This grand 15th building, until fairly recently a private house, now houses two restaurants and hotel. It's hard not to be impressed by its Capability Brown gardens and Tudor feel.
You can eat extremely-well in their smart Equilibrium Restaurant, or less formally but just as well in Bess's Brasserie (see photo). The food on offer is highly imaginative, with strange combinations (few of which you'd contemplate at home), but all of which seem to work.
Starters might offer combinations such as 'Scallops with White Chocolate'; 'Serrano Ham wth Green Beans, Beetroot and Truffle' and 'Caviar or Foie Gras Terrine with Pickled Cherries'.
Mains 'Fillet of Brill with Mussel Broth'; 'Roast Loin of Veal with a Mousseline of Sweetbreads and Rösti' or 'Roast Breasts of Squab with Smoked Bacon Polenta and Beetroot Jus'.
For dessert you could perhaps finish with 'Dandelion and Burdock Soufflé'; 'Trio of Chocolate Desserts' (hot, cold and frozen) or suchlike.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week Bess Brasserie 12.30-14.30, mains about £10 to £15 (Bess's Brasserie only)
- Dinner: all week Bess Brasserie 12.30-14.30, mains about £10 to £15 (Bess's Brasserie only)
- Seats: 70, plus 30 outside
- Wine: An impressive wine list is laid-out by style, and kicks off at around the £20 marks, and about 10 by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, Children have their own menu.
- Wheelchair access: Yes (including lavatory)
- Nearest station: Daventry Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or from the M40, leave at junction 11 and take the A361 towards Daventry. About 3 miles/5kms short of Daventry turn right to Fawsley Hall
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon to Fri
- Outside eating
- Rooms available