We hope eating and drinking will be a pleasurable part of your stay with us.
A really delicious home cooked candlelit dinner is available most evenings. We also have a very good wine list and those who enjoy a fine bottle will be spoilt for choice. The list can be emailed to you on request. Poppy is a Vigneron of St Emillion, and has some knowledge of wine through growing up in an interested family. A selection of reasonably priced house wines are offered in addition from £12.50 – £35.00 and we have some fine French wines from £30 – £150. Pre-dinner drinks of your choice are available too from £4.00. Our basement cellar keeps the wines in superb condition.
Dinner is generally eaten together in the dining room, or in the warm weather on the terrace.
After dinner, guests can sit and chat over a glass of wine, or relax in the drawing room and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and maybe a nightcap. Just look at our wonderful cheeseboard below!
Dinner – 4 courses at £40.00 to include a cheeseboard as above (optional): Dinner can be whatever you want it to be – just let us know when booking, anything that you don’t like. We cater for all dietary requirements. I ask guests in good time what they don’t eat, and then make a menu from our own and local organic produce to suit everyone. We discuss the menu at tea time, when, if necessary, we can effect any changes. A three course dinner costs £30. And a two course supper is also available at £25.00.
In the morning, guests can indulge in a tasty and satisfying Warwickshire breakfast. Start with a glass of orange juice from real oranges, squeezed by hand just before you drink it, home made museli or cereals, or berries from the garden, served with plain or honey yogurt, This may be followed by a choice of eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, and mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding, and hash browns. Smoked salmon, kippers and kedgeree needs to be ordered in advance. Finally, there is plenty of toast with a good selection of home made jams and marmalades, and of course, the coffee and tea of your choice. During breakfast and after dinner with the coffee we can help you plan your next day’s sightseeing.
The rich red soil in our organic kitchen garden produces crop after crop of vegetables and fruit all the year round. Nearby are several wonderful farm shops which supplement what can’t be grown at home, and where possible local organic produce is sourced. Asparagus and all manner of soft fruit is plentiful round here, nestling as we do close to the bountiful Vale of Evesham. Within three miles is our wonderful first class butcher, Carpenter’s Farm Shop. which provides us with a wide variety of local poultry, beef, lamb, pork and game. Limousin and Charolet cattle and sometimes Lancashire Blackface sheep graze here on the farm. At nearby Donnington is our local trout farm with its smokery, and the renowned Dalesford Organics is a local treasure trove for so many things including proper local cheeses, as is Carpenter’s, boasting over 60 varieties, mostly local, but much nearer and excellent value.