Red snapper with curried mussels and grilled asparagus

We know that you like to come to our venues so you can relax and take it easy whilst our brilliant chefs cook up a storm on your behalf, but we thought some keen cooks amongst you might like to have a go at some of our recipes yourselves. We're kicking off with this delicious fish dish from Mikey at the Foston's Ash.

Serves 4


4 red snapper fillets

250ml coconut milk

100ml white wine

500g mussel meat

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

2 tbsp garlic puree

1 tbsp cumin

1 handful of fresh coriander

2 shallots finely diced

1 bunch of asparagus

1 cup of double cream

For the curried mussels, add a glug of olive oil to a saucepan and sautee the shallots. When they're soft and starting to brown, add the white wine and reduce by half. Add the mussels, ginger and cumin and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the cream and boil for another 5 minutes, then taste for seasoning and turn off the heat. Add the garlic puree and fresh coriander, stir and set aside.

To poach the red snapper, put the coconut milk in a pan, add the snapper and a grind of salt and pepper and simmer for 7 minutes on a medium heat. Grill the asparagus with a bit of olive oil and seasoning. Divide the mussels onto four plates, add the grilled asparagus, then place one snapper fillet on each plate and serve.

Many thanks to Mikey! Keep an eye on the blog for more recipes soon.

Congratulations to our competition winner Graham Pugh!

A couple of weeks ago we ran a competition to win a meal for two at one of our venues and lucky Graham Pugh is our winner! Graham got in touch with us and said: "Fantastic news about winning the competition! My wife Sarah and I are celebrating our wedding annivsary in July and we'll now be celebrating byb going to our favourite venue the Fleece at Woodchester." Many congratulations to Graham and Sarah from all of us at Food Club.

Work progressing on The Old Lodge Garden Grill

Here's a photo of Paddy and Mircea constructing the new Garden Grill at The Old Lodge. The Grand Opening is on 24th June. See our offers page to get your opening night deal! 

Foston's Ash receives Certificate of Excellence

We’re very proud to announce that the Foston’s Ash has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from travel website TripAdvisor. The award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have consistently received outstanding reviews from their customers, so the Foston's team must be doing something right!

We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has written a review for us, and we’ll make sure we keep up the good work.