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On the Lawn

Join us with friends on the Lawn

Our Garden Restaurant ‘On the Lawn’ is now open for Spring 2022. Our glorious garden has been transformed into a quintessentially English outdoor dining space. Featuring a lavishly decorated marquee (for when the weather refuses to play ball), well-spaced tables and garden games such as croquet to enjoy alongside food and drinks on lazy summer afternoons with loved ones.

It’s all about the special touches

We are using beautiful, handmade, individually designed plates and servers from local ceramicist, Liz Langley for a range of dishes in our outdoor dining experience. The furniture is all traditional teak and made in the UK. And, of course, you can expect the very best in gracious hospitality from our dedicated team who are excited to be serving our outstanding food and drinks once again.

We will also be graced with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings from Robin Phillips of repmusic who, along with regular guests, will play a perfect jazz soundtrack for an evening in the garden.

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Booking is essential and is now open, ready for you to join us from Friday 15th April. Join us for a spot to eat, in good company, on the Lawn.

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On the Lawn

Please note that this is a sample menu and is subject to change.


Soup of the day

Tiger Prawns with garlic, chilli and crouton salad

Muhamarra, red pepper hummus, roasted garlic and rosemary spread, served with tear and bread and crudités

Burrata with rocket salad, grilled ciabatta and balsamic cream


Sirloin steak, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and peppercorn sauce

Wild mushroom and truffle risotto

Chicken curry served with basmati rice and naan bread

Vegan curry served with basmati rice and naan bread

Pan fried fish of the day with seasonal vegetables and sautéed potatoes

Grilled cajun chicken burger served with fries and salad

Braised Beef Cheeks in a red wine sauce served with seasonal vegetables and mash potato



Samphire with seaweed and lemongrass butter

Confit new potatoes

Marinated seasonal vegetables

Sweet potato fries

Fries with truffle and Parmesan cheese


Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream

Ice cream strawberry/vanilla/chocolate
£2 per scoop

Selection of British cheese and crackers

Petit fours

Galette des rois, warm berry compote and custard

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