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“The Chesil Rectory looks like it belongs in Godric’s Hollow…and is charmingly wonky…There’s a romantic, candlelit atmosphere (see how many vintage chandeliers you can count) and a delicate style of cooking”

Olive Magazine, 2016

“Locals rave about the Chesil Rectory.”

The Sunday Times, 2016

“The Chesil Rectory is our favourite place for dinner in Winchester…A memorable meal, enjoyed in an unforgettable setting.”

Olive Magazine, 2016

“Looking like it’s been plucked straight out of a fairy tale, The Chesil Rectory is a romantic Medieval building…Working your way through a roast shoulder of pork is a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

GQ Magazine, 2015

“In a city rammed with historic buildings, the centuries-old, timber-framed Chesil Rectory still turns heads. It dates from 1450, lays claim to being Winchester’s oldest dwelling and has character by the bucket load. Set across two floors, a gentle makeover has carefully woven a modern country look through the old beams, timbers and inglenook fireplace, with the whole operation taking an unstuffy approach to hospitality. There’s nothing dated about the kitchen’s output either, with well-executed brasserie-style dishes fashioned from local and seasonal produce. The kitchen keeps things intelligently simple – witness Blackmoor Estate venison, perhaps teamed with wild mushrooms, cavolo nero and chocolate sauce or roasted and spiced Brixham monkfish accompanied by caponata and a potato crisp. Desserts deliver comfort in the form of treacle tart with lime ice cream or cherry sponge with mint syrup and vanilla cream.”
Chesil Rectory

Square Meal, 2015
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