From Our Editors
An elegant stately home dating built the 1860s, Bestwood Lodge stands on the site of an original hunting lodge that was frequented by royals and the social elite as far back at the 14th century. The air of opulance remains in The Parkside Restaurant, where a hand-painted ceiling frames a crystal chandelier, and windows offer a view to the 700 acres of parkland on the estate. Menus feature traditional British cuisine with a contemporary and continental twist, featuring seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible. After dinner, the foyer bar beckons with leather sofas, oak panelling and an open log fire for a cosy nightcap.