Dormy House is a converted 17th-century farmhouse set in 400-acre grounds on the Farncombe…
“Innovative modern cooking of luxury ingredients.” - AA Inspector
A converted 17th-century farmhouse set in 400-acre grounds on the Farncombe Estate, luxurious Dormy House Hotel offers stunning views over picture perfect Broadway. This Cotswold dining stalwart is an elegant retreat with all the trimmings and there are two restaurants overseen by celebrated chef Martin Burge. MO is the chef’s table experience, where just 12 diners can sit at the horseshoe-shaped counter and watch as the tasting menu is cooked to order. Such a small and intimate audience guarantees high levels of skill and precision as the seasonal dishes are produced before your very eyes. A stunning dish of confit egg yolk, parmesan custard, white balsamic and black olive gets things off to an impressive start. It could be followed by caramelised lamb loin, morels and wild garlic oil or BBQ lobster, miso parsley butter, lobster tortellini and Thai consommé. Finish with passionfruit and chocolate soufflé.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 12
- On-site parking available
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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