Eckington Manor

Mod cons in a milking parlour, designer chic in a cider mill – along with a working farm, well-regarded restaurant and cookery school, Judy Gardner’s ‘comfortably rural’ set-up has much to please. 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 24/25 Dec, restaurant closed Sun evenings, Mon and Tues.

Facilities

lift, 3 reception 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

bar, breakfast room.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £95–£269, D,B&B from £145. Set menus £32–£48.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Mod cons in a milking parlour, designer chic in a cider mill – along with a working farm, well-regarded restaurant and cookery school, Judy Gardner’s ‘comfortably rural’ set-up has much to please. Guests enjoy the ‘tranquil’ setting, among pastures grazed by Angus and Highland cattle and Lleyn sheep, but this is ‘a foodie place at heart’, where ‘every table in the dining room was full’ when Guide inspectors visited. Chefs Sue and Mark Stinchcombe’s farm-to-fork philosophy informs the ‘delicious’ canapés and ‘refined’ menus, perhaps Birlingham asparagus, truffle mayonnaise, hazelnuts, cured pork; stone bass, wild garlic gnocchi. Well fed, head over (via a path ‘prettily lit with candles and lanterns’) to modern rustic bedrooms in converted outbuildings and the 17th-century Lower End House. ‘Ours, accessed through a stylish lounge, was beautifully beamed, with a low door frame and a slightly sloping floor. A comfortable room, it had a super-king-size bed, crisp bedlinen, good towelling robes and slippers.’ ‘Before leaving the next morning, we were given directions for a lovely circular walk along the river, and offered a complimentary drink on our return.’

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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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