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 including
eggs from less than a mile away, and butchery from a farm shop just up the road in Hatherleigh.
You can see our suppliers list here on the back page for further details
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….
Black River Inn Salmon £7.00
Salmon; home cured and lightly smoked here on site; dill, pickled vegetables
(GF available, DF)
Chicken Liver Parfait £6.50
Chargrilled toast, homemade tomato chutney
Lamb Kofta £6.75
Handmade lamb kofta, mint, salted onions and shredded lettuce, Tzatziki
with coconut, lemongrass, ginger, chilli, coriander, freshly baked bread
(GF available, DF)
Roasted Cauliflower £6.50
cider braised baby gem, raisins, crispy capers, tarragon dressing
(VG, V, DF, GF)
Ox Heart £7.00
Slow-cooked ox heart, mushroom and bone marrow butter served on toast
The Main Event...
Lentil Dahl, butterbean & sundried tomatoes, spiced roasted squash, almond houmous, freshly-made flatbread
(VG, DF, V)
Short-rib of Beef £18.50
Braised short-rib of beef, harricot beans, shallots, garlic, carrots, leek and parsley
Fish of the day £10.50
Choose your fish fillet either;
Pan-fried with lemon roasted new potatoes, salad and caper butter (GF)
real-ale battered, chips, salad and tartare sauce (DF)
Savoy parcels £12.50
Cumin-spiced butternut squash stuf ed Savoy cabbage parcels, tomato and lentil Dahl, sunflower seeds, coriander
(VG, V, DF, GF)
8oz sirloin steak, hand-cut chips, red cabbage and fennel slaw, garlic mushrooms, peppercorn sauce
(DF available, GF)
Beef Burger £12.50
Handmade beef burger, served in a brioche bun, caramelised onions, tomato, cucumber, salad, cheese, bacon,
(GF & DF available)
Lentil & Mushroom Burger £12.50
Homemade lentil & mushroom burger, tomato, lettuce, caramelised onion, cucumber,
vegan cheese (or choose Emmental cheese), straw fries
(VG, V, DF, GF available)
Chicken Schnitzel Club £12.50
Fillet of breaded chicken, charred-grilled bread, Sriracha mayo, bacon, lettuce, tomato, Emmental, spicy straw fries
Pork loin chop, onion puree, hashbrown, charred green onion, soy & orange braised Chicory
Milk Chocolate and Amaretto Mousse £7.00
orange sorbet, caramelised almonds
Salted Caramel Tart £7.00
banana and rum ice cream, peanut praline
Ginger Creme Brulee £7.00
apple and cinnamon doughnuts
Lemon and Vodka Parfait £7.00
toasted vanilla marshmallows, raspberry sorbet, caramelised white chocolate shard
Dark Chocolate Ganache £7.00
orange sorbet, caramelized almonds
(VG, V, DF, GF)
Cheese £2 per piece (V, GF available), Served with homemade chutney, grapes, celery, crackers
Please select your cheeses for your cheeseboard choose from:
*Quickes’ Oak Smoked Goat- a hard goats’ cheese that has a mature flavour and rich texture
*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.