Hampton Manor – Hampton-In-Arden, West Midlands
Give yourselves a treat and spend a night or two at this brilliant address. Run by a creative, hard-working and determined young couple, with an equally motivated team behind them, Hampton Manor is refreshingly full of life and imagination. In the vein of The PIG hotels, James and Fjona Hill have created a place that’s laid back, fun and full of stylish, thoughtful touches, including spoiling bedrooms. The Parlour is a spacious and glamorous place to indulge in a memorable afternoon tea or sip an inventive cocktail, while the Michelin-starred Peel’s Restaurant is set in a gem of a panelled dining room, decorated with beautiful hand- painted Fromental wallpaper, with food to match. Staff are dressed casually in chinos and tweed waistcoats… Indeed it’s the little touches that count: fire pits on the terrace, a Lalani & Co tea bar, handsome waiters who are funny too, spirited room information and spa treatments. All in all, Hampton Manor is the business.
The Walled Garden. As you explore the Manor’s 45 acres, stop off at the Victorian Kitchen Garden which is lovingly being restored to its former glory.
Rob Palmer’s seven course tasting menu. Seasonal, local produce is the name of the game in Michelin-starred, four AA-rosette Peel’s Restaurant.
A Gift Box. Treat someone special to a gift of the Manor, filled with gifts that hint of the experience; this is a voucher with a difference.