The Clockspire

British, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Modern European
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional, Unique
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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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

Chicken liver parfait 'Waldorf' - £15.00

with Beef fat brioche

Main Courses
Cornish bass - £33.00

With basil Fregola, broccoli, lobster sauce, shellfsh crackers, lemon


What is the dress code at The Clockspire?

No dress code needed.

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Does The Clockspire offer gluten-free options?

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

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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.

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Can you book at The Clockspire?

Yes, booking ahead is strongly recommended.

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Meet the team
The Clockspire

Massimiliano Mannella

General Manager

Originally from Liguria, Massimiliano Mannella grew up surrounded by some of Italy’s most stunning scenery. After studying hospitality at university, Massi started his career in a tiny restaurant on the Italian coast. The food was simple, but the service and experience offered to the guests by the soulful chef patron was warm and put the guest at the heart of everything he did. This was what kept Massi at this restaurant for some years. When Massi decided it was time to move on he wanted to be able to offer this same experience, and seeking a challenge he headed to London. During the past seven years working in London, he has added finesse and authenticity to his skills working in some of the capital’s most prestigious restaurants, including at Gordon Ramsay’s London House restaurant.


The Clockspire

Luke Sutton

Head chef

Head chef Luke Sutton has been surrounded by great food from an early age and would visit France often as a child, exploring wine caves and enjoying meals of fresh caught river trout with asparagus grown locally. Those experiences have helped to shape him into the chef he is today. He maintains a keen sense of provenance throughout his dishes, inspired to find the very best in local ingredients and enhance them with techniques and skills learned throughout his career.

Luke started his career at Michelin starred L’ortolan in Berkshire, and then moved to the Woodspeen restaurant where he eventually became senior sous chef and was part of the team to earn and keep the restaurant’s Michelin star. With a kitchen garden to play with, Luke continued to develop his passion for seasonality and would often share his knowledge whilst teaching in The Woodspeen’s cookery school. With ingredient-led cooking as his passion, Luke is always looking for local suppliers who share his enthusiasm for great produce.

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

01963 251458 01963 251458


Opening Times

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
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


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1 Review 

Louise B

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

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!



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