WELCOME TO INGLEWOOD HOUSE
Blandy’s restaurant and bistro is set within a magnificent manor house that has been carefully rebuilt and returned to its former glory (known as Inglewood House). Behind Inglewood House, the landscaped gardens are home to the lovingly restored Clock Tower and the original Walled Garden. These are surrounded by 39 acres of parkland, beautiful protected woodland and hidden historical treasures including a religious grotto.
Surrounded by the stunning English countryside and vast, sweeping grounds, the house and restaurant are bursting with history of its own intertwined with that of Kintbury, a historic market town in Berkshire, near Hungerford.
A WALK THROUGH HISTORY
In the 19th century Jane Austen’s family often visited cousins in Kintbury, but the village’s history extends far beyond this.
The Domesday Survey records it occupying lands on both sides of the River Kennet. The southern side was held by William the Conqueror and Inglewood House was one of its manors.
In 1928 Inglewood was purchased by the Catholic De La Salle brothers to be used as a monks’ college. Nearly 50 years later it was transformed into a luxury health hydro.
Nowadays, Inglewood House is home to stunning apartments and a luxury health club, with a swimming pool, library, restaurant, bar and bistro.
FINE DINING AT BLANDY'S
Blandy’s prides itself on carefully executed menus, and always aims for ambitious standards in presentation, taste and service.
The restaurant offers a modern menu that could rival any London bistro, inspired by the fresh seasonal produce. Sometimes, Blandy's also serving local drinks, i.e. from the Ramsbury Brewery, an icon within the area.
For those wishing to enjoy a more relaxed bistro experience, there are freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches or cakes, ready to be enjoyed throughout the day.
If you are looking for a special gift to treat someone dear, a dining experience or a ‘G & Tea’ Afternoon Tea at our restaurant and bistro may be a great choice. Please contact us to find out more about our selection of gift vouchers or our private dining room.
Did you know we have a luxury health club in Kintbury?
Set within Inglewood House is our beautiful health club, with a swimming pool, relaxation area, hair salon, fully equipped gym and a fitness studio. With an Audley Club membership, it’s all about your health and relaxation. When you join our club, you can access our gym, pool and wellbeing facilities in addition to receiving 10% off in our bistro and restaurant.
You can use the gym, pool and fitness classes as much or as little as you choose and our personal trainer is expertly trained and experienced in working with the over 50s in core strength, resistance and flexibility based exercises.
Kintbury is delightful. The beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal runs through the town, which is scattered with antique shops and surrounded by open fields.
Hungerford Common is a regular meeting place and hosts many social and community events that enhance the warm and inviting atmosphere that residents of Hungerford have come to love.
Blandy's is just off the A4 between Hungerford and Newbury, within easy reach of junction 14 of the M4.
TOP PLACES TO VISIT AROUND BLANDY'S
Blandy's restaurant and bistro is perfectly located for a meal when exploring the area. Here are the top 10 local attractions at a short distance from us:
1. North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
This is a popular walking destination with scenic views and lots of wildlife and history dotted about. The 2750 acres of ancient oak and beech forest is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
2. Donnington Castle (16 min by car)
Founded in 1386, this quirky medieval castle with a twin-towered gatehouse serves as a magnificent piece of history, with stunning views across Newbury and the surrounding area.
3. Ludgershall Castle and Cross (27 min by car)
Ludgershall Castle is a 12th-century fortified royal residence, a perfect place for ticking off your “learn something new every day” checklist. The castle was turned into a hunting lodge by Henry III but fell into disuse by the 15th century. Its ruins are listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1981. Today, it is almost fully surrounded by a grassy mound with man-made footpaths for everyone to explore.
4. Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
160 acres of beautiful and stunningly maintained landscaped parkland and gardens exhibiting over 260 different species of animals. It is only two miles south of Burford on the A361, Oxfordshire, England.
5. Stonehenge (44 min by car)
A legendary Neolithic monument consisting of a ring of standing stones, each weighing around 25 tons, around 13 feet high and seven feet wide. It is believed they were transported from Wales and built for unknown purposes. Today it’s one of the most famous landmarks in the UK and known throughout the world as a prehistoric monument. Every year thousands of Pagans and Druids gather at the sight to celebrate the summer and winter solstice.
6. Highclere Castle (24 min by car)
Highclere Castle is a Victorian country house near Newbury, which served as the setting for the Downton Abbey television series. The house boasts numerous sumptuous rooms, beautiful grounds and captivating exhibitions. Even if you’re not a Downton Abbey fan, the castle is still a lovely and fascinating place to spend quality time exploring for you and your family.
7. Newbury Racecourse (23 min by car)
Newbury Racecourse is an event and racecourse venue in Greenham, near Newbury. It hosts some of the sport’s top races including the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival and one of the 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the Lockinge Stakes.
8. The Nature Discovery Centre (24 min by car)
Set in the town of Thatcham in the county of Berkshire, this nature centre offers various interactive family programmes, featuring trails and a birding hut. It is a great place for a day out, with long walks and stunning views across the lake.
9. The Chase (15 min by car)
The Chase is another great place to enjoy woodland walks and enjoy the outdoors around Newbury, close to Blandy’s Bistro.
10. White Horse Trail
The White Horse trail is an exciting route with iconic landmarks cut into the turf of the chalk hillsides and passes through Pewsey, Marlborough, Broad Town, Devizes, Steeple Ashton and Bratton. It was originally created by Wiltshire Ramblers and dates back 250 years. Eight of the thirteen White Horses in Wiltshire are still on view.
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