With so many ingredients plucked from our own kitchen garden, it’s more about wheelbarrow yards than food miles here at Woolley Grange.
From big breakfasts to fancy dinners, our menus are geared towards children and grown-ups, with mocktails and cocktails, sandwiches and Sunday lunches. We can even make pixie boots out of napkins, offer children’s bibs and cutlery, and serve wholesome, organic baby food.
Choose family dining in The Orangery or a sophisticated meal in our 2 AA Rosette fine-dining restaurant. You don’t have to worry about your children’s table manners at family mealtimes, as we are used to children and food, but if you want a some more romantic and sophisticated dining, choose High Tea for the children and, once they are tucked up in bed, use our Baby Video monitoring service (or we’ll arrange a babysitter if you prefer) and dine by candlelight. Bliss!
We’re very proud of our kitchen garden, where Aldetha, our head gardener, grows a huge range of herbs, fruit and vegetables. We also pick our own summer fruits and grow fresh flowers for the hotel. Once the chef has had his pick, all of our produce is sold to locals and guests, so you can take the taste of Woolley Grange home with you.
Our chefs and suppliers
We draw on a wealth of international experience to bring global influences to classic British flavours, transforming the freshest of ingredients into great tasty food, perfectly cooked.
Our kitchen team, led by Jethro Lawrence (formerly Head Chef at Le Muset and The Cowshed, Sous Chef for renowned chef Simon Rogan and Masterchef: The Professionals quarter finalist) are passionate about using sustainable seasonal produce, dovetailing with our equally passionate gardening team. The two work together to deliver a delightful menu of fresh and flavoursome dishes throughout the year.
We use the best small, local suppliers. Our eggs are supplied by the local farmer at Southview Farm, while our locally reared meats come from Bartlett’s family butchers in Bath. This harmony between kitchen, garden and local suppliers certainly pays off; the restaurant won a Gold award at the 2019/20 Taste of the West Awards, with judges praising its commitment to local sourcing.
We like to make mealtimes easy and convenient. We have a range of dining options for you and your family and you are welcome to have meals delivered to your room.
Breakfast is very much a family affair. Even young guests can help themselves to the buffet and pile their plates with cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, pastries and muffins. In addition to the continental buffet, our plated options – from a full English to Belgian waffles with berry compote – are designed to fortify all ages for an active, fun-packed day ahead.
Lunch is an informal, leisurely affair, with a full children’s menu and a lighter menu for parents. On balmy days the dining tables spill out onto the terrace for alfresco meals. From 2pm to 4.30pm every day, enjoy a classic afternoon tea to really enter into the country house spirit.
On Sunday lunchtime, we pull out all the stops for a traditional two- or three-course roast, which is also very popular with locals. Please see our Sunday lunch menu below.
If you’ll be out exploring the surroundings during the daytime, we’re happy to pack you a picnic or suggest some fantastic local places to try.
Children’s high tea is served at 5pm daily, because we understand that young diners like to eat early. Our staff are on hand to help out, so parents can relax with aperitifs and nibbles. Or if or you prefer to sit down for dinner together, we offer a family dining option from 6pm.
Dinner is a sophisticated, fine-dining affair once the children are in bed. Tuck into divine local cuisine, sip vintages recommended by our wine expert and catch up on time as a couple.