Good Food Guide Acclaimed Restaurant in the Cotswolds

As one of the finest restaurants in the Cotswolds, we are established as a culinary destination and one of the best restaurants in Gloucestershire – indeed the Sunday Times include us in their review-based listing of the top 100 restaurants in Britain.

Our guests consider us a hotel with a terrific restaurant, others see us as one of the finest Cotswold restaurants with rooms! We’re happy either way, but there is no doubt that our restaurant, under  Head Chef, Charles Smith and brigade, forms the heart and soul of the hotel. The Good Food Guide describes Charles’ CV as ‘of the blessed’, referring to his stints at Thomas Keller’s Per Se (New York) and
Alyn Williams at The Westbury 

One of the finest restaurants in Gloucestershire

Exquisite Dining, French Influence, Cotswold Terroir

Without sourcing local for local’s sake, our Head Chef – Charles Smith, benefits from some excellent local and regional producers, fixing this serene restaurant firmly in its Cotswolds territory. Local suppliers start with an excellent local cheesemaker, just down the lane.

‘Top 20’ Most Romantic Dining Rooms – The Times

Looking out over a private walled garden, the Lords’ dining room is everything that a fine restaurant in the Cotswolds should be. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the bar or drawing room, then surrender yourself to our expert team of waiting staff. Some 1000 wine bins are carefully stored in the Lords’ 17th century cellars – do pop down for a look if you’re staying with us. Dinner is a beautifully paced piece of theatre, with various tasting menus available.

Afternoon Tea, Saturday Luncheon; Sunday Lunch and Private Dining

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Afternoon Tea is a delight at Lords of the Manor – served on tiered trays with scones, finger sandwiches and cakes and a particularly fine selection of teas.

We are offer Saturday restaurant lunches – details here.

Sunday lunch is a Cotswold institution, three courses done properly – so much so that we have launched a Lunch Like A Lord card, with rewards for regular Sunday lunchers. Pick up a card on your next visit – don’t forget to allow time to explore our walled garden and lawns before or after lunch.

Lords of the Manor Private Dining

The hotel has a number of private dining rooms suitable for dining, from 4 to 50 guests.

Head Chef

Head Chef at Lords of the Manor is Charles Smith. Charles joined us after gaining experience at Petrus by Marcus Wareing, Per Se (at the time rated the best restaurant in New York, rated 10th in the world), Kitchen Table, Fera at Claridges, and most recently the Michelin Starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury.  

Charles relishes the opportunities that Lords of the Manor’s rural setting offers and says that he simply aims to follow the seasons and to stay in touch with what is happening outside the kitchen in terms of producers and suppliers.

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Wines for a Luxury Cotswold Manor House Hotel.

For some guests, wine is as important as food and, indeed, wine at Lords of the Manor is taken very seriously.

We’re guided by a ‘go for the best’ approach, regardless of country of origin. The Lords cellar is carefully stocked with everything from French greats to high quality wines from the funkier countries.

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Private Dining

Private dining at Lords of the Manor is a pleasing mix of the impressive (impeccable service and fine dining) and the charming, with the Lord’s often commented-on combination of warmth and hospitality to the fore.

Beyond the main restaurant, our dining options are the Conservatory (for 30), the Library (8), the Drawing Room (14) and the Pantry (9). The pantry is very popular for small dinner parties, a private room with the original bakery oven door featured.

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The Cotswolds provides inspiration and ingredients for many of our dishes and we acknowledge the word and dedication of the growers and producers, cheesemakers and other makers in this beautiful corner of England.

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