The falling leaves turning golden and amber is our cue at The Beacon to put the fires on and turn up the comfort factor on the menu. Autumn has firmly bedded in, with the last of the summer dishes giving way to hearty stews, buttery mash and red wine sauces.

Launching this week is our new Autumn menu with a slightly different style from the usual daily menu. Choose from a set menu at £15 for two courses and £18 for three courses, offering comforting twists on classics such as Calves Liver, Creamed Potatoes and Crispy Onions or Braised Shin of Hereford Beef and Suet Dumpling. Or choose the daily changing pie of the day such as Chicken, Leek and Ham (£11) or share the Beacon Deli Board (£14).

Complimentary bottle of house wine

On our daily menu (£23.5 for two courses and £26.5 for three courses) we are offering a complimentary bottle of house wine per couple dining Monday to Thursday for lunch or dinner. With a daily changing aperitif such as an olive oil washed Gin Mare and Artichoke Amaro and new ales of the week, dining at the garden kitchen this season is a veritable treat.

A partridge, a pear tree and a very good party this Christmas at The Beacon

There’s no avoiding it, Christmas is fast approaching. Autumn is here and in just a few months the festive bells will be ringing and we’ll be pulling out a sparkly dress or tux and popping the Champagne for the annual office party.

This year, the I’ll be Mother team will help you create magical yuletide memories, full of good food, good wine and happy times. From cosy festive gatherings to proper parties, The Beacon ticks all the boxes and we still have some availability for whole house hire.

This year at The Beacon, the whole house is available to hire for up to 80 guests. Your own house, your own bar and your own dance floor. Available Monday – Thursday, prices from £5,000 for up to 80 guests. Please contact Jenny Cook on or 01892 524252.

On arrival, your guests will be greeted with a festive glass of fizz and bites including crab doughnuts, partridge and cranberry sausage rolls and port and stilton rarebit.

Seated together in the dining room the party will have the same Feast menu, pre-chosen for the whole group and house wine served until the end of the meal. After dinner, the party continues downstairs in the cellar bar with music and a cash bar.

I’ll be Mother Vouchers

I’ll be Mother vouchers are now available and are a perfect Christmas stocking filler or gift for friends or colleagues. Available in denominations of £20, with no limit, the vouchers are redeemable at The Beacon (Garden Kitchen), The Twenty Six (Test Kitchen) and The Swan at Chapel Down (Wine Kitchen). Give vouchers to a loved one to come for lunch or dinner or for a special event such as an important birthday celebration or even towards someone’s wedding. Terms and conditions apply. Please see Gifts page for more information.

The BeaconSteven Li