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    The Bustard Inn

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    "Wonderful food, great friendly staff, beautiful British pub"

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    The Restaurant

    at The Bustard Inn

    The restaurant area has been beautifully restored to highlight the stone walls and original timbers. The decor is light and fresh, reflecting the colours in the stone, with tapestries and bespoke wall art, tapestry chairs, hand-made solid wood tables and doors, wrought iron work, porcelain tiled floors, subtle lighting and underfloor heating throughout; this creates an elegant but informal and relaxing environment.

    As part of the restoration, a fresh air circulation system was installed so, together with the opening windows, French doors and high ceilings, the restaurant area is exteremly well ventilated.

    There is also a private dining area which seats up to ten people for those who wish to benefit from a little more privacy.

    Our irresistible menus are complemented by our delicious wine list.

    The Bustard Inn is the perfect venue for everything from family celebrations, business meetings, private parties and weddings, to just a romantic evening for two. For private parties and weddings, we can seat up to 40 people and offer exclusive use of either the restaurant, or indeed the whole venue (garden included).

    We do get busy, especially at the weekends so, to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to book ahead should you wish to dine, either online here or, alternatively, please call us on 01529 488250.

    Our personalised gift vouchers make thoughtful presents and are available in multiples of £10 either online here or, again, please call us 01529 488250.

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    The Bar

    at The Bustard Inn

    One of the best real ale pubs in Lincolnshire – try our Cheeky Bustard 3.7% Ale!

    Looking for a friendly, atmospheric pub in South Rauceby, then join us at The Bustard Inn for a great pint of ale! The bespoke solid oak bar is the focal point while the open stone fireplace and the flagstone flooring give the room warmth and character.

    We are passionate about our real ales and nurture our beers to ensure everyone can enjoy the perfect pint. Currently we are serving our own label Cheeky Bustard 3.7%,Milestone’s Shine On 4.0% and London Pride 4.7%. We also serve on draught, Aspall and Rekorderlig ciders, Guinness, Madri, Peroni and Amstel as well as several continental bottled beers.

    Customers are welcome to just join us for a drink in our bar or garden or, if you also fancy something to eat, then dine in our bar, restaurant or garden and take your pick from our wide selection of snacks and meals that offer something for everyone.

    Privacy Policy




    The Bustard Inn Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our customers and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

    1. Information About Us

    The Bustard Inn Limited.

    Limited company registered in England under company number 11196281.

    Registered address: White Hart House, High Street, Limpsfield, Surrey, RH8 0DT.

    Main trading address: 44 Main Street, South Rauceby, Lincolnshire NG34 8QG.

    VAT number: GB 289 0447 68.

    Data Protection Officer: Julian Lonsdale.

    Email address:

    Telephone number: 01529 488250.

    Postal Address: 44 Main Street, South Rauceby, Lincolnshire NG34 8QG.

    1. What Does This Notice Cover?

    This Privacy Information explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.

    1. What is Personal Data?

    Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

    Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

    The personal data that we use is set out in Part 5, below.

    1. What Are My Rights?

    Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

    1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 11.
    2. The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 10 will tell you how to do this.
    3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
    4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
    5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
    6. The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
    7. The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
    8. Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

    For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 11.

    Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

    If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

    1. What Personal Data Do You Collect?

    We may collect some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with us):

    • Name;
    • Date of birth;
    • Other special dates e.g. wedding anniversary;
    • Gender;
    • Address;
    • Email address;
    • Telephone numbers;
    • Payment information;
    • Information about your dietary preferences and interests related to your food & drink purchases and event attendance;
    • Marital status, and other information required by HMRC (employees only)
    1. How Do You Use My Personal Data?

    Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our  legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

    • Providing and managing your account and relationship with us e.g. dietary preferences.
    • Supplying our products and services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you e.g. wedding package.
    • Personalising and tailoring our products and services for you.
    • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
    • Supplying you with information by email and post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of our email).

