The Woodspeen is the epitome of pared-down style. It appears to be a simple refurbished 19th century rural public house. But first impressions are very deceptive. Step inside and you emerge into an impressive 'Nordic' stylised dining extension with a wall of bi-folding glass doors and an open plan kitchen. The original part of the building remains as the public house, updated but retaining its charm.
A wonderful wooden-slat ceiling with large skylight, faux fur throws over seating and polished concrete floors offer elegance, comfort and warmth. A perfect setting for the culinary brilliance of one of the UK's great chefs, John Campbell, formerly from the nearby Vineyard where he achieved two Michelin stars and Coworth Park.
The food follows the same perspective - a simplified offering, applied brilliance and excellent produce made extremely well, complemented by an superb service brigade.