Bridge Cottage Bistro - Our famous meringues (& a bit of history)

The term, Meringue,  first appeared in a French cookbook in 1692. But there was an earlier recorded English book in 1604 by Lady Elinor Fettiplace, who gave a recipe that can be easily recognizable as a Swiss meringue, which she called  “white biskit bread.”

So we think it's fair to say that the meringue can definitely claim to be English :) 

Here's  our latest batch, just out the oven. Ginger & pomegranate molasses. 

BRIDGE COTTAGE BISTRO - A lovely write up in The Good Food Guide 2016

In case you missed the September release of The Good Food Guide, here's a little reminder that the 2016 edition is available. We don't just recommend it because we are in it! The UK's bestselling restaurant guide is a great investment and as it says on the back 'it will help you hunt out hidden gems, order the best dishes and discover talented new chefs.'

Bridge Cottage Bistro - Winter Set Lunch Deal

Winter Set Lunch

2 Courses  £12.50

3 Courses  £15.00



Soup of the day with homemade sourdough bread.


Apple, walnut, chicory & Yorkshire cheese Winter salad. 


Fish & Chips with minted smashed peas.


Today's fritatta with potatoes & salad.


A homemade sweet treat of your choosing from the counter. 

Bridge Cottage Bistro - Know where your food comes from !!

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We were very kindly listed in the 'Farm to Table' section of this great website. Its based in the USA, but has recipes, gardening advice and great articles about the importance of knowing where your food comes from. 

Promoting local and sustainable agriculture, that cares for people, animals, land and water: