Cream Tea at £8 per person Afternoon Tea at £20 per person
Old Downton Lodge is a fine dining Restaurant with Rooms. Enjoy great seasonal food by their Head Chef in an elegant, historic setting.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- 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)
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.
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.
24 October 2020
The roast was incredible, as well as the sea bream with chorizo, fennel and cabbage.
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.
14 October 2020
Classy cooking, friendly service
21 September 2020
Lovely atmosphere. Starter of Pork Terrine was our favourite dish. Fabulous cheese board!
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.
8 September 2020
What you would expect for the price.
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
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