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The Ethicurean Restaurant


01934 863 713


Barley Wood Walled Gardens,

Long Lane, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5SA


Michel Roux Jr paid a summer visit to The Ethicurean. He spent the day exploring its produce, food fermentation and the culinary approach of brothers Matthew & Iain Pennington.

Credit Glenn Dearing (lovely chap).

Hidden restaurants featuring michel roux jr

Watch episode three online on 4OD

Michel cooks in the the garden & potting shed with a backdrop of the stunning Mendip hills. 

Michel takes inspiration & new techniques from this forward thinking sustainable restaurant back to his Oast House pop up restaurant in Kent. 



our menu changes twice daily

Lunch feasts



Sittings 12:00-14:30 Tuesday-Sat

         12:00-15:00 Sunday


Starters and Light bites from £6

A filling Cheddar & Cider Welsh Rabbit (rarebit) & salad. £9

Main courses from £17 to £24

Puddings from £6


Reservations taken up to two months before your visit.


The Full Dinner feasts & Full vegetarian feasts


Sittings from 18:30-20:30 Thurs-Sat

We offer a set five-course menu with snacks & confectionary, celebrating our bounteous walled garden and the wild land that surrounds it. This is priced at £59 per head. 

We also offer a 3 course option from the set menu, which is priced at £45 per head.

All dietary requirements are tailored to upon booking our Full Feasts. We cater to Vegetarian & Vegan Diners, please inform us upon booking or prior to your visit.

We offer an informal, friendly style of service and are always happy to answer any detailed questions our guests may have. Our team relish understanding our food and drink offerings. 


Tea, Cake & Coffee



Tuesday-Thurs   11-12, 15-17

Friday-Sunday   10-12, 15-17

It's true. Our cakes are stuff of legend and we work with the best tea and coffee producers in Somerset. 

Our walls drip with fruit and preservation of them leads to some fascinating jams for scones. We work with the very talented Heavenly Hedgerow Foragers too.

We will always try to serve you outside of lunch and dinner hours, no booking required.

Please note that we may not always be able to accommodate guests in the glasshouse for cake; however we have plenty of space available in our bar area or our beautiful garden tables.  


christmas lunch Menu

From 1st December we will be running a festive inspired set lunch menu, available Tuesday-Sunday.

To make a booking please use the ResDiary link above, or call the restaurant.

Please note we will be closed 24th - 26th December and New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

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christmas dinner Menu

From 1st December we will be running a festive inspired set evening menu, available Tuesday-Saturday.

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Spirituous Libations

Not everything contains alcohol though...

Lavender Milk

Soft & non Alcohol


We offer a wide range of in house soft drinks, and some fascinating distilled non alcoholic cocktails, all in keeping with what's in season.

We don't source soft drinks from any multinational corporations. 



Spirituous Cocktails

Drinks have been made here for more than a decade. The dessert fruit and cider apple orchard in which we are located has long provided juice, scrumpy and venue for our annual Wassail celebration.

We have decided to carry on in timely fashion. We are re-working and re-imagining the existing traditions of drink making. Our bar is alive with experimentation. Embracing the limitations of nature has, for us, spurred unbounding creativity.

You can come and drink cocktails with us whenever you like. It brightens up a never drab garden.

Wines, Beers & definitely cider

We took the decision to work with wine makers who's first attention is to the quality of their wines and those that are considered pioneers of sustainable and environmental viticulture.

Our wines start at £22 per bottle.

Beer is in an exciting position again, isn't it? We keep an ever evolving range of bottled and canned beers all produced in the locale.

Our cider is made on site from 50 yards away, you can see the barn from the glasshouse. It's a standard setter but will give you wobbly legs.


Mondays:  Closed 

Tuesday to Wednesday:  Open from 11:00 till 17:00

Thursday: Open all day from 11:00

Friday to Sunday:      Open all day from 10:00


We take on-line reservations via ResDiary for groups of up to six.

Our maximum table size is ten seats.

Please call 01934 863 713 for groups above six. Calls taken 10-12:00 & 15-18:00.

We run a safe and secure pci compliant credit card reservation policy for evenings and weekends to avoid having to take deposits.

Reservations are recommended for all visits, even midweek, due to popularity.

What if we want to go large?




