Brookside Villa Dinner Menu - March – October  2014.

We serve at 7pm.  Please book a table in advance.  As every dish is cooked to order, we request your choices by 6pm latest. (if you want to order prior to your arrival, please check for availability of options and note we may have “Specials” on the day)

Dishes are home made – that is, cooked here to our own recipes, using local fresh ingredients.  Where I have found small, local suppliers who make dishes better than mine, I am not too proud to use them!  These items are marked** on the menu. We NEVER use pre-prepared meat or fish dishes. Please ask for gluten-free or dairy free, or vegan –many menu options can be adapted



(v)  HOME MADE GARDEN PEA AND MINT SOUP­ –  With a feta crouton                                                                     £3.95








(v)  CHEF’S SALAD­­ a bowl of the freshest leaves, herbs, feta cheese, apricots, almonds, seeds dressed with lemon and extra virgin  olive oil £4.65 £8.50
OAK-SMOKED SALMON- from the Scottish side of the Solway in Annan – with  sliced dill pickle, fresh lemon, cracked black pepper, dill mustard & malted brown bread & butter £6.00  
(v)  GARLIC MUSHROOMS –sautéed in Lakeland butter with garlic, finished with fresh parsley, lemon juice & white wine. With organic white bread to sop up the juices. £4.65 £8.00
STORNAWAY BLACK PUDDING & POACHED EGG SALAD with baby leaves, and mustard vinaigrette £4.15  
(v) HUMMUS - a lovely nutty locally made hummus dressed with virgin olive oil & a dusting of smoked paprika,with olives, vegetable batons, warm pitta bread & sweet chilli dip                                                                                                                                       £4.75    £6.00  
MAINS(V) PENNE WITH TOMATO & OLIVE SAUCE finished with LOCAL cheese.  the feedback is that the sauce is really out of the ordinary – (GF pasta available) starter/Small£6.75   £9.25
FISH PIE succulent chunks of salmon, cod and smoked haddock (add optional prawns & mussels)  in a delicate tarragon-scented sauce, topped with creamy potatoes is the ultimate comfort food  (GF)   £11.50
ROAST BALSAMIC-GLAZED SCOTTISH SALMON–thick fillet of salmon, roasted with a delicious sticky glaze-  moist fish with virgin olive oil and balsamic dressing (GF&DF)   £10.65
TARRAGON CHICKEN – succulent breast of chicken, sautéed with herbs in Lakeland butter with the juices enriched with white wine & a light touch of cream  (GF)   £10.35
LOCAL –LAKELAND LAMB RUMP ROAST, a beautifully tender cut of Cumbrian lamb, pan roasted medium rare with fresh rosemary, with a redcurrant, red wine & orange reduction.  This is undoubtedly the most popular item on our menu (GF & DF) £11.95
LOCAL Billy Bell’s SAUSAGES & CREAMY MASH  – a selection of wonderful Cumbrian  sausages from our best Haltwhistle butcher– baked with sprigs of fresh rosemary and sage, served with Bramley apple sauce and onion gravy OR(V)QUORN CUMBERLAND SAUSAGES & CREAMY MASH  -  Also prepared with sprigs of fresh rosemary and sage, served with Bramley apple sauce & onion gravy    





(V) TAGINE-SPICED ROASTED VEGETABLES with CHICKPEAS – Exciting, colourful summer veg, chickpeas, seeds & nuts added for extra protein with virgin olive oil & fresh herbs. Served with warm pitta bread, and creamy yoghurt. GF/DF/vegan options  £10.75
 DESSERTS: It is very helpful if you could order dessert with your starters, and main course – no problem if you decide you’re too full later and have to cancel. Order a “For Sharing” portion for a slightly larger portion, and an extra scoop!
  CHOCOLATE  MOUSSE rich, dark moist- with rich vanilla ice cream and berries  - no cream and no added sugar!   £4.85 For Sharing 
ENGLISH LAKES ICE CREAMS AND FRUIT SORBETS – various flavours – per scoopBRAMLEY APPLE CRUMBLE- baked individually for you and served hot from the oven with English Lakes rich vanilla ice-cream and cream – no added sugar ensuring a lovely tart flavour £1.25£4.85  £6.35
FRESH FRUIT COCKTAIL – freshly prepared fruits, with English Lakes vanilla ice cream, cream or yoghurt on the side. £4.85   
CHEESES:- 3 local cheeses – with fresh fruit, home-made Cumbrian chutney & biscuits      £6.50  £8.00
Cafetiere Med Roast Coffee £1.50 pp, Teas £1.00 pp  


Our chicken and pork is free–range or British Farm Assured – depending on supply. Our beef and lamb is ALWAYS Cumbrian or Northumbrian – that’s what our farmers grow! We source most of our fresh vegetables and meat –including locally-cured British bacon – from Pioneer - a successful family firm based in Carlisle.  They ensure that their produce is sourced from local Cumbrian or Border suppliers. Sausages are made by Billy Bell’s in Haltwhistle, who also supply some of our vegetables, game and fish.

Our supplier provides the freshest and the best quality fish I’ve bought anywhere! We buy Scottish farmed salmon – organically fed where possible. EdenValleyand Thornby Moor dairies in Cumbria supply award winning cheeses.

 Allergies & Warnings  Cheeses may be made with unpasteurised milk. Some dishes may contain lightly cooked egg. We use sunflower oil or olive oil.  For legal purposes I cannot guarantee ingredients have not come into contact with nuts.

Useful Information

Tel: 0169 77 47 300 e-mail info@brooksidevilla.com 


Postal Address: Denise Collins, Brookside Villa B&B Hadrians Wall, Gilsland, CA8 7DA Map Reference: NY 628 666