Afternoon Tea at
The Fleece at Ruleholme

Join us in our stunning gallery lounge, the oak room or by the fire in the snug for an Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, savouries and unlimited loose-leaf tea.

You can upgrade to a Prosecco, Laurent Perrier or a Lakes Distillery Gin Afternoon Tea for an extra cost.  

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Dining at Rulehome

Whether you’re in our Pub at Ruleholme or our flagship restaurant, Bridge, we present a sophisticated food and wine menu that promises fulfilment and enjoyment course upon course.

Using seasonal, local, fresh ingredients and innovative cooking concepts our Executive Chef and his team guarantee a dining experience that is unique and unrivaled in the North of England.

Our oak framed seating area is bathed with natural light and diners are able to watch craftsmanship at work with a viewing area of the fast-paced kitchen.

Our Menus

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you.
Please simply click here to get started.

Scallops

A La Carte Menu

Cheese Souffle (1 of 4)

Summer Lunch Menu

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Sunday Lunch Menu

Breakfast Menu

Kids menu

Children's Summer Menu

Chocolate Tart

Summer Dessert Menu

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Afternoon Tea

Weddings at Rulehome

Combining rural charm with contemporary luxury, The Fleece at Ruleholme provides a stylish, idyllic setting for your big-day celebrations.

You and your guests will have exclusive access to our beautiful, open-plan Hadrian’s Suite, featuring modern, comfortable furnishings, breath-taking design concepts, and uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside surrounding us.

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Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon Tea - £25.00

Sandwich selection 

  • Coronation Chicken
  • Homecooked Ham & Piccalilli
  • Egg Mayonnaise
  • Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Toasts

Homemade Fruit & Plain scones
        with Strawberry jam & clotted cream

Cheese Souffle Tarlet

Rosemary & Thyme Sausage Roll

Homemade Macarons

Coffee & Chocolate Opera Cake

Seville Orange Drizzle Cake

Brandy Snaps & Brandy Cream

Vegetarian Afternoon Tea - £25.00

Sandwich selection 

  • Coronation Cauliflower
  • Cranberry, Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • Egg Mayonnaise
  • Old Winchester Cheese Savoury

Homemade Fruit & Plain scones
        with Strawberry jam & clotted cream

Cheese Souffle Tarlet

Mushroom & Chestnut ‘Sausage’ Roll

Homemade Macarons

Coffee & Chocolate Opera Cake

Seville Orange Drizzle Cake

Brandy Snaps & Brandy Cream

Upgrades

Prosecco Afternoon Tea - £30.00

Your choice of Afternoon Tea, plus 125ml glass of prosecco

Fleece's Choice

Laurent Perrier Afternoon Tea - £35.00

Your choice of Afternoon Tea, plus 125ml glass of Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Rose

Lakes Distillery Afternoon Tea - £40.00

Your choice of Afternoon Tea, plus three signature serve Lakes Distillery gin & tonics from our selection

Afternoon tea must be pre-booked and a £10 per person deposit is required to confirm the booking.
Please mention any dietary requirements when booking as we may not be able to cater for specific diets without prior notice.

Teas & Coffees

Illy Coffee

Cafetiere of Illy Dark Roast

Yorkshire Tea

English Breakfast tea
Decaf Tea

Dammann Freres Tea

Earl Grey
Camomile
Lapsang Souchong
Darjeeling
Gunpowder Green
Green with Fruits L’oriental
Peppermint
Figi Infusion – lemongrass, lime & ginger
Nuit d’ete – red fruits

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If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

While you decide

Laurent Perrier La Cuveé Brut NV – £11.50 125ml

Akashi-Tai Ginjo Yuzushu (Yuzu Sake) – £8 75ml

Fragola et Prosecco –
£10
125ml

Lindisfarne Oysters – with shallot vinegar or bloody Mary – £3.00 each or half a dozen for £16

Anchovy toasts with parmesan custard – £3.50

Nocerella Olives – £3.50

Red Pepper, Parmesan & Rosemary Focaccia – £3.50

Starters

All served with warm bread & whipped butter

Beetroot Salad –
radish, hazelnut, whipped goats cheese, honey – £9

Cheese Souffle –
parmesan cream sauce, apple & endive salad – £9.50

Scallops –
cauliflower, curried aioli, coriander£12.50

Crab on Toast –
pickled radish, apple – £11.50

Shetland Mussels –
white wine, cream, parsley – £10.50

Beef Tartare –
sourdough toast, pickled radish, egg yolk – £11

Tempura Cauliflower –
curried aioli, coriander – £8.50

Main Course

Slow Cooked Beef Featherblade –
champ mash, savoy, bone marrow & baby onion gravy – £21

