Built in the early 1900s as part of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Dysart is named after the family who once lived in Ham House. It’s run as a restaurant rather than a pub, with service that is confident yet relaxed, and the warm, homely space blends its period features with more contemporary design elements. Tables are well-spaced but still leave room for an antique grand piano – this comes into its own at their regular music recitals.
Cooking has evolved in recent years and the Dysart now offers a classic, ingredient-led menu which features well-crafted dishes with bold flavours. You won’t find any unnecessary gimmicks here; just good quality ingredients cooked with care and understanding. Fish is handled with particular aplomb and desserts are creative and satisfying.