Our Favorite Restaurant
restaurant is situated in Stoke Bruerne, a village which although mentioned
in the Doomsday Book, really developed with the completion of the waterways
in the 1800’s.
Running through the heart of this picturesque village is the Grand Union
Canal, now enjoying a renewed lease of life through tourism. A short walk
along the towpath will bring you to the mouth of one of the longest canal
tunnels still in use – The Blisworth Tunnel.
a Georgian red brick building, is situated opposite the Top Lock of a flight
of seven. It has played an active role in the history of Stoke Bruerne
serving as a private house, a general Store, Post Office and even a surgery
before taking on a Gastronomic slant.
The accent is
most definitely on the personal touch – whether around the log fire in the
winter time or with an aperitif on the patio overlooking the canal, on a
warm summer’s evening.
direction of Nigel Hollick and his team, the reputation of Bruerne’s Lock
has continued to grow steadily. The menus, changed on a regular basis, make
full use of seasonal variations and some excellent local suppliers. The
responsibility for the creation of these imaginative dishes falls into the
capable hands of Head Chef, Nick Collingwood whose regard for quality and
attention to detail is easily apparent.