Corse Lawn, GL19 4LZ

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In July 2022, Baba Hine put this long-established hotel (which she started with her late husband 40 years ago, and ran by herself for 17 years) on the market, having decided it’s time to retire. Incorporating a 40-cover restaurant and similar-sized bistro, it’s too soon as yet to predict the next chapter for this well-known establishment, hence for the time being it’s unrated.


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Limited (too much so for a rating) but supportive commentary on the Hine family’s long-established and slightly old-fashioned country-house hotel, presided over by Baba Hine for 40 years, nowadays with the assistance of her son Giles.


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Hine family’s long-established country house hotel has a scenic location, occupying a rural Queen Anne house next to a duck pond. Baba Hine, la patronne of 40 years standing, still cooks breakfast and her son Giles nowadays presides over the cellar established by her late husband Denis. The restaurant is old-fashioned in design, although its traditional cooking (with Chris Exley nowadays at the stoves) has somewhat moved with the times. Feedback was limited last year, and hence we’ve held off on a rating.

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Owner's description

Charmingly situated in the Severn Valley between the Cotswolds, the Malverns and the Forest of Dean. It is within easy reach of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, Tewkesbury and Upton upon Severn as well as Tewkesbury Abbey, Hartpury College and Three Counties Showground.

Corse Lawn House Hotel a Cesar Award Winner for Best Country House Hotel from the Good Hotel Guide and is rated 3 Red Stars. The restaurant has been featured in the Good Food Guide for 34 years and is a past County Restaurant of the Year winner. It is an elegant Queen Anne Grade II Listed building, set back from the village green and fronted by an unusual ornamental pond and surrounded by twelve acres of its own gardens and fields. Pets are most definitely welcome.

The house has belonged to the Hine family (of Cognac fame) since 1978, and during that time has been carefully extended, refurbished and restored to create a stunningly attractive Country House Hotel with eighteen beautiful bedrooms, all individually furnished, many with antiques, and all with private bathrooms, colour TV, telephone, hair dryer and trouser press.

The hotel still revolves around the restaurant but Baba Hine who has been chef/proprietress here for over thirty years, has handed over her kitchen to Martin Kinahan, who have worked beside her for many years and is now running the kitchen with great success. Meanwhile Baba is running the Front of House with son Giles as well Gilles, David and Vikki, all of whom have been at Corse Lawn for many years, and so are familiar faces to our many regulars. There is a relaxed atmosphere which together with superb food and wine make the hotel a perfect place to unwind and relax.

On arrival you will find your larger-than-average bedroom, filled with Hine family antiques as well as thoughtful details such as bathrobes, a bowl of fresh fruit, freshly ground coffee, tea and home-made biscuits, all as standard. We are exceedingly proud of our Cellar, as we are of our Kitchen. Both have won numerous awards, and are much loved by our guests from near and far. Talented Chef Martin Kinahan, now in his eighteenth year at Corse Lawn, having trained with Baba during his early years here, runs the kitchen with continued success, producing delicious food day after day. Everything is made in the kitchen, from the canapes and breads to the petits fours, and we use local and sustainable produce with the help of our loyal suppliers, many of whom we have dealt with for nearly thirty five years!

The restaurant is open every evening from 7pm to 9.30pm. It is also open on Sundays for lunch from 12 noon to 2pm. Private parties are also available at both lunch and dinner times but the restaurant itself is closed at lunchtimes Monday to Saturday. The bistro is always open at these times. 


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £32.50 £39.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.95 £18.95 £3.50 £7.50
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

16, 40
No dress code

Private dining

We have 2 private dining rooms. The Garden Room seats up to 40 people and, as its name suggests, have wonderful views of the pond and gardens.

The Private Room seats 16 and is ideallly suited for small, intimate gatherings.



Corse Lawn, GL19 4LZ
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Opening hours
Wednesday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm

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