Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday November 16 2007
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)
I went last Friday night and must say the fillet steak was delicious...!
‘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.
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
Deep-fried fillet of cod in a beer batter with tartare sauce
Roast pork with apple sauce and seasoning
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)
The following are included with buffet orders:
Roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables of the day.
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
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
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.
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.
Date:Friday November 16 2007
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