Chilterns – Events
Late lunch at The Woodspeen in Newbury
July 18, 2019
1.45pm (tour of vegetable plots and gardens) for 2.30pm
Members £99 / Guests £109
Dress: Business Casual with Chaîne regalia
Full details can be downloaded from here.
The booking form can be downloaded from here.
It was 2013 when John Campbell stumbled on a run-down country pub, looking sad and unloved. Yet even in that sorry state, he was smitten by its breath taking views over the West Berkshire countryside. And he desperately wanted to restore this fading beauty to its former glory, and its rightful place at the heart of the local community.
In late 2014, with a lot of help from former colleagues and a few fresh faces, The Woodspeen was born. A light and airy restaurant with picture windows; an open kitchen, a log fire, and a stylish bar. With a cookery school next door, in a beautifully converted barn.
Having worked in hotels and restaurants around the world for the whole of his adult life, John had a clear vision for his own restaurant – with a focus on seasonal dishes, using ingredients grown or foraged on our own land. Before he knew it, he’d achieved his first Michelin star for their food and service, and a Wine Spectator award for their wine list.
Selection of canapé Prosecco Extra Dry, Riondo, Veneto, Italy, 2017 ~ Beetroot cured salmon, herb infused cucumber, apple puree and crispy seaweed Sauvignon Blanc, Levin, France, 2012 ~ Plot radish, garden pickles, wild nuts, wheatgrass oil and puffed rice ~ Lamb rump, charred aubergine, peas with white wine, gremolata mushroom Mercurey, Domaine Faiveley, burgundy, France, 2016 ~ Vanilla crème brulee, white chocolate, strawberry sorbet and basil ~ Coffee and Petit-Four
Address: The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School, Lambourn Road, Woodspeen, Newbury RG20 8BN Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01635 265 070
Car: The restaurant has its own car park directly alongside the entrance at RG20 8BN.
From London, East and West: Take the M4 and exit at Junction 13 and take the A34 south towards Newbury. Follow Sat Nav to RG20 8BN It is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the M4 Exit.
Train: There are regular services to Newbury from Reading, London Paddington, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as other major railway stations across the UK. Please see www.nationalrail.co.uk for further details. Take a taxi from there.