This comfortable hotel/restaurant is housed in what was a 17th century rectory. It's an ideal place for a country break, with its mullioned windows overlooking parkland and the River Eye; country-house furnishings and blazing winter log fires. Local ingredients are used whenever possible.
Expect so find the likes of 'Tuna Sumac with iced Fennel'; 'Chili Consommé with Crab Won Ton's and Sea Bream'; 'Foie Gras with Tamarind Ice Cream' or 'Beetroot Risotto with Duck Confit' among the starters.
'Braised Belly Pork with Roast Scallop and Smoked Mash'; 'Red Mullet with Roast Scallops, Focaccia and Black Olive Caramel'; 'Poached Breast of Guinea Fowl with Confit Leg, Couscous and Red Wine' or Local Lamb (cooked in various ways) among the mains.
Desserts have included 'Pear Tart Tatin with Rosemary Ice Cream'; 'Roast Fig, with Honeycomb and Port Ice Cream' and 'Basil Crème Brûlée'.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £16 to £22; set L Sun £35
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.30 (22.00 Fri & Sat); Set D £72.50 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £85 (complete table only)
- Seats: 50, plus about 25 outside
- Wine: an interesting wine list kicks off in the mid £20's, and offers around a dozen by the glass
- Children's portions: No children under 7 during the evening
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Kingham or Moreton in Marsh Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or from the A429, follow signs towards The Slaughter (going west)
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas opening
- Outside eating
- Rooms available