Glebe House is a guest house, restaurant and 15 acre smallholding set in picturesque East Devon. With far reaching views over the rolling hills of the Coly Valley, and just a short drive from the historic Jurassic coast, Glebe House is a unique foodie retreat in the heart of the Blackdown Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty. Though you can choose to just stay at the guest house, most travel this far for Glebe House's fantastic, agriturismo-style restaurant.
The full set-menu dinner experience at Glebe House is only available from Thursday to Saturday, but it's worth making a space in your calendar for. The fixed, four course menu changes often depending on the seasons and when ingredients are available at their peak, and everything you eat at Glebe House is either sourced from local suppliers or grown on-site in the kitchen garden and polytunnel, making this a completely local affair.
The menu goes heavy on some traditional rustic British flavours, but presented in a modern way. Snacks include smoked eel tartare with butter-pressed potato and a rarebit tartlet with pickled walnut, before moving onto porridge bread, and venison sausage with plum ketchup. For a main course, try hogget with beans, shallot, anchovy and chard, with apple and almond pie and damson ice cream to finish.
If you don't manage to make it to the Thursday to Saturday set menu, Glebe House also lays on a 'kitchen supper' from Monday to Saturday, which features more casual, rustic options - think home-made pies, hearty ragus and cassoulets, charged at £20 per head including seasonal sides.