Proud to hold 2AA Rosettes for 20 consecutive years
Head chef and second born son, Stuart Philips, encompasses the best produce that Shropshire has to offer along with a choice of around 60 fresh herbs from Henry’s garden, in a flavour driven, award winning menu. The best seasonal, local produce constantly appears in our food; whether you call in for a bite to eat at lunchtime, relish our traditional pub grub or savour our Ala Carte menu.
Call in anytime for a drink or snack.
Some of Stuart’s first memories when growing up on the family farm are of watching his grandmother, Lillian Philips, baking breads, cakes and fabulous roasts on the Aga, with what he describes as ‘memorable’ gravy.
In 1976, when Stuart was 11 his parents Henry and Sylvia Philips, bought the Greyhound pub in Bicester, transforming it into a pioneering gastro-pub. There, his brother David set up an award winning brewery that was featured on ‘Nationwide’, with David, aged 19 as the youngest brewer in the UK. It was there that Stuart had his first taste of running a restaurant and helping in a kitchen.
In 1986 the family took on the Hundred House, restoring it from the ground up. Stuart began working with the Head Chef at the time, learning lots of classic British cuisine and skills that are still employed in our kitchen today (our Steak and Kidney Pie has been on the menu for 23 years now and has only undergone slight refinements in that time), before leaving to work in such kitchens as the Chester Grosvenor, Kensington Place and a Michelin Starred Seafood restaurant in Brittany.
He returned to the Hundred House in 1992, building and maintaining a strong local following ever since. Stuart’s approach to food is and always has been to experiment with traditional European and British techniques. Produce is sourced locally and used in an ever expanding repertoire of recipes and new ideas.
Restaurant Opening Times:
|Breakfast:Mon to Fri 7.30am-9.30amSat & Sun 8am-10am||Lunch:Mon to Sat 12noon-2.30pmSunday 12noon-5pm||Dinner:Mon to Sat 6pm-9.30pm Sunday 5pm-8pm|
Bar Opening Hours:
|Monday to Saturday 11am-11.15pm Sunday 11am-10pm|