The terrace is lovely for dainty cakes and scones during afternoon tea.
Whatever you like, with an apron thrown on top. There are wellies to borrow (as originally sported by the cast of The Apprentice who filmed here).
The restaurant at Eckington Manor has a farm-to-table ethos and is open for dinner on Wednesday to Saturday evenings; the home-grown and locally produced delights are served in the light-filled and laid-back dining room above the reception. Signature dishes include tartare of Eckington beef with smoked egg yolk, hay mayonnaise and beets and apples from the garden; and slow-roasted chicken with barbecued hispi cabbage, smoked carrot and wholegrain mustard sauce. If you arrive on a sunny day head to the outdoor terrace for lunch or afternoon tea, available Thursday to Sunday. Cold 'supper trays' – consisting of a posh Ploughman's – are available every night (order these in advance), and evening meals for groups can be arranged in advance. Breakfast includes home-made, home-grown everything – from muesli, bread, preserves and marmalade to tasty eggs and award-winning breakfast sausages. Much of the meat is from the farm. If you'd like to get more involved and cook yourself, Eckington Manor Cookery School is located above reception. Courses include alfresco dining, Christmas feasts, breads from around the world and authentic Thai dishes.
Eckington Manor is fully licensed, and there’s an informal bar area close to the restaurant, which is popular for pre-dinner drinks on Wednesdays to Saturdays. A fully-stocked honesty bar can be found in the large main hall, where guests can get cosy on comfy sofas beside a wood-burning stove.
Breakfast is 8am to 9.30am Monday to Saturday, and 8:45am to 10.30am on Sundays and bank holidays. Lunch (12:30 to 3pm) and afternoon tea (1pm to 3pm) are served Thursday to Sunday, and dinner from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday to Saturday. Booking reccomended.