“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” ― Benjamin Franklin
'Fantastic Pubs with Great Food'
Dickens, on a pub crawl

Empire Pub's

Click here to edit subtitle

The Barge Inn 
Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge, Essex, SS11 7RE - 01268 732 622

Open at 10am everyday
 serving made-to-order Buns & Bagels with fresh ground coffee, hot chocolate juices and a tipple if it suits

Breakfast Baps & Bagels

Choose either a Toasted Brioche Bun or Bagel

Served 11am – 12 midday everyday

Suffolk Back Bacon £2.85

Suffolk Bacon & Free-range Fried Egg £3.00

Cumberland Sausage £2.85

Sausage & Free-range Fried Egg £3.00

Free-range Fried Egg £2.50

Two Scrambled Eggs £2.85

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg £6.50

Quorn Sausage £2.85

01268 732 622 email: info@thebarge.co www.empirepubs.com

Below is a sample of our daily menu.


Marinated Olives £3.65 Mediterranean Lemon, Red Pepper & Herb or Smoked Paprika, Red Chilli &Herb

Fresh Bread with Oil & Balsamic £2.60

Garlic Bread £2.95 topped with Cheese £3.45


Homemade Soup of the Day with Croutons £4.95

Pork Liver & Chicken Pate Served with Red Onion Marmalade & Toasted Bread £5.95

Whitebait Homemade Tartare Sauce & Lime Wedge £5.95

Malaysian Chicken Salad Crispy Chicken, mixed vegetable ribbons & Chinese Leaf in light Curry Mayo £6.95

Breaded Camembert tomato and Onion Chutney £6.25

Smoked Haddock Fish Cake spring onion mayonnaise & green rocket £6.75

Salt & Pepper Squid Crispy Coated served with garlic mayonnaise £6.75

Main Courses

Steaks - 10oz Rump Steak £16.95 or 8oz Ribeye £17.95 Served with Hand cut chips, Roasted vine cherry tomato & peppercorn sauce on the side

Chilli & Crab Linguine with red onion, Spring Onion, Coriander & Parmesan £11.45

Cumberland Sausage & buttered mash with onion gravy £9.95

Cajun Breast of Chicken Burger in a Brioche Bun with Cheese and Bacon Served with Fries £9.95

8oz British Beef Burger in a Brioche Bun Served with Cheese, Bacon and Fries £9.95

Hand Cut Bacon Steak with Hand Cut Chips, Fried Egg & Grilled Pineapple £11.95

Breaded Whole Tail Scampi Served with Tartare sauce, Fries & Peas £10.95

Thai Red Duck Curry with Pineapple & Baby Corn Served with Boiled Rice £12.35

Adnam’s Beer Battered Haddock Served with hand Cut Chips, Tartare Sauce & Peas £12.95

Chefs Homemade Pie of The day Served with Creamy mash and mixed vegetables £11.95

(This is freshly baked so please allow at least 20-mins for this dish)

Calves Liver & Streaky Bacon Bubble & Squeak, Red Wine Jus & Beer Battered Onion Rings £13.95

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie with mixed vegetables £10.95

Side Dishes £2.95

Selection of Seasonal Vegetables – Beer Battered Onion Rings - Skinny Chips - Garlic Bread – Mash Potato Add Cheese 50p

Desserts £5.95

Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with vanilla Ice cream

Bramley Apple & Rhubarb Crumble & Vanilla Custard

Warm Belgium Waffle Vanilla Ice Cream & Black Cherry Compote

Jam Sponge Pudding & Custard

Key Lime Pie & Mango Coulis

British Cheeseboard A Selection of three British Cheeses served with Chutney & Crackers £9.25

At Lunchtime we also Serve the following Menu

White or Malted Wheat Baguettes

Prawns in Marie Rose Sauce £6.95 Honey Baked Ham & Tomato £5.95

Cheddar cheese & Red onion £5.95 Tuna melt £6.25

Bacon & Brie £5.95 Tuna Mayonnaise & Cucumber £5.95

Club - Chicken, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo £7.65


Scottish Smoked salmon £7.35 Salt beef with mustard & gherkin £8.25 both served with a fresh salad garnish

Jacket Potatoes

Choice of topping:

Baked Beans, Cheddar Cheese, Cheese & Onion, Tuna Mayonnaise, Asian coleslaw - £5.95 Prawn with Marie Rose Sauce £6.25    Extra topping £1.00

Fresh Salad, Ploughman & Our Special Malaysian Chicken

Fresh Leaf Salad £4.25

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sliced Red Onion, Celery & Toasted Pine Nuts tossed in our House Dressing.

A choice of toppings - Grilled Chicken Breast & Bacon £4  or  Peppered Smoked Mackerel £4  or  Grilled Goats Cheese £3

Malaysian Chicken Salad 

Crispy Chicken Strips with ribbons of Courgette, Peppers, Red Onion, Carrot & Chinese Leaf in Curry Mayonnaise with a poppadum £12.95

Prawn Salad 

Marie Rose Prawns served on Baby Gem lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato & Lemon Wedge £9.95

The Barge Ploughman’s - Wiltshire Cooked Ham & Cheddar Cheese

With Celery, Pickled Onions, Branston Pickle, Salad Garnish, Crusty Bread & Butter £9.25

Fresh Ground Coffee, Tea & Hot Belgium Chocolate

Regular £1.95 Cappuccino £2.40 Double Espresso £2.50

Latté £2,50 Espresso £1.80 Liquor £4.45

Mocha £2.95 Floater £2.10

Pot of Tea £1.95 Fruit or herbal £1.95 Hot Belgian Chocolate £2.90


Sunday Menu 

(Sample Menu Subject to Change)

The Following Dishes are available from 12pm – 7pm


Homemade Soup of the Day

with Crusty Bread £4.95

Crispy Coated Whitebait

Tartare Sauce and a Lime Wedge £5.95

Malaysian Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken, ribbons of Courgette, Peppers, Red Onion, Carrot & Chinese Leaf

In light Curry Mayo £6.55

Chicken Liver Pate

Red Onion Marmalade & Toasted Brioche £5.95

Crispy Coated Camembert (V)

Tomato and Onion Chutney & Toasted Soldiers £6.25


Roasted Sirloin of Beef

Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & Red Wine Gravy £13.50

Roasted Loin of Pork

Roast Potatoes, Cranberry and Pork Stuffing, Yorkshire pudding,

Pigs in blankets, Red Wine Gravy & Crispy Crackling £12.95

Roasted Chicken Breast

Roast Potatoes, Cranberry and Pork Stuffing, Yorkshire pudding Pigs in blankets & 

Red Wine Gravy £11.95

Roasted Platter of Sliced Beef, Pork & Ham

Roast Potatoes, Cranberry and Pork Stuffing, Yorkshire pudding,

Pig in blanket & Red Wine Gravy £14.45

Adnam’s Beer Battered Fish

Skinny Chips, Homemade Tartare Sauce, Garden Peas £12.45

Breaded Whole Tail Scampi

Homemade Tartare Sauce, Fries & Garden Peas £10.95

Ham Egg & Chips

Skinny Fries & Salad Garnish £9.95

Baked Butter Nut Squash (V)

Baby Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Topped with a Parmesan Crumb £10.45

Grilled Goats Cheese Salad (V)

Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Pine Nuts £8.95

A Selection of Vegetables will be served on main course plate

You may order more Vegetables if required

Some dishes may contain or may have been made around nuts – some dishes may contain bones