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Restaurant Reviews

The Finest Dining Guide

Somerset Moore has kindly spent the last year reviewing Cotswold restaurants and pubs on our behalf.

Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, Bibury
Luxury, Chic, Special

The Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel, Woodstock
Blenheim, Informal, Gin

Foxhill Manor Hotel - Broadway

Foxhill Manor Hotel, Broadway
Private, Manor, Hotel

Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter
Tranquil, Location, Michelin

Russell's of Broadway

Russell's of Broadway, Broadway
Contemporary, British, Elegant

25 Latest Articles
Review of The Hare and Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt near Tetbury

Review of The Hare and Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt near Tetbury

Westonbirt is a perfect example of one of those tiny Cotswold places that you might drive through in a blink, but is full of history and stories. Westonbirt House was one of the most expensive of its time - built by the Holford family, whose family fortune came from the New River Company - which brought fresh water into London.
Back in the 19th century Robert Holford also sponsoring seed collecting expeditions around the world to indulge his passion for trees, plantings which now form the basis of Westonbirt Arboretum, now managed by the Forestry Commission as a hugely successful visitor attraction.

Review of the Manor House  Castle Combe

Review of the Manor House Castle Combe

Castle and Combe are two delightfully ‘English’ words, and Castle Combe is a delightful English Village. It’s a place that regularly crops up in discussions about the ‘prettiest village in England.

Gumstool Inn at Calcot Manor

Gumstool Inn at Calcot Manor

Years ago, when maths teachers were cruel to children (sometimes) they would ask a class 'which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of iron?&#...
The Old Bell, Malmesbury

The Old Bell, Malmesbury

Research published this week has shown that one in five families has abandoned the dining table in favour of snacking, grazing or even eating on knees...
The Painswick, Painswick

The Painswick, Painswick

This dowager lady of an hotel, which has lived many lives over the years has had a sympathetic facelift and yet a new name ’The Painswick’...
The Village Pub, Barnsley

The Village Pub, Barnsley

Say the word 'Barnsley' to many people and they will imagine the slightly down at heel northern town, with a past reliant on coal mining, glas...
The Beaufort Restaurant at The Hare and Hounds, Nr Tetbury

The Beaufort Restaurant at The Hare and Hounds, Nr Tetbury

The origins of this hotel are interesting indeed… The Holford family of Westonbirt, near Tetbury, lived and farmed here from 1665, occupying f...
Potager Restaurant at Barnsley House, Barnsley, Nr Cirencester

Potager Restaurant at Barnsley House, Barnsley, Nr Cirencester

Barnsley House is a joy, a gem, so very Cotswolds. Architecturally, it has gradually evolved from 1697 when built by the delightfully named Brereto...
The Swan Hotel Brasserie at Bibury

The Swan Hotel Brasserie at Bibury

This month our destination was the Swan Hotel in Bibury, which has been loved for two centuries because of its idyllic position overlooking the sleepy...
Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Our Autumn food foray took us last evening to Upper Slaughter. Nothing sinister about this place name but simply a corruption of ‘slough’,...
The Potting Shed Restaurant at Dormy House

The Potting Shed Restaurant at Dormy House

Dormy House hotel is situated between Broadway and Chipping Campden right on the top of the Cotswold scarp. Our visit on a really sunny April day was ...
John Greville Restaurant at Charingworth Manor Hotel

John Greville Restaurant at Charingworth Manor Hotel

Our gastro-travels have taken us on a unforgettable circuit of the Cotswolds. We’ve met and talked to young and enthusiastic members of devoted ...
Russell's of Broadway

Russell's of Broadway

In the charming Cotswold honeypot village of Broadway, Worcestershire, there was a furniture factory where Gordon Russell  carried the ...
Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Camden

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Camden

The name ‘Chipping Campden' has intrigued people for years. Many see (or think they see) the word ‘sheep’ in ‘chip&rsqu...
Three Ways House Hotel

Three Ways House Hotel

Mickleton is in the upper reaches of the Cotswolds, in fact the most northerly village in Gloucestershire. As one progresses north  thr...

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