“Plush spa hotel with Modern British menus” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Murrays is the pole-position dining option at Whittlebury Hall, a plush neo-Georgian hotel with a top-end spa and serious golfing just a short drive from Silverstone. While the slick front-of-house team help diners relax in the slow lane, the kitchen hits top gear with modern British cooking. A starter of Cornish sardine fillet, with heritage tomato and brioche grabs the attention with its fresh, clear flavours and textures, while chicken with sweetcorn, spinach and young turnips appear at the main course stage. For pudding, a cosy confection of apple crumble soufflé, Granny Smith purée and vanilla is a winner.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 32
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: selected dates at Christmas, 31 December
- Wines under £30: 18
- Wines over £30: 34
- Wines by the glass: 7
- Cuisine style: Modern British, European
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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