Bybrook at The Manor House Hotel
“Modern, ingredients-led cooking inspired by the kitchen garden” - AA Inspector
CASTLE COMBE, WILTSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Quality underpins everything at the Bybrook, named after the river that runs through the hotel grounds. There’s a formal air, as you’d expect at a luxury hotel, yet the team remain both approachable and friendly. The room gives off a real sense of history with stained glass and many other features, while Robert Potter’s kitchen offers something more modern, with hyper-seasonal, seven course tasting menus. Cooking is elegant and light, with carefully constructed dishes such as a starter of Chalk Stream trout, wasabi and lime squid croustade, with a perfect crunch. Huntsham Farm Ryeland lamb with morel and asparagus makes for a memorable main.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 11
- Wines over £30: 200
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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