The Leather Bottle
Set in the historic village of Blackmore, you’ll find The Leather Bottle in picturesque surrounds. With a pretty exterior and a village green just opposite, The Leather Bottle takes pride of place in the local community and stands out as an unpretentious yet impressive foodie destination.
The summer sees The Leather Bottle’s beautiful beer garden abuzz with the clink of glasses and the hum of friendly chatter. It’s the perfect spot for al fresco dining; beautifully secluded, it affords diners a feeling of intimacy while they make the most of the sunshine. The pub’s stylish and modern interior is a welcoming sight in chilly months and on rainy days.
The bar offers an award-winning selection of real ale, cider and lager, as well as fine wine from around the world and over 50 gins. If you’re unsure of what to sample, the friendly team is always on-hand to help you figure it out.
The menu changes regularly to make the most of local seasonal produce, but rest assured that there’s always an option to suit all tastes on this well-considered bill of fare. You might start with the likes of Lambton & Jackson smoked salmon with spicy avocado and bread, or a vegetarian favourite such as goat’s cheese salad with roasted beetroot, pickled golden beetroot and rocket. Mains offer an equally satisfying range of flavours, from wild mushroom linguine and sumptuous fish pie to classic fish and chips, burgers and a great selection of steaks.
Visit on a Sunday for the ever-popular lunchtime roast. Choose from roast sirloin of beef, chicken, lamb rump and slow-roast pork belly with all the trimmings, or plump for the pan-fried salmon fillet with crushed new potatoes, tomato, samphire and saffron cream sauce.
Whether you’re stopping by to take advantage of the great-value gastropub cuisine on offer, or simply fancy a few drinks in the comfy bar area, The Leather Bottle is well worth a visit. There’s ample parking for those coming from further afield and a warm welcome is always guaranteed.