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.
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
Chef: Charles Smith
Owner: Empire Venture Ltd
Bedroom rate: £180
- Kids welcome
- Dogs welcome
- 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