The Chesil Rectory
The Chesil Rectory exudes authentic charm and promises visitors exceptionally good food and a warm welcome. Housed within Winchester’s oldest commercial property, this charming Grade II listed medieval house is bursting with enchanting touches. A stylish refurbishment has seen the building’s original character features, such as ancient doorways and oak beams, enhanced by vintage chandeliers, botanical prints and an impressive display of wine.
Settle down for the evening in one of the cosy, intimate dining rooms and choose from the carefully chosen list of New and Old World wine. Opt to start your evening with a refreshing glass of Hattingley’s classic cuvée, which offers a delicate alternative to Champagne and is made locally in Hampshire. Then glance at the tempting menu of locally sourced fare to see beautiful British starters such as a watercress and parsley soup served with a poached egg, or mussels on toast with chorizo, tomato and incredible wild garlic pesto. For mains you might like to sample dishes like shoulder of lamb with roasted fennel, onion compote and wild garlic Jersey Royal potatoes, or hake served with Bombay potatoes, aubergine relish, and creamy cumin velouté with almonds.
The pièce de résistance is the dessert menu. A typical offering may include caramel poached pears with shortbread crunch and luxury cream. With such delectable food and an exceptional team, all will agree that The Chesil Rectory’s multitude of awards – including two AA rosettes – is thoroughly deserved.