Spennymoor’s newest community pub is set to launch a brand-new menu this weekend, when it opens its kitchen doors for the first time.
The Moors Tavern’s new food offer will begin on Sunday 30 October with its signature carvery, while the classic menu will be available from Monday to Saturday.
Head Chef Jo Warburton joined the pub’s staff last week and has crafted the new menu, taking inspiration from high-quality home recipes. All of the pub’s meals will be 100 per cent home-made and feature the finest local ingredients.
Lorraine Smith, General Manager, said: “We wanted to set The Moors Tavern apart from its competitors in the area with the highest-quality menu possible, whilst still maintaining competitive pricing.
“The menu Jo and I have put together is packed full of wholesome dishes that will warm the body and soul.
“The team and I are excited to open the kitchen because we know it’s something people have been looking out for. Coupling the new food with our live entertainment on Saturday nights and pub quiz on Sundays, we expect to attract even more new customers.”
The classic menu features a lighter deli selection with jacket potatoes, sandwiches and paninis. A wide selection of main courses includes home-made favourites such as: Steak and Ale Pie, Beer Battered Cod and Chips, Mince and Dumplings, Chilli Con Carne, Caesar Salad and more, with three vegetarian options. There is also a burger bar and daily specials.
Prices start at £3.95 for starters, £7.95 for main courses and £7.95 per head for the Sunday carvery.
The Moors Tavern has been open since the end of August 2016. Formerly known as ‘The Salvin Arms’, the pub was re-opened under new ownership after 18 months of inoccupancy.
The partnership between Spennymoor Town FC and Red Oak Taverns has breathed new life into the pub and resulted in it enjoying a strong opening trade, both on match days and during the week.
This was something that Bradley Groves, Chief Executive of Spennymoor Town FC, was keen to establish. He said: “We were adamant from the start that this wasn’t just a match day pub or for use of the football club. We’ve developed an attractive place to spend time with an enjoyable atmosphere and the feedback so far has reflected this.
“But we knew that we needed to offer food too. We’ve listened to what our customers wanted and we’re happy that the menu Jo and Lorraine have created will give the area a high-quality new option for diners. I expect both the carvery and the main menu to go down a storm.”