More than a meal? We would love to celebrate with you. We have hosted events and celebrations of varying scale and to many tailored occasions.

Please email for any wedding & event enquiries. 








Please note that we can no longer allow dogs in the walled garden or restaurant. The Ethicurean team are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Wednesday 12th December


Our lovely assistant manager Nicola, who happens to be a wonderfully talented florist, is holding a Christmas wreath making workshop at the restaurant. We will be using foraged greenery from the local surroundings to create beautiful wreaths in time for Christmas. All materials will be provided and you will leave with your very own creation.

£45 per person

This includes a place on the workshop, your own wreath, tea or coffee and a light lunch. Dietary requirements are catered to upon request.

Spaces are limited so please book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

To book your place call 01934 863713. Payment is taken upon booking over the phone.

wassail 2019

Our annual Wassail event will be held on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th January 2019. Arrival 6.30pm for a 7pm start.


Bookings are now live!

Join us for an evening of storytelling, acoustic music, 4 courses of delicious seasonal food and mulled cider. We advise wrapping up warm as a lot of the evening will take place outside.

Tickets are £70 per person.

To book, please call the restaurant on or after Thursday 1st November. Payment will be required over the phone upon booking.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements upon booking and we will do our best to cater. We highly recommend that taxis are booked in advance.

 Credit: Green Antlers Photography

Credit: Green Antlers Photography

 Credit: Green Antlers Photography

Credit: Green Antlers Photography


We have the capacity to hold wedding receptions for up to 70 guests at the restaurant. We offer afternoon tea, buffets, 3 course or 5 course menus, as well as flower arrangements and place settings.

Currently we have availability in March, Late June, Late August, September & November 2019.

If you would like to make an enquiry and receive a full price list as well as our food and drink offering, please email

 Credit: Mary Anne James

Credit: Mary Anne James

 Credit: Green Antlers Photography

Credit: Green Antlers Photography



The Ethicurean Restaurant is tucked away in a Victorian walled garden with expansive views of the Mendip hills, often circled by wakes of buzzards. 

01934 863 713     BS40 5SA

Situated 6 minutes via taxi from Bristol Airport. 

30 minute drive from Bristol city centre. 

There are some excellent places to stay within a few minutes of our venue. 


Open: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00-23:00: Friday & Saturday 10:00-23:00: Sunday 10:00-17:00

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The lanes are narrow, take care upon approach as many a deer have jumped through the hedges.

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The Ethicurean Cook Book. Free UK Standard Delivery. Half price postage EU & rest of World.

“The Ethicurean Cookbook reflects the growing trend for artisan food and local produce and is truly an inspiration for how we should be sourcing our food and cooking at home over the next few decades.”


“120 unique and exciting recipes, presented season by season, reflect the best of ‘new British’. Most of the produce comes from within just metres of their kitchen.

The recipes are truly mouthwatering and visually stunning: Confit rabbit is paired with lovage breadcrumbs, Cured roe deer with wood sorrel, and foraged nettle soup with young Caerphilly cheese.

The salads are as fresh as a daisy: beetroot carpaccio with honeyed walnuts; ewe’s curd and cucumber salad. And of course British food means pies and puds: pork and juniper pie, milk stout steamed pudding, Eccles cakes with Dorset Blue Vinny & sherry sauce.

The Ethicureans are also known for their cocktails, making their own vermouth to create the perfect Negroni. They produce natural apple juice from the orchard that is home to eighty varieties of apple.

Over 200 stunning photographs by Jason Ingram follow the team and garden through the seasons and day to day in the restaurant and kitchen. Interspersed throughout the book are short sections on food history, traditional British festivals such as the midwinter Wassail festival, specific ingredients and key producers. Also included is inspirational guidance on preserving, smoking, curing and other techniques that make the most of produce and reduce waste.”

Ebury Press Ltd.

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Offer your friends or family an Ethicurean experience with our gift vouchers. Treat them to afternoon tea with a lazy amble around the stunning garden or a full five course evening dinner where they'll try the best of the seasons produce cooked with care and attention to flavour. An ideal gift that can be tailored to experience of your or their choosing.

Vouchers are available in intervals of £10.

They can be purchased via our online Gift Pro voucher page and emailed directly to you or your guest.