Despite being an idyllic country location (in fact it is officially an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”) the Cotswolds has a good range of options for dining out in some outstanding restaurants.
For example, Calcot Manor near Tetbury is a beautiful contemporary country house hotel that features two superb restaurants.
The Conservatory is a formal dining venue with views of the Cotswold countryside.
The Gumstool Inn is a more relaxed environment where you can enjoy good quality traditional British pub food.
The food at the Conservatory restaurant is by acclaimed caterers William’s Kitchen, who regularly cater for Royal events and personally cater for Prince Charles at his Highgrove estate.
Lords of the Manor near Bourton-on-the-Water is a former 17th Century rectory and retains much of its old charm.
It’s located in over 8 acres of beautiful countryside and private gardens in the popular area of the north Cotswolds.
The 26-bedroom hotel has undergone a £1.5 million revamp in the last year.
The restaurant at slaughter hotel has just won a coveted Michelin star – one of the highest accolades in British cuisine! The menu offers a selection of classic French food with most ingredients sourced from local or regional suppliers.
The restaurant is also known for its extensive wine selection, with wine tasting taking place before most evening sittings, so that the guests can try wines before their dinner.
The Sixteen58 Restaurant at slaughter hotel Manor is an extremely modern, stylish venue.
The Manor won the British Travel Awards’ Hotel Chain of the Year award for 2009 and the restaurant is as chic as you can get outside London, with chocolate brown walls, fine crystal glassware and Caribbean glass chandeliers.
The menu features primarily modern British cuisine and the restaurant can accommodate all types of parties .From friends stopping by for afternoon tea to intimate wedding receptions in the private dining room.
The Corse Lawn hotel in Corse, is a classic English hotel that features nineteen beautiful bedrooms.
All individually furnished with fabulous antiques. There is a restaurant and bistro on site, serving classic British food and wines from the owners’ extensive cellar.
The property has been owned by the Hine family for over 30 years and is the only place in the British Isles where you’re able to enjoy the family’s fine Hine cognacs!
These restaurants and bistros are places to find some of the best food available in the Cotswolds.
People even travel out from London to enjoy the award-winning cuisine of many of these restaurants in their beautiful and unspoiled surroundings.
Other venues to explore could include Charingworth Manor in Chipping Campden.
The Cotswolds88hotel in Painswick and the Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe.
Of course, if you are looking for a less fancy establishment, the Cotswolds is home to many excellent British pubs, inns and tea rooms that serve all types of food.
For food-lovers, the Cotswolds is an excellent place to find a wide variety of menus to tempt your palate.
With everything from the simplest food in traditional surroundings, to the award-winning cuisine in the finest of restaurants!