The dining room is at the heart of the castle and it’s an invitation to be part of a unique country castle experience for breakfast, afternoon tea and supper.
How you dine is as important as what you eat so our food service reflects the needs of different types of guests at different times of the year. We put on our legendary dinner parties most Fridays and Saturdays. During the school holidays we offer a more flexible family orientated menu with flexible meal times. In winter, you’ll always find delicious sharing platters, soup and scrummy puds and there’s a more extensive menu nightly during busier months.
You can enjoy our food with other guests at one of our huge oak tables in the Dining Room as many guests have done for nearly twenty years, still the most popular option, or at your own table in the Conservatory. If there are six or more of you, the Drawing Room is the perfect private dining space. There are tables on the terrace, in the garden, or you can dine on your lap in front of a fire, so the choice of whether you wish to be formal or relaxed, sociable or not is entirely yours.
Our food changes with the seasons. In Summer we serve simple, easy, fresh sharing platters and lighter dishes, then more wholesome, hearty food as the nights get longer – always the perfect accompaniment to a drink from our Great British Bar and always with the same focus on the best ingredients cooked simply and without fuss. We always have dishes available for younger children and an open door policy in the kitchen.
In the Drawing Room we can host more formal private dinner parties from six to fourteen people. Choose a menu that suits your style and be as formal or informal as you please designed around your particular preferences, starting at £30 per head. Or, of course, you can take a table for up to 20 all to yourselves in the Dining Room.
Have a dinner party with an added twist with hire of our twelve seat art deco cinema. Popcorn included! It’s the only cinema for more than 20 miles! Choose from our informal house menu or have a bespoke set two course supper including a glass of wine and box of popcorn each for £25 per head. For groups of six to twelve.
The ultimate decadent celebration. A theatrical feast of finger sandwiches, freshly made cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream and lashings of tea, coffee or champagne.
An exciting and inspirational new concept in bar keeping – an entirely British bar with everything from spirits to cider and beer to soft drinks and mixers sourced from independent, artisan British producers.