Review on Ston Easton Park
'Grandeur' is a word that sits comfortably with this stunningly dramatic Palladian mansion and its wondrous classical parkland landscaped by Humphrey Repton – in fact, Ston Easton ticks all the boxes when it comes to classical country-house attributes. It boasts a ha-ha, ornate plaster ceilings, bronzes and dozens of stern-looking portraits in oil; the Palladian Saloon is reckoned to be 'one of the finest rooms in Somerset' and the library is perfect for morning coffee.
Home-grown and local produce figure strongly on the menus offered in the formally attired Cedar Tree Restaurant. To begin, you might see pan-fried breast of pigeon with a herb salad, sautéed sweetbreads and raspberry reduction or a warm tartlet of figs and Stilton with red pepper sorbet and fig compote; main courses continue the theme with – say – a trio of lamb with tomato and thyme jus or seared red snapper with grilled polenta, ratatouille and oregano cream sauce. Finish with an assiette of desserts or Champagne and raspberry mille-feuille with glazed berries. The seriously endowed, aristocratic wine list spans everything from keenly priced house selections to the grandest of French vintages.
In summer, lunch on the front terrace, garden parties and picnics are 'de rigueur'; hampers and rugs are provided, and the hotel's two spaniels (Sorrel and Sweep) are generally on hand to guide you through the grounds and down to the river.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.00pm (3.00 - 5.00pm Afternoon Tea)
Dinner: 7.00 – 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express