Lovely Pubs are a collection of beautiful pubs in and around Warwickshire, including The Boot, The Moat House and Baraset Barn.
The Boot is an idyllic country pub, situated in Lapworth, with exposed brick walls and rustic wooden furnishings, serving up traditional pub classics with a modern twist and with an open log fire to keep you toasty. Self-taught chef Harshad Chavda (hash) serves up new menus with the seasons and lives food, from reading mountains of recipes to trawling through the fresh spice markets around Birmingham in order to source the ingredients that often give his dishes the gentlest Asian twists. Relying on local producers as well as Asian supermarkets and coastal fish suppliers, his beef rendang – aromatic and hearty – is as sought after as classic fish & chips and burgers.
The Moat House is just outside the small Roman town of Alcester and close to the Worcestershire border, with the two stunning stately homes of Coughton Court (NT) and Ragley Hall (Home of the Marquis of Hertford). It is a fun, friendly gourmet spot serving the classics as well as authentic Italian pizzas, grills and steaks – all cooked on their wood-fired oven.
Two miles from Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, Baraset Barn is the perfect gastronomic getaway, with a renowned local restaurant now boasting 16 glorious new rooms housed in a spacious barn conversion, recently recognised as among the top 100 British Hotels by a national paper. It is a favourite local foodie spot set in a 200-year-old barn and with a menu that focuses on exceptional fresh produce from local orchards, fields and farms. Its striking interior design takes inspiration from the building’s charming original features, working with natural materials such as wood and stone alongside original artworks and unique antique pieces, artefacts and ceramics to create a timeless look.