Lords of the Manor

A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience More

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Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD
01451 820243

Hotel information


26. 16 in converted granary and stables attached to main house, some on ground floor.


all year.


drawing room, lounge bar, 2 restaurants (The Dining Room and Atrium), library, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 8-acre grounds, some public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in lounge bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms, all public rooms except restaurant. £30 per dog per night.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £150–£510, D,B&B £280–£640. A la carte £42, tasting menu £95. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience. The 17th-century building is a ‘lovely’ rambling hotel with a family crest above the porch, mullion windows, antiques, cosy fireplaces and ‘lots of nice touches – board games to play, wellies to borrow’. It is surrounded by several ‘beautiful’ gardens including a lawn, apparently custom-built for Pimm’s and croquet, a walled garden, a wild flower meadow. In The Dining Room restaurant, with its beams and original art, chef Charles Smith’s ‘excellent’ seasonal menus might include olive oil poached Loch Duart salmon, courgette, ras el hanout spice couscous, coriander and lemon dressing. The ‘well-appointed’ bedrooms have ‘lots of drawers and hangers’; the largest have archetypal Cotswold views, bay windows, colonial four-poster. Management has recently been taken back in-house, although as a reader says: ‘Had we not asked, we’d not have known: service was confident and assured. We had a very good time, and hope to return.’ (Rosemary Melling, and others)

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Special offers

Summer in the Cotswolds Special Offer

The 2019 Summer Offer has a couple of extra touches to help you make the most of this most delightful corner of England. Included is admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Queen Katherine Parr’s home, with the hotel’s compliments. Also included is a complimentary late checkout at 12 noon so you’ll have plenty of time to wake up and smell the summer roses. The Summer Time in the Cotswolds one night stay package is subject to availability and includes £45 per person allowance against the à la carte menu in The Dining Room restaurant, 2 tickets to Sudeley Castle per booking, check out at 12 noon and full English breakfast. From just £295 per room per night. This offer is subject to availability and is based on two guests sharing a room. Valid for stays from 1st June to 30th September 2019. A two-night minimum stay applies on Saturdays. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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Lords of the Manor
Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD

Guest comments

'Welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Our room was large and well appointed. The food was very good, and promptly served. ' - Rosemary Melling - January, 2018
'A lovely hotel. The gardens are beautiful. Croquet on the lawn is a must do activity. The food is excellent. We ended up having a tasting menu one evening which we hadn't expected but it was very good. Our room was fairly small. It's an expensive hotel and they insist on you staying for two nights at the weekend. The staff were very pleasant. ' - RW - June, 2016
'When you walk from the car park through the beds hedged in by neatly cropped box, the quality and ambience of the hotel immediately becomes self-evident. Witts, our large room in the main building, had a splendid view from the window seats over the gardens. The fireside in the panelled bar is just the place for a cocktail. In the extensive dining room, well-spaced tables are elegantly set; meals are served by attentive waiting staff. We enjoyed the one-Michelin-star cooking. Breakfast had a comprehensive cold buffet, and a good cooked breakfast. ' - Francine and Ian Walsh - February, 2015

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide