menus can be subject to change depending on suppliers and availability etc

We serve Sunday lunch 12-2, sample menu at the bottom of this page. We offer two or three roasts ( have a trio if you can't decide ) as well as fish and vegetarian options. 



OUR MENUS including pizzas (and fish and chips from £5.95) are also available as TAKEAWAY during normal kitchen hours. Phone first 01308 862364. Have a free soft drink, half pint of beer or small glass of wine while you wait or bring a container if you want to take it with you. 


TAKEAWAY ON DRAUGHT : Real ales £3.50/pint. Lagers £4/pint.  Birra Moretti £5/pint . Bring your own container or we have 4pint ones at £2 and get 4for3










Lunch and dinner




Salt and Pepper Squid £7

with a sweet chilli dip

Tempura King Prawns £7.50

with a sweet chilli dip

Haloumi Fries £7

With a spicy tomato chutney

Chilli Humous £7

With vegetable batons and toastie fingers

Blanchebait £7.50

With a garlic dip


Margherita £6

Chicken & Chorizo £8

Vegetarian £8

3 Cheese £8


Design your own pizza! If we’ve got it, you can have it on your pizza!




Steak and Ale Pie £12

Served with seasonal vegetables, chips or new potatoes and lashings of gravy.


Palmers Beer Battered Fish £12 / £5.95

OR Haloumi £11 (v)

with chips and peas.


Fillet of Sea Bass £14 (gf)

Pan fried with lemon caper butter and served with a warm Mediterranean potato salad.


The Red Lion Tower Burger £13

Made with a 6oz patty, pulled pork, hash browns, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, onion rings, house sauce, chips and coleslaw.


Make Your Own Beef, Chicken or Veggie Burger £6

Add chips or bacon or cheese or coleslaw £1

Add onion rings or tomato 50p


Seafood OR Chicken/Chorizo Pasta £12

In a creamy white wine sauce


Vegetable Stir Fry £10 (v)

With fresh seasonal vegetables and noodles.

Add £5 for a generous fillet of honey glazed Scottish salmon, £3 for prawns, £2 for chicken OR chorizo


Macaroni Cheese £10 (v)

With sun dried tomatoes. Add pancetta for £2


Cajun Chicken £12 (gf)

With freshly made ratatouille, chips or new potatoes



Seafood Platter £14

Salt & pepper squid, battered cod, tempura prawns, garlic prawns, blanchebait, chips and dips.


Steak of the Day POA (gf option)

See the specials board



Chicken. Prawn. Salmon. Steak. £13

Haloumi £12

Made with fresh organic leaves and stuff



Chips £4. Cheesy chips £5. Side salad £4

Garlic bread £3. Add cheese £1

Smaller appetites, allergies 

We serve most dishes half portions for half price.


We can adapt some dishes to suit allergies - please tell us before ordering.




Topped with melted cheese served with cool salsa sauce, soured cream, guacamole ADD £2 FOR PULLED PORK

SANDWICHES £7 add chips for £1

Sausage and caramelised onion

Somerset Brie with cranberry (add bacon £1)

Bacon lettuce tomato

Cheese (Brie or Cheddar) chutney and lettuce

Tuna sweetcorn mayo

Ham, cheese and organic leaves

3 EGG OMLETTES with chips £8

You name it, if we have it, we will put it in! Just to give you some ideas: tomato, cheese, onion, red pepper, mushroom, spinach….

TAPAS – choose 4 for £10

Salt and pepper squid

Garlic chilli prawns

Tempura prawns

A Beaminster banger with chorizo, tomato and paprika

Garlic mushrooms



Ham, free range egg and chips £5.95

Fish and chips with peas £5.95

Penne and pesto £7 (add chorizo or mushroom for £1)


Coronation chicken

Chicken, chorizo, tomato, paprika

Chicken, chorizo in creamy wine sauce

Tuna cheese melt

Cheddar cheese and baked beans (add ham £1)

Creamy mushrooms



Fish and chips

Ham, egg and chips









CHOCOLATE BROWNIE with New Forest ice cream (gf)


STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING with ice cream or custard


KNICKERBOCKER GLORY: probably the best in the world!!


FRUIT SALAD with ice cream, double cream or squirty cream!




Three scoops of NEW FOREST ICE CREAM, vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, strawberry





Seize the moment: remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.  ERMA BOMBECK




This is a sample menu, there are weekly changes.  We offer two or three roasts as well as fish and vegetarian options




Salt and Pepper Squid £7.00

with a sweet chilli dip

Shell on Tiger Prawns £7.50 (gf)

with bread, chilli and garlic butter

Whitebait £7.00

with a garlic mayonnaise

Paprika chicken £7.50

Mixed with chorizo and tomatoes





Roast beef, chicken, lamb or nut roast £13.00 (can't decide? have a trio )

Served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, rainbow carrots, broccoli, cheesy leeks, stuffing and lashings of gravy


Palmers beer battered fish £12.00

and chips, minted pea puree and tartare sauce


Seafood linguine £12.00


Honey Glazed Salmon £14.00 (gf option)

Served with salad or on a bed of stir fried egg noodles, chilli, ginger, garlic, spring onion, soy sauce, hoi sin and sesame seeds


Grilled haloumi OR tofu (v) (gf) £11.00

Pan fried in sesame oil on a bed of crispy salad leaves, roast red pepper, balsamic glazed tomato with red onion, radish (and optional ciabatta croutons.)


Tomato and herb quiche £10.00

Served with an organic green salad


Beef or chicken in a baguette £7.00

With horseradish or cranberry, stuffing and gravy


Vegetarian pie £12.00 (v)

Made with butternut squash and goat’s cheese and served with greens, gravy and mash



Drinks at THE RED LION – a Palmers pub so we have draught ales, lagers and Sheppey's cider as well as a carefully chosen wine list, wide choice of gins and other spirits.





FANCY A STROLL?? There are some wonderful walks from here – WE HAVE MAPS.




Tilda will try and tell you she hasn’t been fed for three days. She has! Please don’t feed her; it encourages her to beg and it’s not good for her waistline!


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Smaller appetites, allergies, children 

We can serve most dishes half portions half price.

We can adapt some dishes to suit allergies - please tell us before ordering.

.... and no, we do not have chicken nuggets!