Hadspen House, built around 1690, has been bought and refurbished as a luxury hotel by South African billionaire Koos Bekker and his wife, Karen Roos, former Elle Decoration editor. There's gardens to explore here and a cafe as well as this main restaurant.
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The Botanical Rooms at The Newt Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Lovely location looking out over the beautiful gardens. Delicious menu of home grown, mostly veggie. The pumpkin spelt risotto was amazing. Very nice apple juices too."
"We eat in the garden cafe service was polite but slow but very interesting place to visit ask to eat on the conservatory on a cold day"