Lords of the Manor

‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it. More

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Lords of the Manor
Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD
01451 820243

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26. 16 in converted granary and stables, 1 on ground floor.


all year.


drawing room, lounge bar, restaurant, library, games room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 8-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

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all ages welcomed, no under-15s in restaurant in evening (high teas/separate dining options).


allowed in some bedrooms, not in restaurant.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £150–£510, D,B&B £325–£640. Set menu £72.50, tasting menu £90.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Croquet on the lawn is a must’ at this honey-stone former rectory surrounded by ‘beautiful, magical’ gardens – but that’s not all of it. There are ‘scrumptious’ cakes to be had at a fireside tea, and drinks and ‘excellent canapés’ in the panelled bar; in the ‘elegant’ restaurant, Charles Smith, the new chef, cooks ‘accomplished’ modern dishes using the best locally sourced produce (his go-to cheesemaker is just down the lane, for instance). Typical options on the seasonal menu: braised chicken wing, glazed veal sweetbread, pickled trompette mushroom; roasted loin of rabbit, watercress salsa, truffle potato croquette. Pick one of the individually decorated, country-style bedrooms to suit: some are thought ‘fairly small’, others, more spacious, are praised for their ‘splendid views’ over garden, village or surrounding hills. No matter the size, every bedroom is supplied with good toiletries and a decanter of organic cordial. In balmy weather, borrow a pair of wellies for a short walk into Lower Slaughter; the ‘very pleasant’ staff have recommendations aplenty for exploration further afield. (F and IW, and others)

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Winter Warmer Special Offer

Your “Warming Winter Treat” includes: Glass of Prosecco on arrival; delicious Cream Tea each; canapes before your evening meal; set Three Course Table d’Hote Dinner for Two; luxury overnight accommodation; Full English Breakfast. From just £220.00 per room per night.

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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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