Sample Evening Menu
The Black River Inn believes in making food accessible to all, with a focus on quality dishes, full of flavour.
We source as much produce as possible from suppliers offering food stuff from right here in the South West.
Our kitchen team prepare and cook all their food items and elements of each dish here on-site, thus if you have a specific dietary requirement not noted here or would like further detail, or if you just have food preference please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the team who will be happy to assist.
Please see our Specials Board for chef specials and fish and seafood offerings….
Terrine £7.50 (GF available, DF)
...Game terrine, homemade piccalilli
Goats’ Cheese £6.50 (V)
… Goats’ cheese & rosemary bon bons, caramelised tomato chutney
Pigeon £7.00 (GF, DF)
...Pigeon breast, roasted beetroot, pickled blackberries, hazelnuts
Pigs’ Cheeks £6.50 (GF)
...Red wine braised pigs’ cheeks, creamed potato, pickled walnuts
Mussels £7.00 (GF available)
..Moules marinieres, garlic, white wine, homemade bread
Salmon £7.00 (GF, DF)
...red cabbage cured salmon, capers, watercress
Soup of the Day £4.50 (GF available)
...freshly made soup of the day, served with homemade bread
...Pork tenderloin, chateau potatoes, red cabbage, creamed leeks, tenderstem
Steak £16.50 (GF & DF available)
...8oz steak, hand cut chips, homemade onion rings, grilled tomato, flat cap mushroom, bistro butter
...Slow roast lamb breast, root vegetable dauphinoise, confit garlic croquette, Savoy cabbage
Moules Frites £12.50
...Mussels cooked in white wine and garlic, served with fries
Black River Pie of the Day £12.50
..See specials board for today’s homemade pie
Handmade Beef Burger £12.50 (DF & GF available)
or Homemade Chickpea, Halloumi & Beetroot Burger £12.50 (V, GF available)
...served in a bun, bacon (beef burger only), cheese, tomato, cucumber, caramelised onion, salad, fries, coleslaw
Cassoulet £12.50 (V, VG, DF, GF)
...Lentil, haricot beans & chickpea stew, spiced, roasted butternut squash, roasted parsnips
Chicken en-croute, parma ham, spinach, mushrooms, creamed potato, Romanesco broccoli, roasted sprouts
Fish & Seafood
Please see special board for our daily seafood and fish offerings
...Chocolate fondant, poached pear, chocolate sauce, Tonka bean ice-cream
Tart £7.00 (V)
...Treacle tart, clotted cream
...Milk chocolate doughnuts, cinnamon sugar, warm strawberry sauce
...Coffee sponge, mascarpone cream, cocoa nibs
...Lemon curd, meringue, poppy seed, raspberry
Cheese £2 per piece (V, GF available), Served with homemade chutney, grapes, celery, crackers
Please select your cheeses for your cheeseboard choose from:
*Quickes’ Vintage Cheddar - A rich, intense cheese, with a huge depth of flavour. Matured for up to 24 months (hard cheese)
*Black Cow Mature Cheddar - an intense, rich and slightly crumbly cheese made in Dorset. (Perfect served with a Black Cow vodka; made on the same farm using the curds from the cheese £3.75 for 25ml)
*Cornish Extra Mature Gouda - A much drier mature cheese, with almost a parmesan texture (hard cheese)
*Montagnola Affine- A surface-ripened, triple cream cheese. A soft blue with sweet aroma (soft cheese)
*St Endellion Brie - A luxury version of traditional Cornish brie. (soft cheese)
*Cropwell Bishop Stilton - Aged for up to 12 months’ giving this cheese proper maturity and flavour (soft/hard cheese)
We have noted the main dietary options available on our menu:
V= Vegetarian, VG= Vegan, DF= Dairy Free, GF= Gluten Free
If you have any further dietary requirements not listed or have any concern or question regarding anything on our menu please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to assist and ensure all your dietary needs are catered for.
We endeavour to source as much as we can locally.
Occasionally, and namely due to supply and demand this means we must seek out larger suppliers who can fulfill our requirements.
*Dart Fresh Produce: A family run business who works closely with local growers and producers to provide, fresh produce from as close to us as they can.
*S&J Fisheries: A family-owned business who supply fish and seafood with a commitment to responsible sourcing of seafood from the Southwest.
*Brickyard Farm Shop, Hatherleigh: Located right on our doorstep.
This farmshop and butchery works closely with our kitchen team to provide a high quality range of meats as per our chef’s requirements, from right here in Ruby Country.
*Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce: A family-run business based in the heart of Devon that works with our kitchen team to supply local dairy food stuffs.
*Lower Windmilland Eggs: Based right on the edge of Black Torrington and supplying us with the freshest eggs we could ask for with very low food miles.
*RD Johns: Originate and now serving customers for over 40 years right here in the South West. A huge range of products sourced where possible as close to our doorstep as they can.
*Celtic Fish and Game: A family-run business based in St Ives since 1985. An extensive family know-ledge within the fishing industry and a ‘keeping it local’ ethos.