Situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside between Bath and Wells, you’ll find Ston Easton Park. Nestled within 36 acres of picturesque parkland, this exquisite hotel is the epitome of luxury, yet is without a hint of the pretension usually associated with such a fine establishment. The large Palladian mansion is a sight to behold, while the tranquil setting makes this an idyllic destination for a relaxing getaway. Inside, opulent furnishings and a warm atmosphere make for a wonderful environment in which to spend time with friends or loved ones.
Those dining in the two-AA-rosette-awarded Sorrel Restaurant are treated to an outstanding selection of plates created by head chef Ashley Lewis. The menu changes regularly to showcase the fine seasonal produce available. Many ingredients are sourced straight from the hotel’s Victorian kitchen garden; in fact, the restaurant is aiming to become 80-per-cent self-sufficient by the end of the year. You might start with the likes of torched mackerel served with Dorset crab apple jelly, aerated brown crab mayonnaise and a squid ink cracker. Follow with sumptuous venison en croute made with confit venison shoulder, accompanied by potatoes and red cabbage purée. The dessert offering is equally impressive thanks to dishes such as passion fruit mousse encased in a layer of milk chocolate mousse, served with mango and chocolate sorbets, hazelnuts and chocolate crumb. The restaurant’s cellar is well known for its excellent selection of fine wine, and an expert sommelier is on-hand to recommend the perfect tipple to complement your food, showing an innate understanding of individual palates.
Those who prefer a laid-back meal can enjoy the same excellent menu in the hotel’s brasserie which is located at basement level. Something of a hidden secret, the basement has a relaxed, jovial atmosphere, and alongside the brasserie, it boasts an informal bar, pool table, lounge area, and the hotel’s in-house florist, who runs classes and workshops that have proven popular with the local community.
The combination of outstanding food and drink and impeccable service makes Ston Easton Park a truly exceptional destination. The team’s passion shines through, and the dedication to providing customers with a bespoke experience ensures every visit is memorable for all the right reasons.