Lewtrenchard Manor

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. More

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Lewtrenchard Manor
EX20 4PN
01566 783222
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14. 1 in folly, 4 with separate entrance, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lounge, bar, library, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 12-acre garden.

Background music



not under 8 at dinner.


allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in restaurant.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B from £155, D,B&B from £245. Set dinner £49.50; 5-course tasting menu £69. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Admirers of Sue and James Murray’s ‘characterful’, ‘beautiful old manor’ continue to sing its praises. ‘It is uniformly excellent, with high standards of hotel-keeping, comfort and service,’ says a guest this year. ‘Welcoming and hospitable’, the Murrays ‘create a very friendly atmosphere’; ‘they are always on hand to give advice and answer any questions’. Once home to the Duke of Albemarle, ‘the hotel is full of history, including lots of antiques, portraits and books’. Individually decorated bedrooms (an oversized sleigh bed in one, a roll-top bath in another; glossy magazines throughout) overlook parkland and hillside, woodland or gardens. At aperitif o’clock, nibble on canapés by the log fire in the bar – ‘the owner served our drinks himself, chatting amicably’ – before sitting down to an ‘impeccable’ dinner. Chef Matthew Peryer wins acclaim for his modern dishes, perhaps citrus-roasted pollack, home-grown parsley root, steamed mussels and clams. Fruit compotes, yogurt, freshly squeezed juice and ‘copious’ amounts of smoked salmon are served at table at breakfast; ‘a great basket of various breads and freshly baked pastries just for the two of us’. (Richard Batson). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Special offers

Springtime Offer

When the snowdrops and daffodil shoots start to appear we know that Spring is around the corner. This is a glorious season to visit Lewtrenchard when our famous gardens start to come alive. Enjoy meandering in the garden then returning to relax by our amazing log fires where we will look after you. Treat yourself with a luxury stay, including our three-course table d’hôte dinner with choices and a full English & continental breakfast. All for just £250.00 per night. This tariff is per room, per night, based on double occupancy. Room allocation is on a “first come, first served” basis and therefore subject to availability. Rates are inclusive of the room, table d’hote dinner, full English or Continental breakfast and VAT. Terms and Conditions: This offer is subject to availability throughout March 2017. We regret that this offer does not apply to existing bookings. Normal cancellation policy and deposit terms apply. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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Lewtrenchard Manor
EX20 4PN

Guest comments

'We have stayed twice and have found it uniformly excellent, with high standards of hotel-keeping and comfort. Service is impeccable. Food and wine are excellent. ' - Richard Batson - August, 2909

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