The Half Moon Pub

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The Half Moon

Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere this historic village pub. A charming open plan bar/restaurant, with lots of traditional character, including an open fire place, exposed beams and garden area with country views.

We offer the best in quality traditional dining with friendly service and reasonable prices; we are passionate about preparing high quality, skillfully cooked food, we even cut the chips ourselves!

Opening Hours

Food served all week from Tuesday to Sunday

  • CLOSED Mondays
  • 12.00pm - 3.00pm & 6.00pm - 11pm Tuesdays to Thursdays
  • 12.00pm - 11.45pm Fridays & Saturdays
  • 12.00pm - 4pm Sundays

Families are welcome and highchairs are available for smaller guests!

Festive Menu 2014

Availble by advance booking only

Main course only £10.50 Two courses £15 Three courses £20 Coffee or tea & mini mince pie £2.50 extra

  • Starters
Honey roast pumpkin soup with basil oil, crème fraiche & crusty bread (v)
Stuffed Portobello mushroom with creamed spinach, garlic & mozzarella (v)
Deep-fried whitebait with garlic mayonnaise
Brixworth pate with chutney & toasted bread
Goats cheese & beetroot salad with homemade herb dressing (v)
  • Mains
Roast turkey breast with cranberry sauce, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, roast parsnips & seasonal vegetables
Slow roasted beef with ale gravy, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, seasonal vegetables & Yorkshire pudding
Pork schnitzel with creamy mushroom sauce served with new potatoes and vegetables
Baked salmon fillet with hollandaise sauce, minted peas & new potatoes
Mushroom, spinach & toasted pine nut pasta with garlic bread (v)
  • Desserts
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Hot chocolate fondant with crushed ammaretti biscuits & vanilla ice cream
Stem ginger pudding with sticky ginger sauce & vanilla ice cream
Salted caramel cheesecake with chocolate peanuts
Lemon posset & citrus shortbread

Available by advance booking only


There are three real ales available:

  • Charles Wells: Eagle IPA

A complex finish of bitter hops with a delicious citrus fruit taste & aroma of fresh apples - (3.6% ABV) - an excellent session beer!

  • Courage: Directors Bitter

A full bodied genuine premium ale with a clean bitter taste. Sweet burnt malty & fruity notes balance with a distinctive dry-hop aroma & flavour (4.8% ABV)

  • Seasonal Guest Ale

There is also an extensive choice of lager, cider, wines, spirits, soft drinks and snacks.

Sunday Lunch

Served between 12pm and 4pm every Sunday
Your choice of three meats plus all the vegetables and yorkshire puddings you can eat for only £9.95!!!
Please book in advance on 01933 665532 to avoid disappointment

Fish & Chips Menu now available Tuesday to Friday

Often copied never battered! Eat in or take away only at the Half Moon! 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm Tuesday to Friday
Cod Small/Medium £4/£4.65
Haddock £4.65
Plaice £4.85
Scampi £6.50
Fish Cake £1.50
Catch of the Day (Calamari, Scampi & Cod) £5.95
Chips & Sides
Chips Small/Large £1.55/£2.25
Mushy Peas/Garden Peas £1.10
Baked Beans £1.10
Curry Sauce £1.10
Gravy £1.10
Side Salad £2.95
Meat & Chicken
Sausage £1.40
Battered Sausage £1.85
Saveloy £1.60
Burger in a bun with salad & relish £5.80
Cheese Burger in a bun with salad & relish £6.00
Steak & Kidney Pudding £5.50
Chicken Nuggets (6) £2.30
Fried Chicken (1 piece) £3.95
Kids Meal
Choice of fish fingers, chicken nuggets or fish cake with small chips £3.95

