Found this hum-dinger of a restaurant back in 2011 when looking for somewhere to stay near the M1 to break our journey from south to north England. Well! It wasn't just a break, it was an event in its own right. Beautiful building in beautiful surroundings, amazing wine list. Fresh ingredients cooked to order - the chef has the cuts of meat laid out for you to choose. It's fine dining and therefore a little expensive, but really not bad considering the wonderfully cooked and presented food that you are being served. Great cheaper bar food was offered which we enjoyed just once when we had a late arrival. The motel style rooms off the large garden are fine and quite cheap. Never stayed for the breakfast as we had to hit the M1 early (which is only a few mins away - though you'd never know it). A unique wonderful gem of a place. We haven't had to do the journey for a year and we're missing it. We look forward to our next visit. Love it, love it, love it.