Our Blog

  • A Recipe From Our Head Chef: Marinated Strawberry & Vanilla Tart

    Here at Lords of the Manor, our acclaimed restaurant is one of the best Michelin Star restaurants the UK has to offer. With summer fast approaching we thought we would share with you a recipe from our Head Chef, Charles Smith, for you to try at home.

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  • Our Guide to The Cotswold Show 2016

    The Cotswold Show, a highlight of the Cotswolds social calendar, is imminent and it’s time to get organised for the spectacular two day event – Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2017.

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  • How to Spend Your Summer in the Cotswolds

    Wondering what’s on in the Cotswolds this summer? You are well and truly spoilt for choice this year, there is a plethora of events and activities lined up in this stunning part of the south of England and the team at our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds couldn’t be more excited.

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  • Lord of the Manor’s Guide to Wedding Etiquette

    Here at our Cotswolds luxury hotel, we have hosted many weddings in our time and understand that whether you are attending an intimate ceremony in a garden or a lavish ceremony at a country mansion, your best behaviour is expected. If you are new to the wedding scene, our expert guide to the perfect wedding etiquette will help you avoid any wedding faux pas…

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  • A Guide to Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival 2017

    It’s not long till Montpellier Gardens in Cheltenham opens its doors for the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival 2017 and to help you make the most of your time at this fantastic foodie event the team at our Luxury hotel near Cheltenham have created this handy guide…

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  • Our favourite local gardens in The Garden Visitor’s Handbook 2017

    Our Cotswolds luxury hotel, Lords of the Manor, is surrounded by a wonderful selection of Cotswolds gardens, such as those in The Garden Visitor’s Handbook. Here are just a few of our favourites...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the Cotswold Hare Trail

    The team at our Cotswolds Hotel are excited for the bigger and better Cotswold Hare Trail this year. Here’s everything you need to know about the event…

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  • Our new Head Chef : Charles Smith

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head Chef, Charles Smith. Find out more about our talented new Head Chef here.

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  • Top 3 Cotswolds Walks for You & Your Pooch

    The Cotswolds is filled with gorgeous spots to take a Sunday stroll, but some are more dog friendly than others. Here are our top picks for you and your furry friend…

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  • Top 3 Reasons to Get Married in the Cotswolds

    We love our Cotswolds home, but what makes it the ideal location for your perfect wedding?

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  • Get Your Garden Looking Spring Fresh

    Here are some top tips from our expert gardeners to help you get your garden looking tip top this April!

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  • Spring into the Cotswolds

    There’s no better time to visit the Cotswolds than springtime, so make the most of the areas of outstanding beauty bursting into life over the next few months….

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  • Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017

    Taking place in the heart of the beautiful Spa town of Cheltenham, this iconic festival will be sure to make you want to put on your dancing shoes and groove the days away...

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  • Make Your Mum a Lady of the Manor This Mother’s Day

    Join us at Lords of the Manor this Mothering Sunday for an unforgettable meal in our Michelin starred restaurant

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  • Wedding Floristry 101

    Getting married this year? Here’s all you need to know about putting together the freshest floral arrangements for 2017...

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  • Top 4 Cotswolds Hotspots for Racegoers

    Joining us for Gold Cup Day? There’s so much more to the Cotswolds than the racecourse…

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  • Race to Victory with Lords of the Manor

    Stay in luxury for Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse this March with our exclusive race day package...

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  • Up Your Herb Game with a Helping Hand from Lords

    Bored of your basic basil and mediocre mint? Here’s how to refresh your weekly eats with a little help from the herb garden!

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  • 2017 Starts Now

    It’s time to leave those January blues behind, and really sink your teeth into what the Cotswolds have to offer this year…

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  • Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds

    Heading to the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day? Not sure how to spend it? Well here at Lords of the Manor we have a few exciting events up our sleeves that we think you’ll love.

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  • Star Filled Valentine’s Night

    What could possibly be more romantic than a gorgeous AA Four Red Star Cotswolds country house hotel nestled in the heart of the picturesque English countryside?

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  • Cotswolds’ Cosy January Hygge

    This January at our Cotswolds hotel, we are embracing the ever so trendy Scandinavian import: Hygge.

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  • Warm Up Your Winter at Lords of the Manor

    Here at Lords of the Manor, we have got plenty of things to keep you feeling cosy this Christmas!

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  • Mouth-Watering Merriments at Lords of the Manor

    Experience the indulgence of one of the finest Michelin Star restaurants in the Cotswolds with family and friends this festive season

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  • Ten Lords a Leaping

    See the New Year in like Lords and Ladies at one of the finest Cotswolds hotels.

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  • Christmas at Lords of the Manor

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year and here at Lords of the Manor we are decking the halls ready for the perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds.

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  • Top Tips for Your New Year Wedding

    Getting hitched in the New Year? We’ve got some sparkling inspiration to get you kick-started…

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  • Top Tips for Keeping Your Garden in Perfect Condition This Winter

    Make sure those pansies don’t perish and those spring bulbs stay cosy throughout the cold winter months...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to an Upmarket Christmas in the Cotswolds

    Christmas is just around the corner and here at Lords of the Manor, we want you to enjoy the festive season in style...

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  • Keep the Kids Happy in the Cotswolds this Half Term

    Every school holiday, parents ask the question – what shall we do with the children this half term? Well here at Lords, one of the best hotels in the Cotswolds, we have something to suit each and every member of the family.

