Food

We are now open for B&B and food and drink with table service. Due to our decreased capacity we strongly recommend booking a table, which can be done via the form on this page.

Samson burger

The Samson is owned by three farmers and we understand that great food starts with quality ingredients. We draw on the wealth of local fine food producers and retailers and supplement those with beef, lamb, salads, herbs and some seasonal vegetables from our own farms.This gives our talented chefs the building blocks to make their delicious dishes.

All our chefs have been with us for several years (two from when we first opened the kitchen in 2013) and together we have produced a menu that combines the best of traditional pub food with a careful, modern twist.

 

Book a table

The quickest way to book a table is through the form below, but please feel free to ring or email us if you prefer or you have anything you'd like to speak to us about directly. For groups over 6 people, please contact us directly. Please read these rules that must be adhered to while in the building.

Telephone: 016977 47880 | Email: info@thesamson.co.uk

 


Evening menu

Starters
Homemade cheese and leek Glamorgan sausages, served with our own relish and salad garnish Vegetarian £5.95
Pate of local hot-smoked trout served with toasted bread and salad garnish Gluten free (or available) £6.25
Free-range chicken goujons served with Cumberland honey mustard mayonnaise and salad garnish Dairy free (or available) £5.95
Crunchy falafels on a fresh, herby salad dressed with our own tahini sauce Vegan, Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £5.75
Baked butter beans in a rich tomato and black olive sauce served with our own bread and salad garnish Vegan, Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available) £5.95
Samson Inn soup of the day with our own bread roll and butter - please ask for details Gluten free (or available) £4.95
Mains
Gammon and eggs - 10oz gammon steak with two free range eggs, chips and seasonal vegetables Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available) £12.45
8oz Steak - 8oz sirloin steak cooked to your liking served with grill garni, battered onion rings, salad leaves and chunky chips Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £16.95
The Samson burger - Made with local, organic beef and served in a toasted bun with mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and our own bacon jam, with chunky chips and salad Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £13.45
Sweet potato and chickpea curry - Roasted sweet potato and chickpeas in a mild coconut curry sauce, served with basmati rice Vegan, Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £11.45
Lamb tagine - Richly spiced tagine of local lamb and apricots served with herby couscous and natural yoghurt Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £13.95
Courgette and fennel torte - Layers of pancakes and creamy courgette, fennel and basil purée, served with skinny fries and salad Vegetarian £11.95
Bangers and mash - Butcher's pork sausages on creamy mashed potato with caramelised onion gravy and seasonal vegetables Gluten free (or available) £11.95
Chicken pesto penne - Chargrilled chicken breast served with penne pasta in a cream sauce and topped with basil pesto £12.45
Fish pie - Salmon, cod and smoked haddock in a white wine sauce, topped with mashed potato and cheddar cheese, served with seasonal vegetables Gluten free (or available) £13.95
Seasonal risotto - please see the board or ask a staff member for details Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available) £11.45
Desserts
Marquise au chocolat - a rich chocolate torte topped with a layer of chocolate mousse, served with cherry compote and cream or ice-cream Gluten free (or available), Vegetarian £5.95
Seasonal fruit crumble served with custard, cream or ice-cream Vegetarian £5.45
Treacle tart served with custard, cream or ice-cream Dairy free (or available), Vegan £5.45
Rich date sticky toffee pudding and toffee sauce served with custard, cream or ice-cream Vegetarian £5.45
Lemon posset served with fresh berries and shortbread Gluten free (or available), Vegetarian £5.75
Rice pudding made with cardamom infused coconut milk and topped with tangy caramelised pineapple chunks and candied pistachios Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available), Vegan £5.75
Trio of English Lakes Ice cream - choose from Crushed Strawberry, Death by Chocolate, Madagascan Vanilla or Toffee Fudge Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available), Vegetarian £4.95
Trio of local cheeses, crackers and our own chutney Vegetarian, Gluten free (or available) £7.25

Lunch menu

Starters
Crunchy falafels on a fresh, herby salad dressed with our own tahini sauce Vegan, Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £5.75
Samson Inn soup of the day with our own bread roll and butter - please ask for details Gluten free (or available) £4.95
Mains
Soup and a sandwich £7.95
Ploughman’s lunch – trio of local cheeses, a pickled egg, our own chutney, a bread roll & salad Vegetarian, Gluten free (or available) £8.25
Homemade cheese and leek Glamorgan sausages, served with our own relish, skinny fries and salad garnish Vegetarian £7.95
Baked butter beans in a rich tomato and black olive sauce served with skinny fries and salad garnish Vegan, Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £7.95
Free-range chicken goujons with Cumberland honey mustard mayonnaise, skinny fries and salad garnish Dairy free (or available) £7.95
Burger made with local, organic beef and served in a toasted bun with mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and our own bacon jam, with skinny fries and salad Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available) £13.45
10oz gammon steak, served with two free-range fried eggs and skinny fries Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available) £12.45
Courgette and fennel torte - Layers of pancakes and creamy courgette, fennel and basil purée, served with skinny fries and salad Vegetarian £11.95
Cheese with chutney and / or tomato and salad served with salad, homemade coleslaw and fries on ciabatta Vegetarian, Gluten free (or available) £7.25
Breaded chicken with mustard mayonnaise and lettuce served with salad, homemade coleslaw and fries on ciabatta Dairy free (or available) £7.45
Butchers sausage, apple sauce and Cumberland honey mustard mayonnaise served with salad, homemade coleslaw and fries on ciabatta Dairy free (or available) £7.45
Smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber Gluten free (or available) £7.95
Desserts
Marquise au chocolat - a rich chocolate torte topped with a layer of chocolate mousse, served with cherry compote and cream or ice-cream Gluten free (or available), Vegetarian £5.95
Seasonal fruit crumble served with custard, cream or ice-cream Vegetarian £5.45
Treacle tart served with custard, cream or ice-cream Dairy free (or available), Vegan £5.45
Rich date sticky toffee pudding and toffee sauce served with custard, cream or ice-cream Vegetarian £5.45
Lemon posset served with fresh berries and shortbread Gluten free (or available), Vegetarian £5.75
Rice pudding made with cardamom infused coconut milk and topped with tangy caramelised pineapple chunks and candied pistachios Dairy free (or available), Gluten free (or available), Vegan £5.75
Trio of English Lakes Ice cream - choose from Crushed Strawberry, Death by Chocolate, Madagascan Vanilla or Toffee Fudge Gluten free (or available), Dairy free (or available), Vegetarian £4.95
Trio of local cheeses, crackers and our own chutney Vegetarian, Gluten free (or available) £7.25