Fine dining along the Kennet & Avon

Dine on succulent scallops and soft macaroons at an elegant restaurant among the rolling Wilshire hills

The Harrow

Abi Whyte

Posted on 03/07/2019

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The pretty village of Little Bedwyn sits on the banks of the River Dun and the Kennet & Avon Canal in the North Wessex Downs. Nearby you can visit the incredible Crofton Pumping Station – built to supply water to the highest point of the canal – and Wilton Windmill, the only operating windmill in Wiltshire, where you can grab a bag of freshly ground flour.

The canal flows alongside 87 miles of the Great West Way – a new 125-mile touring route between London and Bristol that takes in idyllic Cotswold villages, including Little Bedwyn, and the rolling Wiltshire hills.

Little Bedwyn is also an easy 25-minute walk from the train station at Great Bedwyn, and that’s the perfect way to work up an appetite for a gourmet meal at The Harrow, which you’ll find on the High Street.

The Harrow was established by Sue and Roger Jones 18 years ago; it earned its Michelin star in 2006 and has retained it every year ever since. All of their ingredients are sourced with sustainability and natural habitat in mind – much of it from local artisan suppliers.

In the elegant dining room you can choose from the tasting menu, lunch menu or eight-course gourmet menu, with sublime dishes ranging from hand-dived scallops with champagne beurre blanc to carpaccio of Welsh beef with pistachio and coriander chutney, rounding off with strawberry and black pepper macaroons.

The Harrow is also hosting a Food and Wine Festival from 27 June to 14 July – expect a Chenin Masterclass, a Seafood Lunch and a New Zealand wine tasting. Tickets on sale now.

Plan your next day out on the Kennet & Avon Canal and find out more about The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

The Harrow