Find this excellent restaurant with rooms amongst the stone buildings of the High Street. It's so named as it was once the headquarters of the celebrated furniture designer Gordon Russell. A modern, airy downstairs restaurant, has seven individually-designed bedrooms above. In the L-shaped dining room, stone walls and old beams mingle happily with works of modern art.
Chef Matthew Laughton offers a modern menu, with a few throw-backs - such as prawn cocktail. So expect to see the likes of 'Rocket and Garlic Soup with Herb Cream and Parmesan'; 'Grilled Chorizo Sausage with a Sweet Potato Pancake, Rocket and Manchego Salad, Spiced Tomato Salsa and Almonds' and ' Boudin of Lamb Sweetbreads with Onion Purée' among the starters.
Perhaps, 'Pork with Sautéed Foie Gras and Caramelised Apples'; 'Seared Tuna with Sweet Potato Purée, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, a Fennel/Olive and Red Onion Salad; Red Chili Jam' and 'Grilled Lemon Sole with Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Courgettes and Clam and Herb Butter' among the mains.
Vegetarians also have an excellent choice throughout.
To finish, perhaps try a 'Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Rum and Maple Syrup Ice Cream with a Sesame Seed Brittle'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream' or a 'Plate of the Five Best Cheeses of the Moment'.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £14.95 (2 courses), £17.95 (3 courses); set L Sun £21.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £28
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 18.00-21.30; set D Mon-Thurs; £14.95 (2 courses), £17.95 (3 courses); set D Fri & Sat £24.95 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £28
- Seats: 55, plus 30 outside
- Wine: an excellent list covers the world and kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Honeybourne Rail (5 miles)
- Directions: in the centre of the village. See map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun; check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available