All our foods are prepared with top quality cooking ingredients which contain 0 grams of trans fat and are cholesterol free. Menu items are made from scratch by our award winning British chef, Thomas Beatty, who prepares such complexities from Chips & Gravy to Shepherd's Pie, Gammon Steak, Chicken Pot Pie, Steak and Kidney pie, Ploughman's Plate, and of course, our famous Fish and Chips. PLEASE NOTE: We also offer Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options. Our kitchen is open daily from 10.30am until 11pm with the exception of Saturday's when we open for breakfast at 8am and Sunday's when we open for breakfast at 8am and close the kitchen at 10pm. Please note we open for breakfast earlier during the Barclay's Premier League Season, for further information please view listings of individual matches.
Our award-winning Fish & Chips are traditionally prepared using fresh cod which we surround in beer batter and cook to a crispy perfection. Served with 'proper' chips and peas.
Fish and Chips
The Shakespeare Pub’s ‘Signature Dish’. A generous fillet of Cod surrounded in beer batter served with our 'proper' chips & peas.
Lean ground beef and vegetables marinated in our secret recipe sauce topped off with a roof of mashed potatoes and bubbling grilled cheddar cheese. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
All Day English Breakfast
Large, thick cut farmhouse ham steak, two sausages, two eggs, chips and Heinz baked beans.
Vegetarian All Day Breakfast
A veggie patty served with 2 eggs, 'proper' chips, Heinz baked beans, mushrooms and sliced tomato.
Steak and Mushroom Pie
Lean beef and sliced mushrooms cooked in a hearty red wine sauce topped off with puff pastry. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Steak and Kidney Pie
Lean cubed beef and kidney cooked in a hearty red wine sauce topped off with puff pastry. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Your choice of beef or chicken. Served with rice, chips or a bit o’ both.
Faux chicken with vegetables simmered in our signature curry sauce served over 'proper chips', rice or a bit'o both.
A baked pastry filled with your choice of a 'Traditional' with ground beef, sliced potatoes and vegetables or our chef's 'Special' (please ask your server about today's selection). Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie
A vegetarian version of our classic Shepherd’s Pie using faux ground beef. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Our Traditional Cornish Pasty using 'Quorn' brand faux ground beef.
Homemade Fish Cakes
Flaked salmon and cod fillet mixed with green onions, potatoes, herbs & spices surrounded with breadcrumbs and cooked to a golden brown with parsley sauce and garnish. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Chicken Pot Pie
Tender pieces of chicken breast and garden fresh vegetables simmered in our delicious homemade white wine sauce topped off with puff pastry. Served with peas and your choice of ‘proper’ chips, french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans, add $2.25.
Bangers and Mash
Three English style pork sausages topped with grilled onions and gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and peas.
The Great British Breakfast
Served Saturday & Sunday from 8am until 12 Noon.
Traditional Sunday Roast (Sundays Only)
Your choice of roast beef or Chef’s ‘meat of the day’, served with Yorkshire pudding, roast and mashed potatoes, garden fresh vegetables and topped with our delicious homemade gravy with a side of ground horseradish.
Vegetarian Sunday Roast
Our Traditional Sunday Roast dinner with a veggie patty in place of the meat selection.
For the Kids
For the kids we offer an Angus Burger, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Fish Nuggets & Shepherd's Pie, all served with one of the following sides: 'Proper' Chips, French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Peas or Veg of the Day.
Gluten Free Choices
Soups, Fresh Cut 'Proper Chips', Mixed Baby Green Salad (Add Grilled Chicken), Spinach Salad (Add Grilled Chicken, Pork Shanks (Wings), Big Ben Burger, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Fish Taco (on corn tortilla), Grilled Fish & 'Proper' Chips, Farmhouse Ham, Eggs & 'Proper Chips'. PLEASE NOTE: All of the above sandwiches & burgers are served on a Gluten Free Roll. Gluten Free Salad Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette or Fat Free Sesame Ginger.
Fresh Cut 'Proper' Chips, Salads (No cheese, bacon, egg or bacon dressing), Heinz Baked Beans on Toast, Veggie Wrap (Flour or wheat tortilla), Stir Fried Vegetables & Rice (Also 50/50 with 'Proper' Chips & Rice). Vegan Salad Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette or Fat Free Sesame Ginger.
