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Summary

“Top-end fine dining by long serving chef William Guthrie” helps distinguish the dining room of this “dream of a Cotswold Manor House Hotel in a gloriously isolated setting” (a Relais & Châteaux property). Both lunch and dinner have à la carte and tasting options: “splash out on the accompanying wine flight and you will remember the experience long after you forget the cost!”

£99
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Each plate a mini work of art and ingredients from local suppliers” (main in the neighbouring Vale of Evesham) won stellar marks this year for William Guthrie’s cuisine at this “gorgeous”, small country house hotel – a Relais & Châteaux property – where “standards have steadily improved under Brownsword’s ownership”.

£99
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Head Chef, William Guthrie and his team of talented chefs work tirelessly to create mouthwatering menus that are English at their core and stay true to location, whilst remaining innovative and modern.


Menus feature fresh local produce from the neighbouring Vale of Evesham, affectionately known as the market garden of England. Fresh herbs are grown in the Manor’s own grounds and, as you would expect in a house of this heritage, there is a magnificent wine cellar.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.50 £30.00
Dinner £50.00 £70.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 D only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £31.00
Filter Coffee £4.75
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
Jacket & tie required
40
12+
Yes

The chef

William Guthrie started his career at the age of 17 in Llangoed Hall, Wales working his way through the ranks before joining Castle House in Hereford followed by sister restaurant, La Rive. 


After successful times in Hereford, new adventures beckoned and he spent time working on private yachts around the Greek Islands. At age 22 he returned to the UK and joined Mallory Court in Leamington Spa as Junior Sous Chef under the supervision of Simon Haigh. Over the next five years not only did he achieve the position of Head Chef of the restaurant but also helped the hotel gain a Michelin Star and three rosettes.


He left Mallory Court to pursue a new challenge, the design and opening of a restaurant with 10 rooms in Wiltshire, at the age of 27. Within 18 months of opening, the restaurant was awarded five gold stars by the AA, and was also placed in the top 100 restaurants in the UK. Following this, he moved back to the Cotswolds to become the Chef Director at the Churchill Arms, Paxford where he worked for three years to gain Michelin recognition and see the establishment become the only two-rosette pub in the north Cotswolds.


William has been at the helm of the kitchen at Buckland Manor since 2011 and during that time has put Buckland Manor back on the culinary map achieving three AA rosettes in 2014 and retaining them since.

Buckland, WR12 7LY
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Thursday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Friday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm

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