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Fine Dining at Arts in the Garden


Since our opening in Spring 2008, many guests have been rapturous about the dining experience at Arts in the Garden, praising especially Krishna's imaginative and creative menus, with their exquisite presentation and fascinating combinations of flavours. (See guest comments below).

On the evening of your arrival, enjoy a sumptuous meal including aperitif with amuse-bouche, entrée, main course, dessert and coffee.for just €35. And if you're celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary, our five course anniversay dinner at €45 will make it a truly unforgettable occasion.

After a relaxing night's rest, awake to a delicious complementary breakfast of fruit juice, fresh fruit, cereals and yogurts, and home-made breads and jams and unlimited tea or coffee. Visitors at Arts i n the Garden staying for more than a few days will find something different each morning on the breakfast table: 'continental' breakfast here does not mean the bare minimum, but rather a pleasing succession of surprises, often including items (eggs from our own free-range hens cooked in any number of ways, bacon, galettes, toasts etc etc) more often associated with English or American breakfasts. We believe that breakfast should be a treat to set you up for the entire day!



Arts in the Garden

  fresh food, and convivial company

‘Food and hospitality need to be experienced to be believed. Krishna’s meals could not be equalled..Geoffrey Marsh, artist
(click here to see origina documentl)

‘The food is quite exceptional and of star quality. ..I feel I have been pampered and really spoilt….this is a holiday in a class of its own where everything has been thought of…wonderful- ! Christine Bell, artist. (click here to see original)

'The accommodation and food were lovely. Enjoyed your company enormously. Felt we had made two new real friends...' Patricia Clark, artist. (click here to see original document)

'Hospitality was excellent and food was superb. If you did nothing else, you could sit in the garden all afternoon and enjoy it...' David Clark, artist. (click here to see original document)

Recently, we've been asking our guests after their return home to post their own comments on our page of TripAdvisor- to guarantee their authenticity! Here are some of their comments:

“Best of the Best in Normandie”
Aug 10, 2008
The most wonderful stay you can imagine. We have been to several B&B and NEVER HAD THIS WONDERFUL SERVICE. The room was beautiful, the surroundings with the garden outstanding and the food unbelievable good. We felt that we was with friends - from the second we came and met Krishna and Brian. Krishnas food was something special....Go to Arts In The Garden if you wan´t - perfect service, quiet and nice rooms, best possible food, an interesting garden to be in and yet close to interesting places like Granville , Caen and the D-day beaches.

“Died and gone to heaven”
Arts in the Garden B&B
Langholm, Dumfriesshire
Sep 9, 2008
Having visited Normandy and Brittany each year, for the past 18 years, we have stayed in many B&B's, but nothing compares to Arts in the Garden.From the warm welcome of Brian and Krishna, the excellent room and facilities, to the beautifully laid out garden and peaceful setting, it is superb.Krishna's food deserves a special mention of its own. Attention to detail, special tastes, with fresh garden produce, varied courses and excellent quality, the evening meals are "to die for" Not forgeting the aperitifs and ample wine at the table. Lost in the countryside but so near to many interesting places, such as Villedieu, Mont St Michel, Granville, Caen and many more.

A very big thank you to Krishna and Brian for sharing their special place.

“Lovely new friends”
Sep 11, 2008 It is with the greatest pleasure that we recommend this most charming B & B. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted warmly and made to feel at home and by the time we left, we felt that we had made some lovely new friends. We hope this will continue long into the future.
Brian and Krishna are wonderful hosts and their home is delightfully welcoming. Krishna's culinary expertise is an absolute treat - honestly, it really is! She was kind enough to cater for my specific dietary requirements, being lactose intolerant. This was so very greatly appreciated. So, too, were the little gifts of tiny flower arrangements found on my plate at meal times. Thank you, Krishna!
Everything about Arts in the Garden is lovely, from the delightful house and gardens to the excitement of browsing through Brian's "Library" and the beautifully presented en suite bedroom. But most of all, we take away with us the happy memories of warmth, kindness and friendship.

To see these and other reviews on TripAdvisor, CLICK HERE


Encouraged by such a successful first year, we are now making available Krishna's special Indian meals to local people (both French and English) on Saturday evenings as well as at a Sunday lunchtime Curry Club. (See below the article 'On Mange Indien à Morigny' published in Ouest France.) There are also plans to open a restaurant at Arts in the Garden in 2010.

Please note that, in spite of the headline below, Krishna offers a full range of international cuisine, and not just Indian food!

The Light Supper Option

Visitors returning late may order a light supper of cold meats, cheeses and salad, with bread and biscuits and wine at €12.50.

On Mange Indien à Morigny......................................................... novembre 27 2008.



Prévoyants, Brian et Krishna Ashbee précisent où, par GPS, on peut les dénicher au milieu de leur jardin anglais concocté avec amour depuis vingt ans qu'ils ont découvert Morigny. W 1.06760 N 48.87675. Ça mène chez eux. Au milieu de leurs érables du village Tochu. Peintre depuis des années, ayant travaillé à l'Université de Cambridge dans le département d'architecture, Brian a créé, en mai dernier, Arts in the garden. Avec un certain succès. Au point de refuser du monde lors des vacances de la Toussaint. Un succès porté par Internet. Des Américains, « qui viennent trois jours à Paris et trois à Morigny ! », des Suédois, des Anglais, des Allemands, des Grecs ou des Australiens. Qui dessinent et peignent. Et mangent aussi. C'est là qu'intervient Krishna, Indienne bon teint. D'où l'idée « d'essayer le marché d'un restaurant indien en pleine campagne ». Tout nouveau. À découvrir. En retenant sa table par avance. La cuisine indienne requiert du temps.


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