Steak Frites!

Make a reservation for tonight (July 24) or Saturday night because we are offering Black Gate Farm ribeye steak!  It will come with our double fried house-cut chips (aka fries aka frites) and fresh Quickley Farm cherry tomato salad.  And for Fish Friday we have our ever popular Catfish with Fried Green Tomatoes.  The catfish special is being served for lunch and dinner Friday and dinner Saturday.  Come in and keep cool in the pub with a summer craft beer or cider, a crisp white wine, a sparkling prosecco or a refreshing summer cocktail made with quality spirits.  Keep cool in the pub!  Cheers!

More Catfish!

Our Mississippi farmed Catfish (no mud for these guys) is very popular so we will serve it lunch and dinner today (July 17) and dinner, July 18.  Let us know you want it and we will serve it!   How about pairing this with a Schlafly Pale Ale, a Tallgrass Halcyon or an Oscar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA?

The second dinner special for this Friday and Saturday is Blackgate Farms sous vide roast beef with a local field tomato salad, fried local chanterelle mushrooms and a pan reduction.

 

Catfish!

By popular demand we are serving fried catfish for Fish Friday, for both lunch and dinner services.  Do you know that US farmed catfish has a lovely clean taste and a flaky texture?  Do you know it rates #1 on the list of most sustainable fish/seafoods to eat?  Along with US farmed trout!  Keepin’ it green!  http://uscatfish.com

Our dinner specials this weekend are:  Corn fried Mississippi catfish served with local potato salad and fresh sautéed local vegetables.   Or   Pan seared Middleton Farms thick cut pork chop served with a roasted first of the season corn salad and finished with a sauce of local chanterelle mushrooms.

We’ve got excellent American Craft Beers on tap that are ideal for summer weather and summertime food.  Come see us!

 

4th of July Weekend

We may be a British style pub but we still celebrate Independence Day!  We have an Americana Theme going on Friday and Saturday with burgers, barbecue, fried catfish and Circle B Ranch hot dogs that are about as guilt-free and healthy as a hot dog will ever be!  Quench your thirst with a full-on American Craft Beer – $1.00 off  all day Friday and Saturday on all our American Craft Beers on tap.  We are closing the pub at 4:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday so we can take some family time too.  We’ll be back in business and raring to go July 6!  Yeehaw!!

 

 

 

June 26-27 Specials

Chef Tinson has made a lovely summery dish for our Curry Saturday: Sri Malay Bombay Curry (spicy chicken served with ginger and garlic lentils). For those who like to pair something sweet with spicy try our semi-dry Riesling, a sparkling Moscato, a Sonoma Cider  or how about one of Ron’s Patio Punches?  Sounds like a good idea for the patio!

Tonight’s dinner specials are:

pan-seared giant sea scallops served with house prepared angel hair pasta tossed with fresh local tomatoes, roasted sweet bell peppers, onions and a garden basil pesto.  This pairs so well with a sparkling Prosecco, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a Tallgrass Halcyon.  Cheers!

or . . .

slow-braised Hereford brisket served with soft polenta spiked with Terrell Creek goat cheese and a smoked onion braising jus reduction.  Our Rosso red blend by Francis Ford Coppola is a perfect pairing for summer and smokey!

sea scallops Hereford brisket

 

 

Welcome Summer!

This weekend will be hot and finally dry.  The patio is calling your name! We have some lovely SUMMER specials today and Sunday, Father’s Day.

Curry Saturday is Temple Chicken Curry, a spicy Thai curry with lots of local produce, Beyond Eden chicken and served with aromatic rice.

Saturday night’s dinner specials feature fresh Mountain Springs Trout with a local vegetable risotto and a black olive tapenade.

Or (while it lasts) Pan-Roasted Sunnyvale Farms loin chops marinated with our garden thyme and garlic and served with local baby potatoes, field tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and onion dressed with garden basil vinaigrette.

FATHER’S DAY SPECIALS – $2 BEERS FOR ALL DADS WITH PURCHASE OF A BRUNCH SPECIAL

We will serve our Sunday Brunch Menu and 2 Specials:

House smoked Circle B Ranch BBQ pork sandwich served with organic slow baked beans featuring our house prepared bacon. Learn all about Circle B Ranch on their website: www.circlebranchpork.com

Blackgate Farms sous vide roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and chef sides.  Learn more about Blackgate Farms on their website: blackgatefarms.com.

