Harden's survey result
“An astonishing breadth of wines for a small restaurant” is the key feature at this well-known pub-conversion, set far out in the sticks, and the “extremely knowledgeable staff, including Sue Jones the owner”, give “excellent guidance on the list”. On all accounts, however, the food is “fantastic” too, and there are “exceptional and imaginative wine pairings with the tasting menu”. “Well worth the trek”.
“A beautiful selection of wines complement the cuisine” at Sue & Roger’s “converted pub in the middle of nowhere” (he is a well-known wine expert), but the “glorious” cooking is far from incidental and the whole set-up has a “lovely, very welcoming and friendly atmosphere”. Why Michelin decided to take their star away in October 2018 is anyone’s guess, but is not borne out to any extent by the “brilliant” rep it receives in our diners’ survey. Top Tip: “the food and wine pairing events, which showcase Roger’s skills with some standout pairings”.
“Sue and Roger Jones deliver amazing food” at their famous converted inn, set in the middle of nowhere, and “Roger’s creative pairings with the wine make for simply marvellous meals” (his cellar is famously well-stocked). Perhaps, though, “where it really has the edge is the pure enthusiasm of its staff: instead of feeling like an elitist gourmet restaurant, it feels like you are chatting with friends over an outstanding meal”.
Little Bedwyn, Marlborough, SN8 3JP