Review on The Elms Hotel
The sumptuous elegance of The Elms Hotel at Abberley, near Worcester, offers an opulent, fine dining experience fit for monarchs. Originally built as a Queen Anne mansion in 1710 and designed by a protégé of architect Sir Christopher Wren, the magnificent hotel is set within its own 10 acres of stunning surroundings complete with a lavender walk and cider orchards, and with the rural beauty of the Heart of England countryside beyond. Within, The Elms abounds in period antiques and fine art while retaining all of its original features such as the stained glass windows, roaring open fires and ornate plaster carvings. Welcoming and sophisticated, it is understandable why this country retreat remains ever popular.
The principal restaurant, The Brooke Room, upholds the regal air of the hotel and is perhaps the finest restaurant in the area. Commanding impressive views over the quintessentially English gardens, elegantly decorated, and with formal service, The Brooke Room has become the byword in sophisticated fine dining. The cuisine is a master class in modern British cuisine, offering innovative, inspired dishes created from reliably sourced ingredients.
All day family dining is available in The Garden Cafe, part of the spa complex with wonderful views across Worcestershire's Teme Valley and it's also the place for Children's High Tea.
For that special occasion the hotel also offers The Gallery, the Badger Suite or the Abberley Suite for private functions, and live entertainment can also be arranged. For a particularly special treat, sample the delights of the seven course Tasting Menu.
Chris Von Landkammer
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express