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The Beaufort Dining Room Ellenborough Park

AA Notable Wine List 2016 - 2017
AA rating
Rosette award to be confirmed

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About the AA Rosette award
Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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High-gloss cooking in a luxurious Tudor mansion

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. Although the original house had been pottering along unexceptionably since the 1530s, Ellenborough really hit its stride when the first Earl of that ilk, erstwhile governor general of British India, moved himself and his wife into it 300 years later. The place itself is a sumptuous beauty in Cotswold honey, looking a little like an Oxford college, with a high-glitz panelled dining room, the Beaufort, at the centre of operations. Here, David Kelman explores the technical and expressive parameters of British modernism, in fixed-price menus of three, four or five courses. Opening with a salsify and artichoke salad with truffled lentils and crispy cabbage, proceedings roll on with a serving of Coln Valley smoked salmon sharply dressed in capers, gherkins and shallots, with puréed parsley and an egg yolk cooked sous-vide. At main course, there are high-grade meats such as Hereford Cross beef aged for 28 days, or Creedy Carver duck breast with gem lettuce and shimejis, the leg meat fashioned into a cottage pie with smoked potato. Desserts like a baked Alaska made with blood orange, vanilla and poppy seeds could be the harbinger of a final foray into the cheeseboard, accompanied by a jelly of celery, apple and thyme.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed:: Monday
  • Closed for lunch:: Tuesday to Saturday
  • Closed for dinner:: Sunday
  • Dinner served from:: 7
  • until: 10

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30:: 12
  • Wines over £30:: 368
  • Wines by the glass:: 26

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from £: 24
  • 3-course lunch from £: 30
  • 2-course dinner from £: 45
  • 3-course dinner from £: 55
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Children welcome


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair:: 5
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats:: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats:: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 20

Getting here

A46 right after 3 miles onto B4079, merges with A435, 4 miles, over 3 roundabouts, left onto Southam Lane, right onto Old Road, right onto B4632, hotel on right

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Cheltenham Spa
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Three-course lunch from£30**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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