Nestled in the picturesque village of Shipton Oliffe, just seven miles from Cheltenham, the Frogmill enjoys a peaceful, rural location and a friendly atmosphere. Having been restored and reopened in July 2018, the restaurant has made the most of its setting in a 16th-century, Grade II listed property. The modern country house interior reflects the property’s history and oozes character.
Today, the Frogmill is managed by the family-run Brakspear Brewery; since reopening it has seen visitors flooding in to savour the food and the ambience in equal measure. Guests wishing to prolong their stay in beautiful surrounds can choose to book one of the 28 stunning rooms available at the Frogmill, where comfort and style are championed.
When it comes to the Frogmill’s food offering, the menu boasts a selection of traditional dishes with a modern twist. Take a seat in the dining room – complete with exposed beams, flagstone flooring and wood panelling – to enjoy your meal, or opt for a spot in the beautifully landscaped gardens. To begin, select a starter from a tempting menu – perhaps the peanut- and sesame-coated Josper oven-fired chicken lollipops? For a tempting treat, why not try the lobster ceviche, served with barbecued watermelon, sweetcorn and jalapeño succotash? Vegetarians can also choose from a Josper oven-cooked asparagus starter and a range of salads.
Mains at the Frogmill include a variety of grilled dishes, including succulent tuna steak and whisky-glazed pork belly ribs. The beef served has been sourced from Taste Tradition farmers, where it is grass-fed and dry-aged for at least 30 days, guaranteeing tender texture and great taste. Plump for a rib-eye, sirloin or rump steak to test the quality for yourself. Lighter options range from pea and asparagus risotto to king prawn and chorizo linguine nero. Those visiting for lunch can choose from a range of working lunch options – including chicken, ham and leek pie, smoked gammon steak, and a range of sandwiches.
In addition to offering sumptuous food and comfortably stylish overnight accommodation, the Frogmill caters for events, providing the perfect setting for a wedding or special occasion.