Spotted Dick, Banana Blintz, Chocolate Lava Cake and Chef Thomas Beatty's signature Apple Crumble.
The Great White Whale Challenge
Single handedly, and without leaving your seat, finish a 'super-sized' platter of our signature Fish & Chips - containing a 2Lb piece of battered Cod, 2Lb of chips and a side of peas in 45 minutes or less and it's on the house along with a 'Victor's' Tee-shirt. Fail the challenge and it'll cost you $24.95!
Pub Grub / Daily delights
We are proud to offer an extensive lunch menu served from 10:30 am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Choose from such items as Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Soup, Salad and a Freshly Baked Roll, Shepherd's Pie, or a Roast Beef Dinner. Or if you are just in the mood for a snack, we offer fresh Salads, great Burgers, Scotch Eggs, and even a Banger On A Roll.
Lunch specials served between 11:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Ask your server for more details.
Fresh Cut 'Proper' Chips
Our signature plate of 'Proper' chips, a mound of delicious thick-cut fries freshly peeled & chipped. Delicious with a side of curry sauce or gravy. Extra crispy? Just ask your server.
Two flaky puff pastry rolls filled with seasond pork sausage meat and baked to a golden brown, goes down great with a touch of Coleman's hot English mustard.
Curry Chip Burrito
'Proper' chips with our signature curry sauce wrapped up in a large flour tortilla.
A hard-boiled egg surrounded in sausage meat then rolled in bread crumbs and baked. Served hot or cold with garnish and Branston pickle.
MIXED BABY GREENS: Tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, craisins, blue cheese crumbles and croutons. Dressings: Blue Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Fat-Free Sesame Ginger, Honey Dijon, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Jalapeño Aioli or Hot Bacon Dressing. SPINACH SALAD: With chopped egg, bacon bits, red onions, blue cheese crumbles and served with hot bacon dressing.
Shakespeare's Fish taco
A Fresh battered Cod piece served with two corn tortillas, coleslaw, homemade salsa, and our signature jalapeno aioli sauce on the side.
Fresh sliced Turkey breast, feta cheese, baby spinach, red onion and tomato all rolled into either a flour or whole wheat tortilla with your choice of dressing.
An assortment of cheese and a freshly baked roll accompanied with half a Scotch egg, pickled onions, Branston pickle, lettuce and tomato. Great as an appetizer to share.
Each day Chef Manny prepares a choice of either a meat based soup or a vegetarian option served to you with a freshly baked roll.
A gourmet vegetarian patty topped with sauteed baby spinach, red bell peppers, feta cheese and a sweet jalapeno aioli sauce served on a toasted sesame seed bun.
Big Ben Burger
A half pound beef patty served with sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions and your choice of either blue, swiss or cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise all stacked high in a toasted sesame seed bun.
Tender corned beef served on rye bread with swiss cheese, grilled onion, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing.
The Great British Dip
Tender roast beef served on a freshly baked roll with tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and a side of horseradish and brown gravy.
Pate and Toast
A generous portion of chicken and port wine pate. Served with toast and garnish.
A fresh cod fillet (sauteed or battered) served open faced on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise with your choice of one of the following toppings: blue, swiss or cheddar cheese, mushrooms and grilled or raw onion.
Banger on a Roll
An English style pork sausage served on a freshly baked roll with piping hot grilled onions.
Three slow roasted pork shanks seared to crispy perfection with your choice of barbecue sauce or our signature buffalo sauce, homemade coleslaw and garnish.
Shakespeare's Chicken Tenders
Five lightly breaded chicken breast strips served with ranch dressing and garnish. Also available buffalo style.
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
Marinated chicken breast, grilled and served open faced on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise with your choice of one of the following toppings: blue, swiss or cheddar cheese, mushrooms and grilled or raw onion.
Fish & Chips (Lunch)
Traditionally prepared using fresh cod surrounded in beer batter. Served with chips and peas.
Shepherd's Pie (Lunch)
We start by using marinated lean ground beef and vegetables then top it off with a roof of mashed potatoes and bubbling grilled cheese. Substitute ‘proper’ chips for french fries or mashed potatoes. Peas can be substituted for ‘Mushy peas’ or Heinz baked beans on all the above meals, add $2.25.
