Ok, so not technically in Dorking itself, this pub is in a small village called Wotten, that i hadn’t actually heard of until I was taken there a few weeks ago.
We ate lunch there, and i was surprised by the length of the menu, especially the fact that there were several vegetarians options on the menu.
Your options are:
- Thyme-Roasted Portobello Mushrooms – In Cropwell Bishop sauce with rustic toast
- Deep-fried Somerset Brie – In panko breadcrumbs with apricot & cumin chutney
- Soup of the day – with artisan rustic bread & butter (not always vegetarian, but it was a spicy butternut squash soup when i went)
- Margherita Pizza – mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil
- Avocado, & Roasted red pepper Sandwich – with beetroot rosti and red pepper & cumin purée
- Caramelised Fig & Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza – with mozzarella and hazelnuts
- Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomato Salad – with brown rice, quinoa, edamame beans, baby kale, basil pistou and burrata
- Roasted Butternut Squash & Beetroot Tart – Topped with Cropwell Bishop custard and Stilton & walnut crumb
- Battered Halloumi – With twice-cooked chunky chips, minted pea purée and tartare sauce
- Baked Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake – with British blackcurrant curd
- Warm Belgian chocolate brownie – with bourbon vanilla ice cream
- The House Sharer – Chocolate brownie, baked Sicilian lemon cheesecake, Butterscotch & nut crumble bar, strawberries and a Bourbon vanilla ice cream cookie sandwich
- Melting Golden chocolate bomb – With caramel ice cream, chocolate popping candy and hot Devon cream toffee sauce
- Vanilla Crème Brûlée – Topped with strawberries and served with home-baked sultana & oatmeal biscuits
- Strawberries & frozen natural yoghurt – With honey ripple and rhubarb & rose flavour curd
- Bramley Apple & Blackberry Shortbread Crumble – with custard
- Ice Cream & Home-Baked Triple Chocolate Cookie
- Sticky toffee pudding – With Bourbon vanilla ice cream
- Butterscotch & Nut Crumble Bar – With Dulce de leche and whipped cream
- British Cheese Board
So as you can see, loads of stuff! The food was delicious too, especially the soup. I went for the battered halloumi for mains (because, why not), and the Ice Cream & Cookie, which, honestly was disappointing. it was more like a hard biscuit with some ice cream. Other than that, i definitely rate this place.
Also, just to mention, they do a nut roast if you want a Sunday lunch.
Eat Without The Meat rating: 8/10