After many hours obsessing over their cute Instagram feed, filled with organic shots of produce, fresh vegetables and the 15th century traditional decor, I just had to take a visit.
If you love your old-chic or distressed shabby chic, you will love this little inn, a true gem for the village. It encompasses all the key elements from the 15th century traditional inns, large open fireplaces, antique hot water bottles, original doors. Sign Of The Angel tempts you in with its quaint exterior character and accommodating little hallway entrance leading into the restaurant.
Inside, the room is airy and roomy. I do appreciate having room between one table and the next instead of all being crammed together like a tin of sardines. The tables themselves were beautifully laid, candle lit, crisp linen napkins (noted: separated from the cutlery, I do favour this over the silverware roll) and a drinks, dinner and specials menu placed as you take your seat. We were sat just next to one of the large fireplaces (unfortunately not lit on our visit).
Our drinks order was placed and we were shortly brought our bread for the table. Super yummy sticky balsamic and olive oil for both white and wholegrain seeded breads. Cheeky mussel here too. This was the first time I tried mussels, verdict. Salty.
We chose to do mains and desserts. Everything was exactly how described. I had the Fillet Steak, Rare. Beautifully tender piece, cooked to perfection. Accompanied with a giant potato and horseradish Bon Bon, toasted parsnip (that looked like chunky onion rings), deliciously braised leeks all married together with a port sauce. My friend had the Wild Mushroom Tart. Accompanied with a lightly curried chickpea and spinach cassoulet. It was her first tart but she said it was really nice.
I love dessert. Specifically, of the chocolate kind, so when I read ‘Trio Of Chocolate” on the menu, it was inevitable. Brownie, ganache with red currants for sharpness, white chocolate ice cream with a chocolate dust and a chocolate spoon, so so moreish. We shared this with the Selection of Ice Cream (vanilla, lime and plum) the lime was refreshing and fragrant, plum like sherbet mellowed down with the vanilla. It was so good.
Overall rating of 9/10. Slight knock back as the coat rack is outside in the hallway, which in this dark wintry weather, I thought to swerve, saving myself from putting a cold coat on before heading back out into the cold British weather.
A definite recommendation for couples dating, friends who like to wine and dine, families for a special occasion.
Go and see for yourselves x
They say you haven’t really visited Lacock, until you’ve been to Sign Of The Angel.