M E S S  R E S T A U R A N T


The Mess Under Canvas closes on Sunday 27 September. Last few places available.
The Mess Restaurant will reopen in January 2021


Join us for a special event or just casual dining in one of the most unique settings with lunch and suppers served by our brilliant restaurant team and guest chefs. We are now serving lunch and hosting supper events from our open air marquee on the front lawn. With plenty of socially spaced seating, the open-sided marquee has stunning views of the thirteenth century barn, sculpture garden and Wiltshire countryside. In the event of inclement weather, suppers will be hosted in the barn gallery.

We are open for coffee and cakes during gallery hours.
Lunches served Friday – Sunday. Booking essential.
Friday and Saturday evenings we are open for supper. Booking essential.


Featuring a new menu with a choice of bruschettas or barbecue meat and seafood with vegetarian options served with a garden or wholegrain salad.  Bookings

Friday Lates

Join us for an evening viewing at the barn gallery followed by supper. The two-course fixed menu will change weekly. Booking essential.

Friday 25th September: Bookings  /  Menu 

Saturday Lates

An opportunity to stay on at the gallery after hours for drinks and whatever we decide to throw on the barbecue. Guest chefs by surprise appearance.

Saturday 26th September:  Guest Chef Ana Oritz – £45 prix fixe – Bookings / Menu

Events & Supper

Saturday 24 October: James Dodds exhibition preview followed by supper  Bookings
Saturday 5 December: Richard Hoare exhibition preview followed by supper  Bookings

Opening hours

Wednesday & Thursday 
Coffee and Cake 10 – 4pm

Coffee and Cake 10- 4pm
Lunch 11:30 – 2:30pm 
Supper 6:30 – 10pm

Coffee and Cake 10- 4pm
Lunch 11:30 – 2:30pm 
Supper 6:30 – 10pm

Coffee and Cake 10- 3pm
Lunch 11:30 – 2:30pm 

If you wish to discuss private dining or have any special dietary requirements contact us by email at themess@messumswiltshire.com


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The Mess Chefs

HEAD CHEF: Toddy Westropp


Toddy head chef here at the Mess Restaurant also has previously cooked for Pyt House Kitchens and Seed in Wincanton. Her emphasis is on seasonal and locally sourced produce, developing good relationships with local growers and suppliers is key to her ethos.

GUEST CHEF: Ben Abercrombie


Ben Abercrombie has spent the past 15 years working in prestigious restaurants and hotels such as HIX, The Seahorse Dartmouth and Claridge’s. His most recent role as the Executive Head Chef of The Newt in Somerset, a 5* luxury Hotel and Spa. 




Ana brings her expertise and experience from Ecuador Galapagos and a love of cooking on an open fire. Those who know her cooking will want to be here for this South American Fire Feast experience, those who don’t should!