You could describe Michael Wignall’s menu at Gildleigh Park in Chagford as modern British comfort food, given the blustery Devon surroundings and hearty local ingredients. Yet the two Michelin stars he earned this year are richly deserved as he brings a deft Asian
touch to dishes (below) served on Sarah Jerath bespoke plates.
Duck comes with sesame and chai seeds and calves’ sweetbread with coconut foam and curry oil. Pairing roe deer with nasturtium root and juniper shows the chef’s boldness for marrying ingredients and colours. Interesting wine choices include a Lebanese rosé
and an Australian Muscat.
The hotel’s rooms, with huge showers and beguiling views over the river Teign, are simply and stylishly decked out in creams and taupe. Rooms from £250.