Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

A luxury afternoon tea in gardens on the River Eye and fine dining in the evening are among the sybaritic pleasures to be enjoyed at this Cotswold-stone former rectory. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A luxury afternoon tea in gardens on the River Eye and fine dining in the evening are among the sybaritic pleasures to be enjoyed at this Cotswold-stone former rectory. Past incumbents, the Witts, rectors-turned-squires and prodigious diarists, did not stint themselves; why should you? Bedrooms are chic, with soft-hued decor, good fabrics, some well-judged antiques. Those in the main house, including the big, bay-windowed Lords rooms, overlook the grounds, while those in the stables and granary have views of the village or courtyard. There is a bar menu for light lunches, while in the dining room à la carte menus for omnivores and vegans include dishes such as pea and spring onion risotto; lamb rump, champ, Wye valley asparagus, artichoke. Head chef Charles Smith’s creative tasting menus are available in the more formal Atrium. In summer the meadow is spangled with wild flowers; bees buzz in the lavender. By autumn, in the walled garden, espaliered fruit trees are heavy with apples and pears. Non-residents can book a guided tour; residents are free to roam. ‘What a beautiful hotel and grounds; an absolute delight.’ (Ralph Wilson)

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, for under-13s extra bed £50.


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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155. 
À la carte £45, vegan £35, 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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