Our Story

The Story of The Woodsman

With a core field to fork philosophy, The Woodsman offers a traditional approach to contemporary British cooking in comfortable and convivial surroundings. We source our ingredients from the bountiful English countryside; the same lands we’ve hunted and foraged on for thousands of years.

Restaurateur Mike Robinson brings a traditional approach to contemporary British cooking. Our menu is a celebration of our passion for wild food. Marrying the refinement of century old techniques with the very best local ingredients, The Woodsman brings to life the flavours, textures and aromas of the lands that surround us.

Dating back to 1500, our Grade II listed building was used as an Inn between 1655 to 1661 and played host to The Royal Shakespeare Club’s annual dinner from as early as 1824. The next chapter in this buildings rich history takes it back to it’s roots, creating a heritage dining experience where comfort and conviviality are key.

Our Film

A beautiful film with Mike Robinson, talking about his inspiration behind The Woodsman.