FORGE reservations are now open

We’re super excited to tell you that our new Restaurant, FORGE will open its doors to diners on 6th December.

FORGE will be open Wednesday to Saturday for evening reservations only. Diners can choose between the nine-course tasting menu or the five course set menu created by Head Chef, Gareth Rayner, using ingredients grown and foraged from the estate and trusty local farming community.

We can’t wait to try the dishes as we’ve heard it’s filled with lots of unusual ingredients and flavours. The Estate Sommelier has worked closely with James and Rebecca to create a wine list full of hard to find bottles, the list will be also be used to curate the wine pairing menu with will change daily, depending on the changes to the dishes.

When we asked Gareth what he’s enjoyed most preparing for he told us “The last year has been amazing, working closely with the gardeners, foraging and sourcing local ingredients creating dishes inspired by the everchanging produce that surrounds us.”

THE FORGE will be open from 6th December the restaurant will be open from Wednesday to Saturday only. The tasting menu will be a guide of £75 per person, wine pairing is an additional £45 per person.

To reserve a table please call 01325 377 977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An update from the Estate

We are finally able to welcome you back to the Middleton Lodge Estate from today! Due to social distancing guidelines we can only take a limited number of non-resident sittings and PRE BOOKING is required.

Our restaurant opening times are breakfast 7.30am-10.30am, lunch 12pm – 2pm, and dinner 6pm – 9pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all reservations.

Overnight stays can be booked here. Please be aware that ALL guests will need a reservation before coming onto the estate and temperatures will be checked at the gate. It should go without saying but please do not travel if you have any symptoms or have been recently exposed, and please be mindful of other guests and staff. Table sizes and groups will of course be limited in line with current government guidelines.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x