The Waterloo Hotel & Bistro
The Waterloo Hotel & Bistro, has character in abundance. At this beautiful 1870s renovated building, the Grade I listed bar is a talking point and a mecca for guests on the hunt for great food and dink. The bar’s charm remains, with period features like decorative ceramic tiles and colourful stained glass seamlessly mixed with modern touches to ensure the venue is up to date.
Dishes are handwritten on blackboards and change frequently depending on the produce available in the kitchen that day, keeping regular diners on their toes. You could easily try something different every time you visit, as the kitchen team’s inspiration comes from the surrounds and the seasons.
Perhaps start with bacon, black pudding and poached egg en croute with mustard sauce. Veggies needn’t look further than the Roquefort, pear and roasted pine nut salad to begin. Local produce can also be found in main dishes such as quail and pigeon with crushed new potatoes and rosemary and redcurrant sauce, and grilled tuna with pickled mooli and balsamic dressing. The apple and frangipane tart with pouring cream, and orange drizzle cake with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream are desserts that jostle for diners’ attention.
While they take their food seriously, the vibe at The Waterloo is friendly and relaxed. 20 bedrooms give you every reason to stay a little longer.