The Cyder House Restaurant
The beautiful old Cyder House forms an atmospheric restaurant for dining and celebrations at the centre of the estate. Karin Mander's menu emphasizes bistro-style cooking, with seasonal produce from the estate. This includes game – pheasant and venison are specialities – and traditionally-reared Owlpen beef. Karin finds a special place for her native Swedish fish cuisine, and also the produce of Owlpen's Elizabethan kitchen garden, set just below the restaurant.
The Cyder House Restaurant is a listed historic building dating to 1446, with massive oak 'cruck' trusses. A gigantic oak and elm cider press stands in the corner from 300 years ago, when cider feasts were held here.
It is a stunning setting, furnished with Mander family portraits and Arts and Crafts furniture from the family collection, and with a floor laid from planks of ash, the trees felled in the surrounding woodland in 2010.
Today it combines fifteenth-century charm with twenty-first-century convenience.
Owlpen's cellars offer a good selection of reasonably-priced wines, especially from the French and Spanish regions.
The restaurant is open by prior appointment for provaye dining, offered to groups of 15 people or more. Please contact the estate office for more details.