    With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone and post with information, news, and offers on our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

    1. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

    We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

    • Indefinitely, whilst required in the performance of our business supply of products and services, as described in clause 6 above.
    • Indefinitely, for the purposes of targeted marketing and communication whilst respecting our obligations to honour any requests to cease contact and/or delete personal data.
    1. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
    • We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
    • Your data will only be stored in the UK and United States (MailChimp servers).
    • Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our site.
    • Steps we take to secure and protect your data include:
    • All databases are password protected, with secure user-level access that can easily be revoked at any time.
    1. Do You Share My Personal Data?
    • Subject to section 8.2, We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
    • In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
    1. How Can I Access My Personal Data?

    If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

    All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

    There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

    We will respond to your subject access request within 15 working days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

    1. How Do I Contact You?

    To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Julian Lonsdale):

    Email address:

    Telephone number: 01529 488250.

    Postal Address: The Bustard Inn Limited, 44 Main Street, South Rauceby, Lincolnshire NG34 8QG.

    1. Changes to this Privacy Notice

    We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

    Any changes will be made available


    The Perfect

    Wedding Venue

    at The Bustard Inn

    We are licensed for Civil Ceremonies!

    The perfect wedding venue in Lincolnshire, for a very special occasion creating cherished memories forever

    The Bustard Inn, near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, is a unique and beautiful historic setting for a very special day. Your wedding should be arranged to suit your wishes and to meet all your requirements and that is exactly what we offer at The Bustard Inn, providing an intimate setting, exceptional menus and outstanding service.

    We will arrange your own bespoke wedding day with the necessary attention to detail and costs based on a minimum spend. Exclusive use of the venue is compulsory for a wedding and/or reception. Our award winning team of chefs and our dedicated front of house staff will help make your very special day a happy, carefree and memorable occasion.

    We seat up to 40 guests in our main restaurant and we can accommodate substantially more in the evening, as well as space for dancing. We can recommend nearby accommodation and also arrange transport from and to your overnight venue.

    For further information, please contact Lesley at The Bustard Inn who will personally take care of all your arrangements.

    Please get in touch for all wedding enquiries.



      Upcoming Events

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      Please note: For parties over 4 people, please call us on 01529 488250.




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      Voucher Terms and Conditions


      Terms and Conditions

      The Bustard Inn - Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions:

      Gift vouchers are available to purchase via our website, to be used as part or full payment against a bill for food or drink.

      Please note that our vouchers are for this purpose only and cannot be redeemed through any other means.

      We advise booking to avoid disappointment.

      Vouchers are available in variable amounts from £10 to £100, and it may be useful to refer to the menus on our website to select an appropriate value.

      Each gift voucher features a unique reference number to allow The Bustard Inn to track its redemption.

      Purchasers must be aged 18 or over.

      Vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase and are to be redeemed on or before the expiry date.

      The Bustard Inn vouchers are non-refundable, cannot be exchanged for cash in part or full and are valid for a single transaction only.

      If the spend is lower than the gift voucher value, the difference will not be refunded nor exchanged for cash.

      If the spend is higher than the gift voucher value, the difference can be made up with a debit card, credit card or cash payment at the time of dining.

      The Bustard Inn accepts no liability for gift vouchers that are lost, stolen, damaged, or used in an unauthorised manner. In such circumstances, gift vouchers will not be refunded.

      Where vouchers are dispatched via email, risk will pass to the purchaser when the email is sent, and title will pass upon receipt of full payment.

      Evening Menu

      Dinner A La Carte


      Event Dining Reservation

      Event Dining Reservation

      Book early to avoid disappointment – our special events are very popular


      All bookings need to be reconfirmed, either via the email sent, or over the phone – please provide the best number
      Please note: For parties over 6 people, please call us on 01529 488250

      Note: dogs are welcome but only in the garden




      Covid-19 Update

      at The Bustard Inn


      Reservations are released monthly and now being taken to 31 August – book online here.

