The Gallery at Audleys Wood

Foodies alert! We've found your perfect romantic weekend retreat.

Where? Alton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2JT (01256 817 555, www.audleyswood.com)

If you go down to the woods today… you’ll find candlelit fine dining being lapped up by loved-up young couples. The perfect place for a romantic weekend away, Audleys Wood combines country house hotel rustic charm with top-notch but relaxed three-course dinners

Dishes to get the heart racing? Starters include baked camembert for two to share, as well as nibbling platters of smoked fish, mezze or Prosciutto and olives. The main menu uses locally sourced, seasonal and organic products, including such delicacies as venison sausages or saddle of monkfish. For dessert, try the Baileys crème brulee with shortbread, or orange and passion fruit tart.

Not quite sweet enough? Chocolate and fresh fruit fondue might not be on the dinner menu, but is available from room service and makes a delicious afternoon snack, washed down with a glass or bubbly.

Need to know? There are great offers to be had at Audleys Wood, including weekend breaks from as little as £135, including dinner, bed and breakfast. Log onto www.audleyswood.com for more information.

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