What's on offer?
For B & B guests (riders and non-riders) good food is part of the deal. Okay, you have to eat with us in the kitchen, but we won't expect you to wash up afterwards....
We believe that a good breakfast sets you up for the day whether continental or cooked. We offer homemade specialty sausages, free range eggs from our own hens and home-made bread, jams and jellies. There is always fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt on the table and a selection of fruit juices and tempting treats.
We will make a picnic lunch for riders and walkers with goodies such as pear and stilton flan, rich fruitcake and a flask of tea or coffee and an evening meal is available - although we ask for pre-booking to make sure the larder is full! Mick recommends steak and Guinness pie followed by jam roly poly and custard - guaranteed to make you sleep well. For those looking for a lighter meal, quail egg salad with couscous and raspberry creme brulee should whet the appetite. Dinner for two will cost you around £12.50 a head for two courses. A four course meal with wine will cost £20. We use local ingredients wherever possible and this includes local game, trout from the River Kennet and homegrown vegetables.
We are informal and relaxed and try to make our guests feel as comfortable as possible and are always open to ways of improving what we offer. There will always be a vegetarian option available.
Pre dinner drink with olives bread and dipping oil
Broccoli and cheese souffle with asparagus and hollandaise sauce
Wild duck with blackberry and port coulis and fresh vegetables
White chocolate panacotta with iced raspberry mousse and iced raspberry souffle
Cheeseboard and percolated coffee/tea
Setting the table for dinner in the conservatory