Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday November 15 2010
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 of 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.
Best of British
Buffet Lunch Menu:
Served Monday-Friday 12noon-3pm
Homemade soup of the day: The day`s traditional soup of the day with freshly-baked bread and butter.... £2.95
Traditional British dishes from the hot buffet: £6.50
Roast joint of the day served with accompaniments
Natural skin pork sausages in caramelised onion gravy
Braised beef with roast root vegetables
Lamb hot pot with red cabbage
Chicken tikka masala with pilau rice and poppadoms
The fresh fish of the day from the kitchen (different price)
All dishes are served with roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Roast joint of the day served in a baguette £4.00
Selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches and baguettes from the bar ... from £2.50
The day`s hot pudding of the day
A selection of desserts and cheeses from the dessert trolley
A selection of freshly ground coffees and teas £1.75
Make Sundays Special Carvery Menu
Served Sunday 12noon-4pm
Enjoy our traditional Sunday carvery, choose 2 or 3 courses from the menu and make your Sunday extra special.
2 course carvery £7.50
3 course carvery: £9.95
Young persons Carvery
2 courses £5.00
3 courses £7.50
2 course carvery Under 5 £2.50
Homemade soup of the day..The day`s traditional soup of the day with freshly-baked bread and butter
From the Carvery, served with roast potatoes, mashed potatoes and a selection of fresh vegetables of the day Roast rib of beef served with Yorkshire puddings and horseradish Honeyglazed gammon with Cumberland sauce Roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce Vegetarian dish of the day
Dessert: The day`s hot pudding of the day Or a selection of desserts and cheeses from the dessert trolley
Book in advance to avoid disappointment - call 0800 612 0940. Rooms available for private hire - please call 0800 612 0960 for enquiries.
Times and food availability may vary on matchdays. Menu items 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. Healthy Option - AVHE work closely with Heart of Birmingham PCT`s Healthy Choices Awards Pilot Scheme. This means that we will be assessed by the PCT on our commitment to providing healthy menu alternatives. (v) = Suitable for vegetarians. £M/P = Market Price Wherever possible, as part of Aston Villa`s Sustainability Policy, we only source local or British and sustainable produce as part of our menu content policy. 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. All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. The Holte, Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE. T: 0800 612 0940 E: email@example.com
Date:Monday November 15 2010
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