NOVEMBER at the Oarsman

We bid a fond farewell to summer, and delve into the autumn months ahead. As the crisp autumn leaves fall, we welcome you to indulge in the warm and hearty flavours of our new autumn menu. 

The most wonderful time of year is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to make it memorable for you! Whether you’re planning a cosy family dinner, a corporate Christmas party, or an intimate gathering with friends, we welcome you to celebrate the magic of Christmas with us. 

Our menu is driven by the seasons, and this month nature brings us a harvest of beetroot, celeriac, kale, ceps and much more!

Join us to embrace autumn flavours, and look forward to the magic of the festive season.


Roast Chiltern Venison, Faggot, Braised Cavolo Nero, Pickled Pear

Our delicious Venison is sourced from our local and trusted supplier Chiltern Venison. We receive the whole venison which throughout November you will see different cuts used in various dishes on our menu.



The Italian liqueur Italicus is produced in the Italian town of Moncalieri, after which our November cocktail is named.

In “Moncalieri” you will find flavour notes of earthy melon and light citrus, delivering a beautiful balance between sweet and bitter, giving way to a complex and long-lasting finish. 

Ingredients include Madori, Italicus Liqueur, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, Fig Syrup, Angostura & Foaming Bitters.

Cheers To Nigel: AA Notable Wine List Achievement

We are thrilled to have been awarded the AA Notable Wine List accolade, reflecting the incredible work of our co-owner Nigel Sutcliffe in creating an exceptional 300-bin wine list of wines which are all farmed sustainably, most organically and a good deal biodynamically. Cheers, Nigel!

Great British Pub Series 

Luke Payne, owner of The Pack Horse in Hayfield – recently named number 18 in the Top 50 Gastropubs 2023 – will take over the kitchen alongside Scott Smith of The Oarsman. 

From washing dishes in a pub, Luke, is a self-taught Chef who has earned acclaim for his innovative approach to British cuisine and unique flavour combinations, reimagining traditional dishes while preserving their authenticity. 

Ticket cost is £60 pp, and includes the food menu. To purchase online click here, the button below or telephone 01628 617755.

Christmas at The Oarsman

Indulge in seasonal dishes crafted with care by Head Chef Scott Smith and the team. Sip on festive cocktails or enjoy a glass of beautiful wine from our 300-bin Wine List.

Whether you’re gathering with loved ones in our cozy interior or enjoying a crisp winter breeze on the outdoor terrace, The Oarsman provides a memorable setting to celebrate Christmas in true style.Our menu features many favourites sitting alongside new seasonal dishes such as: Braised Feather Blade Beef, Brown Butter Potatoes​​, or Chestnut and Herb Crusted Cod, Sprout Tops, White Wine Sauce, or
Yule Log, Clotted Cream