This beautifully-situated hotel houses a good & comfortable restaurant, which is becoming a destination in its own right.
The dining room, with its light oak panelling, comfortable chairs and crisp white napery being smart enough for any occasion.
The kitchen, under the leadership of James Garth, has built up a good local sourcing network, and the kitchen offers a concise, frequently-changing menu making everything from breads to ice creams.
Expect the likes of 'Pea & Mint Soup'; 'Hand-dived Scallops with Fennel Purée, Sherry & Star Anise Caramel' and 'Confit Rabbit Terrine with Port Jelly, Pain D'Epice & Pickled Carrots' among the starters.
With perhaps 'Seared Fillet of Sea Bass with Mediterranean Vegetables & Contrasting Juices'; 'Noisette of Longdon Marsh Lamb, stuffed with Apricot & Marjoram and a Rosemary-Scented Jus' and 'Char-grilled Fillet of Scottish Beef, Rosti Potato, Wilted Watercress & Red Wine Jus' among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Assiette of Apples - Braeburn & Cinnamon Charlotte, Cox's Apple Crumble & Green Apple Sorbet'; 'White Chocolate & Pear Mousse with Caramelised Pear & Champagne Sorbet' or their selection of local farmhouse cheeses.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00, set L £16.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); mains about £12 to £22
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.00, mains about £12 to £22
- Seats: 40
- Wine: a well-chosen list, kicking off at around the £18 mark, has its roots in France, but there are a few nods elsewhere
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Colwall Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available