I am a freelance writer specialising mainly in health and education and living in Staffordshire. Find me on Linked In
Published April 3rd 2018
New-look 14th century restaurant & bar has warm welcome
It may be more than 700 years old but The Manor House of Whittington, nestled within the Staffordshire countryside, is entering a fresh chapter in its history as a new all-day bar and restaurant. The Manor House of Whittington, situated between Kidderminster and Stourbridge, is a Grade I-listed building which was erected by Sir William de Whittington in 1310. It is said to have even welcomed royalty during its historic past, but today's visitors are now attracted by the delicious steaks, wood-fired pizzas and Sunday roasts which it offers to customers.
The new-look The Manor House of Whittington. Credit Ben Carpenter
The restaurant and bar is described as a warm and inviting place in which to visit for a relaxing light lunch or a full-on delicious dinner. The Manor House of Whittington, formerly The Whittington pub, is able to combine traditional features such as the building's existing timber panelling and beams with a modern contemporary design. Among the new features is a wood-fired oven which takes pride of place within the premises alongside the new-look main bar. Seating within the restaurant and bar ranges from high stools in the bar area and formal dining chairs in the restaurant to cosy nooks and crannies close to the warm and inviting fireplace, particularly on a cold winter's day or night.
The restaurant and bar's spacious interior. Credit Ben Carpenter
For those guests wanting to dine in a more private setting, or for professional get-togethers and even celebration events, The Manor House of Whittington offers a choice of a number of bookable spaces. Among these are an al-fresco area which includes a large front patio and an expansive decking area to the rear, furnished with comfortable semi-circular booth seating surrounding a central fire pit and covered pergola with lots of planted greenery.
Enjoy the new Spring menu in the dining area. Credit Ben Carpenter
The Manor House of Whittington has just launched a new spring menu which is designed to be ideal for the upcoming warmer weather. While steaks and pizzas are still very much at the forefront of the pub offering, the new menu also has plenty of dishes which use the best of British produce and are said to be inspired by the fresh flavours of spring. Sensational starters include Buffalo mozzarella with asparagus, peas, broad beans and mint marinated in a lemon and olive oil dressing, while the mains menu features traditional dishes with a seasonal twist such as roast rump of lamb, potato terrine, peas à la Française, smoked bacon and fresh mint pesto, and pork belly treated to a Moroccan makeover in an apricot tagine served with crispy polenta. Desserts will round off the fresh culinary journey with the likes of lemon meringue Pavlova, lemon curd and toasted almonds and Buttermilk pannacotta, freeze dried raspberries and raspberry sorbet.
Find a cosy nook to while away the time. Credit Ben Carpenter
Further information about The Manor House of Whittington can be found by visiting www.themanorhouseofwhittington.com or by calling on 013 8487 2110. The pub can also be located on Twitter/Facebook: manorhouse1310