Review on Wesley House
Preacher John Wesley visited this quaintly timbered fifteenth-century merchant's house in 1779, and the building stills makes a serious contribution to the period charm of Winchcombe's main street. At first glance the frontage might suggest a tearoom, but the striking interior and the upbeat menus quickly announce that something more serious is going on.
The main focus is the split-level restaurant with its beams and wrought-iron staircase. There's nothing archaic about the food on offer, and daily changing menus steer a course through the modern British and European repertoire, offering the likes of goats' cheese fondue with beetroot carpaccio and Pedro Ximenez syrup to start, before lemon sole with saffron risotto and pesto dressing or roast guinea fowl with Ratte potatoes, creamed Savoy cabbage and port jus.
To finish choose something sweet (perhaps warm frangipane tart with honeycomb ice cream) or something savoury (blue cheese parfait with poached pear). The 100-bin wine list gives plenty of space to in-vogue offerings from elite South African producers, as well as representatives from around the globe.
Modern, vibrant and lively, Wesley House's new wine bar and grill opened in 2006 to critical acclaim: sit at the counter and graze on tapas, or relax in the dining area with great value fish and grills.
Wesley House is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30 - 9.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express