Lords of the Manor

“Cutting edge modern food in stunning manor house hotel.” - AA Inspector

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UPPER SLAUGHTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Set in eight acres of immaculate lawns and magnificent gardens, Lords of the Manor is a wonderfully welcoming 17th-century manor house hotel surrounded by beautiful countryside. An excellent base from which to explore the Cotswolds, the honey coloured stone building dates from 1649 and is packed with character. The relaxed atmosphere is underpinned by the professional and attentive service that has become the hallmark here. The small and formal fine-dining Atrium Restaurant offers a modern British tasting menu, using local suppliers where possible, including a hand-salted cultured Jersey herd butter made right on the hotel’s doorstep by a Cotswold artisan. The tasting menu might kick off with canapés followed by a fresh and flavoursome dish of sea bream and oyster tartare, kohlrabi, Oscietra caviar, green apple with lemon and nasturtium leaf, perhaps followed by a rich and satisfying truffle custard, wild mushroom, Roscoff onion and sourdough croûtons. The meal continues with a precisely cooked piece of Cornish cod, escabèche vegetables, saffron and mussel cream, with roasted quail, Wye Valley asparagus, coddled quail egg and wild garlic making an appearance. Next, a loin of roe deer with parsnip, bitter leaves and mostarda is impeccably executed with a real clarity of flavours. A transition from the savoury dishes to the desserts comes in the shape of unpasteurised Stichelton blue cheese with poached quince, honeycomb and a buttermilk scone. For a final flourish, there’s forced Yorkshire rhubarb, blood orange and stem ginger topped with custard espuma or a contemporary take on lemon meringue pie with pine nuts, limoncello tuille, lemon jelly and Italian soft meringue finished with micro lemon balm. Wine flights are available alongside a comprehensive list with several by the glass. The hotel’s alternative Dining Room restaurant offers a range of menus including a set lunch.

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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Lords of the Manor
UPPER SLAUGHTER, Cheltenham, GL54 2JD

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 95
  • Wines over £30: 400
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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