Find this classy, and picturesquely-set restaurant in a converted watermill on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire borders.
The kitchen offers a seasonally-changing menu, including locally-produced foods when appropriate. Much is made of the current vogue for Sous Vide (water bath dishes).
A winter snapshot brought 'Organic 40ºC Brown Shrimps, Lemon & Potato Juice'; 'Pork Neck Carpaccio with Crackling & Pickled Turnip'; 'Corn-Fed Chicken Wing with Parmesan, Sultana Purée & Chicory' and 'Poached Parsnip with Grapefruit, Baked Oats & Watercress' amongst the starters.
'Lamb Rump & Shoulder with Butternut Squash, Cumin Spaetzle & Coriander'; 'Yorkshire Pheasant with Celeriac Muesli, Cranberries & Pennywort'; 'Cornish Plaice with Smoked Herring Roe, Leek, Potato Fondue, Celery & Shallot Rings' and 'Artichoke Cooked in Malt, Oyster Mushroom, Beer-Pickled Onions, Walnut & Pink Fir Apple Potato' included in the listed mains.
Cheese lovers should be delighted with their British selection; whilst those with a sweeter tooth might have 'Goats Milk Panna Cotta with Hazelnuts & Mint Oil' or 'Whipped Sea Buckthorn with Beer Ice Cream, Damson Jam & Crispy Rice' there to tempt them.
If you plan ahead, you can stay the night in one of their delightful bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00, mains about £20 to £26; set L £15.50 (2 courses), £19.50 (3 courses; set L Sun £19.50 (2 courses) to £24.50
- Dinner: all week 18.30-22.00, mains about £20 to £26; Sun-Fri Early Evening set D [between 18.30 -19.30] £19.50 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £38.50
- Seats: 50, plus about 35 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list starts at around the £20 mark, and offers some prestigious bottles
- Nearest station: Newmarket Rail (about 8 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available