      Many Coronavirus-related safety measures, that have been so well received, are still in place. All tables have good separation and groups of 6 can book immediately. Larger parties will need to discuss their requirements with a Manager ahead of booking. The comfort and wellbeing of all customers and staff remains our priority.

      Customers and staff can now make their own personal choice regarding mask wearing although we would ask that regardless, everyone’s personal space is respected.

      Aside from the important ongoing protective measures, the entire team are focused on delivering the dining and service experience we are renowned for.

      We’re looking forward to seeing you!

      Warmest regards

      – Lesley & Julian

      • Reservations are currently being taken to 31 August, and will be extended monthly
      • Whilst we welcome walk-ins, dining reservations are recommended as we are very busy at times, particularly at the weekend (Fri-Sun)
      • Please book online wherever possible
      • All bookings will need to be confirmed, either via response to an email or over the phone – please provide the best number
      • Our tables can be configured for 2, 4, 6 and larger (subject to management approval) throughout, and all at least 1.5m distanced
      • Larger groups will need to contact us in advance to confirm suitability ahead of booking – it is entirely at our discretion whether we allow larger groups
      • Customers and staff may now use their own discretion when it comes to face coverings
      • Table service recommended (order taking, consumption and payment)
      • If possible please use contactless payment
      • We have slightly reduced the number of tables in our restaurant to maintain separation
      • The restaurant is fully ventilated by a fresh air circulation system
      • Please ensure that your party arrives together to aid efficient check in and no more than 15 minutes before your booking time
      • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available at the entrance, exit and in the toilet area
      • Customers accompanied by children are responsible for supervising them at all times
      • All customers are responsible for ensuring good hand hygiene and giving other guests plenty of space
      • We reserve the right to ask any customer not acting responsibly or displaying any relevant symptoms to leave the property

      UPDATED: 20 MAR 22

      Lunch Menu



      Dessert Menu




      A selection of liqueurs, ports and malt whiskies are also available

      Sunday Lunch



      Main Course – £17

      Two Courses – £22

      Three Courses – £27

      All served with roasted potatoes, red cabbage, carrot & swede purée, roast parsnip and seasonal greens

      Lunchtime Sandwiches and Burgers


      Sandwiches & Burgers


      Available Wed-Sat lunchtimes

      The Bustard Inn aged beef burger, cheddar cheese, tomato, smoked bacon £10

      Quinoa, sun-dried tomato & feta cheese burger, basil mayonnaise (v) £10

      Tandoori chicken burger, minted yoghurt, tomato & red onion salad £10

      Crab & prawn sandwich, lemon mayonnaise, cucumber £10

      The Bustard Inn BLT sandwich, herb & honey mayonnaise £9

      Beer-battered haddock fish finger sandwich, homemade tartar sauce £9

      Grasmere Farm sausage sandwich, fried onions, grain mustard mayonnaise £8

      Grilled halloumi sandwich, marinated tomato, red onion (v) £8

      Sandwiches served on white or brown Hambleton Bakery bread with tortilla chips and mixed leaf
      Burgers served with hand-cut chips


      Wine List

      Our Wine


      Welcome to our Wine List. As well as offering a selection of the well known, we have included other excellent wines which we encourage you to try.  Hopefully our tasting notes will aid your experimentation. Enjoy!
      30 July 2022

      Champagnes and Sparkling Wines

      Prosecco, Castello '4357' Spumante – £27  (glass 125ml: £5.80)
      Some say “Italians do it best”, and certainly if you choose a quality Prosecco such as this one, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re not in the mood for a blockbuster Champagne, but you would like some fizz, then this perfectly ravishing and mightily refreshing Prosecco is perfect. Delicate citrus and pear scents on the nose lead to an appetising apple and lime palate. Delicious.

      Bruére Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2012, Bon Courage – £28
      Hints of fresh lime and citrus, complimented by a subtle yeastiness. Shows great finesse on the finish with a crisp, rich and creamy complexity. Best served as an aperitif and the ideal partner to seafood.

