The Bybrook at The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club
“Confident cooking in a pretty medieval village” - AA Inspector
CASTLE COMBE, WILTSHIRE
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Set in 365 acres of parkland, the 14th-century manor house ticks all the right boxes for Cotswolds exclusivity. Named after the river that flows through the grounds, The Bybrook restaurant does a nice line in heritage and class with its mullioned windows, sober colours and pristine white linen, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the food here – Rob Potter’s cooking is defined by well-thought-out and enterprising ideas, clear flavours and razor-sharp accuracy. It’s all based on top-drawer ingredients, often sourced from the vicinity, and what doesn't carry the 'local' tag is tracked with due diligence – the Loch Duart salmon, for example, confit citrus-cured and served with marinated garden beetroot, Yukon Gold potatoes and silky smooth horseradish mousse. Next up, line-caught Cornish sea bass with a hazelnut pesto topping, served with crushed new season Jerusalem artichoke, roast ceps, curly kale and chicken jus. The sure-footed display ends with blackberry Brillat-Savarin cheesecake, blackberry jelly, confit lemon and blackberry sorbet.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 25
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 20
- 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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