Find this restaurant with rooms in a beautifully-restored 300 year old limestone building in this tranquil village. Tasteful traditional furnishings make this a relaxing place in which to enjoy Marcus Springett's excellent cooking.He offers a short seasonal menu with three course at each stage, with dishes such as 'Carpaccio of Organic Salmon with Watercress and Orange Salad with a Treacle Dressing'; 'Chilled Local Gardeners Delight Tomato Soup with a Goats' Cheese and Basil Sorbet' and 'Duck Liver Paté with Guinness and Shallot Jelly' set the style for starters.
Perhaps with 'Breast of Goosnargh Corn-Fed Chicken with Cauliflower Cream, Pot-Roasted Potatoes and a Girolle Mushroom Sauce'; 'Venison with Fondant Potatoes and a Port and Mushroom Sauce'' or 'Fillets of Cornish Mullet with Fresh Pea Risotto, Korma Curry Emulsion and Shellfish Oil' to follow.
Finish with the likes of 'Local Rhubarb and Orange Crumble with Clotted Cream'; 'Strawberry Jam Ice Cream with Shortbread; 'Local Red Fruits Marinated in Rose Petal and Red Wine Syrup with Vanilla Yoghurt Sorbet' or their selection of first-class cheeses.
In summer months, couples can eat in the romantic garden folly.
Efficient and friendly service is headed by Julie Springett.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.00; set L £26.95 (2 courses) to £29.95
- Dinner: all week 18.30-22.00; set D (26.95 (2 courses) to £29.95
- Seats: 33, plus 8 outside
- Wine: a good list is centred in France and kicks off at £15.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Milton Keynes
- Directions: 2 miles/3 km south of Towcester, just of the A5 - or see the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Sun & Mon; some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating
- Rooms available