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Food and Drink at The Jackdaw

Inside Kent Magazine recently wrote in their article Food, Glorious Food,

“Your partner fancies pie and mash, you want something a bit special – where do you go? The Jackdaw, that’s where. The traditional pub in Denton offers a fantastic menu of classic English fare such as Fish & Chips and Ploughman’s Lunches, but also boasts a full menu suited to the gourmet in all of us including dishes such as Coriander-crusted Lamb Rump and Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Thyme Risotto…..

…..When visiting The Jackdaw for a mid-week lunch, the first thing I noticed was the simple beauty of the exterior. The landscaping and building are impeccable, with a lovely lawn and scattered tables out front for enjoying a drink on a warm spring day. As it most definitely wasn’t a warm spring day when I visited, I headed straight inside to a most welcoming cosy interior and settled down at my table by a blazing fire……

…..Whether you want a hearty home-cooked meal, a Kentish cream tea, a simple glass of wine or a gourmet dinner, The Jackdaw has something for everyone. The secluded but convenient location makes it the ideal choice for a quick bite or romantic event – even for those with the most opposite of tastes.”

As the reviewer has said, our menu caters for a wide range of tastes and changes with the seasons. There are also specials which change on a daily basis. Our well qualified and experienced chefs are eager to please!


Valentines Menu 13th & 14th Feburary

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!

£25 for 2 courses 

£30 for 3 courses


To Start


Red lentil & coconut soup

served with chunky bread & butter pads


Baked pork loin & pear stack 

with blue cheese cream on a bed of pepper rocket


Grilled goats cheese & toasted pine nut salad 

finished with a sweet cherry & honey oil


Seafood plater to share

smoked salmon, moules farci, buttered crevettes & crab cakes

with salad garnish, chunky bread & traditional dips




Slow roasted beef roulade of wild mushroom & caramelised chicory

drizzled with a ruby port & blackberry reduction 

served with tender stem broccoli & sweet potato puree


Pan fried chicken escalope on a bed of roasted pepper & fresh basil risotto

finished with braised vine tomartoes


Butterfly sea bass fillet pan fried with a fennel & almond butter

atop a saute vegetable salad with citrus infused new potatoes


Roasted squash, baby spinach & ricotta cannelloni

accompanied with crisp garden salad & warm focaccia


To Finsh


Passion fruit & champagne cheesecake

with chantilly cream


Peach, almond & rasberry tart

topped with clotted cream


Milk & white chocolate fondue sharer

with brownie pieces, fruit shortbread & marshmallows to dip


Traditional cheeseboard, to have as a single or sharer platter,

trio of local cheese with crackers & fruit, finished with an apricot compote

Click here for our current menu 

Click here for our Sunday menu


News and Events

Now Taking Wedding Bookings

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The Jackdaw is officially licensed to hold wedding ceremonies. Please see our functions section for more information.

Quiz Night

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Next one is 01/12/15 at our sister pub, The Duke of Cumberland.