Foodie indulgence in picture perfect Teffont Evias
If you’re looking for a gorgeous country hideaway paired with a truly fabulous food offering, you can’t go far wrong with a trip to Howard’s House Hotel near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
This beautiful country house hotel is situated in pretty Teffont Evias, which was recently named Wiltshire’s Best Kept Village.
At the heart of the hotel chefs Nick Wentworth, Paul Firmin and Ben Weeks are on a mission to take the finest local ingredients and make them shine in dishes such as loin of local sika deer with gratin dauphinoise, roasted shallots, confit savoy cabbage, cassis jus and chocolate oil. All of this indulgence is topped off with an inspired wine cellar and a warm welcome.
Combine a trip to the restaurant with a stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms; there are nine well appointed (and newly refurbished) ensuite bedrooms with tea and coffee facilities, flat screen tvs, fluffy bathrobes and toiletries which offer every comfort one could wish for, and the hotel offers excellent value three night packages throughout the year.
Look out for the excellent seasonal dinner party evenings and gourmet getaway packages too, which are sure to satisfy any discerning foodie.
There are lots of attractions within easy reach including Stonehenge, Wilton House, Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral, Longleat, Wardour Castle, Salisbury Museum and Salisbury Playhouse. There’s excellent fishing, shooting, riding and walking on the doorstep too. Planning a day out? Ask the hotel about its seasonal picnic hampers or walkers’ knapsacks. Ssh! Those seeking a private moment will love the intimate terrace for two.
Howard’s House Hotel, Teffont Evias, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5RJ
The hotel is open all year except December 24-26, 7 days a week. The restaurant takes lunch orders between 12pm and 2pm, and dinner is served between 7pm and 9pm.
Chefs: Nick Wentworth, Paul Firmin and Ben Weeks
Owner: Grahame and Prue Senior, Simon and Charlotte Greenwood, and Nick Wentworth
Bedroom rate: from £120 single, £190 double
- Kids welcome
- Dogs welcome
- Outside catering
- Parking available
- Private dining available
- Gluten free options
- Wedding venue
- Exclusive use
- Online booking
Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Award for ‘Britain’s most Romantic Hotel’ since 2010. Finalist for the Wiltshire Life Awards Initiative 2012 ‘Restaurant/Pub of the Year’. Named one of Britain’s 4 best places to dine al fresco by the Telegraph Magazine.