Herb & Old Winchester Gnocchi –
braised peas & gem lettuce, asparagus, wild mushrooms – £18

North Sea Cod – 
herb gnocchi, asparagus, brown shrimp butter sauce – £25

Pork Fillet –
crispy pig cheek, savoy with bacon, braised gem, sticky cider gravy – £21

Shallot Tarte Tatin pan –
fried goats cheese, balsamic, charred tenderstem, salsa verde – £18

Local Beef Sirloin Cannon –
pommes anna, greens & red wine jus – £25

Best End of Spring Lamb –
pommes anna, braised peas and lettuce, chantenay carrots – £25

Sea Bream –
new potatoes, spinach, rosemary, garlic, chilli, tomato – £23

Specials From the Rotisserie & Robata Grill

Côte de boeuf (bone in beef ribeye) –
for 2 to share – £75

Chateaubriand (thick rump end of the beef fillet) –
for 2 to share – £75

Both served with jersey royals, greens & red wine sauce or peppercorn sauce

Whole, Herb Stuffed Rotisserie Chicken –
for 2 to share£45

Served with Caesar Salad & Warm Potato Salad

Sides

Cauliflower cheese £5.00  –  Mixed Greens £5.00  – Jersey Royals £5

Desserts

Vanilla Set Custard –
strawberries, shortbread, lemon balm£9

Dark Chocolate Delice –
coffee, praline, blood orange£9

Apricot Souffle –
cherry sorbet£9

Lime & Mint Sorbet –  
fresh melon, rum syrup£8

Lemon Tart –
yoghurt sorbet£9

Paris Brest –
salted caramel, hazelnut£9

British Cheeses –
quince, sourdough crackers – £14

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

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If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

Lunchtime

11:30-17:00 Monday-Saturday

While you decide

Laurent Perrier La Cuveé Brut NV – £11.50 125ml

Akashi-Tai Ginjo Yuzushu (Yuzu Sake) – £8 75ml

Fragola et Prosecco –
£10
125ml

Lindisfarne Oysters – with shallot vinegar or bloody Mary – £3.00 each or half a dozen for £16

Anchovy toasts with parmesan custard – £3.50

Nocerella Olives – £3.50

Red Pepper, Parmesan & Rosemary Focaccia – £3.50

Starters

All served with warm bread & whipped butter

Beetroot Salad –
radish, hazelnut, whipped goats cheese, honey – £9

Cheese Souffle –
parmesan cream sauce, apple & endive salad – £9.50

Scallops –
cauliflower, curried aioli, coriander£12.50

Crab on Toast –
pickled radish, apple – £11.50

Shetland Mussels –
white wine, cream, parsley – £10.50

Beef Tartare –
sourdough toast, pickled radish, egg yolk – £11

Tempura Cauliflower –
curried aioli, coriander – £8.50

Main Course

Fleece Burger –
ground dry aged chuck & short rib, ogleshield, brioche, pickle, french fries, vinegar slaw – £18

Croque Monsieur/Madame –
french fries – £13.50/£14.50

Beef Featherblade –
champ mash, savoy, bone marrow & baby onion gravy – £21

Local Sirloin Cannon –
pommes anna, greens & red wine jus – £25

Cod & Chips –
Crushed minted peas, tartare sauce – £19

Pork Fillet –
crispy pig cheek, savoy with bacon, braised gem, sticky cider gravy – £21

Herb & Old Winchester Gnocchi –
braised peas, lettuce, wild mushrooms – £17

Chicken Caesar Salad –
bacon, croutons, anchovies, parmesan – £17

Goats Cheese & Balsamic Onion Flatbread –
rocket, tomatoes, french fries – £13.50

Sea Bream –
new potatoes, spinach, rosemary, garlic, chilli, sundried tomato, salsa verde – £23

Sides

Cauliflower cheese £5  –  Mixed Greens £5  –  Jersey Royals £5

Triple Cooked Chips £5 – French Fries £5

Desserts

Vanilla Set Custard –
strawberries, shortbread, lemon balm£9

Dark Chocolate Delice –
coffee, praline, blood orange£9

Apricot Souffle –
cherry sorbet£9

Lime & Mint Sorbet –  
fresh melon, rum syrup£8

Lemon Tart –
yoghurt sorbet£9

Paris Brest –
salted caramel, hazelnut£9

British Cheeses –
quince, sourdough crackers – £14

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

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If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

