Evening meals to celebrate
27 September 2019
For many of our guests an evening meal is all part of the attraction of a Wolsey Lodge. They appreciate not having to go out looking for restaurants when often there's even better food available at their lodge.
Many of our hosts are qualified and professional chefs, just not rushing around in a busy restaurant kitchen. They have the time to prepare ambitious meals, served in the calm of a private home.
The importance of the freshness and quality of ingredients has only relatively recently spread into the mainstream, but it has long been accepted by Wolsey Lodges. For many years now our lodges have focussed on using local ingredients, carefully sourced, and many grow many of the vegetables that are served to their guests. Home-grown eggs are common at breakfast and there are several lodges where you can dine on their own beef and lamb, fresh and organic from the herds and flocks that are part of your view.
Pendragon Country House.
The evening meals area highlight of any stay at Pendragon Country House near Camelford in Cornwall. The 'Plat du jour' style menu of the day is a refreshing change for guests who are able to truly experience the best local seasonal produce. Whether you choose three or four course meals, every dish is homemade from scratch with loving care. Your host Nigel is on hand to serve and introduce each course, helping you appreciate the local artisan ingredients. The actual meal tends to come as some surprise, as ingredients are sourced each morning for that same evening's meal, but if you look at their Tripadvisor reviews you'll see they rarely disappoint. You can easily see why if you look at a sample menu here. Importantly, with advance notice they put just as much care into catering for vegetarians and those on special diets, and have an honesty bar fully stocked with fine wines, local artisan gins, ciders and beers. Evening meals are served every day except Sunday but you do need to let them know in advance if you intend to dine in: ingredients are very much bought to order.