This comfortable country house hotel - once a priory - also houses a good restaurant, that welcomes non-residents, and has a strong local following.
As with most good restaurants on the island, local food is well to the fore - and seafood is a particular speciality.
An early summer menu listed 'Seafood Soup with Croûtons & Rouille'; 'Duck Terrine with Kumquat Chutney & Toasted Granary Bread' and 'Home-Smoked Fillet of Spiced Beef, with an Avocado & Beetroot Salad and Grain Mustard Dressing' among the starters.
'Pesto Risotto with Roast Squash, Roast Sweet Peppers & Parmesan Crisp'; 'Grilled Brill with a Shellfish Velouté, Creamed Potatoes and Baby Leaf Spinach' and 'Roast Rack of Spring Lamb with a Mustard & Herb Crust, Gratin Dauphinoise, Roast Butternut Squash & Thyme Jus' listed among the mains.
Puds are not to be missed, with perhaps 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with White Chocolate Ice Cream'; 'Warm Apple Tart with Butternut Sauce & Burnt Cream' and 'Honey, Almond & Pear Pie with Dark Chocolate Sorbet' on offer - while those with a more savoury-tooth should be tempted by their selection of local cheeses.
- Lunch: all week 12.00-13.45; mains about £14 to £19; plus good cheaper & less ambitious Bar Menu
- Dinner: all week; set D £21.95 (3 courses); mains about £14 to £19
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Early November - March
- Rooms available