Esseborne Manor Hotel
Located close to Highclere Catle, home of the television series, Downtown Abbey, this family-run Victorian Country Hotel is small and unpretentious. It is set amidst the splendour of the North Wessex Down close by the lovely Bourne Valley, in an area designated one of outstanding natural beauty.
The award-winning (2 AA Rosettes) Courtyard Restaurant offers a choice of menus in an elegant Dining Room overlooking the gardens and farmland beyond.
The competitively priced weekday lunch menu includes a choice of dishes with a glass of wine, while on Sundays there is the popular Sunday Buffet Lunch. Equally popular is the Tasting Menu. Alternatively, try the traditional English afternoon tea with an extensive selection of teas, a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream, plus the option to add a glass of champagne.