Bentleys might be only five minutes off the M4 near Swindon, but you’d never know from its tranquil village setting in Wiltshire’s beautiful Marlborough Downs. The restaurant is part of the Parklands Hotel, a small, family-run hotel converted from a 200-year-old inn. Begin with the homemade fishcake, pepped up with roquette salad with sweet chilli sauce, then motor into a whole braised lamb shank on creamed potato. Vegetarians are taken good care of with oven-roasted pepper, red onion, sweet potato and goat’s cheese with butter chive sauce. The ice-creams are a cut above the ordinary – you’ll be hard-pressed to choose between blackberry, peppermint choc chip, organic strawberry, toffee fudge or white chocolate with honeycomb pieces – or if you’re feeling virtuous, there’s always the lighter mango sorbet. Next time you’re on the M4, don’t settle for the next service station: get some proper cooking, character and comfort at Bentleys.

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