The days when British hotels served average food at exceptional prices are well and truly over.
Today in the Cotswolds there is a new emphasis on combining local sourcing with international influences - and a new generation of star chefs working in a rural environment that ensures excellent resources. And, despite the fact that we have no coastline, the Cotswolds' concentration of fine hotels means that fresh fish are delivered daily from Cornwall and the South West. The Old Passage Inn, for example, was voted Best British Seafood Pub!
All of this passion for hospitality makes for great food experiences - and attractive wine lists - in some of the Cotswolds' most welcoming dining rooms.
Here are some of the menu courses you have missed, from around the Cotswolds, recently!
Pan-Fried Breast of Local Wood Pigeon
Celeriac Remoulade, Pickled Girolles
and Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar
Beer-Battered Cornish Day Boat Cod
with Hand-Cut Chips and Tartare Sauce
Kelmscott Pork Chop
Sage Mash, Braised Red Cabbage, Cider Jus
Pan-Fried Bibury Trout Fillet
Braised Baby Fennel, Spring Onion Mashed Potato
and Star Anise Beurre Blanc
Roasted Cep Risotto
Truffle Oil, Parmesan Tuille
Selection of Home-Made Traditional English Puddings