And Finally, we open Forge.




Timeless, elemental, imperfect, sensorial & seasonal.

Tonight’s the night.

As we light the last candle at Forge our new restaurant is complete.

Filled with flickering wax candles a roaring fire, handpicked antiques and rustic interiors, our new restaurant is ready to welcome its first guests.

Head Chef, Gareth Rayner has created a nine-course tasting menu, with each dish influenced by an element of the estate, from the fresh growing produce in the Kitchen Garden to the earthy ingredients found in the woodlands. Expect anything from sorrel to the fresh wild nettles to be on your plate.

Gareth has worked closely with the estate Gardener’s and local farming community to grow and nurture the best ingredients he can. Our favourite has to be the cornfed duck with garden elderberry vinegar, followed by apples picked from the orchard and caramelised, served alongside brown butter ice cream and a creamy duck egg custard. Utterly delicious.

Working alongside the chef team, the estate sommelier, Lewis Allport has spent the last year sourcing a range of individual wines to complement each dish. He has also curated a delicious wine flight to be served alongside each course, changing daily to match the flavours from the everchanging ingredients of each course.

Everything from the food, the glassware, crockery to the music quietly playing has been carefully curated by James and Rebecca Allison, alongside Gareth. Creating the perfect scene for this culinary story to be shared.

Forge will be open Wednesday to Saturday for evening reservation only. To book your table please call us on 01325 377977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



An update from the Estate

We’re delighted to announce, in light of the latest Government guidance that our Coach House restaurant and hotel will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

From Thursday the Coach House will be serving up a delicious winter walled garden inspired menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Our stretch tent is still in place for alfresco-dining and we have the heaters and mulled wine at the ready. As the restaurant re-opens, we will no longer be offering takeaway orders Monday to Saturday. And on Sundays you can either join us for your Sunday roast or pre-order and collect your lunch to enjoy at home.

Should you have a hotel reservation from December 3rd, your booking will still be in place and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

As you can imagine, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, which is why we thank you for your patience in advance.

To speak to a member of our Coach House team please call – 01325 377 071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . And to get in touch with our reservations team please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01325 377977.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!

Please note: As always, the safety of our guests and team is our main priority, with this it essential you have a reservation before arriving. Reservations for two, or more households dining together can only be placed at our Coach House alfresco dining area. Temperature checks are in place for all estate visitors and until seated it is compulsory to wear a mask and remain two metres apart. Our Coach House team will take reservations for up to a maximum of six guests and we will operate via table service only.