Just the name of this thatched 17th-Century Grade II-listed former pub is enough to make us want to visit. As cosy and convivial as its name, the restaurant has been brought into the 21st-Century with colourful furnishings and contemporary menus that retain the heartiness of traditional pub fare, whether you choose to eat in the main dining room or one of the four private dining rooms.
The largest of the four private rooms is the The Fitzwilliam. Seating up to 18 around a square table, it’s well-suited to corporate meetings but can also be hired for private lunches and dinners to celebrate special occasions. If your gathering is a little smaller, you might like one of The Chubby Castor’s three other rooms – The Study, The Chubby or The Vivian. Seating six and eight respectively, these intimate spaces are perfect for cosy catch-ups away from the hubbub of the main restaurant. The Study is located on the first floor and overlooks the terrace, while The Vivian (also located on the first floor) is a favourite with hen parties thanks to its rustic wooden table and secluded location. The Chubby is on the ground floor and boasts comfortable banquette seating around a circular table.
Whichever private dining room you deem best-suited to your private party or event, you can be sure of friendly service and a relaxed environment in which to enjoy beautifully-prepared dishes chosen from one of Chef Patron Adebola Adeshina’s passionately created menus. Whether dining from the a la carte, set or tasting menu, you and your guests are in for a treat. Stunning presentation gives way to intense flavours in dishes such as poached prawns with chorizo croquette, broccoli textures and confit shallot, dry aged Red Poll fillet with duck liver parfait, brioche, Chanterelle and autumn truffle, and salt baked pineapple with coconut joconde and pink peppercorn meringue.