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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

The Dial House Restaurant

The Dial House, Bourton-on-the-Water
Landmark, Friendly, Gourmet

Foxhill Manor Hotel - Broadway

Foxhill Manor Hotel, Broadway
Private, Manor, Hotel

King's Head Inn

King's Head Inn, Bledington
Village, Extraordinary, Gorgeous

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

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 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 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 sle...

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 Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

Something always makes me smile when I see a red kite soaring majestically over the English countryside, as I did on arrival at the small village of S...

The Potting Shed Restaurant at Dormy House

The main, posher, hotel restaurant at Dormy is supplemented by The Potting Shed (hotel ‘second’ restaurants are generally a good tip, although the ter...

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

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

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...

The Dial House, Bourton on the Water

In the early Roman occupation a Governor decided that to conquer the whole of England at once would be too big a task. To take things in stages he ord...

Dormy House: The Potting Shed Restaurant

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 ...

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...