The Horse & Cart Inn

Our wine list started out as a simple greatest hits of our favourites, but ended up becoming our extensive and ever changing list of 100+ wines with something for all tastes and pockets. Please don't be overwhelmed by the selection, if you want any advice we will be delighted to help. See our sample wine list below which changes regularly.

House Wines






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Ca di Alte Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Deliciously fresh, crisp and dry sparkler made from Glera or Prosecco grapes as
they are sometimes known.

Luigi Bosca Estate Brut, Mendoza, Argentina

We only have a few bottles of this delicious full bodied bubbly with aromas and
flavours of vanilla biscuit and honey. Real quality.
Biddenden Gribble Bridge Rosé 2012 Kent, England

Off-dry style, made from 100% Gamay grapes (best known for Beaujolais). Packed
with flavours of Summer fruits like strawberry, raspberry & pear.
Chapel Down Rose NV Kent, England

Aromatic strawberry fruit aromas and flavours with a bone dry finish, makes a
cracking aperitif and is from just down the road.
Devaux Grande Reserve Champagne, France

Really classy Champagne at an affordable price and well worth splashing out on.
Biscuit notes from the extended bottle ageing are balanced with a clean acidity and
lengthy finish.
Hoffman & Rathbone 2010 Classic Cuvee, East Sussex, England
Hoffman & Rathbone 2011 Rose Reserve, East Sussex, England

Made from the classic Champagne grapes of Pinot Noir/Meunier and Chardonnay
these are premium artisan sparkling wines made with love and care (and our near



Crisp & Dry


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J. Bouchon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Maule Valley, Chile

Cut grass, gooseberry and limes, crisply fruity and highly quaffable.
Gran Cerdi Blanco 2015 Catalonia, Spain

A dry and fruity wine with hints of apple and citrus, it’s been made with no
added sulphur and is a good example of a modern natural wine. It also has a
great label (which you should read even if you don’t buy the wine!)
Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand£6.00£22.00£12.00
Biddenden Ortega 2015 Kent, England

Semi-Aromatic on the nose, displays appealing fresh aromas of green apple,
grapefruit, cut grass and flora, whilst the palate is medium bodied, crisp,
characterful and deliciously fruity. Delicious when served as an aperitif, this
refreshing white would also pair well with lightly spicy dishes and simple seafood.
Baron de Baddassiere Viognier 2015 Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Crazy name, but apparently it’s a village in France. Aromas and flavours of
ripe peach with a dry lemony finish. It’s rare to get a decent and well priced
Loimer Gruner Vetliner 2015 Wachau, Austria

A grape variety indigenous to Austria producing a deliciously easy drinking
dry wine with lip smacking acidity and stony minerality.
Vin d'Alsace Riesling 2015 Alsace, France£6.00£24.00£12.00
Chapel Down Bacchus, Kent, England£26.00£13.00
Domaine Fournillon Chablis 2014 Burgundy, France

Classic un-oaked Chardonnay with aromas of fresh straw and apple and a
steely minerality.
Bonhomme Sauvignon Touraine 2015 Loire Valley, France

Another wine made without added sulphur, but with real passion and skill. A
richness rarely found in sauvignon blanc and a freshness and purity of fruit rarely found anywhere. Cracking stuff
Produttori del Gavi Gavi di Gavi 2015 Piemonte, Italy

Think interesting sauvignon blanc with a pronounced lime character, ideal
with fish and white meats.

Full flavoured


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El Coto Rioja Blanco 2015, Spain

Often white Rioja can be dark in colour and lightly oxidised in style, but this is really
fresh and crisp with around 5% Sauvignon Blanc in the blend. An excellent match with
risotto or roast chicken.
De Wetshoff ‘sur lie’ Chardonnay 2015 Robertson Valley, South Africa

A big rich, oaked chardonnay with loads of vanilla and honey apple flavour, but not too
sickly and at this price a really classy example.
Rizzardi Soave 2014, Italy

Often Soave can be bland, but this complex and classy version has a real richness of fruit
matched to a delicate acidity and perfume.
Elena Walch Chardonnay 2015 Alto Adige, Italy

Delicately fruity white with elegant aromatics and a hint of vanilla oak, made by a
Baglio Bianco IGP Cataratto 2015 Sicily, Italy

If you do as little as possible to wine, you end up with something like this, it’s cloudy
because it hasn’t been filtered and it’s funky smelling because it has no added sulphur,
but it has really pure fruit and a lovely lingering finish. Give it a go!!
Solosde Vermentino 2015 Tuscany, Italy

Vermentino is a highly aromatic grape variety with aromas, as well as flavours, of ripe
peach & elderflower, which is followed by bone dry acidity and lovely minerality.
Pieropan Soave Classico 2016, Italy

