The Marquess of Exeter
A quaint, unassuming road in the pretty Rutland village of Lyddington is home to one of the ﬁnest dining-out spots in the area: The Marquess of Exeter. It boasts a laid-back restaurant serving up culinary delights in abundance alongside a welcoming bar area with inglenook ﬁreplace, a cosy snug for casual drinking and dining, and well-appointed en-suite guest rooms. The original features of this Grade II listed building are complemented by tasteful decor and furnishings, and an ambience of informal elegance pervades throughout.
The Marquess of Exeter is owned and run by chef Brian Baker, whose culinary career has seen him cater for celebrities and VIPs around the world. He was also one of the youngest chefs to receive a Michelin star, which he was awarded at Hambleton Hall aged 21. Brian brings unfailing enthusiasm for ﬁne seasonal produce (locally sourced where possible) to the Marquess kitchen. His dishes deliver traditional, unpretentious home-cooked fare executed with ﬁnesse, ﬂair and ﬂavour. Brian also hosts a number of cooking demonstrations throughout the year.
The Marquess offers takeaway ﬁsh and chips every Friday evening and steak night on Sundays. Whether dining from the regularly changing à la carte menu, bar menu, or enjoying the set lunch option, the dedication of Brian and his team means you’ll only be served food of the highest quality.