The Marquess of Exeter
The Marquess of Exeter in Lyddington, Rutland, is a dining pub and 17-bedroom inn.
Experienced chef Misi Bencsik runs the kitchen. Misi has cooked in many top kitchens over the years. Most recently he was head chef at Salford Hall Hotel near Evesham where he won an AA Rosette. His cooking is skilful and we were impressed by the quality during our lunchtime visit.
Expect dishes such as grilled mackerel filet with heritage beetroot with wasabi mayonnaise & cucumber. Or pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with mini potato fondants, red cabbage & pear strudel & demi-glaze. Or thyme-roasted root vegetable cakes with chive velouté & Parmesan cheese.
The atmosphere is intimate and warm, and there are many original features including open fires, flagstone floors and wooden beams.
To see some of Misi’s dishes, follow his Instagram page here.