Keswick Hall offers a variety of locations for guests to grab a bite to eat throughout the grounds. All restaurants offer a take on colonial décor and staples of Southern cooking.
Fossett’s is Keswick Hall’s option for fine dining. The restaurant is lavishly decorated with antique, padded wooden chairs and tables. The key feature of the restaurant is the floor to ceiling windows that show impressive views of the estate’s golf course and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant is adjoined to the Chef’s Garden where produce and spices are grown year-round to supply the restaurant with fresh ingredients. For dinner, Fossett’s serves in courses with the first course featuring a soup or salad, followed by an appetizer and finally the main entrée. The food focuses on the more refined side of Southern cooking like scallops and pork belly or pan-roasted Florida Grouper. Fossett’s also features a wide selection of desserts and wines for spicing up the meal. For breakfast guests can order from a wide menu of classics from fruit and oatmeal to omelets and pancakes. Fossett’s guests are asked to refrain from wearing jeans or shorts to help maintain the restaurant’s atmosphere.
Villa Crawford occupies the area of Keswick Hall that was the original mansion built in 1912. The restaurant preserved the décor and furnishings with a mixture of antiques and contemporary recreations so that guests will believe they’ve walked straight into a Southern plantation. Despite the exquisite décor, Villa Crawford is the more relaxed of Keswick Hall’s two main restaurants and also offers more options for more secluded dining. The menu features an all-day menu option with entrees featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, steak and poultry. The main attraction of Villa Crawford, however, is the lunch buffet. The large buffet offers a little bit of everything with options including Soup, Salad, Charcuterie, Cheese, Hot Entrée and Desserts. It’s perfect for enjoying the large Southern lunch that is idealistic of the region.
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The Villa Crawford Bar is located across from Villa Crawford and is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy a drink. The Villa Crawford Bar offers an inside, L-shaped bar decorated in wood accents and red padded seats for a traditional look, an outside terrace with wicker furniture and glass tables for enjoying views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an inside sitting room near a wood fireplace. The drink menu is quite extensive and offers all wines available in the Fossett’s restaurant, Southern cocktails like Pears Nicely and Jefferson’s Old Fashioned, a collection of draught and bottled beers, Scotch and Whiskey, hard liquor and cigars.
The Club Grill is located right next to the golf course and is perfect for guests wanting to grab a quick lunch, snack or drink before heading back out on the green. Club Grill is decorated in traditional clubhouse décor with dark wood paneling and furniture and an impressive wooden bar. While the restaurant encourages guests to call ahead for reservations, the bar is open for spontaneous guests. The lunch and dinner options are staples in Southern cooking with entrées like steak, shrimp and grits and trout and appetizers featuring things like oysters Rockefeller, collard greens and sweet potatoes. The bar food options are exactly what guests would expect with buffalo wings, salads and burgers featured on the menu. For guests that want to spend more time or are waiting on friends to finish golfing, the Club Grill features its own pool with the bar’s full drink and food menu available poolside.
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