      Devil’s Corner Sparkling Pinot Noir / Chardonnay Brut – £31
      Tasmania continues to grow in reputation as the home of Australia’s leading sparkling wines. This cuvée is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and represents the best of their cool-climate crafted wines, delivering a vibrant, fresh, well-balanced palate dominated by fresh crunchy apple and a touch of citrus.

      Champagne René Jolly Blanc de Noirs Brut – £49
      A family-owned business since 1737 in Landreville, Côte des Bar, Champagne. All grapes used are exclusively grown and pressed in the village, with each vineyard and year separated to ensure an optimum blend. The spirit of Pinot Noir - mature and balanced with a long finish.

      White Wines

      Pinot Grigio 2020 Quartetto Estate – £20  (glass 125ml: £3.80; 175ml – £5.10; 250ml – £7.10)
      Delicate in both aromatics and flavours, this is classic north-Italian Pinot Grigio, offering gentle pear, white apple and refreshing citrus. A very drinkable dry white.

      Chardonnay 2021 Aldridge Estate – £20  (glass 125ml: £3.80; 175ml: £5.10; 250ml: £7.10)
      Chardonnay, the great white grape of Burgundy, and Semillon, key in the sweet wines of Sauternes, are both well-travelled varieties, and both have been adopted enthusiastically by Australian vintners. Together, the two make a full-bodied white wine with waxy, tropical flavours.

      Pinot Gris 2018 Villa Wolf, Pfalz - £21  (glass 125ml: £3.95; 175ml: £5.30; 250ml: £7.40)
      Very fresh on the palate, with just a touch of residual sugar sweetness, but all swept along with crisp orchard fruits and racy lemon and lime acidity. Plenty of dash and verve here, with a tangy orangey quality into the finish. An excellent partner for salmon, chicken or pork.

      Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Le Raconteur, France - £22  (glass 125ml: £4.15; 175ml: £5.60; 250ml: £7.70)
      To smell, we happily find the typical aromas of Sauvignon with richer and softer connotations. A smell that combines sweetness and freshness. To taste, the wine proclaims its richness with a sweet and fleshy bouquet. Then the texture binds itself with more bubbly and light sensations creating a lovely minerality. A perfect balance of liveliness and sweetness. All the same it remains a dry wine at the end.

      Walt Riesling 2019 – £22
      This wine takes its name from Walter Siegel, who was one of the pioneers of German Riesling. Hence the name is a homage to “Walt”! Produced under the auspices of Dr Ernie Loosen in his estate in the Phalz in the south of Germany bordered by the Vosges mountains, the result is a deliciously fresh and with the zippy acidity balanced with the fruit of the Riesling. Ideal as an aperitif or with fusion food with gentle spices that makes a great combination. Enjoy!

      Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie 2018 Dom la Haute Fevrie – £24
      If there was ever a wine out of fashion, it’s this. Overlooked by our obsession for Sauvignon and Chardonnay, poor old Muscadet has been left in the corner and forgotten. What you have here is one of the world’s greatest vinous bargains.  It is fresh and sparky, with elegant fruit, subtle minerality and surprising length.

      Picpoul de Pinet 2019 Les Vignerons Montagnac – £26
      Picpoul, or ‘lip-stinger’ as it’s known locally, is the Muscadet of the Languedoc. Bone dry with an immediate, gratifying fruitiness this is delicious by itself but also great with shellfish. Dangerously gluggable. Take a sip, sit back, close your eyes and immediately you are lying drunk on the back seat of a Citroen 2CV somewhere on the Golfe du Lion.

      Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2018 Riccardo Falchini – £27
      Most Italian white wines have one thing in common. They taste of nothing. This is a bit different. Dry and nutty with a fresh, pithy finish.  So you see, there is life beyond Pinot Grigio.

      Terroirs des Chateaux Forts 2016 Rolly-Gassmann – £27
      This is Alsace for beginners. An exciting blend of Auxerrois, (30%) Gewurztraminer and a token splash of each of Pinot Gris and Riesling give a full, intense, ripe and spicy – slightly sweet – pot-pourri of a wine. Great versatility here; to be enjoyed by itself, or with some of our more spicy and Asian inspired dishes. Biodynamic-uncertified.

