survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “superb country pub with fabulous food” on the Fonthill Estate dates from 1740 and boasts a “country-house ambience and upper-crust service” that make it “popular with the local gentry” (and very well commented-on in our annual diners’ poll by the standards of venues in the area). An ivy-clad facade and “roaring log fires” are complemented by a smartly modernised interior, while “seasonal menus mix traditional country fayre and touches of the more exotic” – so there’s “truly something for everyone”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A traditional, ivy-clad inn dating from 1740, smartly modernised while retaining an “old country-house ambience and service” and remaining “popular with locals”. It’s the sort of place “happy to provide a breakfast sharpener”, where nothing is too much trouble: “my sister asked for an omelette and something amazing simply appeared – not on the menu, not a problem”.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lively gastropub-with-rooms” on the edge of rolling parkland is part of the four-strong Beckford Group creating contemporary venues that lure Londoners while placating the locals. “The food is good if not exceptional” while, refreshingly, “the kids’ menu isn’t an afterthought” and there's a particularly “lovely outdoor garden” too.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A favourite out-of-town spot” – this spruced-up Georgian coaching inn “right next to beautiful Fonthill Park” offers “a good choice of well-prepared food”, although, with its “beautiful dining room”, it’s really “more a restaurant than a pub”. From the same boutique stable as the Lord Poulett Arms and Talbot Inn in Somerset.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
26, 16
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.00 £20.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Fonthill Gifford, SP3 6PX
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑11 pm

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