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.  

Dining at Ruleholme

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.

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The Fleece Menu

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Dessert Menu

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Veggie Menu

Kids menu

The Fleece Kids Menu

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Afternoon Tea

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Lounge Menu

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Sunday Roast Menu

Breakfast

Breakfast Menu

Weddings at Ruleholme

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.

Main Menu

Snacks

Sourdough Bread with Oil & Balsamic – 3.50 or 5.00

Nocerella Olives – 3.50

Anchovy & French Goats Cheese Crackers – 3.50

Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce – £3.50

Cauliflower Fritters with Curry Mayo – £3.50

Beef & Ogleshield Croquettes – £5.00

To Start

All starters served with freshly baked bread

Monkfish Scampi – £10.00
Tartare sauce, pea & samphire salad

Minestrone Soup – £7.00
Smocked bacon & basil (Vegetarian option available)

Prawn Cocktail – £11.50
King prawns, gem lettuce, seafood sauce & bloody mary dressing

Wild mushrooms on Sourdough Toast – £8.00
Garlic, rosemary & Worcester sauce

Grilled Scallops – £12.50
Pea puree & black pudding

Duck Liver Pate – £8.50
Quince paste, brioche

Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé – £9.50
Chive cream sauce

Slow Cooked Rotisserie Pork Belly – £9.00
Parsnip puree & pickled greens

Beef Tartare – £12.00
Sourdough toast & egg yolk

On The Side

Cauliflower Cheese – £5.00
Triple Cooked Chips – £4.50
Beef Dripping Fries – £5.00
Caesar Salad – £4.50
Buttered Mash – £4.50
Buttered Spinach – £6.00
Charred Tenderstem with Doddington cheese – £5.00
Roasted Root Veg – £4.50
Braised Red Cabbage – £4.50
Green beans, Savoy & Pancetta – £5.00

Main Course

Beef & Bone Marrow Pie – £18.00
Buttered mash, roasted root vegetables & bone marrow gravy

Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad – £16.50
Anchovies, croutons, parmesan & soft egg

Winter Spiced Duck Leg – £22.00
Roasted potatoes & braised red cabbage

Fleece Burger – £17.00
Ground chuck & short rib, ogleshield cheese, gem lettuce, tomato, pickle on house brioche with vinegar slaw & dripping fries 

Shetland Mussels – £18.00
Bacon, white wine, cream, crusty bread & fries

Herb & Parmesan Gnocchi – £15.50
Tenderstem, wild mushroom, truffle, spinach & vegetarian parmesan

Robata Grilled Celeriac Burger – £16.50
Barbeque celeriac, gem lettuce, tomato, gherkin, ogleshield, brioche & fries

Shallot Tarte Tatin – £16.00
Pan-fried goats cheese & charred tenderstem

Venison Suet Pudding – £18.00
Roasted root vegetables, red cabbage & celeriac puree

Ogleshield & Potato Dauphonoise Pie – £15.00
Buttered spinach, roasted roots & gravy

Grilled Halibut – £29.00
Petit pois a la francaise, fondant potato

Tempura Cod & Triple Cooked Chips – £17.00
Tartare sauce & minted peas

Slow Cooked Beef Featherblade – £19.00
Champ mash & savoy bone marrow gravy

Roast Chicken for Two – £35.00
Dripping fries, green beans, bacon & shallot
gravy

28-day Aged Cumbrian Steak
Cooked on our Robata Grill, served with triple cooked chips & watercress

10oz Ribeye – £25.00
10oz Sirloin – £24.00
10oz Rump – £18.00
8oz Fillet – £29.00

Sauces

All sauces £3.00 each

Bone Marrow & Peppercorn
Bearnaise
Blue Cheese Hollandaise
Wild Mushroom & Dijon
Pancetta & Shallot Gravy

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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Dessert Menu

Something Sweet

Seville Orange Marmalade Steamed Pudding – £8.00
with vanilla custard

Lemon Posset – £8.00
with pecan and ginger shortbread & candied peel

Dark Chocolate Tart – £8.50
with salted oat crust & blood orange sorbet

Amaretto Panna Cotta – £8.50
with espresso syrup & amaretti biscuits

Poached Pear – £8.00
with ginger and walnut crumb, spiced mascarpone
cheesecake, fresh raspberry

