Review on The Falcon
Not much remains of the castle where Mary Queen of Scots met her fate, but the honey-coloured Falcon in the shadow of Fotheringhay's majestic church is still going strong. Formerly part of the Huntsbridge Group, it's now doing well under new local owners Harry and Sally Facer.
Inside, it still looks like a very pretty pub with pastel colour schemes, fresh flowers and prints in the bar and the handsome conservatory extension; there's also a separate Tap Bar for real ale drinkers, walkers and village darts players, plus and a glorious garden, which gets full to bursting when the sun shines.
The kitchen delivers upper-crust gastropub food with British and European influences, kicking off with pigeon and Ricotta risotto with Pecorino or char-grilled scallops with cauliflower purée ahead of roast Loch Duart salmon with cannellini bean cassoulet, breast of chicken with bubble 'n squeak or pork chop with wholegrain mustard mash, Swiss chard and salsa verde. To finish, perhaps pressed chocolate cake with caramel ice cream.
A comprehensive bar menu is available during the week, and it's worth looking out for the summertime barbecues, which are held between 5.00 and 8.00pm on Sundays - weather permitting. The wine list is a fine specimen, with a raft of fine selections by the glass and good stuff from around the globe.
The Falcon is also featured in: Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.-0 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat (5.30 - 8.00m Barbecue May - Sept)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express