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Our Week!

This has been a busy week for the Food and Beverage Team at The Castle! They are so excited as we approach Christmas they are already jazzing up the cocktails and brewing the Mulled Wine!

Head Chef Mike has shared his take on an Espresso Martini. New one on me but it did taste AMAZING!!!

Espresso Martini

Chef Says

As it is the season to be jolly and I’m in a giving mood!!

Here is a recipe for my favourite Christmas drink


Espresso Martini

2x shot espresso

5cl vodka

2cl shot khalua

sugar syrup to personal taste


Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and shake vigorously untill cold and the colour has changed to a light brown.

pour in to a Martini glass and enjoy!

If you fancy trying one pop in, Ladies that do lunch, do Espresso Martini’s :)

Berties new dinner menu is now live and being received really well. As is our new Afternoon Tea menu along with our home-made Viennese peanut butter swirl this one is creating quiet a stir!

As it’s nearly the season to be jolly and Christmas preparation is well under way, here is a recipe to get you in the festive mood

Cranberry relish

4 x bags of Cranberrys

2 x large onions

1 x carton fresh Orange juice

200g castor sugar


Dice the onions and gently sweat in a heavy bottomed pan till softened. Cover with the cranberries, then pour over the orange juice and add the sugar. Now bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer and cook till reduced and thickened. Pour into a container and leave to cool.

That’s it from me today, I’m off to help the kitchen team prepare for today’s diners. If you have any culinary questions you think I might be able to help with, leave a question in the comment section. Keep following us as I will be introducing Chef’s Masterclass soon.

Well  Mike, that all sounds fab! Might have a bash at these myself later!

Beth our bar supervisor has also been shaking her shaker too! This is this years Castle Christmas Cocktail. Pop in for 1.. or 2.. or …..

mulled cider


and a twist on Mulled Wine? This looks great on the table and tastes as good as it looks.

mulled cider 1


Star anise




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