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15 Wiltshire restaurants make the 2022 Michelin Guide

The 15 best restaurants in Wiltshire have been named in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

For indulgent foodies, this is the ultimate list to travel down a path of flavorful discovery and culinary adventure – with the county’s top chefs and a huge selection of different cuisines to choose from all in one place.

The former top contender, The Dining Room at Whatley manor, with celebrity chef Niall Keating was the only restaurant in Wiltshire to have two Michelin stars.

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However, Keating moved late last year and the restaurant has since lost one of its stars – but nonetheless it remains one of only three Michelin-starred restaurants in the county.

Elsewhere, Lucknam Park’s Hywel Jones restaurant has been awarded its first star – dubbed ‘country house cooking at its finest’.

Obviously Michelin 2022 list seems a little thinner than last year, with two restaurants removed from the elite guide.

The Compasses Inn, in Tisbury and The Weymouth Arms in Warminster, are not included after appearing in last year’s edition.

1. Bell

Where? The Square, Ramsbury, SN8 2PE, United Kingdom

Price/Type? GBP 46 • Modern kitchen

Opinion of the Michelin Guide: “The charming 300-year-old bell is the center of this charming village. It is divided into four parts: a café, a bar, a restaurant and rooms.

“The short bar menu offers attractive pub food and the restaurant serves ambitious modern dishes. The surrounding area provides many of the products.”

2. Bell



Bell

Where? Bath Road, West Overton, SN8 1QD, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 40 – 44 GBP Columbia • Modern

Opinion of the Michelin Guide: “A simple and friendly pub, saved from oblivion by a local couple, who hired an experienced partner to run it. The menu mixes pub classics with Mediterranean-influenced dishes; the presentation is modern but not at the expense of flavors. “

3. Red Lion Free House

Where? East Chisenbury, SN9 6AQ, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 53 GBP • Classic cuisine

Michelin Guide review: “A pretty thatched-roof pub on the edge of Salisbury Plain, made more characterful by a hodgepodge of decorative touches.

“The generously flavored dishes demonstrate that this is a classic training kitchen; the prix fixe menu is excellent value for money. The well-appointed rooms have private terraces overlooking the river.”

4. White Horse Inn



White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn

Where? Compton Bassett, SN11 8RG, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 23 – 42 GBP • Traditional British

Opinion of the Michelin Guide: “Le Cheval Blanc is more than a century old: the cozy bar is where you will find the regulars, while most of the guests head for the rustic room next door.

“For the traditionalists there are the pub classics; for those with more adventurous tastes there are the à la carte options. Beyond the large garden there are 8 cozy rooms.”

5. Potting shed

Where? The Street, Crudwell, SN16 9EW, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 50 GBP • Regional cuisine

Michelin Guide Review: “Spacious and bright pub with contemporary decor, exposed beams and a relaxing atmosphere. Monthly changing menus offer healthy and satisfying dishes, with vegetables and herbs from their garden.”

6. The dining room



Whatley Manor
Whatley Manor

Where? Easton Grey, Malmesbury, SN16 0RB, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 175 GBP • Creation

A star, the guide states: “Twelve acres of formal grounds surround this charming stone house in the Cotswolds, which dates from 1802 and has beautiful views of the countryside.

“Chef Ricki Weston oversees both the elegant brasserie and the intimate dining room; for a special occasion, book the latter, with its neutral décor and serene, romantic atmosphere.

“The evening begins with snacks in the kitchen, before moving on to your choice of several 7-course menus, which include vegetarian and pescatarian options.

“Make no mistake; the concise, understated descriptions belie the detail and creativity of the modern, artfully presented dishes, which come with intriguing contrasts in texture and flavor.

“The wine list offers vegan and biodynamic options, as well as many mature wines. Spend the night in one of the luxurious modern rooms.”

7. Grey’s Brewery

Where? Easton Grey, Malmesbury, SN16 0RB, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 36 – 71 GBP • Modern British

Michelin Guide review: “The slightly less formal alternative to Whatley Manor’s ‘dining room’ is this elegant gray-hued brasserie; request a stall or dine in the garden during the summer months.

“Salad and vegetables from the garden are on modern menus with a British tendency.

