What was a Cotswold rectory, parts dating from the 16th century, is now a delightful restaurant/hotel on the road between Cirencester and Chippenham. Its set in 3 acres of gardens, beside the village church.
The dining room is divided into an wood-panelled area and an airy conseratory, overlooking the garden.
Chef, Peter Fairclough has carefully sourced the produce for his menu much of it local, and some organic.
So expect the likes of Salad of Cerney Goats Cheese and Walnuts with Pea Shoots and a Pear and Walnut Dressing; Coln Valley Smoked Salmon with a Champ Potato Cake, Poached Egg and Hollandaise and Soused Mackerel among the starters.
Maybe Chump of Welsh Lamb with Glazed Fondant Potatoes, Wilted Spinach and a Rosemary Jus and Cornish Cod with a Herb Crust and Tomato Risotto among the mains.
Desserts can sound very British, with perhaps Pimms Jelly with Poached Peaches and Vanilla Ice Cream; Elderberry-Scented Berry Trifle and Eton Mess among summer offerings.
Farmhouse cheeses are another temptation.
Theres a Menu Rapide (for those in a hurry), plus interesting choices for children.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains £14.50 to £18.50
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.00 (Fri & Sat 21.30); mains £14.50 to £18.50
- Seats: 60, plus 24 outside
- Wine: a concise list is based around France, and kicks off at £12
- Children's portions: Children's menu.
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Kemble
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page. In the centre of the village, next to the church
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check about Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available