Gearing up for the festive season

The Stag's Head

1st October 2018

Christmas Bookings

The Stag's Head

AWARDS bring high expectations and the team at the village pub The Stag's Head in Great Doddington know how important it is to continue to make the right impression.

The independently run pub and restaurant is open all day every day and food is served all day on Saturday and Sunday - either in the beamed restaurant or cellar restaurant, the open plan lounge, or the garden bar which is also dog friendly and leads to an enclosed garden.

It is 26 years since Gerry and Bob Rendle took on the venue and they are supported by a loyal team headed up by Licensee and General Manager Kelly Rendle.

The team includes Head Chef Glenn Shelswell, who has been working at The Stag's Head for 25 years, backed up by Chef Len King, who has 20 years' service.

The Stag's Head serves high-quality food seven days a week, including three roasts on a Sunday, plus their full menu and specials of the day. This is available on Sundays from 12 noon to 8pm giving customers another excellent reason to visit. The Christmas menu will be available online from early September and it will run from Friday 30 November to Monday 24 December. There will be two Party Nights on Friday 7 and Friday 14 December, with a disco and late bar.

The latest menus include tempting starters like tiger prawns in a sizzling garlic sauce, prawn and avocado cocktail or shredded warm aromatic duck, beansprout and beetroot salad, maybe followed by an extra mature chargrilled fillet steak, topped with a portobello mushroom stuffed with a garlic and tomato concasse, smoked haddock served with a chive and watercress butter or perhaps Gressingham duck breast served sliced and pink with a sweet cherry sauce. Of course, not to mention their most popular Chef's handmade steak pie or good old shepherd's pie topped with cheesy mash.

There is something to suit everyone's taste including a really good selection of snacks and a dairy and gluten free menu.

The Stag's Head team pride themselves on catering for special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, wakes and business meetings. Various other menus are available on request, or online, including options for buffets, snacks, barbecues and parties plus set menus or a bespoke menu for the extra special occasion.

The Stag's Head aim is to provide customers with great quality home cooked food from a varied menu and first-class service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, leaving customers wanting to return.

For further information call The Stag's Head on 01933 222316 or see the website at

The Stag's Head