While you decide

Lindisfarne Oysters – with sherry shallot vinegar or bloody Mary – £3.00 each or half a dozen for £16

Anchovy Toasts with parmesan custard – £3.50

Nocerella olives – £3.50

Roast Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia – £3.50

Starters

All served with warm bread & Neatherend farm butter

Asparagus – roast hazelnuts, pickled courgettes, herb oil – £9.50

Cheese Soufflé – Parmesan cream sauce, apple & endive salad – £9.50

Robata Grilled Scallops – beef tea, morel mushroom – £12.50

Crab Salad – cucumber, wild garlic aioli, baby leaves – £11.50

Shell-on King Prawns – chilli, garlic focaccia – £11.50

‘Old Winchester’ Caesar salad – anchovies, soft egg, croutons, romaine, bacon – £8.50

Beef Tartare – sourdough toast, crispy shallots, wild garlic – £11.00

Pork & Black Pudding Terrine – piccalilli – £9.50

Sunday Roasts

All roasts served with greens, glazed carrot, cauliflower cheese, mashed & roasted potatoes & a Yorkshire pudding

Roasted Topside of Cumbrian Beef, served pink-  £19

Pork Belly – stuffed with wild garlic & rosemary – £19

Rotisserie Chicken – apricot and herb stuffing – £18

Cranberry & Pistachio Nut Roast – £17

Main Course

Beef Rib Loin – crushed new season potatoes, asparagus, bone marrow & red wine sauce – £26

Best End of Spring Lamb, shoulder croquette, pommes anna, braised peas and lettuce – £25

Fleece Burger – ground dry aged chuck & short rib, ogleshield, brioche, pickle, dripping fries, vinegar slaw – £18

Beef Featherblade, champ mash, savoy, bone marrow & baby onion gravy – £21

Salmon Fillet, Jersey royals, purple sprouting broccoli, mussel cream sauce – £23

Cod & Chips – Crushed minted peas, tartare sauce – £19

Herb & old Winchester gnocchi, braised peas, lettuce, wild mushrooms – £17

Sides

Cauliflower cheese £5.00  –  Mixed Greens £5.00  –  Crushed new potatoes £5.00

Desserts

Yorkshire rhubarb, white chocolate mousse, ginger tuile – £9

Dark chocolate delice, hazelnut praline, vanilla ice cream – £9

Lime & mint sorbet, fresh melon, rum syrup – £8

Sticky toffee pudding – salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream – £9

Lemon tart, rhubarb sorbet – £9

English cheeses – sourdough crackers, quince – £14

If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, you can now filter our menu to view all dishes that are suitable for you. Please simply click here to get started.

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Breakfast Menu

Served daily until 11:30am

Toast with jam or marmalade – £3.00

Fresh Fruit Salad with natural yoghurt – £4.50

Lakedland Mues – Muesli – £4.50

  • Cranberry & raisin
  • Hazelnut, almond & peanut
  • Belgium chocolate & almond

Granola, Yoghurt &  –  £4.50

  • Berries
  • Rhubarb compote
  • Earl grey & marmalade prunes

Illy ‘classic roast’ cafetiere – £5 / £8

Yorkshire Tea – £3

decaf available

The Full Cumbrian – £14

  • Dry cure bacon, Cumberland sausage, Steven Wilson’s black pudding, confit tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, hash browns & eggs

 

Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfast – £13

  • Vegan sausages, confit tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, spinach & potato hash

 

Craster Kipper  – £15

  • Spinach & potato hash, poached egg

Eggs

  • Benedict – £13
  • Royale – £14
  • Florentine – £13
  • Poached on sourdough or rye toast, with avocado and chilli – £13
  • Scrambled with smoked salmon on sourdough or rye toast – £14
  • Any Style, on sourdough or rye toast – £7

 

Brioche French Toast – £13.50

  • Dry cure streaky bacon & maple
  • Fresh berries & maple

 

Dry Cured Bacon in ciabatta roll – £8

Cumberland Sausage in ciabatta roll – £8

  • Free range fried egg – £2.50
  • Steven Wilson’s black pudding – £3.00
  • Homemade hash brown – £3.00

 

