Irish, anyone? Get ready for an emerald weekend at Kemptville's best source of two of Ireland's most wondrous contributions to international culture... live music and excellent beer! Our big celebration is on Sunday with Pat Maloney's Celtic Knights featuring his prize winning granddaughter, Ellen Daly on fiddle--not to be missed! For our part, look forward to giant bubbling cauldrons of rich, rib-sticking beef stew & soda bread!
New Menu starts every Friday: some items may change depending on seasonal availability… We will try to keep the website updated to reflect changes. Kid’s Menu and Pub Grub menus are also available, just ask your server.
Soups of the Day are always made from scratch using fresh ingredients, cup, $2.99; bowl, $5.99
Green Salad: greens, shredded fresh veggies, seeds, choice of dressing: creamy ‘Branch’ or apple cider vinaigrette, small, $2.99; regular, $5.99, dinner sized $11.99
Branch Caesar: grilled local Belgian endive, bacon, parmesan, cornbread croutons, and roasted tomato aioli, small: $4.99, regular, $6.99, dinner, $13.99, add chicken $5.99
Brisket Sliders: bites of our famous brisket on toasted cornbread with BBQ sauce and slaw, $8.99
Chips & Dips: corn chips, with sour cream, housemade salsa & guacamole, $8.99
Taco Salad (dinner size only): choice of smoked beef brisket, house-roasted chicken, or smoked tofu, with greens, cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, beans, and corn chips; dinner sized only, $16.99
Entrees: all entrees come with cornbread and a choice of soup or salad...
Texas BBQ Plate: all BBQ Plates come with housemade bbq sauce, potato salad (substitute roasted or mashed potatoes for $1.99), slaw, beans, onions & pickles $22.99; choose one of the following (add a second choice for $3.99):
· Beef Brisket: OUR SPECIALTY! Heaps of tender 100% local hardwood smoked and braised beef.
· Grilled Sausages: 2 ‘medium spice’ fresh links from Seed to Sausage in Sharbot Lake.
· Smoked Tofu & Portobello: with peppers and onions.
· 1/2 Chicken: (or choose either 1 piece white meat or 2 pieces dark) from Lyon's Family Farm
Molé Chicken: roast chicken breast (or 2 chicken legs) from Lyon's Family Farm in Spencerville, with Mexican Salsa Molé (a combination of dried mild chilies, toasted and ground seeds & rich dark chocolate) served over rice, with sour cream and seasonal veggies, $21.99
Enchiladas Verdes: corn tortillas stuffed with peppers, smoked portabello mushrooms and tofu, smothered in chili-tomatillo sauce and cheese, served with beans, rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream, $19.99
Steak Special: ask your server...
Branchburger: (does not include choice of soup or salad) 1/3 pound 100% local, naturally raised beef, thick & juicy, on a toasted bun with tomato-garlic mayo, grainy mustard, lettuce, onion, tomato; with roasted potato wedges, more aioli for dipping, and pickles, $13.99 ($10.99, with $.99 toppings Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm only) Add:
· cheese: $2.49
· guacamole: $1.50
· bacon: $1.99
· blue cheese: $2.99
· jalapenos: $.99
· fried egg: $1.99
· sautéed mushrooms or onions: $.99
· gluten-free Kaiser $.99
please note: our famous burgers are fresh ground locally, in a small facility; as such, we are comfortable serving them ‘medium’, a.k.a. ‘a little pink’. If you have another preference, please let us know and we will prepare it to your liking.
*Veggie version available on request, try our new black bean patty!
Sticky Toffee Cake: with caramel sauce and real whipped cream, $5.99
Nicole's Magic Mousse: rich chocolate mousse cake, cookie crust, fruit coulis $6.99
Apple Crisp: local apples, caramel sauce, real whipped cream $5.99
What’s the scoop? Add a single scoop of ice cream to any of the above (or enjoy it on it’s own), $1.49
Wednesday & Thursday:
All You Can Eat Fajita Buffet, $15.99: grilled, sliced skirt steak, roast chicken, peppers, onions and house-smoked portobello mushrooms, guacamole, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, tortillas, even some salad and cornbread are all included.
Friday & Saturday:
Burger Bonanza!! Join us this and every Friday and Saturday between 5 and 7pm for a Burg-o-rama! We chargrill a big pile of burgers over real hardwood on the Big Black Smoker, serve them (with all the usual fixings, including roasted potato wedges and housemade pickles, mustard and tomato-garlic aioli...) It's all for just $10.99, with any of our add-ons (cheese, bacon, blue cheese, onions, mushrooms, even a fried egg!) for just 99 cents each! Dine in or take it home, but remember, the special price is only on Fridays and Saturdays between 5 and 7pm… (as always, gluten free and vegetarian versions are also available…). I've been enjoying coming up with burger specials every week... so far we've featured everything from donut burgers to Aussie burgers to patty melts to 'Big Tex', a double bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce! Come see what weird (and/or perfectly reasonable) creation I come up with this week!
Family Takeout Dinner, $44.99: Designed to feed a family of four, our takeout dinner now comes with a 3/4 pound of roasted chicken (from Keewaytin Farms), 3/4 pound of our famous 100% hardwood smoked beef brisket, a side of seasonal veggies, a tub each of black beans, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, our own zippy BBQ sauce and cornbread… The full dinner is hot and ready for pickup between 4 and 6pm, Wednesday through Saturday, if you call before 3pm. Add some Mac n’ Cheese for the kiddos for just $4.99.
Friday 7 ~ Hank's Hangover, 9pm, $5. Five years of playing Old Time Country around Ottawa, the Valley and up in the Gatineaus. Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline to name a few of our influences. Tow tapping to slow ones to dance slow with your special friend, we'll keep you out on the dance floor!
Saturday 8 ~ Celticity, 9pm, $10. Arthur McGregor and Wendy Moore are Celticity.
Celticity performs on a collection of instruments including harp, guitar, tin whistle, autoharp, oboe, bodhran, English horn, ukulele and others. The songs and tunes are from both sides of the North Atlantic: old and new tunes, original songs, traditional ditties and arranged covers. Wendy and Arthur have played across Canada, the US and Ireland as both the children's group, The Celtic Rathskallions and in clubs, house concerts and theatres as 'Celticity'.
Sunday 2 ~ Rubber Boots Buffet, 2-8pm; Open Mic, 3-6pm, this week: St Patrick's Day Party with The Celtic Knights and Ellen Daly. For those who are new to the clan, the Sunday Open Mic/Rubber Boots Buffet is a family friendly, fun, community day that welcomes musicians of all skill levels. We mix up the schedule with guest hosts like Greg Kelly and the UKE group, and occasional 'Birthday Tribute' events, where participants are encouraged to play songs by an artist whose birthday is on or near the Sunday in question; While all that happens, the Rubber Boots Buffet is being served... it is an all day, all you can eat comfort food extravaganza (other menus such as pub grub, kids and a dessert menu are also available) and the whole day is a place where you can meet your neighbours, come in for a beer or a pot of tea, stay for a bowl of homemade soup and a song or two and leave with, well, a whole new batch of friends. Everyone is welcome—and yes, that means you! We’d love to see you this Sunday… This Sunday, in honour of the holiday, and in lieu of a jam or open mic, come and enjoy Irish Stew on the buffet and all your favourite Irish tunes and songs with local crooner Pat Maloney's Celtic Knights featuring (his granddaughter...) award winning fiddler Ellen Daly!
That’s all for now, thanks for reading!
Bruce & Nicole