The 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 service is from an approachable and knowledgeable team. Robert Potter’s cooking is elegant and light, with the kitchen garden making a meaningful contribution, as can be seen in the duck starter – a beautiful terrine using ethical foie gras and preserved plum, which adds sweetness and acidity. The main courses keep up the standard with a beautiful piece of super-fresh turbot, and the beef with white asparagus, maitake mushrooms and red wine sauce delivers lots of rich flavour. Desserts are kept light, with a clever play on the theme of strawberries and cream or a very good burrata ice cream with apricot and citrus fruits.
Facilities – at a glance
- 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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