Find this good restaurant in the Wye Valley, about 5 miles from Monmouth.
Chef James Sommerin has earned a Michelin star from the powers that be, who as well as his consistency were no doubt impressed by his following the current (we hope transient) love of 'foamy' saucing - plus the dining rooms elegantly-dressed tables.
Menu's follow the seasons, as would be expected of a restaurant of this standard - a Spring version including 'Braised Ham Hock, Langoustine, Celery & Mustard'; 'Pan-Fried Brill & Seared Scallop, Lemon Basil & Red Pepper Polenta' and 'Butternut Squash, Confit Endive, Artichoke & Goats' Cheese' among the starters.
'Poached Skate with Glazed Belly Pork, Capers & Parsley Root'; 'Welsh Lamb, three-ways, with Truffle, Shallot & Pommery Mustard'; 'Roasted Loin of Venison, Sweet Corn, Hazelnut, Ce;eriac & Chocolate' and 'Oven-Baked Sirloin of Beef, Langoustine, Parsley Root Purée & Shallot Confit' among the main courses.
Perhaps finish with 'Blood Orange Jelly with Honeycomb with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Baked Fig Soufflé, Golden Raisins, Sherry & Maple'; 'Apple Crumble, Frozen Chestnut Cream, Roast Plum & Muscat' or their selection of Welsh & English farmhouse cheeses.
Service is both friendly and professional. No mobile phones
If you plan ahead, you can stay overnight in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.00-14.00, set L £25 (2 courses), £28 (3 courses), Taster menu £39.95 (6 courses)
- Dinner: Weds-Sat 19.00-21.00, set D £45 (3 courses), £70 (Dégustation menu)
- Seats: 30, plus 18 outside
- Wine: a well chosen list travels the world, kicking off at £18
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available