      Tindall Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Marlborough New Zealand – £29
      Tindall Vineyard is renowned for its premium Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, and produces a selection of classical wines utilising the talents of the acclaimed winemaker, Dr. John Forrest. Fresh and lively hints of passion fruit, lime and spring flowers. Vibrant with delicious ripeness, finishing with great balance and subtle concentration, a cracker of a Sauvignon Blanc!

      Pastourou Viognier 2020 Alain Paret – £29
      This Viognier comes from the Cournonsec commune, a department of Hérault in Southern France and produces a white wine with fruity aromas, enhanced by a smooth texture. It explodes both in the nose and mouth with fruity notes of peach, citrus & exotic fruits and almond. The extreme complexity of this cuvée is enhanced by the multiple fragrances from the Mediterranean trees which surround the vineyard.

      BEN IGT Toscana Vermentino Organic, Nittardi – £34
      BEN is short for the Italian forename Beniamino, which is often bestowed upon the youngest and most beloved son, and this is true of Nittardi’s BEN, a long-cherished dream of theirs. Intensive bouquet of fresh fruit with hints of citrus and a mineral, sparkling freshness. Medium-bodied and balanced, with a long-lasting finish. Excellent as an aperitif as well as with starters and all variations of grilled fish, pasta and vegetable dishes.

      Sancerre 2020, Domaine Daulny – £36
      A classic expression of Sauvignon Blanc, with grassy notes, tropical fruit and hints of blackcurrant bud. Sourced from 40-year old vines, a small percentage of the wine was aged in used oak barrels. The palate is crisp and fresh, with beautiful minerality – a perfect match for seafood and goats’ cheese. Good nose and intense fruit on the palate with a steely rich character.

      Pouilly-Fuisse ‘La Frairie a Solutré 2018 Domaine Auvigue – £49
      In past times, the hunter-gatherers of the Maconnais used to herd wild animals towards the massive cliff that is the Solutré. Their ancient remains can still be found scattered around its base. This broadly flavoured, barrel-fermented Chardonnay has leanings more towards the oatmealy style of Meursault further north.  Traditional and classic white Burgundy.

      Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2018 Brocard – £49
      100% Chardonnay unoaked and aged on the lees. Delicious Chardonnay fruit with elegant structure and the steely finesse of Premier Cru Chablis. Fresh and lean, minerality, with citrus aromas. Dry, crisp, well balanced, vibrant fruit and a refined finish. A great match for shellfish, salmon and goat's cheese.


      Bertier Rose Grenache Syrah 2018 – £20  (glass 125ml: £3.80; 175ml: £5.10; 250ml: £7.10)
      From the low hills behind Cap d’Agde overlooking the Mediterranean comes this deliciously dry and fruity rose.

      Pinot Noir Rosé 2020 Villa Wolf, Pfalz – £25  (glass 125ml: £4.60; 175ml: £6.30; 250ml: £8.80)
      Villa Wolf produce wines that express the pure, authentic terroir of the Pfalz; their Pinot Noir Rosé is another winner. The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract colour. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavours and a clean, zippy finish.

      Mas de Cadenet Rosé, 2019 Sainte-Victoire (organic) – £29
      This light pink wine with a beautiful mineral freshness, reveals delicate aromas of citrus, red fruits and flowers. The limestones and the northern microclimate of Sainte-Victoire deliver concentrated wines bringing balance, elegance and crispness. This fresh rosé can be enjoyed by itself or is terrific paired with pasta dishes, tartare or exotic foods.

      Red Wines

      MJ Janeil Merlot 2017, Francois Lurton, South France – £20
      Deep purple colour. Black cherry, with violets characterises the nose of this young Merlot. The aromas are fresh, intense and attractive. On the palate it is rich with lots of supple tannins and a powerful aromatic intensity on the finish with black fruits, floral notes and a touch of spice.

