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Old Downton Lodge

Address : Downton on the Rock
Town/City : Ludlow
County : Shropshire
Country : England
Post code : SY8 2HU
Phone : 01568 771826
Web Site :  www.olddowntonlodge.com

Fascinating. Intriguing. Mesmeric.



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Pippa and Willem fell under Old Downton's spell in December 2011.

Having won countless plaudits for their award winning hospitality business, the couple saw the potential to create a unique venue that defies any attempt to categorise it.

With their Manager, David Thomas, they have created somewhere that is fascinating, intriguing and mesmeric.

shrops olddownton3Old Downton Lodge is a restaurant with rooms where the bedrooms are unforgettable: Quirky, luxurious, packed with history and designed to make you smile. The hospitality is relaxed and genuine it really gives the feel of a home from home. The food is exceptional and the wine list inspired.

Due to our size and location we offer Dinner on Tuesday to Saturday nights only. We serve either a delicious 5 or 7 course tasting menu using only the best fresh and local ingredients, where possible. Dinner is served between 6pm and 9pm.


The Dining Room

Head Chef Karl Martin has joined the team. He has created a tasting menu that changes every day and is served Tuesday to Saturday nights. Please contact us for this week's menu.

shrops olddownton4The dining room is in its pomp when set out for a party of eighteen, but it is equally atmospheric when laid out with tables of two or four. It has the feel of a grand medieval hall. In fact, it was built around the time of the Norman conquest, but do those small triangular windows suggest a more prosaic history? What you probably won't see is the kitchen where Head Chef Karl Martin is paring down the choice of stunning fresh local produce – there's so much to choose from.

Karl produces a daily changing tasting menu for which he draws inspiration from local produce when he visits the Market and goes on his foraging expeditions in the Herefordshire countryside. Dinner is available on Tuesday to Saturday night only between 6pm and 9pm. We will send you the menu in the week before your stay.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know at least 24 hours before you dine so that we can ensure it doesn't impact on your dining experience.The restaurant is also open to non residents so we suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (At least 24 hours before you dine).


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