The Clockspire

British, Modern European·
££££
·
·

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British, Modern European
Ambience
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About The Clockspire

The Clockspire is a restaurant and bar in the quaint Somerset village of Millborne Port, just a few kilometres from the border of Wiltshire. This beautiful old building was originally built by Sir William Medlycott in 1864 as a school, but it has been faithfully restored and is now home to this cosy, elegant restaurant.

Inside, the towering ceilings create a bright, airy, spacious vibe. The dining room blends renovated period features with a new, modern interior, combining expose stone walls and polished concrete flooring with the natural oak wood beams. A series of large candle chandeliers hang from the high ceiling, whilst huge windows provide ample natural light. 

Food at The Clockspire leans heavily into seasonality, and the team has worked hard to create a strong network of local producers. The kitchen is lead by Luke Sutton, formerly of L'Ortolan in Reading and The Woodspeen, and he has curated a menu that takes inspiration from classic British and European flavours. The menu kicks off with starters like Barbers cheddar custard with cider and seaweed, and Cornish mackerel with pickled turnip, horseradish, buttermilk and dill, before heading into a selection of mains that show off a solid understanding of classic flavours - Creedy Carver chicken with celeriac puree, black cabbage, IPA shallot and English pecorino, Cornish sea bass with white beans, real cure chorizo and shellfish sauce, and a pork loin to share with barbecue broccoli and wet polenta.

Desserts take an interesting turn, really embracing the wild food available in this part of the country - treacle tart with rowan ice cream, for example, or sorrel sorbet with meringue pie.

Meanwhile, the marble-topped bar sits on a mezzanine level, overlooking the restaurant. It's a great spot to enjoy an extensive wine list that features bottles from all over the world, as well as fizz, beer, cider, cocktails, spirits and more.

Menu Highlights

Starters
Chicken liver parfait, pickled cherries, lemon verbena dressing, toasted brioche - £11.00

A creamy chicken liver parfait accompanied with pickled cherries and cherries puree, malt crumbs amd toasted hazelnuts  to add a crunchy texture, finished with lemon verbena dressing to add a zingy taste. Served with a soft homemade beef fat washed toasted brioche  

Main Courses
Grilled sea bass garnished with white beans and Real Cure chorizo and served in a shellfish sauce with smoked cods roe on the side; finished with pickled fennel, wild garlic oil and monksbeard. - £29.00

Grilled sea bass fillet garnished with white beans and Real Cure chorizo on a delicate shellfish sauce, cods roe emulsion, pickled fennel, wild garlic oil and blanched monksbeard. 


FAQs

What is the dress code at The Clockspire?

No dress code needed.

Helpful? 0

Does The Clockspire offer gluten-free options?

yes we do, we always accommodate any allergies or intolerance.

Helpful? 0

What is the menu like at The Clockspire?

We set out to create a restaurant we would want to eat in ourselves. A place where what’s on your plate depends on what is absolutely in season, and one that uses the best ingredients from local farmers and suppliers whenever possible.

Helpful? 0

Can you book at The Clockspire?

Yes, booking ahead is strongly recommended.

Helpful? 0

Location

Gainsborough, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Somerset, DT9 5BA

01963 251458

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-16:30
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed

Reviews

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review


1 Review 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Louise B

29 June 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Oustanding

Increadible evening at The Clockspire. The restaurant itself is breathtaking, all the decors are stunning.

We arrived earlier to enjoy some pre-dinner drinks after we've been escorted to our table.

Oustanding food, Michelin star worth, staff very attentive and knowledgeable without being too intrusive.

Will recommend to all my friends!

 

 

Book a table

Call The Clockspire to make a booking on:

Visit their website

Other restaurants we like near The Clockspire

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your reservation
The Clockspire
people
,
Earn 100 SquareMeal Points with this booking

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.


Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement