The Pub Is Back This Festive Season!
It’s time to deck the halls, trim those trees and raise a cup of festive cheer. After the last year, we truly appreciate the importance of sharing festive with our nearest and dearest, especially when it’s down the pub at The Marlborough Head.
Whether you’re planning some long overdue festive drinks (we’ve got a lot of time to make up for…) a team celebration or a seasonal soiree with your loved ones, we’ll keep the bubbly flowing and the feast cooking, all you need to do is bring some festive merriment.
We’re delighted to say, the Pub is Back this festive season!
2 COURSES £21.99 | 3 COURSES £24.99
Available from 9th November until 28th February 2022 - Pre-Booking Required
£5 Deposit per person to secure your booking
2 COURSES £22.99 | 3 COURSES £26.99
Available from 12th November until 1st January 2021 - Pre-Booking Required
£5 Deposit per person to secure your booking
MAPLE FLAVOURED ROOT VEGETABLE SOUP (V)
Carrots, parsnips and onions caramelised in a sweet maple-flavoured syrup, seasoned with festive spices. Served with white bloomer bread and butter. Vegan option available (ve)
Prawns on a bed of lettuce, topped with Bloody Mary sauce and served with brown bloomer bread and butter
CHICKEN LIVER & HERB PÂTÉ
A chicken liver pâté with cream and herbs. Served with dressed mixed leaves, caramelised red onion chutney and toast
STILTON® & PEPPERCORN MUSHROOMS (V)
Garlic ciabatta topped with sautéed mushrooms in a peppercorn sauce, finished with crumbled Stilton® and salad leaves
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS
Hand-carved turkey served with sage and onion stuffing, pig-in-blanket, a Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts and gravy
6oz* aged shin and rib beef burger, mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, Croxton Manor Brie®, smoked streaky bacon, cranberry sauce, served with rosemary-salted fries and onion rings0
Turkey, cranberry, chestnut & pork stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy in shortcrust and puff pastry with mashed potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts and beef dripping gravy
SEA BASS RISOTTO◆†
A creamy risotto with wilted spinach and peas topped with sea bass fillets and parsley oil
6OZ* SIRLOIN STEAK & BEARNAISE SAUCE◆
Cooked to your liking with chips, peas, half a grilled tomato and onion rings0
MUSHROOM WELLINGTON (V)
Puff pastry filled with mushrooms, spinach and blue cheese. Served with roast potatoes, carrots, honey-roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts and gravy
BEETROOT, BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CRANBERRY WELLINGTON (VE)
Puff pastry filled with beetroot, butternut squash and cranberry. Served with roast potatoes, carrots, Brussels
sprouts, broccoli and vegan gravy
Served with brandy sauce
WARM CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE (V)
Served with vanilla flavour ice cream
CHOCOLATE & CHERRY TORTE◆ (VE)
A rich chocolate and kirsch cherry torte, served with vegan ice cream
SHIMMERING BERRY CHEESECAKE (V)
Vanilla cheesecake topped with shimmering berries, served with vanilla flavour ice cream
FESTIVE CRUMBLE (v)
Kentish Bramley apple and mincemeat crumble with custard
CHEESE & BISCUITS (v)
Croxton Manor Brie®, Stilton®, mature Cheddar, grapes and a red onion chutney
2 COURSES £9.99
3 COURSES £11.99
CARROT & CUCUMBER VEG STICKS (VE)
With a tomato dip
GARLIC BREAD (V)
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS
With goose fat roast potatoes, sausage meat stuffing, pig-in-blanket, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and gravy
Pasta tubes in a tomato sauce served with garlic bread
Vegan option available (Ve)
GOOEY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (V)
Warm chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla flavour ice cream and chocolate flavour sauce
ICE CREAM (V)
Two scoops of vanilla flavour ice cream topped with strawberry flavour sauce
Vegan option available (VE)
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Terms & Conditions
Full allergen information on the ingredients in the food we serve is available on request – please speak to a team member. (V) Suitable for Vegetarians. (Ve) Suitable for Vegans. Whilst we take care to preserve the integrity of our vegetarian & vegan products, we must advise that these are handled in a multi-kitchen environment. (N) Dish contains nuts. †Fish, poultry and shellfish dishes may contain bones and/or shell.◆Dish contains alcohol *All stated weights are approximate before cooking. ºOur onion rings are made from chopped and reformed onions. Our menu descriptions do not list all ingredients. Some dishes may contain alcohol which may not be listed on the menu. Please advise the team of any dietary requirements before ordering. All of our dishes are prepared in kitchens where nuts and gluten are present as well as other allergens; therefore we cannot guarantee that any food item is completely free from traces of allergens, due to the risk of unexpected cross contamination. Please be aware the allergen information for our dishes may change between the date of booking and the date of your visit. We would advise all our guests contact a member of the team on the date of their visit to confirm the allergen information of their selected meals. Promoter: Greene King Brewing and Retailing Ltd, Sunrise House, Ninth Avenue, Burton on Trent, DE14 3JZ. Stilton® and Croxton Manor® are registered trademarks. All cash and credit/debit card tips are paid in full to our team members.