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  • Christmas in the Cotswolds: Your Shopping Guide

    Enjoy the finest festive offerings the Cotswolds have to offer. Grab your purse and your mulled wine, and get shopping!

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  • The Best Autumn Strolling Spots in the Cotswolds

    Autumn is a magical time of year to visit the Cotswolds so we’ve put together a handy guide to our favourite autumn walking spots so that you can enjoy every last turning leaf...

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  • Your Guide to Shopping in the Cotswolds

    Make the most of your Cotswolds visit and indulge in some delightful local shopping, you will not be disappointed...

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  • Catch a taste of Cotswolds Culture

    Perfectly positioned between both Cheltenham’s Literature Festival and Blenheim Palace’s Festival of Literature, Film & Music, Lords of the Manor is the ideal base for your cultured Cotswolds adventure...

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  • 5 Reasons the Cotswolds Make the Perfect Meeting Spot

    Planning a meeting can be tricky, but here at Lords of the Manor we're here to make it that little bit easier...

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  • Turn a New Leaf in the Cotswolds this Autumn

    Find out all about what's on in the Cotswolds this autumn. You won't be disappointed...

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  • History of Lords of the Manor

    Ever wondered what Lords of the Manor was before it was a hotel? Read all about the history of our beautiful building here!

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  • Explore the Cotswolds

    Grab your boots (or maybe your cycle helmet!) it’s time to get out into the beautiful Cotswolds countryside and explore.

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  • Five Important Questions You MUST Ask When You Visit a Wedding Venue

    If you are a bride or groom to be, it’s always difficult knowing what you should be looking for in a venue and even when you do end up visiting one, knowing what to ask! Here at Lords, we've got some helpful tips for you...

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  • Guide to Choosing your Wedding Menu

    There’s so much to think about when you’re planning a wedding, so here at Lords of the Manor we’ve tried to make things a little easier and put together helpful tips for choosing your perfect wedding menu to wow your guests.

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  • A Cotswolds Date

    The Cotswolds is one of the most romantic places to visit but where do you take your date to impress? We've put together our advice for the perfect date night ideas.

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  • How to Plan the Perfect Cotswolds Honeymoon

    As the largest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, the Cotswolds is well known for its beauty, but what makes it the perfect destination for your honeymoon?

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  • A chat with Pastry Chef extraordinaire Kris Biggs

    Find out about what makes the perfect Afternoon Tea and how Head Pastry Chef Kris Biggs has brought a fresh twist on the classics to the menu at Lords of the Manor.

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  • Dog Friendly Stays at Lords of the Manor

    Find out more about our new brand of luxury high end dog food and the perfect Cotswolds walks whilst staying with us.

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  • A chat with our Glorious Gardener, Sarah

    Our luscious lawns and flower-filled gardens are our pride and joy; especially in the summer when the butterflies and buds are out in full bloom. We spoke with our glorious gardener Sarah to have her view on stunning Cotswolds gardens and top tips from the Lords garden itself.

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  • The Fine Art of Choosing a Cotswold Manor House Hotel

    This Summer, the Cotswolds is the place to be but how do you know where to go or where you should stay? Heres our highlights and top tips to the ultimate summer getaway.

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  • A Lords Lesson in ‘Cotswology’

    No matter where you choose to stay, the first and foremost question on the mind is… What is there to do when we visit?The Cotswolds is recognised as an adventure playground for those with a taste for tranquility and towns and villages steeped history.

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  • Bergamot Truffles

    As Head Chef at our luxury Cotswold Hotel, Richard Picard-Edwards shares his expert recipe on creating delicious Bergamot Truffles.

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  • Tomato Consommé

    Consommé is beyond the shadow of a doubt the nectar of the soup Gods! The end result is a clear and succulent essence, perhaps dotted with a small garnish, which lends it rich mouth-feel and potency. It’s pure flavour.

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  • Saturday is the New Sunday… so take Luncheon like a Lord!

    Typically, Sunday’s have always been a big day at Lords of the Manor and while demand has continued to thrive for his Michelin star Sunday supremacy, requests have been coming in about raising the profile of Saturday lunchtimes in the Lords of the Manor Restaurant.

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  • Hot Cross Buns

    Kris Biggs, Head Pastry Chef in Richard Picard-Edwards’ Michelin-starred team at Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds passes on some tips, some history and a recipe for this traditional favourite.

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  • Make the Most of Springtime

    It’s that great time of year again; we’re leaving the winter chills behind and looking forward to the bright blue skies of spring. With that in mind, there’s no better way to embrace the great inter-springtime weather than by venturing out to the UK’s finest countryside, the Cotswolds.

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  • Executive Chef Richard Picard-Edward’s Valentine’s Day Tips

    Cooking is all about confidence and Michelin Star Chef Richard-Picard-Edward offers his top tips this Valentine's.

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  • Becoming Lords and Ladies of the Manor

    If becoming a Lord or Lady wasn’t on your bucket list, it will be by the time you finish reading this.

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  • Just for You – Our Christmas Shopping List

    Enjoy our ten highly recommended local shops - perfect if you plan to combine your stay at Lords of the Manor with a little Christmas shopping.

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  • Hotel Gifts Official Lord and Lady Titles

    We have launched an exclusive wedding package including the royal titles available from this winter.

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