In a dreamy mellow stone village, surrounded by undulating woods, formal gardens and parkland overlooking lake and sheep-grazed fields, the Lords of the Manor is one of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious hotels. It’s also one of the most gastronomic, with a menu that’s noted as one of the most tempting in the area. Whether you regard the handsome manor house as a hotel with a notable restaurant, or a restaurant with delightful rooms (26 of them, with either village or garden views), you’ll appreciate the gentle, quietly indulgent experience of staying here, looked after by staff who are efficient, kind and unfailingly polite. As for dinner, it’s a beautifully paced piece of theatre, with a signature tasting menu, as well as à la carte and vegetarian menus from head chef Charles Smith, who creates inspired seasonal dishes and cites Wye Valley asparagus as his favourite summer ingredient. At breakfast, don’t miss the Burford Brown eggs, poached, boiled or fried.
Doubles from £195
+44 (0)1451 820243; lordsofthemanor.com
Having won many awards, our magnificent grounds make for a delightfully relaxing escape into the tranquillity in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. Designed by Chelsea medal-winning garden designer Julie Toll the gardens feature a unique herb garden by acclaimed author on Herbs, presenter and multiple RHS award winner Jekka McVicar.
Under Head Chef Charles Smith our much sought-after fine dining Cotswolds restaurant combines excellent service and decadent dishes to deliver a truly special dining experience.
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CLAIM TO FAME
The hotel was honoured to welcome Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko Akishino, of the Japanese imperial family, as guests in 2014.
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