The Potager Bar

Our Potager Restaurant features a stylish wine bar and casual area to enjoy drinks, a quiet morning coffee or a pre-dinner cocktail. Whether you live locally and fancy joining us for some after work drinks, or are staying with us at Crouchers Hotel, everyone is welcome to pop in for a drink or two!  Alternatively, if you’re wanting to dine with us, you can indulge in the variety of menus that our Potager Restaurant offers in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of our bar. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, there’s space for you to Eat, Drink & Relax in our comfortable, countryside surroundings.

Call us on 01243 784995

What we offer

  • Selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
  • All your favourite cocktails professionally mixed by our experienced bar staff
  • Informal menu offering freshly prepared sandwiches and pub classics from our award-winning kitchen
  • Outdoor seating in our west-facing patio garden, perfect for those sunny summer evenings
  • Stylish and relaxing sofa area, ideal for before and after dinner drinks
  • Freshly made coffee and tea, and daily newspapers
  • Open to the public for drinks, lunch and dinner
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please speak with a member of staff as we will do our best to cater for your diet

Happy Hour

Whether it’s an end of week drink or a an afternoon drink with your love, join us for Happy Hour between 4-7pm every Friday and Saturday! Not available throughout December.

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Cocktail & Mocktail Menu

Seasonal Cocktails

Rose Spritz | 12.5
Pinkster gin, lime juice, elderflower syrup and prosecco built in a gin bowl and topped up with rose lemonade

Tropical Mai Tai | 12
Havana especial, Disaronno, grenadine, orange juice and pineapple juice shaken over ice

Peach Passion | 11
Kettle one Vodka, Archers, peach puree, lime juice and grenadine shaken over ice and served short

Blackberry Sour | 13
Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, fresh blackberries, simple syrup, egg white served over ice

Hibiscus Margarita | 12.5
Olmeca Tequila, Cointreau, hibiscus syrup and lime juice shaken over ice

Flat White Martini | 11
Kettle one vodka, Baileys, double espresso and sugar syrup shaken over ice and double strained

Cucumber cooler | 12
Hendricks gin, St Germain, lemon juice fresh cucumber and simple syrup shaken over ice and served in a gin bowl with soda

Watermelon Mojito |12
Bacardi Rum, mint, lime juice, watermelon, and simple syrup in a tall glass with crushed ice and topped with soda

Classic Cocktails

Espresso Martini | 11
Kettle One vodka, Kahlua, espresso and simple syrup

Negroni | 12
Tanqueray London dry, Martini rosso and Campari, garnished fresh grapefruit

Aperol Spritz | 11
Aperol, Prosecco, topped up with soda and garnished with an orange slice

Tom Collins | 11
Tanqueray Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup topped with soda water

French Martini | 12
Chambord liqueur, kettle one vodka and pineapple juice

Mojito | 11.5
Bacardi Rum, fresh mint, lime juice and sugar syrup topped with soda

Cosmopolitan | 11
Kettle One vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice and garnished with an orange twist

Dark and Stormy | 12
Kraken Spiced rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, angostura bitters and Fentiman’s ginger beer

Peach Bellini | 11
Amori Prosecco, Creme de Peche and peach puree

Old Fashioned | 12.5
Bulleit Bourbon whiskey, simple syrup, angostura bitters and garnished with a fresh orange

Margarita |12
Olmeca tequila, Cointreau and lime juice served with a salt rim



Shirley Temple | 5.5
Ginger ale served with lime juice and grenadine

CosNOpolitan | 6.5
Seedlip, cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup

Rose Spritz 0% | 7
Seedlip, lime juice and elderflower topped with sparkling rose lemonade

Cucumber Gimlet | 6
Cucumber, lime juice, elderflower and simple syrup topped with soda

Wine List

Please note that this is a sample menu and the exact menu may vary in price and availability.

Wines by the Glass and Carafe


Chenin Blanc, Wide River, Robertson Valley, South Africa
175ml | 5.7
250ml | 8.4
Carafe | 16.8
Bottle | 24

Pinot Grigio, Amori, delle Venezie IGT, Italy
175ml | 6.2
250ml | 9.2
Carafe | 17.6
Bottle | 26

Chardonnay, Freedom Cross, Franschhoek Cellars, Western Cape, South Africa
175ml | 6.7
250ml | 9.2
Carafe | 18.2
Bottle | 27

Sauvignon Blanc, Pask, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
175ml | 8.4
250ml | 12.1
Carafe | 24.2
Bottle | 34.5

Bagordi, Rioja Blanco, Spain
175ml | 7.3
250ml | 11.1
Carafe | 22.2
Bottle | 30.5

Los Coches Valle Central, Viognier, Chile
175ml | 6.2
250ml | 8.8
Carafe | 17.6
Bottle | 26


