Review on Buckland Manor
It's hard to imagine a more perfect English pastoral scene than this ancient gabled manor beside St Michael's thirteenth-century church, framed against immaculate gardens and panoramic Cotswold countryside. No wonder tourists are seduced by its sheer beauty.
As you might expect, the interior of this dreamy country-house hotel is awash with tapestries, friezes, oil paintings, log fires and panelled walls, while legions of ever-attentive staff ensure that guests feel suitably relaxed (despite the sometimes daunting, money-no-option grandeur of the place).
Fruit, vegetables and herbs are cultivated in the hotel's garden, and the home-grown harvest is topped up with supplies from the nearby Vale of Evesham. You can taste the results in everything from new season's asparagus with rocket salad, poached free-range egg and hollandaise sauce to iced black cherry and Kirsch 'bombe' with mixed berry compote and crisp chocolate. In between, the kitchen sends out modern offerings such as pan-fried Cornish monkfish on chive potato with a ragoût of mussels and clams or roast saddle of Cotswold venison with beetroot gratin, baby onions and juniper sauce. The heavyweight, 500-bin wine list is supplemented by more than 100 half-bottles.
Buckland Manor is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern British / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00 - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm (12.30 - 1.45pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express