Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

Winding lanes lead to this 17th-century former rectory, ‘a bit hidden away’, in a ‘gorgeous location’, in 'beautifully maintained' gardens on the River Eye. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A 'calm oasis in the middle of the busy Cotswolds', this 17th-century manor house of honeyed Cotswold stone is 'a bit hidden away’, in 'beautifully maintained' gardens on the River Eye. ‘Having found the hotel, it was generally really excellent,’ writes a regular reporter. Smart interiors are a contemporary take on the English country house. Bedrooms range from small doubles to super-king ‘Lords Rooms’. A ‘strange suite’ of attic rooms had a sitting room, shower room, a bathroom with a modish slipper bath with ‘very high sides'. Witts room, named after a former diary-keeping resident parson, was ‘extremely large’ with antiques, a ‘beautifully comfortable’ bed, a small bathroom. You can opt for a tasting menu in Atrium, or eat à la carte, maybe ‘confit of duck with bean cassoulet, superb butternut squash soup’, lamb shank with salsa verde. ‘Every mouthful was a delight,' says one reader, though another noted that the short menu was the same on a second night. At breakfast ‘the homemade yoghurt was quite remarkable, and we enjoyed the juicy kippers’. ‘Gorgeous location, very peaceful, excellent gardens.’ (John Barnes, M Collen, Andrew Kleissner, RW)

Hotel details


Upper Slaughter
GL54 2JD


01451 820243


25. 15 in granary and stables.


all year.


lounges, bar, 2 restaurants (vegan menu), library, games room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds, EV charging, some public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in lounge bar and restaurant.


all ages welcomed, cot £10, extra bed for under-14s £50.


allowed in some bedrooms (£30 a day), public rooms, not restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £155. À la carte £50, vegan £36, 8-course tasting menu £105. 1-night bookings refused mid-summer Sat.

Comments about Lords of the Manor

Welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Our room was large and well appointed. The food was very good, and promptly served. - Rosemary Melling - January 2018

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