We have 25 beers on tap and over 10 in bottles so bring Dad in for his $2 deal!

 

 

 

 

Win a Dinner for 4

CELEBRATE DAD! WIN A DINNER FOR FOUR AT FARMERS GASTROPUB  PREPARED BY CHEF BILL GRIFFITHS!

THE ENTIRE DINNER WILL BE SOURCED FROM THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET http://springfieldfarmersmarket.com/ (alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately).  ANYONE CAN ENTER AS LONG AS “DEAR OLD DAD” IS THE GUEST OF HONOR.  DRAWING WILL BE HELD JUNE 20, AT THE MARKET MANAGER’S TRAILER.

June 13 Specials

Happy Curry Saturday!  The Specials today and tonight are:

Soup:  Saffron Fish Velouté

Quiche: 3-Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby and Gorgonzola)

Pub Sandwich: Meatloaf Melt

Pub Salad:  mixed hydroponic greens with Terrell Creek Feta ( http://www.terrellcreekfarm.com) fresh local blueberries and local mustard microgreens

Fettuccini: house-made pasta with sautéed spring vegetables in a light white wine and Parmesan sauce

Curry Saturday: Beyond Eden chicken “Guinto”- a Philippine style curry that is a fusion of Southeast Asian and Spanish flavors.  Factoid: Guinto is Tagalog for gold.

Dinner Specials

Pan seared Scottish wild caught salmon served with a salad made with local cauliflower and chives and finished with a local blueberry and jalapeno salsa.   $24

Smoked Circle B Ranch (http://www.circlebranchpork.com) thick cut pork chop served with house prepared coleslaw made with local cabbage and radishes and from scratch baked beans made with organic pinto beans, house smoked bacon and a touch of local honey.    $24

 

June 5-6

It’s TGIF and we have a spot for you at the bar!  Start your weekend with us for Happy Hour 3-6.  Check out the newest handles and very quaffable cocktails!

Bring in your mates or your date and eat on the patio (the weather is supposed to be gorgeous)!

We have 2 Weekend Dinner Specials that should whet your appetite:

Bouillabaisse-  fresh clams, mussels, shrimp  and grouper poached in a delicate saffron fish stock with local baby potatoes and garlic crostini. Pair this with Cape Bleue Rosé, close your eyes and be in the South of France!

Hereford beef tenderloin cooked with the sous vide method served with sautéed local spinach, onions and Portobello mushroom “fries”.  Finished with a Pub Garden tarragon compound butter.  Go with a big cab or a Spaten Pilsner.

And of course today for lunch is Fish Friday ( Pan-Seared Fresh Haddock with local mushrooms and sweet pea pods in a creamy risotto and finished with Pub Garden herb butter) and tomorrow is Curry Saturday.

 

May is for Mothers and Margaritas

Happy May Day!  Does anyone still put flowers on their friends’ doorsteps? or dance around a May pole?  Get some lilacs and surprise your mom with a bouquet AND make a reservation to bring her to the pub for our fabulous Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch, May 10, from 11am – 4pm.  (see the full menu below)

And before Mother’s Day, come in for Cinco de Mayo which falls on a Tuesday this year.  In addition to our Tuesday Fish Tacos we will have all of our Margaritas on sale.

Check out our updated Drinks Menu!  We have Margaritas, Mules, Patio Drinks, Skinny Drinks and more plus our selection of craft beers is a great cure for spring fever!   And the Pimm’s Original is back!!  We sell more Pimm’s than anyone else in Missouri (maybe?) !

Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch Menu

Fresh Fruit Tray and Fresh Crudités  Tray

Hearty Breakfast Casserole

House-Cured Bacon

Lincolnshire-style Sausages

House Biscuits and Gravy

Circle B Ranch Ham

Potatoes O’Brien

Artisan’s Oven Assorted Breads

Mixed Greens Salad featuring Young’s Farm hydroponic lettuces

Spinach Salad with Terrell Creek Feta and Organic Strawberries

Spring Pasta Salad

House-Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Fresh Mountain Springs Trout Fillets

Missouri Hereford Roast Beef served with Roasted Yukons & Asparagus

       Assorted Desserts

Price per person $28.  Includes tea, coffee and water.  Children with their parents free up to age 5. $14 for               children 6-12 and seniors 65+.