There’s a communal dining table in the house.
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 is helmed by wife and husband chef duo Sue and Mark Stinchcombe, the latter the winner of MasterChef the Professionals 2015. It has a farm-to-table ethos and is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday; the home-grown and locally produced delights are served in the light-filled and laid-back dining room above the reception. If you arrive on a sunny day head to the outdoor terrace for lunch or afternoon tea. 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.
Eckington Manor is fully licensed, and there’s an informal bar area close to the restaurant, which is popular for pre-dinner drinks. 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.
The Restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday from 6.30pm-9pm and for Sunday lunch from 12.30pm-3.30pm; reservations are required. Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8am to 9.30am Monday to Saturday and from 9am to 10.30am on Sundays.
Officially, room service is not available, though we’re sure that staff will rustle up a snack for you if you give them enough warning.