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More New Delights on the 2 course menu for Summer

May 22nd, 2018 Posted by Menus 0 thoughts on “More New Delights on the 2 course menu for Summer”

Seeing as summer has hit Bury, we’ve updated our 2 course menu again in time for the late May bank holiday. Packed with fresh seasonal ingredients and summer flavours, the new menu is available for lunch (12-3pm) and early dinner (5-7pm) between Monday and Thursday, and all afternoon (12 – 7pm) on Fridays.

New starters include a must-try for visitors to Bury; the world-famous Grilled Bury Black Pudding. Chef Liam Rutherford has made a real treat from what can be a heavy ingredient, serving with asparagus, soft boiled egg, delicate dollops of a fantastic roast garlic salad cream and watercress.

Perfect as a summer soup, and beautifully presented for you to ‘pour your own’ is the new Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho, with compressed honeydew melon, feta and pickled blackberries.

Thanks to some fantastic suppliers we’re now also able to offer our Fish Of The Day as a starter, served with broad beans, tomatoes, pickled baby cucumber and bulgur wheat salad.

The FOTD remains on the main course options too, and is always a great way to see the daily creativity in the kitchen. And of course the Clarence Burger is still available in the deal, alongside three new dishes.

The Chinese Spiced Pork Belly comes with a carrot & sultana salad and parmentier potatoes and is served in a hazelnut crumb with pork sauce. A great balance of light and rich flavours.

The Chargrilled Spatchcock Poussin (or baby chicken) is served with honey glazed apricot, hispi cabbage & bacon, and a chicken jus. It’s a dish that shows the skill of the kitchen and makes the most of a sumptuous seasonal ingredient.

Our Pea & Sundried Tomato Orzo Pasta is a taste of Italian summer, with goats’ cheese and olives to complete the Mediterranean feeling.

With the new service times for the 2 course menu in place, we’re also introducing a little Afternoon Tea special for visitors between 3pm and 5pm (Monday – Thursday). Order any of our sandwiches, plus a muffin or fresh scone with Liam’s homemade jam, and a pot of loose leaf tea or any coffee, for just £10.

For the full 2 course menu, click here.

Want to try it? Book a table online here, or call us on 0161 464 7404.

(Top image: Chinese Spice Pork Belly with Carrot & Sultana Salad, Parmentier Potatoes, Hazelnut Crumb, Pork Sauce)

Grilled Bury Black Pudding

Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho

Manchester’s Best Food Pub Tackles The Sandwich

March 1st, 2018 Posted by Menus, News 0 thoughts on “Manchester’s Best Food Pub Tackles The Sandwich”

Our new menu for Spring 2018 has gone live today (1 March) with some spectacular new dishes and our chef’s take on a guaranteed lunchtime favourite: the sandwich.

Having been awarded the title of Manchester’s Best Food Pub for the 2nd time in October, we wanted our new menu to showcase the talents of chef Liam Rutherford and his team in a way that would be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

So now you can call in and enjoy the award-winning service and atmosphere of The Clarence, and get a taste of the quality of ingredients and innovation of the kitchen team, while enjoying a quick lunchtime sandwich.

Head Chef Liam Rutherford said “I’m really excited about the quality of ingredients and the flavour combinations we’ve put together for this new menu.

“A sandwich is probably the first thing anyone learns to make as a kid, but we’re showing the same attention to detail and consideration to these sandwiches as we do with our main menu.”

“We think these could be the best sandwiches in Greater Manchester.”

The sandwich menu is available at lunchtime, Monday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm. For a seriously filling lunch you can add a side of spiced fries AND a mug of the soup of the day for just £3. Have a look at the lunch menu here; we’d love to hear which your favourite is once you’ve tried them.

In addition to the sandwiches, we’ve also bolstered our menu of Clarence Comforts, with Fish & Chips, The Clarence Burger, Clarence Hot Dog and the very popular Macaroni Cheese now available on the main menu throughout the week.