Bangers and Mash (Lunch)
Three sizzling pork sausages floating in gravy and topped with grilled onions. Served with mashed potatoes and peas.
Roast Beef Lunch (Lunch)
Tender Slices of prime lean beef served with mashed potatoes and peas and homemade gravy.
Your choice of either beef, chicken or vegetarian faux meat. Served with rice, chips or a bit o' both.
Soup, Salad, and Roll (Lunch)
Choose from either of our homemade soups. Served with mixed baby greens salad and a bread roll. (Spinach salad add .95¢)
Wines, Spirits & Ales
At the Shakespere Pub, we believe if it tastes good, we've got it. That includes an extensive choice of wines, ports, sherry, ales, lagers, stouts and a selection of classic malt whiskies. For those of you that prefer non-alcoholic drinks, we carry British sodas, juices, non-alcoholic beer, and of course, the great British cup of tea.
We are pleased to announce our newly extended Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday. All 20 ounce 'Imperial' Pints of Imported Draught Beers $4.95, Well Liquor $3.95, $1 off House Wine and All Bottled Beers.
Cask Conditioned Ale
Drawn from our traditional English hand-pump,this one-off cask has been brewed exclusively for The Shakespeare Pub, un-filtered and un-pasteurized without any additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Please ask your server about our current selection.
A dry stout that started life at Arthur Guinness's St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland in 1759. The beer is based upon the porter style that originated in London in the early 1700s. Enjoyed world wide, this has always been a favourite among beer drinkers who appreciate a full-bodied, creamy, deep ruby red (black)stout. Enjoy our award winning 'Perfect Pint! served the way it always should be. "Slainte!"
First produced in 1960 at the Dundalk Brewery, Ireland, in response to the trend among drinkers in Britain and Ireland toward continental lager. Full-bodied with a reassuring bite. Harp stays sharp to the bottom of the glass.
Newcastle Brown Ale
'Newckie Brown' as it is commonly known was developed in the northeast of England during the 1920's, this ale, 'The One And Only' is dark and robust with a nutty finish.
Bass Pale Ale
A full flavored ale from Burton-on-Trent, England, Bass Pale Ale is considered one of the leading imported beers in the areas of quality, image, and drinkability. The essence of the traditional British beer, Bass is the original Pale Ale and it has been brewed since 1777.
Brewed by Fuller's at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, the only London brewery still in operation. An ale for the connoisseur of ale drinkers, rich in taste and colour. " Extra Special Bitter". 5.9% ABV.
Fuller's London Pride
Fuller's London Pride, the company’s flagship brand, is a mahogany colored Bitter Beer. 4.7% ABV. It is the United Kingdom’s leading premium ale. Fuller’s, based at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London have been in operation for over 350 years.
Boddingtons Pub Ale
Boddingtons is an English beer, originally from Manchester, England, that has been brewed for more than 200 years. Known affectionately as "Boddies", this beer is famous for its smoothness and creamy head retention.
Magner's Irish Cider
19.2oz Bottle. From Clonmel, County Tipperary. A 4.5% ABV Hard Cider that is rivaling Guinness in sales in Both it's native Ireland and the U.K. A perfect warm weather beverage. Take a pint glass half filled with ice, pour over, and enjoy.
Strongbow is a brand of cider manufactured in Hereford, England by Bulmers. It is the UK's most popular cider, accounting for more than half of the cider sold in Britain. Strongbow is a dry cider. Strongbow is also unique in that it is produced with a Royal Warrant. Strongbow is named after the Cambro-Norman knight Richard de Clare, later Earl of Pembroke, nicknamed "Strongbow" for relying heavily on Welsh archers during campaigns in Ireland, where the native Irish had few bows and relied on javelins.
500 years of hard work went into making this beer that features the aroma of orange peel, coriander and herbs. Light yellow and naturally murky, the soft foam adds a cloudy finish. And then there’s the soft taste, light and slightly sweet and sour and with subtle citrus notes.
Stella Artois Lager
First brewed in Leuven, Belgium in 1366 as a Christmas brew, and named Stella after the Latin for"star",because of its exceptional clarity. England's best selling European beer.
