Competition

Win a free hotel night

LORDS OF THE MANOR, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, the winner of this year’s César award For Country House Hotel of the Year, is this month’s prize-giving hotel. In an idyllic setting, amid superb gardens on the edge of a Cotswold village, this 17th-century former rectory is reported to be 'classy without ostentation'. Paul Thompson is the manager for the owners, the Munir family. In the formal dining room (white tablecloths, classic silverware and china), the chef Richard Edwards has a Michelin star for his cooking.

All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the LORDS OF THE MANOR is to SEND A REVIEW of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.

David Birnie from Edinburgh is the winner of last month's prize of dinner bed and breakfast for two at KIRROUGHTREE HOUSE, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway. A bow-windowed part-Georgian, part-Victorian mansion, it stands in 'superb' gardens in 'wild, breathtaking countryside' within Galloway forest park. Arriving guests appreciate being met in the car park by a porter and given afternoon tea with silver service in one of the elegant public rooms. The baronial-style hall and drawing room have rich oak panelling, opulent drapes; the restaurant is a high-ceilinged room with picture windows.