Brockencote Hall Country House Hotel
“Authoritative modern cookery in a grand Victorian manor house” - AA Inspector
CHADDESLEY CORBETT, WORCESTERSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Brockencote, standing in 70 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, now blends original features with a sprinkle of contemporary pizzazz. Sweeping pastoral views are best appreciated from either a seat in the Le Colonial lounge-bar or a table in the linen-swathed elegance of the Chaddesley Restaurant. Tim Jenkins is in charge of the gastronomic show, setting high standards with precisely executed modern dishes. Open with pan-fried scallops, pickled quince and chestnut velouté, then roasted venison loin, Jerusalem artichoke, Oxford Blue cheese and elderberry jus. The technical dexterity is once again in abundance at dessert – iced muscovado parfait with pear textures is a beautifully presented dish.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 16
- Wines over £30: 120
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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