It’s been a tough year all round and we do hope your friends and family are safe and well.
We want to make sure we all have a well-deserved Christmas knees up and we’d love you to choose our pubs.
All of our pubs take the safety of our guests and our team very seriously. If you’ve visited us in the last couple of months you can see how many measures we have in place to look after you whilst living with Covid-19. We can promise you that booking with us for Christmas will be no exception. We promote party safe!
We ask all guests where possible to please now make your Christmas booking online. Everyone must pay a £5pp deposit this year (child and adult) upon booking any festive menu (irrespective of your party size) and it’s much easier and safer for you to do all this via the pub website. But don’t worry, all your deposits are fully redeemable against your final bill. See section ‘refunds & cancellations’ for more info.
The only exception to the £5pp deposit is any of our Pubs that are running our tasty Christmas Day menu! As it’s our favourite (and busiest) day of the year, we do ask for £10pp please upon booking. All the same T&Cs as mentioned apply. We just need a little bit more from you.
During the festivities we understand not everyone wants to eat from our festive menus. Good news, our main menu will still be available. However, for larger groups looking to make a booking for more than six people you will be kindly asked for a deposit for bookings taking place from Tuesday 8th December November to Thursday 31st December.
A lot of our pubs this year have got some self-serve drinks packages too, these will be bought over to you as soon as you arrive so no waiting for that all important first drink. Why not ask for more info or check these out on the website and add to your booking? Full payment for these in advance please, when you book the package you want. Budget goes a lot further if you start spending it earlier. Cheers!
Pre-orders are really important during our busiest time of year, Christmas takes so much planning so please get your group’s pre-orders in on time, no later than 2 weeks before your booking date or Thursday 12th November 2020 (whichever gives our pubs most time). You’ll be sent all the info on how to make your pre-order once you’ve booked. And don’t forget the allergens & dietary needs, if we know all this in advance then smooth sailing.
We have carefully thought out seating plans (with social distancing) and staggered arrival times so we do ask you keep to your chosen time please. If you are more than 15 minutes late we may need to ask you to skip a course as we cannot allow tables to overrun, especially now we have such reduced capacities! We understand though that arrival times aren’t always in your control so please give the pub a call if you’re going to be late, or we’ll start to worry about you.
Oh, and one last bit of admin advice please – if you can bring your booking confirmation and any pre-order details with you, that would be great! We know it’s easy to forget what you’ve ordered so it would be a massive help if one person in the group took control. We call them our Booking Superheroes!
We are here to answer any of your questions or concerns so please dial the pub or our bookings team if you need any more info or clarity.
We hope no one gets poorly in your party! And we used to always say refunds were not refundable, but the world has changed, and we want to protect you and our team.
