Welcome to Sysonby Knoll Hotel & Restaurant
Update on 4th June 2021
As lockdown restrictions are reduced, we are pleased to be able to serve meals in our restaurant as well as in the garden. We are also continuing to offer a limited takeaway service on Friday and Saturday evenings, and also for Sunday Lunch, but these are subject to availability. To look at our menu or order please click on the green button on the left of this page. We are also very happy to take orders by telephone.
With the current warm weather, we are delighted to be able to serve meals and drinks in the garden. We are offering food all day every day, please see the menu here. .
Our offering will always be re-evaluated and we will keep you posted with any updates. Our next milestone on the roadmap will be 21st June when we hope that we will be able to relax restrictions even further.
We have created an FAQs section below but please feel free to give us a call on 01664 563563. As always you can pre-order your takeaways for the weekend at www.sysonby.com/takeaways or via the “Start Order” button on our Facebook page.
We are at the mercy of the great British weather and have limited sheltered spots. With the exception of Afternoon Tea, we are not going to take reservations for now. We want our space to be available to all and this is the fairest way we can think of doing it, whilst keeping our admin and therefore staffing costs at a minimum so we can open for longer hours.
We will be offering our afternoon teas at £12 per person with pre-bookings taken that guarantees you a table. Your table will be reserved for your use for 2 hours. We will contact you the day before your reservation to check numbers and of course the all-important weather. If you’re happy to proceed we will take full payment at that time. Should the weather change or your plans change, you will be welcome to come and collect your afternoon tea for takeaway instead.
We have 2 small bistro-style tables on our veranda which will protect from light rain. We also have 2 wooden garden shelters which can seat up to 7 people. Please note we don’t have any enclosed spaces on our lawned areas or patio, all are open to the elements, in order for us to adhere with government guidelines. Wrap up warm and bring a blanket!
We are running a more simplified menu every day. This will consist of sweet treats, light bites, breakfast style muffins and hot paninis which will be available from 9am – 5pm every day. In addition we will also be offering Traditional Afternoon Tea at £12 per person. At this stage we don’t intend running any other menu during the day, however we will be reviewing this after a week or so depending on demand.
We are serving dinner for our residents each evening and are matching staffing levels in accordance with this demand. If you fancy having dinner with us one evening, please just give us a call before you come to make sure we can offer you dinner.
On Friday & Saturday evenings we will continue to offer our takeaway / delivery service from 5pm – 8pm and if you choose to eat your takeaway outside, you’re more than welcome to. Pre-orders are very gratefully received, although you are still able to order on the night if you wish.
We will continue our takeaway / delivery Sunday lunches from 12noon – 2pm. Please help us with a pre-order by 10am on the Saturday where possible.
All food and drinks ordered in our garden will be served in our standard crockery unless you would prefer it as a takeaway, please just ask. Our meals on Friday & Saturday nights and Sunday lunch times are served in takeaway boxes. If you would like to eat your takeaway in our garden please just ask for cutlery.
There is plenty of signage to point you in the right direction when you arrive. The garden is most easily accessed by going through the car park gate from the main drive and turning immediately to the left onto the veranda. For disabled access please continue to the end of the car park where there is either a ramp or a small pathway for step-free access to the garden.
Yes, you’re welcome to come inside through the garden door or front door to use the toilets. We ask you to please be mindful of others and to use hand sanitiser before entering the toilets. Masks must be worn indoors unless you are exempt. Please follow the signage to help us with the flow of guests.
Yes we are, you are welcome to bring your pooch along with you. They can be let off the lead for exercise in our field as long as kept under close control due to the public footpath that runs through our land. Please keep dogs on a lead whilst in the garden area out of respect for other guests.
There is a public footpath running through our field at the bottom of our garden. This is accessed from behind the houses on Holland Drive or from the public footpath behind Sysonby Church on Sysonby Grange Lane. There is a lovely circular walk over Rhubarb Island which can also be made longer by going to / from town via the footpath near Gretton Court (accessed from the bridge close to the BP garage T-junction).
All being well, we will be able to open the restaurant indoors from Monday 17th May. We are currently taking reservations for after this time.
We are taking cash & card payments and would prefer card payments where possible.
Breakfast: A wide choice of continental and freshly cooked options delivered to your room from 7am or, if you are in a rush, we can offer you a "Breakfast to Go" bag instead.
Dinner: Our chefs are offering a freshly cooked menu which is only slightly reduced from our usual offering. This is all cooked to order and will be delivered to your room from 6.30pm until 8.00pm.
We will answer the telephone as usual during this time so please do contact us directly with any enquiries on 01664 563563.
For test and trace purposes we now have a QR code for the NHS app in our lobby and please remember that it is obligatory to wear a face covering in all public areas of the hotel
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We will miss seeing you all for lunches, dinners and coffees and can’t wait to welcome you back. Thank you all so much for the support you have shown us in the past couple of months.