      Grenache/Syrah 2018  Domaine Felines-Jourdan – £21  (glass 125ml: £3.95; 175ml: £5.30; 250ml – £7.40)
      Sick of Shiraz from the New World, but still like the leathery spiciness and berry fruit typical of this grape variety, otherwise known as Syrah? Then look no further – this is an incredibly appealing wine, with a softness and ripeness of fruit thanks to the Grenache blended in, but still holding on to the pepperiness and explosive fruit of the Syrah. A perfect partnership made in wine!

      Haçienda de Calidad Malbec 2018 – £22  (glass 125ml: £4.15; 175ml: £5.60; 250ml – £7.70)
      A deep, inky violet Malbec with tempting flavours of blackberry, plum and black cherry. It is a great value fruit-forward wine with round, silky tannins and fresh acidity, all being well balanced to give a delicious, food-friendly wine.

      Chameleon Cabernet-Merlot 2019 Jordan Est. Stellenbosch S.A. – £23  (glass 125ml: £4.30; 175ml: £5.80; 250ml: £8.10)
      Anybody here from Leicester?  Gary Jordan’s great, great grandfather was. He left Groby with the objective of putting shoes on Africa. He did it pretty well, with the proceeds helping the family to purchase this Stellenbosch farm. The wine is lovely. Pure with bright red fruit and a dangerous underlying acidity. Kick your shoes off, sink back in your seat and enjoy.

      7even Pinotage 2017 Zevenwacht Est. Stellenbosch S.A. – £23  (glass 125ml: £4.30; 175ml: £5.80; 250ml – £8.10)
      Afrikaans Lesson #287 – Zevenwacht meaning ‘seven expectations’. Now, there’s a prize if you can work out what they are. In the meantime, whilst you’re thinking, why not get stuck in to a bottle of the broad, soft, easy drinking red. The Pinotage grape is a South African classic; a cross between Pinot Noir (for breed and elegance) and Cinsault (historically known as Hermitage in the Cape – for its gamey earthiness.

      Torre de Barreda Tempranillo 2016 VdT de la Tierra de Castella – £23
      From the dust bowl that is La Mancha. Forty-five year old bush vine Cencibel (better known to you and me as Tempranillo) is aged in American oak to give those distinctive red fruit and vanilla flavours that can only be Spanish. Legend has it that before Juan de la Barreda started to bottle his own wine, this all used to be trucked up to a slightly more famous region.

      Marcelino Rioja Crianza 2017 – £24
      Ruby red with a purple tinge. Punchy fruit aroma, with a toasted almonds sensation from the oak. Excellent crianza: full, soft, ripe dark fruit flavours, with blackberries and cherries coming to the fore. One year in oak has imparted wonderful vanilla notes.

      Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC, Villa Dante – £24
      Villa Dante shows the typical features of the Montepulciano grape, starting with its purplish red colour. On the nose it displays characteristic scents of red fruit and spices, which carry through on the palate. Delicately tannic, not aggressive, smooth and round. Ideal with roasted or grilled meats, particularly game.

      Marco Gavio Chianti DOCG 2018 – £24
      The most consumed wine in Italy and, interestingly, the most consumed Italian wine in the world, Chianti is emblematic of what Italy means to the world of wine. Made from Sangiovese grapes, this wine has a bright garnet colour; on the nose the freshness of cherry, strawberries, and red plum pleasure the senses when enjoying this wine. The palate is incredibly rich in fruitiness but also deep and intense thanks to the 6 months of barrel aging the wine does before release. The perfect match with lamb but any roast meat or pasta dish will maximise enjoyment of this wine.

      Don't Tell Gary Shiraz 2019, McPherson – £25
      This wine is a labour of love - one the accountants (Gary) did not know about! The DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins. This is a special occasion wine. Drink with like-minded wine lovers and take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine.

