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Ston Easton is a fine Palladian mansion


of mulled wine. Again, we marvelled at the care that had gone into every tiny detail of every dish – all this effort for a couple of dollops of purée, we remarked! Thankfully, we’d had the foresight


to book a room for the night, and after polishing off an absolute treat in the form of dark chocolate torte with toasted coconut and a scoop of cherry sorbet, served with Château Broustet 1999 Sauternes dessert wine, we retired to the drawing room to enjoy the last of the delicious Argentinian Malbec 2012 served with the main course, and coffee and petit fours, before retiring to the sumptuous South East room – which combines period features with modern comforts for a real feeling of luxury – for a well-earned sleep in the unbelievably comfortable and glamorous four poster bed. Even as I closed my eyes, I knew I’d never make my 9.30am meeting… WL


Visiting details


We visited: Monday, 8pm Prices: Six course tasting menu £59.50 per person; with an additional £35 per person for four matching wines, and £4.50 for coffee and petit fours. A la carte menu also available at lunch and dinner, plus vegetarian menus. Disabled access: yes Wine list: Full bar and extensive wine list Service/atmosphere: Discreetly attentive service in the warm, friendly yet luxurious environment of an original 18th century Palladian mansion.


Ston Easton Park,Somerset BA3 4DF; Tel: 01761 241631 For booking details or to view the forthcoming events programme, including themed demonstrations and cookery days, go to: www.stoneaston.co.uk


Discover Humphry Repton’s famous Cascades in the gardens


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