The Petwood Hotel

The Petwood Hotel


0.5 miles
Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QG
Set in acres of landscaped grounds, with an impressive mock-Tudor facade, the elegant Petwood Hotel is an idyllic rural retreat for those looking to escape to the country. Inside, information and photographs documenting its distinguished history adorn the dark-wood-panelled walls - during the First World War it was used as a hospital for convalescent troops, and in 1944 it became home to the famed RAF 'Dambusters' 617 Squadron. Today, Petwood's plush decor, rich scarlet upholstery and attentive service recalls days gone by, while the food is traditional with a modern twist.

Much of the menu is a paean to Lincolnshire - all vegetables and eggs come from nearby farms and the fish is caught at Grimsby. To begin, I opted for the meaty ham hock terrine, which was complemented by pomegranate and peaches, while my companion enjoyed her light, fluffy twice-baked souffle made with the county's famous Poacher cheese. Game plays a central role here, with dishes like spinach-stuffed saddle of rabbit and thickly sliced venison liver featuring prominently. My companion opted for the latter, which was rich and bursting with flavour, and I followed up with a fillet of bream, served with a refreshing mango, lime and chilli salsa. Dessert here is an adventurous affair, so make sure you leave room. The chilled 'soup' of strawberry puree and walnut oil and the crisp peanut brulee with Guinness ice cream were highly original flavour combinations. Each dish was thoughtfully put together and beautifully presented; head chef Philip Long cut his teeth at Claridges, and it really shows. Needless to say we left feeling well and truly satisfied, and we can't wait to come back for more
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