“Everyone eats at 7.30pm in this stylish restaurant” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The arty market town of Nailsworth is as quintessentially Cotswolds English as you could ask for. Wilder offers a neutral, decluttered and modern space where diners all settle in at 7pm for an imaginative, daily-changing, eight-course tasting menu. The kitchen hauls in whatever’s best from the local larder as the basis for sharply seasonal cooking that applies careful attention to detail and well-thought-out flavour combinations. Global influences come thick and fast, as in white miso aubergine with baba ganoush, labneh, shimeji mushrooms and a salty-sweet miso and soy dresssing. Another idea sees perfectly pink duck breast and a crispy bonbon matched with roasted and puréed artichoke, caramelised onions and red wine sauce, while sweet courses include chocolate porter cake with chocolate ganache, ale jelly and malted milk ice cream.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 18
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 2
- Wines over £30: 9
- Wines by the glass: 6
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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