Good Hotel Guide Review
The River Eye drifts through the gardens of this Cotswold stone former rectory, once home to the Witts family, rectors and then lords of Upper Slaughter, run as a hotel for the past 50 years. It is luxurious but unstuffy (‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’, said one reader), with a wide choice of bedrooms in the main building, converted barn and granary. Suites have a separate lounge, some with a sofa bed. The style is easy on the eye, blending a traditional country house feel with contemporary furnishings and carefully chosen artwork. You can have a light lunch in the bar, take afternoon tea in the lounge or on the lawn, discover the walled garden, the lake, and the bog garden with giant rhubarb. Head chef Charles Smith sources the finest ingredients, whether on the doorstep or from farther afield, for his tasting and à la carte menus, with separate choices for vegans. Typical dishes might include grilled Herdwick lamb rump, spiced aubergine purée, carrots, chickpeas, minted yogurt; gnocchi with confit garlic, crushed peas, seared lettuce. Home-made biscuits and country walks await your four-legged friend. (RM)
25. 15 in granary and stables.
lounges, bar, 2 restaurants (vegan menu), library, games room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds, EV charging, some public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in lounge bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed, no charge for extra bed in junior suite.
allowed in some bedrooms (no charge), public rooms, not restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £155. À la carte individually priced, tasting menu £105. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.
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'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer
Taste Of The Cotswolds: Two Nights, Two Restaurants – Enjoy a two-night stay with excellent dining! Lords of the Manor has always offered a sensational dining experience, matched by one of the best cellars in the country. This package offers you a guaranteed table in the fine dining Atrium at Lords of the Manor restaurant, plus a second night of dining in the complementary Dining Room. Two nights, two styles of dining. You’ll enjoy Head Chef, Charles Smith’s acclaimed Signature Tasting menu in the more intimate Atrium restaurant, together with an evening in The Dining Room, with its more relaxed à la carte menu. The two-night stay means that you will have a full day to explore local historic villages, houses and gardens – and of course the hotel will send you off with a full English breakfast to ensure that you’re fully prepared for the day. Alternatively, have a car-free experience of the Cotswolds (and work up an appetite) by taking the lovely circular walk to Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water recognised as one of the finest of all Cotswold short walks. From just £350 per room per night. T&Cs: Rates are based on two guests sharing a room for two nights, with dinner for two in the Atrium and the à la carte menu in The Dining Room on consecutive nights. Please note that Atrium of Lords of the Manor offers a tasting menu commencing at 6.45pm. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.