS Track & Trace check ins will still be available for guests that wish to check in. It will no longer be mandatory for guests to provide contact details or wear a face covering indoors.
We do ask that if you have tested positive or someone you have been in close contact with has tested positive for Coronavirus, you delay your visit.
At this time everyone will be moving at different paces as we ease out of lockdown and we want to keep things moving forward, so we would appreciate it so much if you could help us by being as considerate as possible to other guests and our teams over the coming months.
Tip – Make sure the eggs and butter are at room temp and not fridge cold, this will help prevent splitting the mix. The pudding and sauce can be made a day or two in advance and heated up. Finally If you want to pimp up the recipe try adding some bananas or rum for a different twist on the traditional.
01. Pre-heat oven to 170 C / 338 F / Gas mark 4.
02. Butter eight small pudding basins (dariole moulds) or line a baking tray with butter and greaseproof.
03. Place the dates, water and bicarbonate into a saucepan and bring up to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. When cooled slightly blitz for 20-30 seconds.
04. Whisk the butter and sugar together in a mixer or by hand. Add the eggs one by one to avoid the mix splitting, then add the date mix and finally sift in the flour and fold it in.
05. Pour the mixture into the prepared pudding basins or tray, filling them two-thirds full.
06. Bake individually for 20-25mins or tray bake for 30-35mins. Check they are well risen and springy to the touch, checking by inserting a skewer and it coming out clean (no raw batter) means it is cooked.
500ml double cream
200g demerara sugar
200g unsalted butter
01. For the sauce, gently heat the cream in a saucepan. Add the sugar and butter and whisk until melted, simmer for a few mins and take off the heat. (Keep an eye on the sauce as it can over boil quickly) .
02. To serve, turn the pudding out onto a plate, or cut the tray bake into portions, spoon the sauce over the top and around, then finish with a dollop of ice cream.