Author: Eleanor Dodd

New Year’s Eve lunch & dinner at The Chesil Rectory

Come & celebrate NYE at The Chesil Rectory

Our delicious tasting menus offer ‘A Taste of The Chesil’ & are brimming with luxurious ingredients & local specialities.

Choose from 5 course or 7 course, vegetarian tasting menu also available.  Wine flights £45.

5 course Tasting Menu lunch or early supper 6-7pm – £55pp
5 course Vegetarian Tasting Menu lunch or early supper 6-7pm – £45pp

7 course Tasting Menu  7pm- late – £75 pp
7 course Vegetarian Tasting Menu 7pm- late – £65 pp

Click to view our Christmas & New Year menus.

We don’t have a big band & magicians, this is all about the legendary food in historic surroundings!

The Telegraph

Sunday Telegraph Review

We are chuffed to bits with our review in the Sunday Telegraph. Excellent comments for our hardworking chefs & front of house team.

 

Suday Telegraph Review

The Chesil Rectory

Heritage Open Days

14th September & 16th September 2018

We are very excited to be taking part in Winchester Heritage Open Days this September!

Hosted by one of Winchester’s professional tourist guides, enjoy a fascinating journey through the history of Chesil Street & beyond including St John’s Church & a visit to the unique Chesil Rectory!

For more information & bookings please visit the Heritage Open Days website.

Chris Edwards, renowned mixologist

Winchester Cocktail Week 2018

The Chesil Rectory celebrated Winchester Cocktail Week in style with the help of Chris Edwardes, renowned mixologist & former head bartender at The Groucho Club, & the fantastic team at Marmalade on Toast, an award-winning creative studio (Winchester based) & creators of the interactive app for our ‘Never Been to University’ quiz.

Winchester Cocktail Week 2018

The interactive app guided each team through a series of fun tasks from guessing jelly bean flavours, spirits & delicious cocktails to uploading their very own hand-drawn cocktail bottle design as well as lots of cocktail-related trivia. This really enhanced the event by creating a unique cocktail tasting experience of fun and discovery!

Winchester Cocktail Week 2018

A special thanks to Adrienne Photography for capturing the spirit of the evening & to all of our sponsors & guests who helped us to raise funds for local charity Helping Hooves UK.

Winchester Cocktail Week 2018

Wine Festival Winchester

Supporting our local wine Heroes!

Fundamentally Fungus in Stockbridge, Hampshire

Fundamentally Fungus

Speciality cultivated mushrooms which are clean, green, sustainable and delicious. Set up in 1999 by Jane Dick and Sue Whiting to supply very high-quality sustainable food to skilled professional chefs.

Fundamentally Fungus is now the leading, nationwide independent specialist mushroom supplier.

They produce high quality, consistent, sustainable and traceable cultivated mushrooms – an alternative to mushrooms taken from the wild. (The international wild mushroom trade is unregulated and wild stocks are in danger from over-exploitation of a free resource.)

Moonroast Coffee

Moonroast Coffee

Moonroast Coffee is situated in delightfully rural surroundings, in the heart of the Candover Valley. Francis Bradshaw has created an artisan roastery making small batch, slow roasted coffee with beans sourced from the best smallholders in the world. Francis’ father, Haydon Bradshaw, one of Britain’s top coffee tasters, still brings his expertise to Moonroast’s speciality coffee journey.

Moonroast take great care to create their own blends as well as crafting single origin coffees, each with their own roasting and flavour profile.  All our beans are blended after roasting.

laverstoke-farm

Laverstoke Park Farm

Is spread over 2,500 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside near Overton. It is owned and run by ex-racing driver and Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter. He wanted to create a farming environment that would follow nature as closely as possible, combining 21st century science, together with the most environmentally friendly farming methods available.

Jody Scheckter started his organic/biodynamic farm in Hampshire to produce the best-tasting, healthiest food without compromise.

