Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park
“A stunning location for top-notch, sophisticated food” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Lucknam Park is a beautiful, symmetrical Palladian mansion, set in 500 acres of unspoilt parkland. For the last 30 years it has been a splendidly luxurious hotel and spa, offering an indulgent escape from the daily grind into a world of elegant country-house living. From the mile-long drive lined with beech trees to the delightful public spaces, it’s all effortlessly sumptuous. The dining room, with its curved walls, cloud-painted ceiling and pristine double-clothed tables, is the perfect setting for Hywel Jones’ sophisticated, focused cooking. This is not fanciful stuff at the whim of fashion, but mature and well directed, where great produce is treated with respect. To begin, heritage beetroot comes with buffalo ricotta tart and Wiltshire truffle, and a main course of roast Bwlch Farm venison is supported by miso and ginger roast hispi cabbage and plum chutney. Butter roast pear with buttermilk sorbet and walnut wafers is a fine way to finish.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 64
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
- Dinner served from: 6.00
- Dinner served until: 10
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 34
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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