3 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, GL6 0DB
Wild Garlic, which flung open its doors in 2007, is a labour of love for Matthew Beardshall, the chef and director behind this critically acclaimed venture. His thoughtfully acquired techniques and expertise are clearly applied to every dish served at this award-winning hideaway. Drinks are carefully chosen to complement the playful food offering, including an exquisite selection of wine and a handful of delicious cocktails. Matthew’s creative cooking calls for guests’ full attention, and the relaxed dining space means there are no distractions. Small plates of nibbles to share, fresh salads, juicy steaks, and artisan pasta grace the menu and champion local produce. Think mains of honey-glazed crispy Old Spot pork belly, and Cornish moules mariniéres with frites. Fresh produce is brought from the markets each day to ensure that the menu evolves according to the seasons, with daily specials highlighting the best produce the team can find. You’ll look forward to the weekend even more when you can begin the day with brunch at Wild Garlic. Relax with a newspaper and coffee, and choose from options like buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, eggs Benedict, brioche French toast, and housemade kimchi with Home Farm eggs and toasted sourdough. Add a glass of fizz or Bloody Mary for a real treat. The five wonderfully cosy bedrooms above the restaurant – now including a luxurious loft suite and The Nest, a family suite – beckon you to stay a while longer and explore the surrounding area.