Lords of the Manor

“Decadent dining in the heart of the Cotswolds” - AA Inspector

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UPPER SLAUGHTER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Surrounded by eight acres of landscaped parkland in a Cotswold stone rectory, Lords of the Manor is very much the classic country house hotel. Less than three miles from the popular tourist hotspot of Bourton-on-the-Water, it’s a luxurious base to explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside – the walk between the hamlets of Upper and Lower Slaughter is the best short walk in the area. A relaxed atmosphere, underpinned by professional and attentive service, is the hallmark at the former manor house, which dates back to 1649, with guests often reluctant to leave. The hotel has elegant public rooms that overlook the immaculate lawns, and the restaurant is the venue for consistently impressive cuisine. An impressive use of top quality local and seasonal produce permeates the menu in the sumptuous dining room with its golden and silver decor. The food is complemented by a strong selection of wines by the glass and bottle. A wine flight is available with the tasting menu and the introduction of a half-measure wine flight has proven popular. Whether it’s the tasting menu or à la carte, dinner might begin with a deep-flavoured Scottish langoustine soup, scallop dumplings and black winter truffle or perhaps a fresh and vibrant plate of Isle of Wight heritage tomatoes, burrata and pickled celery. For main course, it might be a delicate piece of steamed Cornish turbot with Wye Valley asparagus and a well-matched seaweed butter sauce. Carnivores might plump for melt-in-the-mouth Belted Galloway beef, hen of the wood mushroom and artichoke. After a palate-cleansing verbena tea jelly, lime granita and caramelised honey, dessert could be a simple but effective dish of summer berries and vanilla cream followed by aged Cornish gouda served with a slice of cured pork collar and pickled green tomatoes.

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Lords of the Manor
UPPER SLAUGHTER,Cheltenham,GL54 2JD
Phone : 01451 820243

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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