Hawkchurch, AXMINSTER, EX13 5TX
An appealing grey stone building covered in climbing foliage, Fairwater Head enjoys panoramic views over the Axe Valley, only five miles from the old carpet town of Axminster. Three acres of manicured lawns and attractive interiors contribute to the restful rural ambience, and the Greenfields dining room boasts smart table linen and friendly, informal service. Devon produce of flawless pedigree flows forth from the kitchen, worked into an extensive choice of modern classic dishes with a refreshing absence of extraneous lily-gilding. Expect wild mushroom risotto with rocket and parmesan, home-cured gravad lax, or chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade in port reduction to start, followed up by sea bass with crushed new potatoes in chive velouté, or lamb rump with dauphinoise and ratatouille. Finish with textbook lemon tart in raspberry coulis with lime sorbet, or crème brûlée wittily served in a cup and saucer. West Country cheeses with home-made chutney are welcome temptations too.
Tel: 01297 678349
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Dates closed: Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri
Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Tony Golder
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £10.95
Sunday lunch: £10.95
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