We are a Free House Gastropub based in the historic picturesque village of Blackmore in Essex.
After purchasing the pub in October 2015 we closed the doors in Jan 2016 for 2 months for a full refurbishment. We re-opened on the 1st of March 16 for drink sales only while we completed the restaurant. Our chefs then got busy perfecting our menu ready for the kitchen to open in March 2018. A warm welcome is a guarantee from the friendly management and staff, the pub offers a comfortable bar area with an award winning selection of Real Ales, Ciders and Lagers, fine wines from around the world and over 50 gins to choose from. With ample parking and a beautiful walled garden The Leatherbottle is the perfect venue for any occasion.
With everything you would expect from a traditional pub we source all the finest local produce cooked fresh on the premises by our team of talented young chefs, including delicious imaginative homemade starters and deserts.
We offer an A La Carte menu or a Bar Menu if you would prefer something light and we pride ourselves on our delicious Sunday Lunch.
Our menu is constantly updated and we have new specials up on our board daily whether it is classic pub food with a modern twist or A La Carte we have something to suit everyone.
We have a wide range of menus to choose from and please also note that we cater for food allergies and intolerance and vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes are available, please ask on the day.
Pan Roast Rump of English Lamb
With Crushed New Potatoes, Pea Puree, Minted Pea Shoots & Red Wine Jus
"It was a fantastic evening in your superb restaurant which was enjoyed by everyone who was fortunate to be there"
"The menu, ambience and special attention given by your staff to the guests, was as always of the highest standard. We continue to receive compliments by many of those who were present"
"I had such a wonderful evening yesterday, on my Birthday. The food was, as per usual, absolutely delicious and my Mother and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves"