Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

A golden stone Carolean manor house-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a ‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’ hotel, under highly experienced manager Dorian Charlton. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A golden stone Carolean manor-turned-rectory in an ‘idyllic setting’ is run as a ‘welcoming, comfortable and relaxing’ hotel, under highly experienced manager Dorian Charlton. Portraits of past rectors gaze down from walls. You can enjoy ‘a refreshing cup of tea by the fire’ with former incumbent Francis Edward Witts, or at least with his Diary of a Cotswold Parson (1837–42). Bedrooms in the barn and granary are country style, those in the main house more glamorous, with maybe a colonial four-poster. First-floor Witts is ‘large, with a splendid view’ over the gardens. Recent changes include the creation of a walled herb garden, while this year brings more dining options. In the new Atrium, Charles Smith’s ‘spectacularly lovely’ tasting menus continue to showcase Cotswold ingredients, Cornish fish, responsibly reared Lake District meat, seasonal game. For instance: fallow deer, hispi cabbage, young beetroots, violet mustard; olive oil-poached stone bass, heritage carrot, mussel and saffron cream. You can now eat less formally and for less from the restaurant’s à la carte menu. ‘A most magnificent place,’ say readers, who were ‘looked after beautifully’. (RM)

Hotel details


Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD


01451 820243


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


all year.


lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, 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, public rooms, not restaurant 
(£30 a night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £155–£510, D,B&B £280–£640. À la carte £45, tasting menu £95. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.

Special offers

Spring Relax and Dine Retreat Special Offer

Looking for your perfect Spring getaway? You are invited to unwind in the Cotswolds with this Relax and Dine Retreat offer. The rejuvenating treatments, paired with an exceptional dining experience, will enable you to destress in no time at all. The Relax and Dine Retreat offer includes: Overnight accommodation. Two 30-minute in-room treatments. A three-course dinner from a special table d’hote menu in The Dining Room. Full English Breakfast A complimentary 12pm check out. The Relax and Dine Retreat offer is available from £270 per room per night, based on two people sharing a Country Double room. Upgraded rooms are available for a supplement. Please note, this offer is only available Sundays to Thursdays from 1st April to 31st May 2020 (excluding 12th & 13th April, 24th & 25th May), subject to availability. In-room treatments and dining reservations must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Treatments will be provided in succession and are a choice of a massage or facial. Please note Lords of the Manor does not have a Spa. Cancellation policy: Full prepayment, if cancelled within 24 hours full payment is non-refundable. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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