New Year’s Day Lunch

Kate, Nick and everyone at the Geese and Fountain would like to wish all our customers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. To get 2020 off to the best possible start, why not join us for a special family lunch on New Year’s Day?

All lunch guests will receive a glass of mimosa to toast the start of the new year, or orange juice if you prefer.

The New Year’s Day lunch menu will be served slightly later than usual, from 1pm until 5pm, so everyone can have a gentle start to the year. Bookings are now open – call 01476 870350 to book your New Year’s Day lunch table.


New Year’s Day Lunch Menu

Mimosa or orange juice

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Chestnut, pumpkin and Bramley apple soup V

Crab ravioli, crab bisque, crostini

Chicken consommé, crispy chicken skin

Pear tart, stilton, pistachios V

Salt-baked beetroot, smoked aubergine, goat’s cheese, walnuts V

Spinach and ricotta gnocchi, sage butter V

Chicken liver pâté, toast, cornichons

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Slow-roast Dexter brisket (from D Wiltshire, Croxton Kerrial)

Roast chicken breast (from Gerald Botterill, Croxton Kerrial)

Honey glazed gammon (from G Skinners and sons, Barrowby)

Salmon fillet in Champagne, fondant potatoes

Pan-fried wild duck breast, blackberry sauce

Mushroom, spinach and pumpkin pithivier V

Celeriac and sweet garlic open pie V

All the above served with roast and mashed potato, Yorkshire pudding,
chestnut stuffing, roasted carrots, leeks au gratin and seasonal vegetables.

Thai chilli and ginger hake, soy and sesame noodles, prawn crackers

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Pears baked with lemon, bay and marsala wine

Honey poached oranges, Grand Marnier chocolate mousse

Champagne jelly, syllabub and frosted grapes

Whisky and chocolate cremeux, whisky ice cream

White chocolate and cranberry bread and butter pudding

Caramel panna cotta, gingerbread

Colston Bassett stilton cheese, crackers, organic port (£3 supplement)

Just a main course £16 2 courses £21 3 courses £25


Beer Advent Calendars – available to order now

You can now order your specially selected Beer Advent Calendar from the Geese and Fountain. Each one is lovingly arranged and packed at the pub from beers that we know and love. 24 delicious beers – pale ales, stouts, sours, bitters, wheat beers and more – from our favourite breweries.

Specially selected to make every day in December a beery delight. It’s a lot better than chocolate. And we don’t say that about many things in life.


Order now and collect from the pub from Monday 25th November.

Several personalised selections are possible, including ‘all pale’, ‘all dark’ or ‘all gluten-free’. So if you know someone who would love a selection of stouts and porters to see them through from December 1st to Christmas Eve, then get in touch now. Prices may vary on the special selection boxes, please ask us for details.

Christmas at the Geese and Fountain

We’ve got lots going on in December at the Geese and Fountain. We really do love Christmas.

Most importantly, we have our Christmas celebration menu available all the way through the month. It’s a perfect combination of classic Christmas dishes with creative new ideas, and the centrepiece of the whole thing is, of course, turkey or goose from Gerald and Richard Botterill’s family farm right here in Croxton Kerrial.

We also have some special family events going on. Everything kicks off with our Christmas Fayre on Saturday, November 30th. And two weeks later, Father Christmas himself drops in for Breakfast With Santa. After that we’ve got carol singing, a Christmas themed pub quiz, lots of festive live music, and then a succession of very special menus for the holiday period itself.

On Christmas Eve, we take a break from all the turkey and Brussels sprouts to bring you ‘Escape From Christmas’, which this year features an Italian theme. Our Boxing Day lunch is a dazzling selection of both traditional and more modern dishes.

New Year’s Eve this year will be a 1950s theme rock’n’roll’n’cocktails party, with live music from the one and only Mr Aron Fender. You can now book for the buffet, and take advantage of some great deals on cocktails by ordering one of our ‘package deals’. Or you can just turn up on the night and enjoy the party!

And then New Year’s Day will be a return to classic tradition with a family friendly New Year’s Day lunch menu. 

Whatever you want for Christmas this year, you will find it at the Geese and Fountain.