26. 16 in converted granary and stables, 1 on ground floor.
drawing room, lounge bar, restaurant, library, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 8-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed, no under-15s in restaurant in evening (high teas/separate dining options).
allowed in some bedrooms, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £150–£510, D,B&B £325–£640. Set menu £72.50, tasting menu £90.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it. There are ‘scrumptious’ cakes to be had at a fireside tea, and drinks and ‘excellent canapés’ in the panelled bar; in the ‘elegant’ Michelin-starred restaurant, Charles Smith, the new chef, cooks ‘accomplished’ modern dishes using the best locally sourced produce (his go-to cheesemaker is just down the lane, for instance). Typical options on the seasonal menu: braised chicken wing, glazed veal sweetbread, pickled trompette mushroom; roasted loin of rabbit, watercress salsa, truffle potato croquette. Pick one of the individually decorated, country-style bedrooms to suit: some are thought ‘fairly small’, others, more spacious, are praised for their ‘splendid views’ over garden, village or surrounding hills. No matter the size, every bedroom is supplied with good toiletries and a decanter of organic cordial. In balmy weather, borrow a pair of wellies for a short walk into Lower Slaughter; the ‘very pleasant’ staff have recommendations aplenty for exploration further afield. (F and IW, and others)
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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.