Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Hollandaise Sauce

John has popped together a recipe below to help you make the most of the fresh English asparagus that’s now in season. He says: “Asparagus recipes are very simple, but are particular favourites in the restaurant, especially with the rich silky buttery-ness of Hollandaise and crisp saltiness of the Prosciutto. 4ptns. Vegetarian alternative is to […]

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Best foot forward for Exmoor’s Walking Fest

Exmoor’s annual Walking Festival takes place this month (May, 2017) under the banner of a new overall outdoor event in a bid to help encourage more walkers to the area. It includes a series of organised events such as guided walks through forests, on the hills, over coastal paths and moorland and through picturesque rural […]

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Eating seasonally in the spring

Whether growing your own fruit or veg or buying it from your local market, our co-owner and chef John says look out for what has been grown in the UK, as it will generally have been grown according to the season it thrives in. And there are several big advantages to eating seasonally grown produce. […]

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Asparagus spearheads our chef’s campaign

We’re championing Exmoor’s food heroes, smallholders, kitchen table top producers and garden growers again this year (2017). This May our co-owner and chef, John will be selecting the asparagus he uses in his kitchen by hand at Withycombe Asparagus near Minehead. John says: “We’re very lucky in these parts to have lots of lovely asparagus […]

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Kitchen in chaos? John can help!

When John and Jane re-opened the hotel for the new season after their winter break back in February, John spent some time focusing on his kitchen. Here are some of his favourite tips for de-cluttering: First things first – before you do anything make a plan. Think about what you’re currently storing and where, and […]

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Book your Easter weekend with us…

If you’re planning to head for the hills this Easter, then come and enjoy a spring break with us here on Exmoor. We’re the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the rat race and come west for a long weekend as mobiles don’t work so well here, so you can really unplug. We’re also […]

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John’s back in our kitchen garden

Our gardening gourmet, John, is back in the garden again this month growing fruit and veg to help supply our award-winning restaurant. If you’ve got a few minutes to spare in the coming days, then here are John’s top three priorities for the hotels veg and fruit garden. Whether you have an allotment, veg beds […]

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