Lunch at Wallet’s Court
It seems I haven’t paid much attention to places around me. The other day I went to lunch at a place down the road that I have to admit I hadn’t even heard about, Wallet Court. When I heard about the lunch I looked it up and it caught my foodie interest.
Parts of Wallet Court dates back to the 13th century and it is grade II listed. Mr & Mrs Oakley bought it in the 70’s and have lovingly restored it room by room. Today it is a restaurant, spa and hotel.
My foodie interest was woken when I read that Mr Oakley used to be head chef for the Roux brothers and he has the impressive title MasterChef (not the TV program). Six months ago they were joined by Chef Michael Fowler who has inspired and brought enthusiasm to the restaurant and I couldn’t wait to try his food.
There was quite a few of us and it was a buffet lunch that started with drinks and a look around. Wallet Court has been beautifully rennovated and there is something interesting everywhere you look.
Lunch was served and we took our seats in the conservatory. We started with a soup.
The buffet was a nice selection
There was chocolate mousse with cherries for dessert
And an apple pie and they used the prettiest crab apples
After the dessert we had a look at the adjoining church, again it has a wealth of history and is well worth a visit.
Wallet Court is a great part of the region’s past and well worth a visit. Go there, take your time and enjoy some lovely food, stay the night, have a drink in front of the fire and if you want to, visit the church and send a thought to your loved ones past and present.