Since I live and work nearby, this review is not about the actual house at Croome Park, because with the exception of the grounds, the house is not that interesting anyway. (See other reviews.) This review is about the restaurant set in one of the old RAF buildings, which was the hospital to the old RAF base at Defford. Where incidently they invented radar and had the first instrument landing of an aircraft. Anyway, my colleagues and myself decided to have our Christmas meal at the National Trust restaurant. I have to say that the staff were very accomodating and helpful. The Christmas menu was either turkey or venison, along with a starter and/or pudding. No one in our group had any complaints about the food, it was really tasty and was good value. The service was marvellous considering that some of the staff were volunteers. (Not all of them). We had a great time and were totally satisfied with the meal we had. So much so, that it is planned to return there for the 2013 Christmas lunch. It was so much better than offerings from other places, plus there is a great little display of the history of the building and of RAF Defford.
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