Gainsborough, Milborne Port, Sherborne DT9 5BA
Ingredient-led Menus, Outstanding Setting, First Class Service
From the moment you enter The Clockspire you know you’re going to be treated to a memorable experience. Ensconced in a 19th -century former schoolhouse, guests step under its carefully restored stone arches and are welcomed into the most spectacular space. Large windows cast dappled light across the original features of the building, while lofted ceilings and statement chandeliers provide a touch of elegance.
Head Chef Luke Sutton and his team showcase modern English dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients, using market-led British produce and vegetables from their nearby plots at Ven House. Service is first class yet unfussy and the general vibe is one of great value for money and warm hospitality.
Wander upstairs to the mezzanine level to find a marble-topped bar and velvet-covered stools, where you can sip Champagne or a cocktail before your meal.
Maverick tip: There’s a brilliant value set menu offering two courses for just £24. However, if you’re going as a group we recommend opting for the tasting menu with optional wine pairing for the whole table.