Sticky Toffee Pudding – £8.00
with salted caramel sauce & clotted cream

English Cheeses – £13.00
with Carr’s Water Biscuits & membrillo.
Best enjoyed in the following order: Wigmpre, Dorstone, Lincolnshire Poacher, Berwicks Edge, Tunworth, Colston Basset

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£13.00

Port

Niepoort

50ml

1/2 bottle

Ruby Dum

Tawney Dee

White Rabbit

Cristed

LBV

Warre’s 1985

£4.00

£4.00

£4.00

£7.00

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£9.00

£20.00

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Dessert Wine

75ml

1/2 bottle

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

Cave des Vignerons Château Grand Jauga

Sauternes Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Pedro Ximénez

£5.00

£7.00

 

£7.00

£23.00

£35.00

£40.00

£37.00

Illy Coffee

Small

Large

Espresso – single or double

Americano – large cup, double shot, hot milk on the side Cappuccino – small or large

Cappuccino – small or large

Café Latte – small or large

Flat White – small cup, double shot

Café Mocha – large cup, double shot

Cafetiere of Illy Intense roast – 2 cup or 4 cup

2.50

 

3.00

3.00

3.50

 

4.00

3.00

3.00

3.50

3.50

 

3.75

6.00

Boozy Coffee

Liqueur coffee –
with Jamesons, The One, Cointreau, Courvoisier, Kahlua,
Drambuie, Glayva, Spiced Rum or other, with a cream float

After Eight coffee –
espresso, white mint & chocolate liqueurs with a cream float

Café Fleece –
café latte with Baileys & Drambuie

6.00

 

6.50


6.50

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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Veggie Menu

To Start

Cauliflower Fritters – £6.00
with Curry Mayonnaise

Wild Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast – £8.00
Garlic, Rosemary (can be vegan)

Cheese Soufflé – £9.50
Chive Cream Sauce

Beetroot Tartare – £9.00
with walnut, goats curd & sourdough crackers – Vegan option available

Minestrone soup – £7.50
basil pesto – Vegan option available

Mains

Ogleshield & Potato Dauphinoise Pie – £15.00
buttered spinach, roasted roots, gravy

Shallot Tarte Tatin – £16.00
pan fried goats cheese, charred tenderstem – Vegan option available

Herb & parmesan gnocchi – £15.50
tenderstem, wild mushroom, truffle, spinach, parmesan

Robata Grilled Fleece Burger – £16.50
barbecue celeriac burger, gem lettuce, tomato, gherkin, ogleshield,
brioche, fries

Christmas Nut Roast – £17.50
buttered mash, roasted potatoes, sprouts, chestnut in blankets, red
cabbage, stuffing, gravy

Sides

Cauliflower Cheese – £5.00
Triple Cooked Chips – £4.50
French Fries – £4.00
Caesar Salad – £4.50
Buttered Mash – £4.50
Buttered Spinach – £4.50
Charred Tenderstem with Doddington Cheese – £5.00
Roasted Root Vegetables – £4.50
Braised Red Cabbage – £4.50
Green Beans & Savoy – £5.00

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Children's Menu

Three Courses for £15.00
Including bottomless cordials

Starters

Minestrone Soup – £3.50

Prawn Cocktail – £4.00

Pigs in Blankets with tomato sauce to dip – £5.00

Wild Mushrooms on Toast – £4.00

Mains

Monkfish Scampi, fries & peas £8.00

Bangers & Mash with roasted root veg £6.00

Cheeseburger & fries £7.00

Chicken Goujons, fries & beans £7.00

Roast Turkey Dinner £8.00

Slow Cooked Beef, mash & cabbage £8.00

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding & ice cream £5

Treacle tart & custard £5

Ice cream  £4

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The Fleece Lounge Menu

Light Breakfasts

Served until 11:30am

Dry Cured Local Bacon Sandwich – £6.50

Cumberland Sausage Sandwich – £6.50
– add fried free range egg – £1.00
– add Steve Wilson’s Black Pudding – £1.50

Homemade Hash Browns – £3.50

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs – £8.50
on sourdough toast

Avocado, Chilli & Soft Poached Egg – £8.50
on sourdough toast

Pastries, Croissants & Pain au Chocolat – £2.50

Fruit Cup – £4.00
with natural yoghurt

Granola, Yoghurt & Fruit Sundae – £4.00

Sandwiches

Served from 11:30am

Croque Monsieur – £12.00


Croque Madame – £13.00


Warm Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Sandwich – £13.00
with mayo, bacon, parmesan & anchovy


