The Victoria Hotel
The Victoria Hotel exchanged ownership in 1994 and is now in the capable hands of Neil Kelso – the man who transformed The Victoria into what it is today. Inside this stately red-brick building hundreds of beer bottles line the shelves and paint a grand picture of British tradition.
Despite the historic feel of the place, the food served is in no way the usual pub fare. An intriguing array of dishes features on the menu, including mouth-watering locally sourced fresh fi sh and seafood dishes. Sautéed monkfish, king prawns served with ginger, mango and coconut, and grilled lemon sole with Niçoise vegetables demonstrate the skill of the kitchen chefs. Vegetarians are well catered for with multiple meat-free options, such as halloumi and roast vegetable souvlaki, paella verduras and homemade vegetable pies. The dessert menu offers a nostalgic taste of all the classics, such as treacle sponge or apple and cinnamon crumble served with a choice of cream or custard, all made in-house by Neil’s wife Linda and her team.
Restored to its former glory, this magnifi cent inn now serves fantastic food and refreshing drinks. Hop-lovers take note – throughout the year The Victoria proudly offers around 500 different beers, while there are over 20 wines available by the glass and over 100 malt whiskies behind the bar.