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Children's Summer Menu

Three Courses for £15.00
Including bottomless cordials

Starters

Tomato Soup with Cheese croutons £3.5

Cauliflower Fritters with Mayo £3.5

Cheese on Toast £3.5

Mains

Mini Fish & Chips with garden peas £8

Cheeseburger & fries £7

Chicken Goujons, fries & salad £7

Bangers & Mash with baked beans £6

Slow Cooked Beef with mash & cabbage £8

Herb & Cheese Gnocchi with broccoli, mushroom & spinach £8

Desserts

Warm Chocolate Brownie & vanilla ice cream £3

Ice Cream – Vanilla or Chocolate £3

Cheddar Cheese & crackers £4

Pudding

Vanilla Set Custard –
strawberries, shortbread, lemon balm – £9

Dark Chocolate Delice –
coffee, praline, blood orange – £9

Apricot Souffle –
cherry sorbet – £9

Lime & Mint Sorbet –  
fresh melon, rum syrup – £8

Lemon Tart –
yoghurt sorbet £9

Paris Brest –
salted caramel, hazelnut – £9

Pudding Wine

75ml

1/2 bottle

Akashi Tai Shiraume Umeshu   (Plum Sake)

Muscat de Beaumes-deVenise, Cave des Vignerons

Château Grand Juga, Sauternes 

Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Pedro Ximenéz

£8

£5

£7



£7.50



£23

£35

£40

£37

British Cheeses

Wigmore –
Sweet, mild,fruity. Anne Wigmore, Village Maid Cheese.

Dorstone –
Bright, zesty. Charlie Westhead, Neals Yard Creamery, Herefordshire

Lincolnshire Poacher –
Sweet, fruity. Simon & Tim Jones, Lincolnshire poacher cheeses

Berwicks Edge –
Strong flavour, citrus tang. Doddington dairy, Northumberland

Tunworth –
Creamy, sweet, nutty. Stacey Hedges & Charlotte Spruce, Hampshire

Colston Basset –
Smooth, creamy, mellow. Colson Basset dairy, Shropshire

Served with Sourdough crackers & Membrillo – £14

Port

Niepoort

50ml

1/2 bottle

Ruby Dum

Tawney Dee

White Rabbit

Cristed

L.B.V

Warre’s Vintage 1985

£4.00

£4.00

£4.00

£7.00

£7.00

£10.00

£20.00

£20.00

£20.00

The Fleece at Ruleholme operates a Challenge 25 policy. Please be prepared to present ID when buying alcohol.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

All coffees are available in decaf. Plant based milks available on request

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Pudding

Vanilla Set Custard –
strawberries, shortbread, lemon balm – £9

Dark Chocolate Delice –
coffee, praline, blood orange – £9

Apricot Souffle –
cherry sorbet – £9

Lime & Mint Sorbet –  
fresh melon, rum syrup – £8

Lemon Tart –
yoghurt sorbet £9

Paris Brest –
salted caramel, hazelnut – £9

Pudding Wine

75ml

1/2 bottle

Akashi Tai Shiraume Umeshu   (Plum Sake)

Muscat de Beaumes-deVenise, Cave des Vignerons

Château Grand Juga, Sauternes 

Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Pedro Ximenéz

£8

£5

£7

 

£7.50

 

£23

£35

£40

£37

British Cheeses

Wigmore –
Sweet, mild,fruity. Anne Wigmore, Village Maid Cheese.

Dorstone –
Bright, zesty. Charlie Westhead, Neals Yard Creamery, Herefordshire

Isle of Mull –
A robust, full-flavoured Scottish Cheddar brothers Jeff and Chris Reade, Sgriob-ruadh Farm, Tobermory

Berwicks Edge –
Strong flavour, citrus tang. Doddington dairy, Northumberland

Tunworth –
Creamy, sweet, nutty. Stacey Hedges & Charlotte Spruce, Hampshire

Colston Basset –
Smooth, creamy, mellow. Colson Basset dairy, Shropshire

Served with Sourdough crackers & Quince – £14

Port

Niepoort

50ml

1/2 bottle

Ruby Dum

Tawney Dee

White Rabbit

Cristed

L.B.V

Warre’s  Vintage 1985

£4.00

£4.00

£4.00

£7.00

£7.00

£10.00

£20.00

£20.00

£20.00

The Fleece at Ruleholme operates a Challenge 25 policy. Please be prepared to present ID when buying alcohol.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

All coffees are available in decaf. Plant based milks available on request