Guide MICHELIN 2021

Old Downton Lodge

(39 Reviews)
Downton on the Rock, Ludlow, West Midlands, SY8 2HU

Top offer

Afternoon Tea

Cream Tea at £8 per person Afternoon Tea at £20 per person


Main course: £28
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 18:30 - 20:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:30 - 13:30 & 18:30 - 20:30.

Restaurant description

Old Downton Lodge is a fine dining Restaurant with Rooms. Enjoy great seasonal food by their Head Chef in an elegant, historic setting.

Customer reviews for Old Downton Lodge
(based on 39 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (4)
  • dinner (32)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (22)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (23)
  • value (7)
  • views (10)
  • By Barry F from Ludlow
    28 October 2020

    The food was excellent and the welcome was warm and friendly - although do we have to be called 'guys'?. Two disappointments: First, despite being advised at the time of booking that one of our party has a gluten intolerance, this was not known to the serving staff who presented the usual selection of breads initially. When reminded, the alternative offered were just two slices of gluten free bread. Secondly, my order for red wine with the main course did not appear until the staff were reminded and even then was slow in arriving.

  • By Sean M from Bucknell
    24 October 2020

    First time visit. Loved the layout. Service was excellent. Had the taster menu along with the wine flight. Superb. The duck was about as good as we have ever had. Very knowledgeable wine waiter. The wines complimented the food perfectly.

  • By Kim Boultby-Ward B from Nottingham
    24 October 2020

    The roast was incredible, as well as the sea bream with chorizo, fennel and cabbage.

  • By Rachel T from Surbiton
    19 October 2020

    Wonderful intimate dining experience. An imaginative and creative a la carte and tasting menu. Wine pairing highly recommended. The duck dish was superb.

  • By Mr I D M B from Hartfield
    14 October 2020

    Classy cooking, friendly service

  • By Kevin H from Watford
    21 September 2020

    Lovely atmosphere. Starter of Pork Terrine was our favourite dish. Fabulous cheese board!

  • By Sue R from Ludlow
    19 September 2020

    Perfect food in an elegant rustic setting with professional yet friendly service. Portions are fairly dainty but we felt perfectly satisfied and the flavours are delicious. Menu is simply worded - no flourishes about 'morning gathered', 'lovingly poached to perfection' and so on. Our favourite restaurant in the neighbourhood for special nights out. Pricing is simple too, a £50 three course a la carte menu and a tasting menu for £65. Pretty garden for pre-dinner drinks, weather permitting.

  • By Pete L from Worcestershire
    8 September 2020

    What you would expect for the price.

  • By Jeffrey R from Ludlow
    5 September 2020

    Downton Lodge is still very much the best restaurant around Ludlow. Even Covid limitations have not spoilt the experience Our six course tasting menu was thoughtfully considered and well executed. Flavours abound, a simple beetroot set off followed by a lovely clean tasting salmon with orange and celery tender lamb and fine cheese complimented nicely. A restaurant we are eager to return to to it’s not just fine food a well schooled team looked after us so well. The owner should be proud of them

  • By Simon R from Much wenlock
    28 August 2020

    The dinner was delicious and the wines went well together. My only thought was that the sommelier’s introduction was muffled by his mask which is unavoidable and we ask felt we were politely nodding on while struggling to hear. Perhaps until the mask business goes away you should give written notes. Simon

Restaurant Location Map
Old Downton Lodge
Downton on the Rock, Ludlow, West Midlands, SY8 2HU

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