About as good as soave gets, richly fruity and aromatic with real depth of flavour, just
Pascal J'olivet Pouilly Fume 2015 Loire, France£34.00£22.00
Cordier Pouilly Fuisse VV 2015 Burgundy, France

Oaked chardonnay with a deep colour and flavour, nutty and opulent
La Chablisienne Chablis 1er cru ‘Cote de Lechet’ 2012 Burgundy, France

Single vineyard Chardonnay with really ripe concentrated fruit. Complex aromas and
flavours that have developed over the 5 years it’s spent in bottle. Class



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El Coto Rioja Rosado 2015 Rioja, Spain

Deep in colour and just off dry in style, very fruity and a good match to pizza.
Biddenden Gribble Bridge Rosé 2015 Kent, England

A full, well balanced medium-dry wine. Produced with Dornfelder grape in the
traditional manner by overnight maceration of the fruit prior to pressing to help
to intensify the full fruit flavour of this wine.
Huber Zweigelt Rose 2014 Traisental, Austria

Zweigelt is an indigenous grape variety of Austria and here produces a really
fruity and aromatic wine, packed with red berries and crisp acidity.
Trilogie Rose 2016 Vins de Pays d’Oc, France

Really pale pink in colour, bone dry and subtly fruity in a Provencal style. Very
easy to glug!
Ca dei Frati Rosé, Lake Garda, Italy

Absolute top quality rose from the banks of Lake Garda. Pure strawberry fruits
are beautifully balanced with elegant perfume and fresh acidity. Superb!!


Red - Light & Fruity


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Longavi Pinot Noir Chile

High altitude and a relatively cool climate help produce this soft and fruity red
with aromas and flavours of cherry and smoked ham.
Ca' di Alte Pinot Nero 2015 Veneto, Italy

Very delicate in both colour and flavour, soft and fruity and ideal with charcuterie
or game.
Chevalerie Bourgeuil Diptyque 2014 Touraine, France

Redcurrants and a hint of minty spice in this refreshingly crisp and fruity no added sulphur red, made from 100% Cabernet Franc. Really nice with lamb, duck or game.
Judith Beck Ink 2015 Burgenland, Austria
100% Zweigelt, a fruity, lightly spicy red with crisp acidity and a lingering cherry
flavour. Excellent value for money and another no added sulphur 'natural' wine.
Cantina Terlaner Pinot Noir Classico 2014 Alto Adige, Italy

One of the original co-operatives in Italy these guys produce really well made and
‘typical’ wines from Northern Italy. Light, delicate and full of savoury berry fruits.
JJ Girard Pommard VV 2008 Burgundy, France

A 100% classic Pinot Noir showing off aromas, as well as flavours, of cherry,
raspberry & smoked ham. Works perfectly with lamb & game dishes. 
Berthaut Gevrey Chambertin Clos de Chezeaux 2014 Burgundy, France

One of the best known names in the lexicon of Pinot Noir, pure red fruits and soft
Remoriquet Nuits-St-Georges 2014 Burgundy, France 

Better known for their World class whites, these guys can turn their hand to a
cheeky red as well. Soft and fruity and great with lamb or pork or just on it’s own.
£65.00 £45.00

Pavelot Corton Grand Cru 2010 Burgundy, France

Grand cru is the highest classification of pinot noir in Burgundy and represents
the most concentrated, complex and long lived wines in the region. This is a beauty and will age well for 10-15 years to come.

Medium bodied


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J. Bouchon Merlot 2015 Maule Valley, Chile

Classic plummy red with rounded tannins and a good all round drinkability.
El Coto Rioja Crianza 2012 Rioja, Spain

Crianza is aged in barrel and then bottle for 1-3 years before being released and
offers a primary fruit driven wine with a subtle cedar spice from the oak. Velvety
soft and much too easy to drink!
Coto de Imoz Reserva Rioja 2011

Mainly Tempranillo with a splash of Mazuelo, reserve Rioja sees more time in oak
barrels and therefore has a less fruity complex flavour with hints of cedar, leather
and tobacco.
Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2014 Piedmont, Italy

A delicious 100% Nebbiolo from the borders of the Barolo country. The
perfumed aromas are accompanied by extremely well balanced tannins & acidity,
making it a very lovely wine, which is food friendly.
Chateau les Cruzelles 2012 Bordeaux, France

Medium bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a warm creamy
edge to the dark fruits from the new oak barrel ageing.
Chateau Goulee 2005 Bordeaux, France

Semi-mature Cabernet Sauvignon based red from an outstanding vintage with over
ten years in bottle. Richly fruit with softened tannins and hints of leathery spice.
Chateau Les Songs de Magdeleine 2010 St. Emilion, Bordeaux,

