A303, Junction A350; 9 mins
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
An utterly idyllic spot in Wiltshire where you can malinger from dawn to sundown. The café and restaurant are centred around a sublime, 18th century walled garden where all manner of surprising produce grows, including kiwis, apricots and artichokes.
Inside you’ll find a light-flooded conservatory which has a colourful shabby chic style; antique furniture intermingled with scuffed white walls, wood burning stoves, a corrugated iron bar, and bright, upcycled chairs. An old ladder hung above the bar is twisted with willow branches and foliage. In the summer the doors to the garden are thrown up, parasols popped and visitors invited to spill out into the scented calm of the terrace. There’s a Wendy House and treasure trail, as well as runabout space, to keep little folk entertained. Slump onto a French day bed next to the fire in winter. Drop in for lunch to enjoy fire pit salmon, courgette and broad beans with cow’s curd, pulled shoulder of lamb and homegrown summer tart. Save space for gooseberry fool and lemon verbena posset. Dinner is served on a Friday and Saturday and draws seasonal menu inspiration from what’s growing in the beds.
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