Review on Dial House Hotel

A ravishingly romantic restaurant-with-rooms in the tourist honeypot of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Dial House is the oldest surviving building in the village and was standing proud long before the bridges were erected over the River Windrush.

The place takes its name from the seventeenth-century sundial outside the entrance, and the interior is stuffed with period features, inglenook fireplaces, poor boxes, monk's chairs, secret cupboards and water wells.

Chef Paul Nicholson has built up a reliable network of local suppliers and producers, but impeccable ingredients are the main focus and where necessary he will travel to source the best possible products. The carefully sourced raw materials (including herbs from the tranquil walled garden) are deployed for a menu that might open with whole baked goats' cheese, roasted pepper, pine nut and rocket salad or Evesham asparagus with poached egg, crispy bacon and warm mustard dressing.

Main courses might usher in rump of new season's Cotswold lamb with caramelised aubergine and couscous or saffron-poached monkfish with sweet chilli risotto, prawn and caper sauce, while desserts could include blackberry and vodka sorbet with berry compote or jasmine crème brûlée with apricot and pistachio bonbon; it's also worth exploring the choice of farmhouse cheeses served with pear chutney and home-baked walnut bread.

Dial House Hotel is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British / European


Paul Nicholson

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm Wed-Sat

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Facilities at Dial House Hotel

  • Alfresco dining


Accomodation is available, (14 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Dial House Hotel
The Chestnuts
High Street
Bourton on the Water
GL54 2AN

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