Merlot based red from a cracking vintage, the 2nd wine of Magdeleine and blended
to be more approachable young.
Chateau Caronne St. Gemme 2001 Medoc, France 

Soft and elegant red with 15 years maturation, the age brings out the tertiary
character of leather, cedar and cigar box. We will decant for you.
Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 Piemonte, Italy

These guys make superb, elegant and aromatic wines and this is all of those. Made
on the edge of Barolo country and great value for money for being the cheap side
of the denomination. Perfect for meaty dishes.
Chateau Balestard La Tonelle 1986 Bordeaux, France 

30 years old and still going strong! Tannins have softened, the colour has lightened
and complexity has grown over time to produce a mellow and savoury wine that is a
real pleasure. We will decant to remove the sediment for you.
Les Hauts de Pontet Canet 2012 Bordeaux, France 

Another superb 2nd produced by Pontet Canet for drinking earlier than their 1st
wine, but still well structured and classy. Eat steak with it and enjoy!
Chateau Beausejour 1996 Bordeaux, France

Cracking vintage, drinking really well now, the tannins are ripe and well balanced to
the dark berry fruit flavours and acidity.  
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012, Piemonte, Italy

Classic 100% Nebbiolo red from the outstanding co-operative on the hill in
Barbaresco. Elegant, complex and perfumed with a richness of fruit to match any
meaty dish.
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2010 Tuscany, Italy

One of the original ‘super Tuscan’ wines which broke with the requirement to add
small percentages of white grapes and inferior red grapes to their precious
Sangiovese and eventually forced a change in wine law to recognise their quality. As
good as the best Bordeaux and as such, good value!?
Petrolo Galatrona 2010 Tuscany

A ‘Super Tuscan’ that packs a meaty, savoury punch when young and rewards
patience and ageing. A modern classic.
Traviglini Gattinara Riserva 2010, Piemonte, Italy

A little known vineyard producing fantastic Nebbiolo based wines that easily match
the more famous wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It also comes in a really cool
decanter type frosted bottle!
Fontodi Flaccianello 2010 Tuscany, Italy

Another one of the original ‘Super Tuscans’ complex aromatic and richly fruity. A
touch of class.

Red - Full bodied


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La Linda Malbec 2014 Mendoza, Argentina

Reliably fruity and full bodied, this wine consistently packs a punch above its weight. Dark currant fruits, medium tannins and a savoury finish. It craves meaty dishes
Meerlust Red 2013 Stellenbosch, South Africa£6.00£24.00£15.00
Luigi Bosca Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Mendoza, Argentina£6.00£28.00£14.00
Bosca Luyan de Cuyo Malbec 2013 Mendoza, Argentina

This Malbec shows a little more finesse and has been aged in new oak barrels creating a softer, richer style.
Azamor 2013 Alentejo, Portugal

A big spicy wine with lashings of dark berry fruit and grippy tannins that make this perfect with really full flavoured dishes. It can easily handle stews, as well as garlic, and has real character.
Schild Estate GSM 2013 Barossa, Australia

A cheeky Rhone style blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre giving a well balanced, but full bodied red with warm spicy berry fruits and rich aromatics.
Colonial Estate Émigré 2006 Barossa Valley, Australia

In your face Shiraz packed with blackcurrant fruits and cedar spice. The bottle ageing has mellowed the tannin to create a monster in harmony.
d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Australia

Better known for Shiraz, this wine shows that Cabernet can also thrive here. 14 years in bottle have mellowed the grippy tannins and produced a deliciously soft and fruity red with tons of blueberry and blackberry fruit and a hint of cigar box on the nose
Clarendon Hills Clarendon Grenache 2005 McLaren Vale, Australia

Grenache has a tendency to be highly aromatic and very fruity, but lack a bit of complexity. Not the case with this wine as it shows a real depth of flavour and has a deliciously moreish fruit gym style finish.
Domaine Bernard Chave Crozes-Hermitage 1999 Rhone, France

A really meaty, spicy wine on the nose with supple tannins and a long gentle finish.
Lorenzo Amarone 2012 Verona, Italy

These grapes have been air dried prior to pressing and produce a really concentrated, slightly raisiny wine with oodles of flavour and plenty of weight. An ideal match to a cheese board or roasted meats.
Songlines Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 McClaren Vale, Australia

A Bordeaux style blend of cabernet and a splash of merlot, aged gracefully and shows real class alongside soft tannins and currant fruits.
La Salette Valpolicella Ripasso 'I Progni' 2014 Veneto, Italy