The new main course dishes bring a real variety to the menu and showcase our ongoing commitment to doing classic British food with contemporary twists and a flair for innovation and quality. The Beef & Oxtail Suet Pudding with hispi cabbage and creamed mash will be a popular choice, and the Duck Breast with Boulangère potatoes, duck leg spring roll and carrot & anise purée will (we think) be something that customers will really enthuse about once they try it. Fantastic feedback to the Curried Cauliflower Risotto (particularly from our vegetarian diners) means that it too has joined the main menu this time.

There’s plenty more to try and enjoy; you can see the full menu online here, or read our newspaper below.


Some Special Things To Share this Valentine’s…if you’re quick.

January 30th, 2018 Posted by Menus, News 0 thoughts on “Some Special Things To Share this Valentine’s…if you’re quick.”

If you can’t share your love for great food on Valentine’s Day, then when can you?

At The Clarence, Manchester’s Food Pub Of The Year, we serve award-winning food every day of the year. But on Wednesday 14 February, we have some exceptional dishes perfect for two available, in addition to our regular menu. Generously portioned classics, skilfully prepared and dressed to impress.

Our ‘sharing is caring’ menu is only available while supplies last. Order either of the main course dishes between two and we’ll include a bottle of house wine

‘Sharing Is Caring’
Menu served from Weds 14 February, while stocks last.

Each dish serves two people.



British Charcuterie Board, IPA pickles, chipotle chilli pickled eggs & sourdough – £28

Baked Camembert cheese topped with leeks & spring onions, crudités & croutons – £18



28 day dry aged 16oz Belted Galloway Chateaubriand, honey & thyme glazed chantenay carrots & mashed swede,
chunky chips with grated parmesan & black truffle, red wine jus – £55

Baked whole (2lb) Lobster thermidor, creamed sweetcorn & potato purée, charred corn, crispy polenta & bacon, shaved vegetable salad – £65

Each main course includes a bottle of house wine, free.



Strawberry & lychee Eton mess, Geranium-scented cream, candied pistachios – £10

Caramel chocolate fondue, marshmallows & fruit – £14

The Clarence’s full usual menu will also be available on Valentine’s Day, including our regular Wednesday Steak Night offer; buy any two steaks and we’ll add a bottle of house Red free.

To book your next meal with us use the booking form below (opens a new page on to complete your details) or give us a call on 0161 464 7404.

Simple Sundays at The Clarence

November 8th, 2017 Posted by Menus, News 0 thoughts on “Simple Sundays at The Clarence”

Simple Sundays with Bury’s Best Roast.

There are enough tough choices to make during your week, so we’re simplifying things for Sundays at The Clarence.

You won’t find our usual newspaper-sized menus on Sundays anymore, so you can focus on the really important decision with your roast: Beef, Lamb, or both.

Of course there’s a tasty veggie roast with cauliflower cheese and all the trimmings.

And you’ll still have to choose between the standard roast and The Clarence roast, with a treat board including Oxtail Toad in the Hole, cauliflower gratin & creamed potatoes.

We still offer a range of starters, plus the ever-popular Clarence Burger, Clarence Hot Dog and staples like the 8oz rump steak, Fish & Chips, Cumberland sausage & mash and veggie options including Macaroni Cheese and Cauliflower Risotto with Cauliflower Cheese Croquettes, Samphire & Toasted Cashews.

Service starts at midday every Sunday until we run out of roasts, so book a table early to avoid disappointment.

Book your table using the booking form below or call us on 0161 464 7404.

Two course menu

August 12th, 2017 Posted by Menus 0 thoughts on “Two course menu”

Two Courses for £12.75.

A great value way to try some of our favourite dishes, and some new additions we think you’ll love.



Monday to Saturday: 11.30am - 10pm
Sunday: noon - 10.30pm

Food service times may vary

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