Affordable luxury is at the heart of the new menu at The Halfway at Kineton, which is due to reopen after a major revamp on Friday 3 February 2023.
New chefs, Nathan Eades and Liam Goff, are bringing expertise from working at Michelin-starred kitchens, 3 AA rosette-rated restaurants and a gastropub mentioned in the top 50 Estrella gastropub awards - and they intend to ensure locals and visitors are tempted in by tasty, fairly priced dishes that leave them wanting more.
The 17th century inn with three bedrooms and an expansive pub garden has been owned by Donnington Brewery since 1975, with this latest incarnation having a sympathetic renovation, including a newly renovated snug to bring it back to its former glory.
When it reopens next month, the pub will have 40 covers in the dining room, as well as a walk-in bar area.
Its new, ultra seasonal menu will change daily, using local suppliers and ingredients, including plenty of game from right on the doorstep.
Donnington beers are on the drinks menu, as is a carefully curated wine list, with creative cocktails being introduced in the summer months once the garden has had a makeover.
Goff said: 'We have big plans for the summer months; think charcoal barbecue and fire pits paired with a really strong drinks offering.'
An outdoor kitchen and kitchen garden is in the pipeline, too.
Nibbles will start at £4 for salted broad bean fritas, with starters priced from £8.50 for the likes of leek, potato and watercress soup. Mains start from £16.50 for classic pub dishes ranging from ham and chips, to pies and fish and chips, with homely desserts like black treacle and date steamed pudding finishing the meal at £9. Sunday roasts will typically be priced around £22.