Goats Cheese & Caramelised Balsamic Onions – £12.00
with rocket on flatbread


Avocado, Chilli & Sundried Tomato – £10.00
on sourdough toast


Homemade Minestrone Soup – £7.50
with sourdough

Nibbles

Served from 11:30am

Sourdough Bread – £3.50
with oil & balsamic

Nocerella Olives – £3.50


Anchovy & French Goats Cheese Crackers – £3.50


Pork Crackling – £3.50
with applesauce


Cauliflower Fritters with curry mayo – £3.50


Beef & Ogleshield Croquettes – £5.00

Too Share

Served from 11:30am

Charcuterie Platter – £19.00
Salami milano, prosciutto crudo, bresaola, doddington cheese, quince paste, sourdough bread, nocarella olives


Smoked Salmon Platter – £19.00
Hot smoked salmon on toast, smoked salmon mousse, smoked salmon tartare, served with herb creme fraiche, capers, soft egg, crackers and grain toast


English Cheese Platter – £19.00
Berwick’s edge, Tunworth, Colston Bassett, Dorstone, Wigmore, Lincolnshire poacher with sourdough bread, crackers, fruit


Ploughman’s platter – £19.00
Maple roast ham, Lincolnshire poacher, soft egg, sourdough bread, beer pickled onions, country pickle

Sweets

Served all day

Freshly Baked Scones – £3.00
with clotted cream & strawberry jam

Coffee & Chocolate Opera Gateaux – £4.50

Baked Lemon Tart – £5.50

Homemade Cake of the Day – £3.50

Homemade Macarons – £4.00

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Our Signature Sunday Roast

In addition to our main menu, our Sunday roast options are served all day until they’re gone.

Roast Topside of Cumbrian Beef – £17.00
with horseradish. Served pink

Rotisserie Chicken – £16.00
with sage stuffing

Rotisserie Pork Belly – £16.00
with crackling, stuffing & apple sauce

Vegetable & Lentil Loaf (v) – £15.00

Children’s Roast – £7.50

All options are served with mashed and roasted potatoes, roasted root vegetables, seasonal greens, cauliflower cheese & fluffy Yorkshire puddings.

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Breakfast Menu

Cold Breakfast

Lakeland Mues, Locally Made Museli

  • Artman classic with seeds, crenberries & raisins
  • Total Nutter with honey toasted hazlenuts, almonds & peanuts

Cereals

  • Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
  • Coco Pops
  • Weetabix

Granola & Yoghurt

  • Victoria plum compote
  • Winter berries
  • Earl Grey & marmalade prunes

Hot Breakfast

The Full Cumbrian
Dry cure bacon, Cumberland sausage, Steven Wilson’s black pudding, confit tomato, chestnut mushrooms, hash brown & eggs.

Vegetarian & Vegan Breakfast
Vegetarian or vegan sausages, confit tomato, flat cap mushrooms, spinach & potato hash, baked beans & eggs.

Craster Kipper
Potato & spinach hash, poached eggs

Eggs

  • Benedict
  • Royale
  • Florentine
  • Poached with avocado on toast with chilli
  • Scrambled with smoked salmon on toast

Brioche French Toast with Maple Syrup and

  • Dry cure bacon
  • Winter berries

Creamy Porridge

  • Victoria plum compote
  • Winter berries
  • Earl Grey & marmalade prunes
  • Dark chocolate & raspberry

Toast & Preserves

Sourdough Bloomer
Multigrain & Rye
English Muffin
Croissant
Pain Au Chocolate
Daily Pastries
BriocheStrawberry Jam
Seville Marmalade
Lemon Cheese
Local Honey
Nutella
Marmite

illy Dark Roast Cafetiere

Yorkshire Tea English Breakfast

Earl Grey Tea
A range of speciality teas and coffees are also available for a small supplement.
All coffees are available decaffeinated. Oat and soya milk also available.

Juices

Orange Juice
Cloudy Apple Juice
Pink Grapefruit Juice

Antifogmatics

Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut, 125ml – £11
Mimosa – £8
Bloody Mary – £8
Marmalade Martini – £8.50

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