Main Menu

We serve food from our main menu from 6-9pm Tuesday to Saturday

Chef’s Freshly Made Soup £4.95
Served with bread
Stuffed Chestnut Mushroom £5.95
Large chestnut mushroom stuffed with Iberian ham and topped with a stilton crust
Cajun Spiced Calamari £6.95
Tender calamari fried in a delicious cajun coating. Served with sweet chilli sauce
Baked Goats Cheese (v)£5.95
Tangy goats cheese in a walnut crust with a mango, lime & chilli vinagrette
Pan-fried Chicken Livers £5.95
Flash fried with white wine & parsley and served with crispy flour tortilla strips dusted in paprika
Whitebait £5.95
Crisp deep fried whitebait with garlic mayonnaise

Main Courses
Fresh Dough Pizza £10.95
Margherita pizza with freshly made pizza dough plus your choice of three additional toppings. Choose from pepperoni, ham, anchovies, artichokes, mushrooms, onion, garlic, capers, olives, peppers
Gammon, Egg and Chips £10.95
Served with salad
Cheddar Melt Burger £10.95
Minced 6 oz steak beef burger topped with mature cheddar and served in a soft toasted bun with salad and chips
Chicken Breast Burger £10.95
Griddled chicken breast served in a soft toasted bun with chips and salad
Venison Sausages £11.95
In a rich red wine gravy served with celeriac, leek & garlic mash and vegetables
Mustard Stuffed Chicken £12.95
Chicken breast stuffed with coarse grain mustard, mature cheddar & mozzarella. Topped with bacon and served with chips and salad.
Steak & Ale Pie £12.95
Slow cooked prime beef in a rich ale and mushroom gravy encased in puff pastry. Served with your choice of chips or mash, salad or vegetables
Slow Roasted Pork Belly £13.95
Served with a creamy mushroom, mustard and cider sauce. Accompanied by mashed potatoes and vegetables
Roast Duck Breast £17.95
Served with orange & redcurrant jus with celeriac, leek & garlic mash
Lemon butter cod £15.95
Served with wild rice and salad
Rack of Lamb £16.95
With a red wine and redcurrant gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetables
Sirloin Steak 8 oz £16.50
Served sizzling on a griddle pan with real onion rings, fresh chips, fried mushrooms, grilled tomato & salad

Side Orders

Fresh Cut Chips £2.50
Bread Basket £1.50
Garlic Bread £2.95 with cheese £3.95
Side Salad £2.95

Sauces £2.95

Take your steak or burger to a new level by adding one of our delicious sauces. All our sauces are made by our chef (no packets here!) choose from
Garlic Butter
Peri-Peri (spicy)
Creamy Garlic

Dietary requirements can be catered for upon request

Lunchtime Specials

Available 12pm - 2.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays
Sausage & Mash £6.95
Outdoor reared pork sausages with onion gravy, served with creamy mash & cabbage
Gammon Steak & Chips £7.95
Slow roasted gammon served with egg & chips
Penne Arabiatta (v) £7.95
Penne pasta in a piquant tomato sauce served with parmasean and garlic bread
Liver & Bacon £8.95
With red wine & onion gravy, accompanied by creamy mash and vegetables
Half Peri-Peri Chicken £8.95
Marinated in a tangy sauce, grilled and served with chips & salad
Minute Steak, Egg & Chips £8.95
Served with salad
Prawn & Avocado Salad £9.95
Succulent prawns & buttery ripe avocado with marie-rosa dressing
Sandwiches £3.95
With a choice of one filling (£1 extra for prawns) available on white or brown bread, served with salad garnish & chips. Extra fillings available at additional cost as listed below
Omelettes £7.95
Served with salad, chips & your choice of up to three fillings (£1 extra for prawns). Extra fillings available at additional cost as listed below
Jacket potatoes £4.95
With one topping (£1 extra for prawns).Extra fillings available at additional cost as listed below
Cheese £1.50
Onions £0.50
Mushrooms £1.20
Sweetcorn £0.75
Bacon £1.00
Chicken £1.50
Sausage £1.50
Prawns £2.00
Tuna £2.00
Ham £1.00

Special Events

  • Looking for a new venue for your corporate or social dining? Call us now! We are also able to offer a mobile bar service.

Contact Information

Tony Pool

The Half Moon Public House
42 Main Road

For bookings or further information call 01933 665532