Bar & Dining
Winner of “Best Independent Restaurant in Telford” 2017 & 2018
Stuart trained in Michelin star Restaurants in France and on home soil and has held 2AA Rosettes between 1997 – 2017. He is passionate about using the best quality, seasonal, local produce in our state of the art kitchen, using techniques that deliver amazing flavours you’ll want more of!
Our Bar area is open for drinks and coffees all day, as well as having beautiful Flower & Herb Gardens for you to relax in and enjoy! Outside dining on those Sunny Days makes Al Fresco a real treat!
We offer an excellent variety of choice in our Menus, as well as catering for dietary requirements, so whether you call in for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime or full A la Carte menu there’s something for everyone!
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 – 9.30am Sat & Sun 8am-10am
Lunch: Mon to Sat 12noon – 2.30pm Sunday 12noon-5pm
Dinner: Mon to Sat 6pm – 9.00pm Sunday 5pm-8pm
Bar Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 11am-11.15pm Sunday 11am-10.30pm