Eckington Manor

Judy Gardner runs her rural restaurant-with-rooms and cookery school in an ‘attractive conversion’ of farm buildings, in a ‘charming, peaceful' village on the edge of the Cotswolds. More

Contact details

Eckington Manor
Hammock Road
Eckington
Worcestershire
WR10 3BJ
England
01386 751600

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. All in courtyard annexes, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon, Tues.

Facilities

lift, 2 sitting rooms, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, cookery school, 260-acre grounds (lawns, herb garden, orchard, working farm).

Background music

in garden bar and restaurant.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £139–£269. Set dinner £48.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Judy Gardner runs her rural restaurant-with-rooms and cookery school in an ‘attractive conversion’ of farm buildings, in a ‘charming, peaceful’ village on the edge of the Cotswolds. ‘The restaurant is the centrepiece,’ say Guide inspectors this year, who found ‘every table taken’ on a winter’s evening. Husband-and-wife team Mark and Sue Stinchcombe are the chefs; their modern dishes (perhaps roasted venison, smoked beetroot and blackberry, potato gnocchi) use home-grown produce and beef from cows reared on surrounding farmland. ‘It’s the sort of place where the waiter or waitress explains each dish’s ingredients – and there are lots of exotic ingredients, imaginatively used. The best bit, for us: an exquisite tangerine soufflé.’ Bedrooms are spread over four converted outbuildings, each with a wealth of original features – wall timbering, oak beams, flagstones. ‘Our room, with a big bed, a sofa and a wood-burning stove, had been made over in good taste, with quality materials; the shower room was small but well designed. Pity about the poor lighting.’ In the morning, breakfast brings a small buffet, ‘chunky toast’ and ‘plenty of cooked dishes’, including an ‘excellent kipper’.

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Eckington Manor
Hammock Road
Eckington
Worcestershire
WR10 3BJ

Guest comments

'We were allocated one of the classic rooms in the cider mill. It was small, with insufficient room for armchairs, and had no windows in the walls, only two skylights; it felt somewhat claustrophobic. It was beautifully decorated with silk wallpaper, two dining chairs and a small round table. The ensuite bathroom was nicely finished and had a powerful shower; no bath. The evening meals are the highlight. Delicious food elaborately presented. Service was first class. Breakfast was a good but not exceptional. ' - Steven Hur - September, 2017
'A lovely, huge room in a converted barn; the high beamed roof space was good for a hot night although windows were tiny. Housekeeping was good although some bathroom furniture is beginning to show its age. The lighting wasn’t very good for reading. Lovely gardens. Honesty bar below, nice walks around farm and village and to the river. Breakfast was good and fresh. Restaurant is on the first floor for the views of the grounds; and tables for breakfast very small and functional. The receptionists were particularly welcoming, and staff at breakfast were lovely. ' - Susan Jenkinson - July, 2017
'In a charming, peaceful village, this restaurant-with-rooms is an attractive conversion of farm buildings. The restaurant is the centre of things and at dinner every table was taken. Dim lighting made it hard to read the menu, but the food was excellent, modern. Our bedroom was a bit dark and could have better designed. In an alcove was a sofa and a small wood burning stove but no light for reading. Breakfast was accompanied by ghastly muzak. ' - CR - February, 2017

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