Laverstoke black pudding is made using a rare Scottish Hebridian style recipe that uses medium sized oatmeal as opposed to fat additives. Made with our unique spices to create a truly authentic and rustic black pudding which is slightly spiced and deliciously flavoursome.

Johnson & Swarbrick - Goosnargh

Goosnargh

Johnson & Swarbrick have been producing Goosnargh ducks since the 1960’s. Corn fed & reared naturally in the beautiful picturesque village of Goosnargh, Lancashire – where our head chef was born & raised.

Goosnargh poultry is recognised throughout the UK for its superior quality & flavour!

Chesil Rectory Refurbishment

 

14th August – Friday 18th August 2017

We’re super excited about our refurbishment project.  The entire upper floor will be bursting with hues of emerald green & deep blue, with luscious fabrics & marigold silk shades. But more importantly a brand new bar!

Local tasting menu

Our locally sourced NEW Tasting Menu

To celebrate Hampshire Food Festival, The Chesil Rectory is thrilled to announce its brand new “Local Tasting Menu”.

Taste your way through a whole menu brimming with local, seasonal produce; and creative, modern British flavours.  (Available Fri & Sat eves from 7pm.)

Chalk Stream

Chalk Stream Farm

Chalk Farm is located near Romsey next to the River Test.

The trout is some of the tastiest, richest and leanest in the UK as a result of their unique natural habitat. Drawn from sustainable farms on the Rivers Itchen and Test, these spring-fed chalk streams with crystal clear water, constant water flows and excellent light and vegetation create havens for the fish. These beautiful chalk streams giving the fish a distinct, sensational taste whether smoked or fresh.

Rosary Goats’ Cheese

Rosary Goats Cheese began in Salisbury 1988..

Rosary is a fresh, creamy goats’ cheese with a mousse-like texture and a natural acidity.  It is made from pasteurised milk, using a microbial rennet, which makes it suitable for vegetarians & features in many of our dishes!

The Bath Magazine Feature

The Bath Magazine Feature

We’re excited to be featured in The Bath Magazine – Bath’s biggest monthly magazine.

Jessica Hope goes in search of acclaimed novelist Jane Austen in Winchester ahead of this summer’s bicentenary commemorations of her death…….

Click here to read the full feature!

Sparsholt Countryside Day

Sparsholt Countryside Day

We’re super excited to be joining Hampshire Fare on the 13th May to celebrate the Taste of Hampshire at Sparsholt College Countryside Day.

Our very own Chef Damian Brown will be joining Lainston House, The Pig, Limewood & Chewton Glen Hotel for cooking demonstrations which will celebrate the region’s finest tasty Spring ingredients!

Damian’s on at 11 am, don’t miss it!

Easter Celebrations

Easter – We’re open all weekend!

Enjoying time with friends and family over a four day weekend, and savouring fresh, roasted lamb with a bottle of red wine are some of the great pleasures of springtime. Come and indulge at the Chesil Rectory after all that good behaviour during Lent! Open all weekend for fresh, seasonal, delicious lunch and dinner, not to mention fabulous roasts and supper on Easter Sunday.

Call 01962 851 555 or email manager@chesilrectory.co.uk.

woolly hat fair

5 Gold Rings – Woolly Hat Fair @ The Chesil Rectory

The Chesil Rectory is proudly hosting Hat Fair’s #WoollyHatFair! Prepare to be taken by the hand and inducted into an oh-so-secretive society: The Mysterious Society of The Five Gold Rings!

A short immersive theatre event for just 12 people at a time, during which you will be (spoiler alert…) briefly blindfolded.

Booking

Free tickets can be booked via Theatre Royal Winchester Box Office on 01962 840 440 for ritual inductions at 5pm, 5.15pm or 5.30pm.

Walk-up slots will only be available on the day if spaces are available and all tickets have not been booked in advance. We recommend you pre-book to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit – http://hatfair.co.uk/12-days-of-christmas/5-gold-rings/

Last week’s #WoollyHatFair launch was a blast… & this happened… #Mannequin Challenge !