The glorious food in this elegant "restaurant with rooms" is assuredly British, but puts an audacious spin on old favorites. Ivory linens and tall candlesticks decorate the tables in the cream-color dining room, where large windows overlook the grounds of this Georgian manor house. The menu's accent falls firmly on local ingredients, many of which come from the vegetable garden, in which you can stroll before dinner. After a main course of wild duck served with mandarin
puree, try the hot quince souffle served with homemade ice cream. Prices are fixed, with three-course lunch options at £25 and a three-course dinner costing £60. After dinner, if you've booked ahead, you can tumble into bed in one of the six guest rooms (£135 for a double, or £165 with dinner).