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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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Imaginative British cooking in a stunning country hotel

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Surrounded by rolling countryside, Whitley Hall is a solid stone mansion dating from the 16th century, set in 20 acres of immaculate grounds. The restaurant may have a whiff of formality, but the kitchen keeps ahead of the game with a thoroughly modern menu. A slice of chicken and pistachio terrine with roasted shallot mousse and apple swipe is a confident opener before a bravura main course of seared salmon and mussels with chorizo and tagliatelle. Originality doesn't dry up among puddings, either: try lemon chiboust tart with matching ice cream adorned with edible flowers, or poppy seed meringue filled with passionfruit mousse.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Ian Spivey

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 80
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16

Getting here

A61 past football ground, then 2 miles, right just before Norfolk Arms, left at bottom of hill. Hotel on left

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