• Eat & Drink

The William Cecil is closed at the moment during the current restrictions, but when we  are allowed to open again, hopefully on 17th May, we will once more offer our guests local, fresh, simple and seasonal food and a small but perfectly formed wine list. No tail coats, starch or presumption. Our restaurant will open for dinner for residents and non-residents alike. This is on a reservation only basis and we may ask non-residents to pre-order.

Our lovely bar, restaurant and, weather permitting, our outside terrace tables will also open for lunch.  It is strongly advisable to make a reservation, but we are open to ‘walk-in’ customers, subject to availability. Please call us on 01780 750070 or email enquiries@thewilliamcecil.co.uk to make a reservation.

We also serve teas & coffees in the conservatory, bar and outside terrace (no reservation required).

For your safety, all tables are a suitable distance apart, menus are available on single use only, digitally or on blackboards, and contact with your server is kept to an absolute minimum at all times. We respectfully ask that all our guests arrive promptly at their reservation time. We must politely request that all guests wear face coverings whilst on our premises in all public areas and to only remove your mask when sitting at a table to eat or drink.

Meal times are:

Breakfast 7-10.30am

Lunch 12-2.30pm

Afternoon Tea 2.30-5.30pm

Dinner 6-8.30pm

Picnics are available to take away but must be pre booked.


Our menus include ingredients from the best local suppliers we can find and the dishes will change with the seasons.

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