Chilton Foliat, HUNGERFORD, RG17 0SU
Littlecote has history: there's the remains of a Roman settlement in the grounds, and Cromwell's soldiers were billeted here in the Civil War. In its top restaurant, Oliver's Bistro, we fast-forward to the 21st century: the kitchen turns out resolutely up-to-date, creative ideas that showcase local suppliers, all supported by a globetrotting wine list. Confit duck terrine looks pretty as a picture on a black slate, together with fig sorbet and cubes of brioche, while main-course confit pork belly comes with fondant potato, cauliflower purée, pancetta and Granny Smith apple. For pudding, try a simple but highly effective pairing of chocolate fondant with peanut ice cream and brittle.
Tel: 01488 682509
Please quote 'The AA'.
Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: all week
Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Philip O'Hagan
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.50
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