Greenfields Restaurant

Open 7 nights a week for dinner to both residents and non-residents from 6:30pm to 9pm

Greenfields is an intimate and cosy restaurant boasting beautiful views of the Axe Valley, set at the heart of the Fairwater Head Hotel, an elegant Edwardian country house located in Hawkchurch, near Axminster.

With our approach to a more relaxed dining experience, we want you to feel right at home.  On warmer evenings, why not indulge in a pre-dinner drink on the terrace overlooking the Axe Valley before heading through to the restaurant. With an extensive hand-picked wine list to perfectly accompany your dinner - what’s not to love?

Sample Summer Dinner Menu


Soup of the Day (V) - 7.00

Baked Devon Oak and Mushroom Tartlet, Micro Herbs and Truffle Oil Dressing (V) - 9.50

Chicken Liver Pate, Crisp Sourdough Toast, Jail Ale Chutney - 9.00

Pan Fried Whole Whitebait, Baby Leaves, Lemon and Homemade Tartare Sauce - 8.50

Devon Crab and Mascarpone Ravioli, Noisette Butter and Capers - 9.50              

Feta, Olive and Heritage Tomato Salad, Mixed Leaves and Passion Fruit Dressing (V) - 8.50


Roasted Local Lamb Rump, Gratin Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Rich Red Wine Jus - 28.00

8oz Seared Sirloin Steak, Thick Cut Fries, Roasted Cherry Vine Tomatoes - 27.00

A Choice of Sauces:- Au Poivre or Red Wine Gravy @ 3.00 per portion

Roasted Chicken Supreme, Creamed Mash, Seasonal Vegetables, White Wine, Cream & Button Mushroom Sauce - 19.50

Sea Catch of the Day, Creamed Mash, Seasonal Vegetables - 21.00

Seaweed Tempura Battered Cod Fillet, French Fries, Pea Puree, Homemade Tartar Sauce - 18.00

Steak & Ale Short Crust Pastry Pie, Cream and Chive Mash, Seasonal Vegetables, Red Wine Gravy - 18.00

Mushroom, Spinach & White Truffle Oil Pie, Cream and Chive Mash, Seasonal Vegetables (V) - 18.00

Seared Cauliflower Steak, Crushed Potatoes, Roasted Cherry Vine Tomatoes, Peppercorn Cream Sauce (V) -17.50


Lemon & Lime Cheesecake, Compote of Blueberries - 8.00

Classic Eton Mess, Fresh Strawberries, Meringue, Whipped Vanilla Cream, Raspberry Coulis - 8.00

Apple & Summer Fruit Crumble, Vanilla Crème Anglaise - 8.00

Indulgent Chocolate Cremaux, Chocolate Soil, Raspberry Sauce - 8.00

Award Winning Granny Gothards Dairy Ice Creams & Sorbets -  1 Ball – 3.50 / 2 Ball – 6.00 / 3 Ball – 8.00

Some of the Best West Country Cheeses served with Biscuits, Grapes, Celery and Chutney - 10.00


All of our produce is locally sourced where possible.

Should you have any food allergies or intolerances, please speak to a member of staff about your requirements before ordering and we will do all we can to oblige. A separate folder is available on request with the ingredients and allergens listed

(V) = Suitable for Vegetarians. Our chef is happy to cater for special dietary needs and we have labelled the vegetarian dishes.

If you would like any of our dishes to be prepared to your requirement please inform a member of staff.


What our customers say about our food...

"Food was amazing. High quality freshly cooked. Mains and Puddings were a very good portion. Service was great too."

"The charming receptionist provided us with a cream tea. Lovely scones and coffee ( tea for the Memsahib). A very pleasant relaxing lunch with water and biscuits for the dogs. The evening dinner menu looked good and we will be going back"

"The wonderful views from the dining-room are second to none. The food was excellent on both evenings, as were the breakfasts. Attentive and friendly staff. Fresh flowers on the table each day. The Fairwater Head was everything we had hoped it would be and more"

"This is our local restaurant. We love the friendly service, excellent food and the care taken to provide coeliac food. Wonderful surroundings offer the perfect place for an evening meal or a special occasion. Last visit Thursday - back for Sunday lunch 3 days later"