      Fleurie Presidente Marguerite Beaujolais Cru 2020, Burgundy – £27
      100% Gamay, hand-picked, unoaked. A wine light in body, though an intense purple / ruby colour, with bright cherry and red fruit aromas. A fresh palate of soft red summer fruits, together with hints of strawberries and raspberries in this delightful red wine. Soft tannins and highly drinkable, from the best vintage in Beaujolais for several decades. A great match with white meats and vegetarian dishes.

      Louis Guntrum Pinot Noir 2017 – £28
      One of the longest standing family in the Rheinhessen district, and the cellars overlook the Rhine.  It has attractive red cherry character, with no oak to make this a charming lighter Pinot Noir – it is a delightful not serious Pinot ideal for drinking with any lighter meats, chicken, and also fish such as salmon. Best to serve slightly chilled.

      Howard’s Folly, Sonhador 2012, Portugal – £32
      Howard’s Folly is a small producer of wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. Aromas of dark berry fruits with smoke and chocolate notes. Smooth, full bodied and well balanced with a compact tannin structure.

      Château Tour Bel Air Montagne Saint-Émilion 2019 – £34
      A classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, round and full on the palate. The higher Merlot content in the blend aids the soft and approachable character of this wine. Plummy fruit, with hints of darker berry are well balanced by supple tannin. Great with red meats, cheeses, tomato-based dishes and mushrooms.

      Chateau du Pavillon 2011 Canon-Fronsac – £35
      Canon-Fronsac is a satellite commune of Saint-Emilion and given no one has ever heard of it, means that great bargains are to be found here. This Merlot-driven example is no exception. This is classic Claret, with flavours of lead pencils and cedar wood.

      Quinta do Portal Douro Reserva 2018, Douro, Portugal – £39
      Concentrated ruby colour with aromas of ripe black fruit and some floral notes in perfect harmony with some toast from the oak. Expressive on the palate, it has lovely acidity and a pleasant fruity and toasty aftertaste. Highly individual and recommended.

      Château Mont-Thabor Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018 – £49
      In 1881 the Stehelin family from Switzerland acquired the Mont-Thabor estate in Bedariddes a few kilometres from the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Full-bodied, rich and tannic, this wine is dark and plummy, with plenty of ripeness, weight and richness.

      Le Argille Cabernet di Cabernet 2018 – £49
      Matured in cement, allowing for the flavour to be free of oak interference and therefore coming purely from the grape, Le Argille Cabernet di Cabernet is one of 47 Anno Domini’s most exquisite wines. Intense ruby red, this wine is warm and complex with an enveloping aroma to match. Its long finish demands a second glass. At 15% ABV this Italian red wine comes in with booming, staggered flavours creating a sensation journey in each sip. Enjoy with dinner or dessert and be ready for an experience.

      Dessert Wine

      Maury Solera 1928 Les Vignerons de Maury (50cl bottle) – £33  (125ml glass: £8.80)
      Maury is a small, undistinguished town about 30km west of Perpignan and sits on a plain at the foot of the Pyrenees. Its claim to fame is for producing these wonderful old sherry-like wines, produced from Grenache, that have been aged in barrels forever. These are rich and savoury with great viscosity, and one of the very, very few wines that match with dark chocolate. Being so oxidised in barrel they are virtually indestructible once in bottle. The wines are made by a system of fractional blending, being refreshed at intervals as small volumes are withdrawn and then topped up with younger wine.

      Stanton & Killeen Rutherglen Muscat NV (37.5cl bottle) – £26  (125ml glass: £9.10)
      Located at the top-end of Victoria, the Stantons left their native Suffolk in the mid-1800s in search of gold. When the seam at Rutherglen was exhausted the family turned to farming and grape-growing. For the past century, Rutherglen has been famed for its ‘stickies’. There can be no better match for our Sticky Toffee Pudding.

      Little Bustards Menu

      Fresh egg tagliatelle, bolognese sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano £7

      Chicken goujons, hand-cut chips, peas £7

      Battered haddock, hand-cut chips, mushy peas £7

      Homemade ice cream (2 scoops) £4

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