Merlot, Pato Torrente, Central Valley, Chile
175ml | 6.2
250ml | 8.6
Carafe | 17.2
Bottle | 24.5

Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon, Freedom Cross, Franschhoek Cellars, South Africa
175ml | 6.2
250ml | 8.8
Carafe | 17.6
Bottle | 26

Shiraz, Sunnycliff Estate, Victoria, Australia
175ml | 6.9
250ml | 9.7
Carafe | 19.4
Bottle | 29.5

Malbec, Gougenheim, Mendoza, Argentina
175ml | 7.3
250ml | 11.2
Carafe | 22.2
Bottle | 30.5

Guilaume Aurele, Pinot Noir, France
175ml | 7.4
250ml | 11
Carafe | 22.2
Bottle | 30.5


Henri Gaillard Rosé, Côtes de Provence,  France
175ml | 7.6
250ml | 11
Carafe | 22
Bottle | 32.5


NV Prosecco Spumante DOC, Amori, Trento, Italy
Crisp, dry and elegant with apple and pear notes. Vegan
125ml | 6.7
Bottle | 32.5

NV Joseph Perrier Brut
A nose of almond and pepper with elegant, sweet floral appeal on the palate.
125ml | 11.5
Bottle | 63

Dessert Wine

Sauternes, Château Doisy Vedrines, Bordeaux, France 37.5cl
Good balance between sweetness and acidity with aromas of pineapple and mango.
100ml | 8.6
Bottle | 32

NV Muscat, Pfeiffer Rutherglen, Australia 50cl
A rich style with floral and raisin fruits. Good acidity and sweetness. Vegan
100ml | 10.4
Bottle | 43

All of our wines are available in 125ml


Wines by the Bottle


NV Joseph Perrier Brut | 63
A nose of almond and pepper with elegant, sweet floral appeal on the palate.

NV Pommery Brut Royal | 73
Vivacious and cheerful with citrus aromas and floral with berry notes and a fine bubble.

Sparkling Wine

NV Prosecco Spumante DOC, Amori, Trento, Italy | 32.5
Crisp, dry and elegant with apple and pear notes. Vegan.

ITA Prosecco Rose, Vento, Italy | 33
A gently strawberry scented Rosé with bags of fruit flavours and aromas, soft and easy drinking with good balance on the finish.

Ashling Park Blanc de Blancs, England | 61
An elegant nose of fresh citrus, brioche and white flowers, leading to a palate of lime, marzipan, almond and toasty


Henri Gaillard Rosé, Côtes de Provence,  France  | 32.5
Crisp and elegant dry rosé displaying delicious strawberry and raspberry notes with a touch of exotic fruit aromas.  Bright and well-balanced, it offers a round and persistent fresh mouth.

Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé, Caves d’Esclans, France | 42
Pale salmon in colour, this is delicate and fresh with plenty of crisp strawberry fruit and a long finish

White Wine

Chenin Blanc, Wide River, Robertson Valley, South Africa | 23
Beautifully finished Chenin with lovely ripe attractive fruit and fresh floral nose.

Pinot Grigio, Amori, delle Venezie IGT, Italy | 26
Elegant and fresh with a bouquet of tropical and citrus fruit. Vegan

Los Coches Valle Central, Viognier, Chile l 26
An intensely floral nose with hints of ripe peach. Full and rounded on the palate ending with a long honey like finish.

Chardonnay, Freedom Cross, Franschhoek Cellars, Western Cape, South Africa | 27
Medium bodied with flavours of melon and oranges. Vegan

Grillo, Rupe Secca DOC, Sicily, Italy | 30
Dry with citrus & tropical flavours and refreshing acidity. Vegan

Bagordi, Rioja Blanco, Spain l 30.5
This fresh, vibrant wine has intense aromas of ripe fruit, flowers and exotic fruit.

Icare Chardonnay, Cotes du Thonge, France | 33
Rich and intense style of Chardonnay. Lots of ripe fruit perfectly balanced by creamy oak. Vegan

Pask, Sauvignon Blanc, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand l 34.5
An outgoing, aromatic and refreshing wine, packed with gooseberry fruit.

Albarino ‘Bernon’ Aquitania, Rias Baixas, Spain | 35
Light-bodied and loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavours, dry taste, and subtle saltiness. Vegan

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa  l  37
Intrinsic characteristics of tropical fruits, melon and gooseberry, with underlying tones of pineapple and passion fruit.

Gavi del Commune di Gavi DOCG, Manfredi, Italy  l 39
This is a crisp, zesty wine with plenty of peachy fruit flavours, a very appealing and elegant balance and good acidity.

