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The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

LITTLE BEDWYN, Marlborough, SN8 3JP

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Little Bedwyn is a delightful village on the Wiltshire/Berkshire border, complete with a charming variety of thatched cottages, a 12th-century church, and the Kennet and Avon canal. The Harrow fits in comfortably - from the outside it's a classic Victorian red-brick country pub, creeper-clad and traditional, and one might be forgiven for expecting an equally traditional gastro-pub experience within. However one would be wrong. The dining rooms are smartly contemporary, warmed in cooler months by a double-sided wood burner, and giving a relaxed feel with pale walls, elegantly clothed tables and comfortably upholstered seating. Chef-patron Roger Jones' enthusiasm and knowledge make the keenly-priced wine list a real feature, with pairings available for every dish on the menu, and this attention to detail is apparent throughout. Clearly believing that a chef is nothing without his suppliers he has spent years locating the very best producers and allowing their ingredients to inspire him to ever more creative combinations. Every element of every dish works together to best advantage, whether on the set menus or six- or eight-course tasting menus. (Vegetarians will be delighted with their own eight course option - the Tor goats' cheese and foraged sea herbs with smoked Isle of Wight tomatoes and Puy lentils with chestnuts being the sort of dishes that might even tempt the omnivores.) A five-course lunch might kick off with olives and sourdough, before taking in foie gras and salted caramel macaroon, moving on to seared tuna with pistachio and coriander and grilled Cornish cod with chorizo oil and winter cabbage, while a winter tasting menu might have lobster and truffle macaroni followed by line-caught wild turbot, fennel and squid, and fillet of roe venison with a quail and black pudding bonbon. Finish with cherry soufflé.

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Tel: 01672 870871
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Days closed: Sun-Tue
Dates closed: Xmas & New Year

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Roger Jones, John Brown
Number of seats: 34
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Little bedwyn
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Between Marlborough & Hungerford, well signed
Nearest station: Bedwyn Station

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