The Artisan Bar and Grill
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Artisan Bar and Grill can be summed up as charming and a place for delicious food. Downstairs the cool, relaxed bar area is the perfect spot to grab a drink while you wait for the rest of your dining party to arrive. Once your troops have assembled, head upstairs to the stylish, country-casual restaurant, making sure you give yourselves plenty of time to peruse the diverse menu of gastronomic delights.
When it comes to mains, locally sourced, ﬂavoursome cuts of meat – treated with the respect they deserve – are at the heart of what The Artisan offers. The 10oz sirloin with Stilton cream sauce is exceptional. There’s also a fantastic range of international dishes – including some truly tempting vegetarian options – so there’s bound to be a plate that’s perfect for every palate in your dining party.
Main courses are perfectly portioned, but we couldn’t help indulging in delicious sides like onion rings and buttered herby veg. If you’ve still got room to spare, the varied dessert menu is sure to please and lists well-known classics like praline cheesecake with espresso sauce alongside European treats such as apple frangipane jalousie.
The bar stocks an expertly selected range of specialist ales, beers and lagers as well as a ﬁne array of intercontinental wines. Pair all of the above with the sophisticated sounds of Sinatra played throughout and the result is a timeless take on contemporary grill fare. Furthermore, if it’s music you’re looking for, a weekend calendar of live music makes The Artisan well worth a visit.