Made in the same ripasso (dried grapes) style as Amarone from the excellent La Salette winery. It's a monster, but it has a real pedigree and is ripe enough to quaff alone.
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2010 Toro, Spain

Made by Spain's most famous wine estate, Pintia is made from 100% Tempranillo, but unlike Rioja, here it gives a really peppery and spicy character, making it much more full bodied.
Produttori del Carema Carema Riserva 2011 Piemonte, Italy

Carema is a little known wine made from Nebbiolo and not often seen outside Italy. This reserve shows the perfumed, elegant side of the variety and is stunning. Silky soft fruit is balanced with fine pencil tannins.
Jaboulet Hermitage 'La Chapelle' 1999 Rhone, France

One of the best known vineyards in the Rhone, these Syrah wines have an immense potential for ageing. This wine, nearly 20 years old, still has fresh acidity and concentrated fruits. A distinctive meaty aroma on the nose develops into earthy berry fruits and a spicy leathery finish.
Chateau Latour a Pomerol 2010 Bordeaux, France

Pomerol is famed for its lushly fruity merlot based wines and this is no exception, still young it retains a good tannic structure alongside the ripe plummy fruit.
Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet/Shiraz 2005 Barossa, Australia

Not a very graceful name, but this experimental blend has developed beautifully over the past 10 years into a well rounded wine with real character. Still full bodied, the tannins have mellowed enough to allow very easy drinking
La Salette Amarone 'La Marega' 2012 Veneto, Italy

One of the best and most distinctive wines you will taste. Rich raisiny fruit and immense body with a vicious mouth feel and super smooth, almost sweet, finish. Try this with a bit of parmesan as the Italians do!
Chateau Beycheville 2005 St Julien Bordeaux, France

Top Bordeaux from a top vintage and to my mind, perfect drinking right now, whilst it still has the skeleton of tannin and acidity fully intact.
Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1998 St Estephe Bordeaux, France

One of Bordeaux's great estates, producing consistently outstanding wines with opulent perfume and lavish fruity character. '98 was a very good vintage and whilst drinking well now, this wine will last decades.


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Hecula Monastrell 2014 Yecla, Spain£40.00£26.00
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2009 Tuscany, Italy

Excellent Chianti from an outstanding vintage, a real purity of fruit and perfectly balanced tannin and acidity.
Luigi Bocca Gala 2 2013 Mendoza, Argentina

Classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot, producing a full bodied wine. Super fruity wine, accompanied with notes of vanilla & soft tannins
Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2004 Heathcote, Australia

A really full flavoured wine that still retains its weight of fruit 10 years after it was made. It's spicy, but really ripe and ideal with roasted meats.
Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2009 Piedmont, Italy

Tip top Nebbiolo from a little known area in Northern Italy. Aromatic & elegant, with a great balance of savoury red fruits, acidity & tannins.
Fontodi Flaccianello 2007 Tuscany, Italy

One of the best 'Super Tuscans' from one of the best vintages of the last 50 years, enough said! We challenge you to find this wine for less in a wine shop.






El Candado PX Sherry, Jerez, Spain

If you liquefied dried dates this is what you would get, deliciously unctuous and sticky it makes in pudding in its own right but is sublime with vanilla ice cream. 
Muscat de Rivesaltes 2013, France£7.50£18.00£14.00
Ca d'Gal Moscato d'Asti Lumine 2016 Piedmont, Italy

A fully sweet sparkling wine made from the highly perfumed Muscat grape, it's like an adult sherbet fizz and a mere 5% alcohol means you can have another.
Peter Lehmann Botrytis Semillon, Australia

Botrytis is a rot that eats away at grapes turning them into highly concentrated shriveled up raisins, but the juice that comes from these grapes is nectar and a perfect match to fruity puddings.




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Biddenden Special Mead, Kent, England

Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to man. Produced using modern methods from fermented fruit and honey, sweetened with fine honeys to give a deep amber and deliciously rich full flavoured, aromatic sweet Pyment style wine. Best accompanied by a strong cheese or sweet fruit cake.
Churchills LBV Port Porto, Portugal

Late Bottled Vintage port is aged in bottle then filtered and released when it's ready to drink. Rich raisiny fruit flavours and smooth sweet finish.

5 Litre Bottle

Izardi Rioja Reserva 2012 Rioja, Spain (6.6 Bottles)

Classic Tempranillo with aromas and flavours of cherry & blackcurrant, a hint of vanilla from the new oak, balanced acidity and lush tannins. A truly monstrous party sized bottle of wine.

3 Litre Bottle

Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2009 Piedmont, Italy (4 Bottles)

Tip top Nebbiolo from a little known area in Northern Italy. Presented in a 3 Litre Imperiale bottle in its wooden box.