We had driven down to Dorset to take some friends out for lunch and were delighted to find that although they had lived in the county for many years it was the first time they had been to Stock Hill House.
We had one of what what Stock Hill called their 'Lazy Lunches', which perfectly described our experience. We arrived shortly after a private party had gathered together for a birthday celebration in one of the larger rooms. Despite the larger event going on elsewhere, the service we had was unobtrusive and impeccable, almost as if we were the only people in the place. After aperitifs in the elegant lounge area we were shown into a small but beautifully decorated dining room and had an excellent meal, which included Austrian style specialities (the chef is Austrian), followed by a return to the lounge for coffee and petits fours. We felt that it had been the perfect place for lunch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A privately owned and run Top Country House Hotel and Restaurant set in the rural Dorset countryside Stock Hill House is a privately owned and owner-run Victorian country house hotel set in eleven acres of mature and beautifully matured, wooded grounds on the borders of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Many famous attractions are within easy reach, yet this fine Dorset country hotel exudes calm and tranquillity as soon as you turn into its beech-lined drive. From the moment you arrive you can start to relax and begin to experience the luxury, comfort and hospitality once afforded only to the privileged few. For a bonus you can also taste the delights from Austria. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stock Hill Country House Hotel Gillingham
- Stock Hill Country House Hotel & Restaurant Dorset/Gillingham