Union Jack IPA
Brewed by the Firestone-Walker company in Paso Robles, California by Englishman David Walker and his Brother-in-Law, Adam Firestone (of Firestone Tyres fame). Citrus, pineapple, and a full chewy malt profile finish clean on your palate. Over 70 IBUs and 7.5% alcohol by volume, Union Jack certainly does not have any problems competing with the big India Pale Ales. A beer true to its origins; deeply hopped and bolstered for a long voyage. ACCOLADES: 2009 Australian International Beer Awards Gold Medal. 2008 European Beer Star Award Gold Medal. 2008 GABF Gold Medal. 2008 World Beer Cup Silver Medal - American Strong.
Smithwick's Irish Ale
Smithwick's (pronounced 'smith-icks') is an Irish red ale from Kilkenny in Ireland. Irelands oldest ale, in production since 1710, it combines a rich flavour with an ultra smooth finish.
$5 Anytime 20oz. Draught
Our current selection is Firestone Double Barrel Ale (DBA).
For the adventurous
For those of you who like to mix it up, why not try a BLACK & TAN: (Half Guinness & half Bass), POORMAN'S BLACK VELVET: (Half Guinness & half Strongbow Hard Apple Cider), TRADITIONAL SNAKEBITE: (half Harp Lager & half Strongbow Hard Apple Cider), CIDER & BLACK: (Strongbow Hard Apple Cider & Blackcurrant cordial), LAGER & LIME: (Harp Lager & Lime concentrate), SHANDY: (Half Harp lager & half Sprite), HALF & HALF: (Half Guinness & half Harp Lager), BLACK & BROWN: (Half Guinness, half Newcastle Brown Ale) & BLACK JACK: (Half Guinness, half Firestone Union Jack IPA).
Amstel Light, Becks, Becks Non-Alcoholic, Budweiser, Bud Light, Carlsberg, Coors Light, Corona, Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Heineken, Magners Cider (19.2oz), Miller Light, O'Douls Amber (Non-Alcoholic), Pacifico, Stella Cidre, Wyders Pear Cider.
Glenkinchie 10 yr.
The standard 10 year old Glenkinchie single malt is a fairly typical lowland whisky in that it is fresh and light in character, with notes of lemon and cut grass. A sweet nose and a hint of peat make this a good introduction to the world of single malts.
The Glenlivet 12 yr.
The colour is pale gold and the fresh and floral nose is marked by citrus fruit (lemon). The palate, dry, light and mellow reveals some flower, fruit (citrus, peach) and vanilla hints. The finish, from average lengths finishes on malt touches.
Cragganmore 12 yr.
This 12 year old bottling has a dull gold colour. The nose is rightly famous as being one of the most complex of any single malt. There are sweet floral fragrances with a firm body and malty taste, a long finish with delicate aromas and light smoke.
Oban 14 yr.
Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands; the meeting place between land and sea. Fine single malt whisky has been made here for over 200 years, in one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery's own particular specification. light peat smoke gives the malt a distinctive character and taste. The result is the smoky, malty dryness in the flavour and finish of Oban.
Dalwhinnie 15 yr.
Set in splendid mountain scenery, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland. The name Dalwhinnie means meeting place, which refers to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains. With a sweet, fruity aroma and light taste, this single malt finishes with a hint of heather.
Talisker 10 yr.
Talisker single malt is known for its above average peat content, and "salty" (or "spicy") character. While the brand is generally well-accepted and sells well, the high phenol level and distinct taste may prove "challenging" for the casual whisky drinker.
Lagavulin 16 yr.
Lagavulin is a single malt Scotch whisky produced on the island of Islay. It has been described as the "aristocrat" of Islays. It has an unmistakable, powerful, peat-smoke aroma. Described as being robustly full bodied, well-balanced and smooth with a slight sweetness on the palate.
Kenwood Chardonnay, Mezzacorona Chardonnay, Campagnola Pinot Grigio, Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Kenwood Yulupa Cuvee Brut. Plus our featured white wine of the month and 'anytime' $3 glass.
Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon, Angeline Pinot Noir, Trapiche Malbec, Fetzer Merlot and Loredona Syrah Rose. Plus our featured red wine of the month and 'anytime' $3 glass.
Kenwood (750 ml), Kenwood (187 ml)
Whisky from the Scottish highlands and Bushmills Irish Cream are added to our rich coffee and topped with heavy cream.
First we combine Jameson Irish Whiskey with fine brown sugar, than add a rich coffee and finally, top off this Irish classic with heavy cream.