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The Holte Extends Menu/Hours

The Holte has been evolving as the club have taken the feedback given to it on the pub by its punters. The opening hours have now changed and the menu has been modified (as below)

11- 11pm Mon – Sat (match dependent)
Sundays 11-6.

I went last Friday night and must say the fillet steak was delicious...!

A brief history...

‘1897’ is emblazoned above the Holte portals as a record of major enhancements made to the Holte Hotel, as it was then known. But the building was in existence in the 1870s and probably goes back even further. It was once a focal point for people who came to the former Aston Lower Grounds, with views the menagerie, the gardens, the duck pond and many other entertainment features – and once hosted the visit of Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Circus. At one time, the entrance to the Lower Grounds entertainment was directly behind the Holte Hotel – into what is now the Holte End car park. The Holte Hotel was also a post-match meeting place for sportsmen. The ‘Magnificent Meadow’ was a sporting adjunct of the Lower Grounds and was the scene of football, cricket, cycling and athletics.

Lunchtime Menu

Soup of the Day: 2.50

Fancy something lighter? Try the soup of the day with bread and butter to accompany.

Soup and Traditional Buffet: 6.50

A selection of traditional pub favourites (subject to availability) including:

Free-range pork sausages in caramelised onion gravy
Beef Carbonnade with roasted root vegetables
Hunter’s Chicken
Deep-fried fillet of cod in a beer batter with tartare sauce
Roast pork with apple sauce and seasoning
Cottage Pie
Faggots in rich gravy
Lamb hot pot with red cabbage
Chicken Tikka Masala
Roast Joint of the Day with traditional accompaniments
Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with cheese topping (v)

Accompaniments

The following are included with buffet orders:

Roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables of the day.

Evening Menu

Treat yourself to one of our classic pub favourites. 6.50

Steak and Ale Pie

Chunks of prime steak and vegetables in a rich, meaty ale sauce encased in a short crust pastry, served with chunky chips, fresh garden peas and carrots

Fish and Chips

Traditional beer-battered fish, served with chunky chips and mushy peas

Curry Feast

Choose from Lamb Jalfrezi or Chicken Tikka Masala served with fluffy pilau rice and a soft naan bread to finish off your feast!

Vegetable Lasagne (v)

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables layered between sheets of pasta with a creamy cheese sauce and oven baked

Desserts

Traditional hot pudding of the day served with custard 2.95

A selection of chilled desserts from the display* 2.95

*Only available for lunchtime menu

A Selection of freshly ground coffees and speciality t eas 1.75

Special Offer - Complimentary freshly-ground coffee or speciality tea when a dessert is purchased with your main course.

Bar Snacks

Bowl of olives or nuts 1.50

Packet of crisps 60p



(v) = Suitable for vegetarians

All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. All dishes are subject to availability.

To our knowledge no GM foods are used in our menu.
Please note that we do not operate a nut-free environment, therefore some products may contain or have come in contact with nuts or nut products.
Please advise of any dietary requirements upon arrival.
We are committed to providing a better deal to third-world farmers and ensure that our tea, coffee and sugar are fair trade products.
Gratuities are left to the customer’s discretion.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 16 2007

Time: 5:02PM

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Think they are set to do some buy one get one free offers in the papers soon, if they do I'll try to get a printable version on this site to get the same offer.
The Fear
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16/11/2007 17:06:00

Read reports of damage to the place during Blues v Villa.... over enthusiastic celebrations by some Villa fans in there. If true that is a ****ing disgrace a) because this place is ours and has been lovingly brought back to light by an enlightened owner and b) What signal does it send out to our owners? Thisis the type of thing to make them lose heart. IF this is true I am bloody embarrassed. Please tell me I have been wound up and there were no idiots present.
AC
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16/11/2007 18:15:00

Pretty good looking menu there. I'll have to get my good buddy Col8 to treat me next time he's up in Brum. O.K. Col?
glensider
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17/11/2007 01:03:00

Fear, am I dreaming or is there a Christmas get together/ intro meeting for Vital Villa at some time over Christmas - after one of the games?
Gordonsleftboot
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17/11/2007 08:55:00

Gordonsleftboot: Yes there is a vital get-together on Friday 21st December, night before Man City home game.
randy.stand
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17/11/2007 10:42:00

Thanks randy.stand. I come down from N Wales so please accept my apologies.
Gordonsleftboot
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17/11/2007 13:05:00

Apologies accepted Gordonsleftboot. Your non-appearance will ensure more beer available for randy.stand. He'll thank you for that.
glensider
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17/11/2007 21:04:00

Glensider you buy the Chips and I will get Fish....
col8
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18/11/2007 08:52:00

I enjoyed a nice fillet steak there too. Shame about the company! lol ;)
DeanoVilla
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18/11/2007 17:26:00

 

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