This classical oak-panelled dining room, find in perfectly with the grandeur of the surrounding building, and its heavy tapestries and splendid flower displays make it an ideal venue for that special occasion.
The food on offer, however, is bang up to date - possibly to the point of over-complication for some tastes. But ingredients have been carefully sourced, and cooking standards are high.
While menu's follow the seasons an autumn selection included 'Fillet of Cornish Red Mullet, Sardine, Boudin of Salted Cod, Braised Celery and Confit Tomato, Bouillabaisse Emulsion'; 'Sauterne Marinated Duck Liver, Semi Dried Grapes, Five Spice Wafers, Autumn Truffles and Butternut Squash Sorbet' and 'Salad of Lancashire Suckling Pig, Braised Leg set in its own Consommé, Apple Crème Fraiche and Lavender Jus' among the starters - and these set the style well.
Possibly to be followed by 'Fillet of Turbot, Confit Yolk, Roast Pumpkin, Seared Duck Liver and Sauce Albufera'; 'Cannon of Lamb, Confit Shoulder, Tongue and Sweetbreads and Rosemary Foam' and 'Slow Poached Red-Legged Partridge, Roasted Crosnes, Celeriac Gratin, Black Pudding and Apple Croquant'.
Desserts look almost too good to eat, with perhaps 'Warm Raspberry Clafoutis on Lemon Curd and Sable Breton, Cardamom Ice Cream and Vanilla Sabayon' and 'Bergamot Bitter Chocolate, Salted Caramel Cylinder, Salted Peanut Ice Cream, Prune Brulée and Muscovado Foam' on offer.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri, 12.00-14.00; £34 (3 courses) to £60
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, 19.00-22.00; set D £78 (3 courses), Tasting menu £92 (10 courses)
- Seats: 50
- Wine: An excellent list over 200 bins, has firm prices, but a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Children of over 12 years and open
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bagshot Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat, D Sun, Bank Holidays; ffirst 2 weeksof Jan
- Rooms available