So, if any of your party (or your whole group) needs to cancel or amend the booking due to Covid-19 symptoms, as long as you give us 72 hours’ notice we will always process a 100% refund for you. Please be patient as refunds may take up to 14 days. Ideally rather than cancelling, if you can book another date for a few weeks’ time, that would be a massive help to our team, but we understand completely if that’s not possible. Health comes first!
If we have to shut the pub (worst thing ever) then we will give you as much notice as possible and if we can’t guarantee a new opening date, and you are not happy to re-book in the future, of course we will give you a full refund of your deposit and any additional pre-orders/packages. You are covered!
So basically, as long as you give us 72 hours’ notice, so we have a chance to re-book your table (with social distancing this is so important for our industry now) then you get 100% refund. Whether that is for the whole party or a just a drop in numbers. On the positive, if you actually increase numbers, and we can accommodate, please ensure you pay the extra deposit when booking the additional guest(s) and if it’s a late change (after 12th November 2020) we will need the pre-order for the additional guest(s) immediately too please.
This year has been a year like no other and so it will come as no surprise to you that all our bookings are subject to government guidelines. If government advice changes and we need to make any updates to our guidance and booking policies, we will do so on our website. So please check back to ensure that you have the up to date detail - we want to keep you and our teams safe not only for Christmas but always.
1.1 Local Pub Closure (due to regional Covid spike)
Step 1: We encourage guests to book for a different date. We hold deposits for a future booking.
Step 2: Full refund 100% of all deposits and pre-payments if step 1 isn’t favoured by the guest.
1.2 Cancellation & Deposit Refund Policy
Step 1: Any drop in numbers due to Covid symptoms, where at least 72 hours’ notice of the booking date has been given, is refunded 100%.
Step 2: If the whole party cancels due to Covid symptoms, with at least 72 hours’ notice of the booking date, the party is encouraged to book an alternative date within 4 weeks.
Step 3: If the whole party cancels due to Covid symptoms, with at least 72 hours’ notice of the booking date, and are not happy to re-book a future date, the whole party is refunded 100%.
Step 4: If any drop in numbers or cancellations happen within 72 hours, no refund is available.
Step 5: Where possible we always ask the guest to reschedule a date as opposed to full cancellation. Any date changes, as long as with at least 72 hours’ notice of the booking, will not be charged and all deposits will be held to the next date.
Your booking is subject to government guidelines and advice may change - please see our website for up to date guidance and policies at the time of your booking - then full details on the website.
We’re all in this together! Book Greene King, Book Safe! And have fun…
Christmas early booking incentive 2020 terms and conditions: To be eligible to receive a voucher, you must make an online booking on one of our Festive menus for a minimum party of two guests. The online booking must be made, and a deposit paid in full by 30th November 2020. £15 gift vouchers are valid from 4th January to 31st May 2021 - excluding Valentine’s Day 14th February, Mother’s Day 14th March, Easter Weekend 2nd to 5th April inclusive and May Bank Holidays 3rd and 31st May 2021. Only one gift voucher will be accepted per transaction. No cash alternative. The voucher may only be used in a single transaction and no change will be given. At least £5 of the total voucher value must be spent on food, including at least one main meal, which can include breakfast and sharers. Voucher cannot be used against the balance of the Festive booking. Voucher cannot be used against the purchase of gift cards. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with other discount vouchers or Greene King employee vouchers including friend & family vouchers – but can be used against promotion (e.g. daily deals or set menus). Greene King reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Gift vouchers are not available to Greene King employees or those under 18 years old. Vouchers will be delivered electronically by email on 4th January 2021 (if you have provided a valid email address as part of your online booking and have opted-in to receive our marketing communications). Gift vouchers are redeemable at participating Greene King pubs. To redeem, please present your unique voucher code within the email you receive at the till. Enjoy responsibly. Proof of identity may be requested. Age restrictions apply to certain products, serving times and locations. If you are under 18, please check with your pub in advance. Cash value of this voucher £0.00000001. This voucher is not transferable. Online booking subject to availability. Offer subject to availability. We reserve the right to cancel, amend or withdraw this offer at any time. Promoter: Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited, Sunrise House, Ninth Avenue, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire.
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