8. Beckford Arm



Beckford Arms
Beckford Arms

Where? Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, SP3 6PX, United Kingdom

Price/Type? GBP 42 • Traditional cuisine

Opinion of the Michelin Guide: “A charming 18th century inn with a dining room with exposed beams, a rustic bar and a pretty country house drawing room; there is also a delightful terrace and a garden with hammocks and a field petanque.

“The tasty cuisine has a modern edge. The rooms offer well-thought-out comfort; 2 elegant duplex suites are a 3-minute drive away.

9. Bybrook

Where? West Street, Castle Combe, SN14 7HX, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 110 GBP • Modern British

A star, the guide says, “One last true country manors, this beautiful mansion of 14 s. is set in 150 hectares of French gardens and park in a picture postcard village.

“A scenic driveway leads to the main building and the extremely charming interior features characterful oak paneling and a host of cozy lounges with open fires.

“Dining here is a very formal experience: drinks and snacks are served at the bar, before a set dinner in the cavernous dining room with its large feature wall, floral arrangements, leather chairs and impeccably arranged.

“Sustainable local and local products play a central role in the kitchen, which translates into a tasty mix of simple ingredients and luxurious. The dishes are prepared accurately and arrive in elegant combinations and tested with modern accents.

“Luxurious rooms are split between the mews house and cottages.”

10. Long Arms



The Long Arms pub
The Long Arms pub

Where? South Wraxall, BA15 2SB, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 58 GBP • Traditional British

Bib Gourmand, the guide said: “Hard not to love this beautiful pub in Bath stone, situated in front of a medieval church in a sleepy village.

“It’s a family affair with the chef-owner who proudly cooks up a mix of pub classics and a few more modern creations. Be sure to try the house-smoked meats and fish and the delicious homemade ice cream.”

11. Hywel Jones Restaurant near Lucknam Park

Where? Colerne, SN14 8AZ, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 110 GBP • Modern British

One star, the guide says: “A mile-and-a-half tree-lined driveway sets the scene as you approach this grand Palladian mansion. Rich, elegant decor, plush furnishings and sumptuous fabrics are present throughout, from the beautiful bedrooms to the lounges where mealtime drinks are enjoyed.

“This is the best of the country house kitchen – opulent, formal and sophisticated – and it suits the grandiose environment.

Hywel Jones has been at the helm since 2004 and his experience shows it. The expertly crafted dishes rely on classic techniques but have a light, modern style, which provides a pleasant contrast to the grandeur of the surroundings.

“The ingredients are top quality, he is not afraid to push the boundaries and, as a proud Welshman, you’ll also find a few nods to his homeland. The desserts are a highlight and the service is as neat what money.”

12. Plythouse Vegetable Garden



Plythouse vegetable garden
Plythouse vegetable garden

Where? West Hatch, Tisbury, SP3 6PA, United Kingdom

Price / Type? 30 GBP • Traditional British

Michelin Guide review: “This former red brick coach house is set in a Victorian walled garden. Start with a selection of snacks before choosing a main course cooked over wood or charcoal.

“Vegetable dishes are in the spotlight and the cuisine is natural, hearty and generous. You can spend the night in a converted shepherd’s hut.”

13. Bunch of grapes

Where? 14 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, United Kingdom

Price/Type? £28 • French

Michelin Guide review: “The Bunch of Grapes may be the oldest pub in this historic town, but now has an attractive modern twist and a deli selling tempting treats.

“The downstairs has a pub feel, while the upstairs has more of a restaurant vibe, and you can have anything from a burger to an ambitious tasting menu.”

14. The Forester

Where? Lower Street, Donhead St Andrew, SP7 9EE, UK

Price/Type? 35 GBP • Traditional Columbia

Bib Gourmand, the guide says: “Hidden in the narrow streets of a charming village hides this 13C thatched-roof bistro. beautifully rustic with exposed stone walls and vast open fires.

“It’s a family business and the menus change daily, featuring tasty dishes with a classic country base and a refined twist; Brixham fish is a feature.”

15. Bath arm

Where? Horningsham, BA12 7LY, United Kingdom

Price/Type? 35 GBP • Modern British

Opinion of the Michelin Guide: “Taste local beers in the open fire bar or on the charming terrace of this elegantly renovated 18C country inn on the Longleat estate.

“The large dining room is the perfect place to enjoy attractive dishes using local and estate produce. Stay in one of the modern country house style rooms.”

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