Eats & Treats

It’s been called the area’s ‘best kept secret’, but once discovered, you won’t be able to keep it to yourself! From afternoon tea to relaxed lunches and fine dining, delicious food and delightful views make Barton Manor Hotel & Spa’s Walled Garden a spectacular destination throughout the seasons, writes Kate Bowyer

The name might conjure up alfresco dining among the seasonal planting, but Barton Manor’s Walled Garden is also a comfortable and contemporary restaurant, perfect for any time of the year. Located in and named after the Edwardian walled vegetable garden, 90 years later the roofed complex, including the original conservatory and wash house, has been transformed into a leading eatery in a perfect location!

Original exposed brick, stone, and flag floor features are complemented by modern, eco-rated comforts. Relax in cosy comfort under the stunning refurbished orangery’s architect-designed roof, revelling in views across the garden terrace – another irresistible dining space whenever the sun shines.

Head chef Simon Evans and senior sous chef Edward Ndung’u are the inspiration behind the Walled Garden’s acclaimed menus. Nestled in prime farming land, the focus is firmly on freshly sourced ingredients from local producers – from seasonal fruit and vegetables to quality meats and cheeses.

Discover the mouth-watering Festive Menu served from 30th November through to 30th December, which is served daily from 12noon to 9pm serving Honeywell’s butter roasted breast of turkey with all the trimmings, or a festive afternoon tea featuring a selection of sandwiches, scones, hot savouries and seasonal treats. For specific dietary requests, just advise the friendly team.

All you need to bring is someone special to enjoy chatting, relaxing and sharing it with, as this is not a treat to be rushed! For that extra-special occasion, the Summer House can be booked for small events and semi-private dining, still enjoying access to the lawns and outdoor terrace.

Evenings in the Walled Garden are just as magical. Seasonal dishes like pan-fried sea bass or slow cooked blade of beef are elevated by horseradish mash, beetroot puree, caramelised shallots and seasonal vegetables. Leave room for delectable desserts like tangy lemon posset, deliciously decadent dark chocolate fondant and a traditional Bramley apple crumble. It’s definitely the cream of the local crop!

The four-star Barton Manor Hotel & Spa and Walled Garden is just five minutes from J32 of the M6, close to Blackpool, the Trough of Bowland, historic Lancaster and the Lake District. For more information, catch up with Barton Manor on social media or go to their website.

Barton Manor Hotel & Spa
746-768 Garstang Road
Preston PR3 5AA
01772 862551



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