Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

Winding lanes lead to this 17th-century former rectory, ‘a bit hidden away’, in a ‘gorgeous location’, in 'beautifully maintained' gardens on the River Eye. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A 'calm oasis in the middle of the busy Cotswolds', this 17th-century manor house of honeyed Cotswold stone is 'a bit hidden away’, in 'beautifully maintained' gardens on the River Eye. ‘Having found the hotel, it was generally really excellent,’ writes a regular reporter. Smart interiors are a contemporary take on the English country house. Bedrooms range from small doubles to super-king ‘Lords Rooms’. A ‘strange suite’ of attic rooms had a sitting room, shower room, a bathroom with a modish slipper bath with ‘very high sides'. Witts room, named after a former diary-keeping resident parson, was ‘extremely large’ with antiques, a ‘beautifully comfortable’ bed, a small bathroom. You can opt for a tasting menu in Atrium, or eat à la carte, maybe ‘confit of duck with bean cassoulet, superb butternut squash soup’, lamb shank with salsa verde. ‘Every mouthful was a delight,' says one reader, though another noted that the short menu was the same on a second night. At breakfast ‘the homemade yoghurt was quite remarkable, and we enjoyed the juicy kippers’. ‘Gorgeous location, very peaceful, excellent gardens.’ (John Barnes, M Collen, Andrew Kleissner, RW)

Hotel details


Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD


01451 820243


25. 15 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, cot £10, extra bed for under-14s £50.


allowed in some bedrooms (£30 a day), public rooms, not restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155. À la carte £50, vegan £36, 8-course tasting menu £105. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.

Special offers

'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.

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