Lords of the Manor Hotel

Quintessential Cotswolds luxury at Lords of the Manor

Set in a 17th century building within a quintessential Cotswolds village, Lords of the Manor is the luxurious rural idyll in which every country house hotel aspires. And with two smart restaurants, 26 elegant bedrooms and a collection of contemporary drawing rooms, lounges and bars, the honey-coloured manor also has amenities to match.

Travel through rolling hills and winding country lanes to its Lower Slaughter location and unwind in the knowledge that you’re in for at least 24 hours of luxury. Let the staff ferry your bags to the room while you unfurl from the journey with a wander around eight acres of lawns and landscaped gardens.

Pre-dinner entertainment ranges from a long soak in the tub while you flick through the pile of glossy mags to a Cotswolds G&T in the opulent bar. Whether you choose to dine in the 14-seater Atrium Restaurant or more relaxed Dining Room, you’re in for an evening of gastronomic alchemy courtesy of head chef Charles Smith and his talented team.

Seasonal and local are buzzwords in the 3 AA rosette Atrium Restaurant where Charles’ culinary skills are showcased in a daily-changing tasting menu. Exceptionally executed dishes such as coddled pheasant’s egg with Wye Valley asparagus and aged Cornish gouda are paired with the sommelier’s pick from the cellar in an impressive wine flight.

The new Dining Room restaurant provides an excellent excuse to extend your stay for a second night. Spend the day exploring the Cotswolds countryside before returning to the Manor to feast on the likes of ham hock and garden herb terrine, olive oil poached Loch Duart salmon, and wild mushroom and sweetcorn risotto.

Insider’s tips

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in a number of the rooms and even get their own organic supper.

Read our review of Lords of the Manor here.

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2JD

01451 820243

Chef: Charles Smith

Owner: Empire Venture Ltd

Bedroom rate: £180

Bedrooms: 26

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Private dining available
  • Gluten free options
  • Online booking

Sample menu (Atrium Restaurant)

Marinated Orkney scallop, cider, apple, lime

English rose veal carpaccio, anchovy, horseradish and crème frâiche

Coddled pheasant egg, Wye valley asparagus, aged Cornish Gouda, wild garlic

Cornish John Dory, espelette brioche, bouillabaisse, black olive

Herdwick lamb, spring greens, ewe’s curd, confit pearl potatoes

Bosworth Ash goat’s cheese, fresh honeycomb, lavash, sorrel salad

Grapefruit, jasmine tea, lavender honey and bee pollen

Eton mess, strawberry, white balsamic, basil

Tasting menu £95

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