Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

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. More

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)

Hotel details


Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD


01451 820243


26. 16 in granary and stables.


all year.


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.

Background music

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.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155. À la carte £40, tasting menu £95. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.

Special offers

Midweek Dinner and Breakfast for Two Special Offer

Treat yourself, or someone special, to a truly luxurious overnight stay! This Midweek Dinner and Breakfast For Two offer includes: Overnight accommodation. A three course dinner from a special table d’hote menu in The Dining Room. A glass of Prosecco before dinner. Full English Breakfast. Save over 25% and indulge in some much-needed R&R – don’t wait around, spaces are limited! All from just £255 per room per night. T&Cs: This rate is valid for stays from Sundays to Thursdays only until 31st March, subject to availability. This offer is unavailable on the following dates: 24th December 2021 to 1st January 2022, 13th & 14th February 2022, 14th-18th March 2022. Upgraded rooms may be available for a supplement, please enquire when booking. Dinner includes three courses from a special table d’hote menu served in The Dining Room. The menu comprises a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Supplements apply to certain dishes. You may upgrade to the eight course tasting menu in Atrium for a supplement of £65.00 per person. Please enquire when booking. The hotel will automatically reserve you a table in The Dining Room at a selected available time. Should you wish to dine at a specific time please notify the hotel at the time of booking. The hotel is as accommodating as it can be with special dietary restrictions however please do notify them in advance of any specific requirements you might have. Credit card details are taken only to guarantee the reservation, no deposit is required. In the event of cancellation within 24 hours of arrival, 50% of the total rate will be charged by Lords of the Manor as a cancellation fee. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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