St Richards Festival
St Richards festival celebrates Saint Richard, Droitwich's Spa’s patron saint,
the saint blessed the medieval town’s brine wells and they began to flow and flourish in the
Perpetual Hunters Pot (all weekend)
also known as hunter's pot or hunter's stew, is a pot into which
whatever one can find is placed and cooked. The pot is never or rarely emptied
all the way, and ingredients and liquid are replenished as necessary. The
concept is often a common element in descriptions of medieval inns.
Country Ciders (Fri)
After their conquest of England in 1066, the Normans introduced many changes - perhaps the drinking of cider was one of the best! The popularity of cider grew steadily; new varieties of apples were introduced, and cider began to figure in the tax records.
We are hosting 2 traditional ciders
Hobblers Boatmens Stew (Sat)
Years ago, boatmen would legging their boats through canal tunnels. When boatmen became old and less active and 'hobbled about' , they sought casual work such as helping with locks and moving boats in exchange for a hot meal and a bed. Such men were known as hobblers and this recipe is a salute to them.
Chicken with leeks oats onions bacon salt pepper potatoes. Served with a white cottage roll.
Wild Boar Roast (Sun)
Medieval kings roasted wild boar dinner with Yorkshire pudding roast potatoes vegetables gravy. Wild Boar hot roll, served cranberry and apple sauce in a white cottage roll
Sausedge Sausage (Mon)
Medieval sausage, lean smoked bacon, minced with swede, pepper, egg york, suet seasoning and herds. Served with mashed potatoes, herd gravy. Sausedge hot roll, served in a white cottage roll
English Ales (Mon)
In the middle ages brewing was largely the preserve of women, known as brewsters, and almost every other house in a community brewed and served its own beer. These were effectively the first taverns or pubs. We are serving 4 Guest Cask Ales in celebration of our heritage.