Mâcon-Villages, Château du Charnay AOP, Burgundy, France | 39.5
Bouquet of citrus, exotic fruit and white flowers, demonstrating the potential of Chardonnay for finesse. Vegan

Sancerre, Domaine Daulny, Loire Valley, France | 41
The classic sauvignon blanc with grassy and tropical fruit notes, crisp and fresh finish with good minerality. Vegan

Rustenberg Flagship Chardonnay, South Africa  l  42
Apricot, coconut and orange peel aromas followed by flavours of marzipan, sponge cake.

Chablis Domaine des Manants, Jean Marc Brocard, France | 42
Crisp, firm Chablis with good fruit and plenty of minerality, juicy and elegant. Vegan

Coffele Soave, Classico, Ca’Visco, DOC, Italy l 47
The wine opens up with a rich array of aromas – apple, pear, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, chamomile and mint.

Tobelos Barrel Fermented Rioja Blanco, Spain| 48
It has a yellow, green colour with an intense nose of clean ripe citrus fruit and toasty oak and smoked notes. Vegetarian

Chateau de Tracy, Pouilly Fumé, Loire, France | 64
Classic Burgundy style. Great depth and minerality with balanced long finish with a buttery mouthful. Vegetarian

Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot”, Domaine Bachey-Legros, Burgundy | 85
A supple, rich mid palate with freshness and mineral saltiness. The finish is balanced with lemon zest over tones. Vegan

Meursault, Les Grands Charrons, Domaine Bachey- Legros, Burgundy | 119
This wine is golden yellow in colour with green tints.  The nose shows fresh apple and pear with nutty aromas. Vegetarian


Red Wines

Merlot, Pato Torrente, Central Valley, Chile | 24.5
Medium bodied with cherry, ripe red berries and pepper. Vegan

Cinsaut Cabernet Sauvignon, Freedom Cross, Franschhoek Cellars, South Africa | 26
A smooth fruity Cinsaut with blackberry notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Vegan

Shiraz, Sunnycliff Estate, Victoria, Australia l 29.5
A soft red with spices and peppery fruits. Vegetarian

Guillaume Aurele Pinot Noir l 30.5
Deep morello cherry aromas with hints of violet. A rounded mouthfeel with lots of fruit flavours on the palate. Balanced tannins with a good finish. Vegan

Malbec, Gouguenheim, Mendoza, Argentina | 31
Blackberries & plums with a light spice, gentle tannins and a deep purple colour. Vegetarian

Beaujolais Village AOC Rouge, Cave de Fleurie, France l 32
The wine is supple and well-balanced on entry to the palate, with smooth, melted tannins for an attractive character.

Côtes du Rhone Villages, Plan de Dieu, Frederick Reverdy, France l 37
A medium bodied expression with a nose reminiscent of the surrounding garrigue, with scents of thyme and bay laurel.

Château Robin Aoc Lussac Saint Emilion, France | 40
Rich and elegant, revealing moderate tannins imparting length, balance and a delicious return of fruit on the finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Gouguenheim, Mendoza, Argentina | 40
A soft tannin and long-lasting black cherries, dried figs and anise flavours with spiced notes. Vegetarian

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC, Giuseppe Lonardi, Veneto, Italy | 41
A dry velvety full-bodied red wine with hints of cherries and red fruits on the nose and palate. Vegetarian

Rustenberg, John X Merriman, Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa | 42
A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.  Plum, dark berry and cigar box flavours.

2012 Rioja Reserva, Bagordi – Rioja, Spain | 43
Bold, full bodied Rioja with a nose of punchy red fruit, vanilla, and spice, and a long, complex finish. Organic, Vegan

2019 Bourgogne Hautes- Cotes de Beaune, Domaine Labry, Burgundy, France| 54
This wine’s hue is characterised by an medium intensity.  The bouquet is replete with aromas so unmistakably Pinot noir.

2016  Minervois, La Liviere, Domaine De Tholomies, Languedoc, France | 63
A deep red wine with peppered vanilla, cherries & prune flavours with hints of oak & chocolate. Organic Wine.

Châteauneuf- du- Pape Les Galets de la Berthaude, Rhone, France | 70
A classic Châteauneuf with ripe fruit and nice spicy, brambly notes.

2016 La Reserve D’Angludet Margaux, Bordeaux, France | 72
The second wine of Château Angludet has good weight with plummy red fruit character and some structure.

Lonardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Italy | 90
Deep concentrated aromas of dark chocolate and spice. Full and well balanced with a rich, warm, silky texture.

2015 Château L’Enclos Pomerol, Bordeaux, France | 111
On the palate it is sweet and fresh with elegant plum and liquorice flavours. It has a silky mid-palate with creamy tannins and a pleasant fresh end note.

All produce is purchased daily and menu items may vary according to availability on the day.

If you are vegan or have any special dietary requirements, please speak with a member of staff as we will do our best to cater for your diet.

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