Bentleys might be only five minutes off the M4 near Swindon, but youÎ²â‚¬â„¢d never know from its tranquil village setting in WiltshireÎ²â‚¬â„¢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 goatÎ²â‚¬â„¢s cheese with butter chive sauce. The ice-creams are a cut above the ordinary Î²â‚¬â€œ youÎ²â‚¬â„¢ll be hard-pressed to choose between blackberry, peppermint choc chip, organic strawberry, toffee fudge or white chocolate with honeycomb pieces Î²â‚¬â€œ or if youÎ²â‚¬â„¢re feeling virtuous, thereÎ²â‚¬â„¢s always the lighter mango sorbet. Next time youÎ²â‚¬â„¢re on the M4, donÎ²â‚¬â„¢t settle for the next service station: get some proper cooking, character and comfort at Bentleys.