Find this destination restaurant set in a splendidly-restored building, some parts of which date back to the 13th century. The dining room itself, the old banqueting hall, has old timbers and a minstrels gallery.
The kitchen has built up an excellent network of suppliers, so his seasonally-changing menus include plenty of locally-produced items.
A winter menu listed 'Tournado of Fresh Salmon with Cauliflower, Cucumber & Dill'; 'Braised Pig's Cheek with Parsnip Purée, Pork Belly Crisp & Hen's Yolk' and 'Yorkshire Goats Curd with Beetroot & Walnuts' amongst the short list of starters.
'Roast Fillet of Wild Sea Bass with Heritage Potatoes, Morteau Sausages, Leeks & Scallop Velouté'; 'Shallot Tart Tatin with Spinach & Celeriac' and 'Guinea Fowl - breast & confit leg - with Chestnut Dauphinoise, Broccolini, Wild Mushrooms & Sauce Albufera' listed in the mains.
Equal care is taken with the desserts, which might include 'Chocolate & Passion Fruit Mousse'; 'Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb - poached, sorbet, jelly, tonka bean ice cream' and 'Vanilla Pannacotta with Red-Wine-Poached Pears'.
Strictly no mobile phones, and no children of under 12 years of age.
If you plan ahead you can arrange to stay in one of their very comfortable bedrooms, allowing you to fully relax over your meal.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sun 12.00-13.45, set L £29.50 (3 courses), Tasting Menu £39.50 (7 courses); set L Sun £32.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; set D £55 (3 courses, canapes, coffee & petit fours) to Gourmand menu £65
- Seats: 30
- Wine: a well chosen list, travels the world; and includes a good selection of halves.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Wennington Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available