Find this good restaurant with rooms, like an oasis, nestling in the upper Teme Valley (which marks the England/Wales border at this point) and runs along the bottom of the garden. The property is thought to have been built as a drovers inn in the mid 17th century, and most of the original features including stone floors, heavy beams and an inglenook fireplace remain.
Ingredients are carefully-sourced, many locally, as shown by a list of some of their suppliers on their web site. So, depending on the season, expect to find the likes of Breast of Squab Pigeon on Parsley Risotto with Sweet and Sour Beetroot Sauce; Hazelnut Mousse with Sliced Melon and an Elderflower Dressing and Cornish Crab Cannelloni on a bed of Spinach with Chive Sauce among the starters.
Perhaps Rack of Shropshire Lamb on Leek Confit with Couscous and Provencal Vegetables; Roast Fillet of Turbot on Leek Confit with Girolle Mushrooms and Sauté of Free Range Chicken on Mushrooms and Artichokes with Mushroom Cappuccino, Foie Gras Ravioli and Truffle Oil to follow.
Maybe finish with Iced Apricot Parfait; Crisp Lemon Curd Tart or their selection of English and Welsh farmhouse cheeses.
An overnight stay, in one of their comfortable bedrooms would round off a pleasant evening.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Thurs-Sun 12.15-13.30; set L Thurs-Sat £26.50 (2 courses) to £32.50; set L Sun £22.50. Bar Lunch Menu by arrangement.
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.15-21.00; bookings only. Set D £26.50 (2 courses) to £32.50.
- Seats: 24
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at around the £18 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: with difficulty, and not including lavatory
- Nearest station: Knucklas Rail
- Directions: on B4355, north of Knighton. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sat, D Sun, all Mon, most Bank Holidays
- Rooms available