Harden's survey result
Good but limited feedback on the dining room of this traditional and very comfortable country house hotel, still presided over by the Hine family who converted this Queen Anne House overlooking a duck pond 40 years ago. The cellar here is of some renown.
“Excellent in every respect” – the Hine’s “comfortable” country house hotel occupies “a beautiful, peaceful rural setting”; split between “better value”, “more convivial” bistro and formal dining room, it serves “classic French food with some original twists” – and “it’s lovely to see (jolly hostess) Baba out front chatting to guests”.
“A rural idyll” – the Hine’s “charming” country house hotel, where “everyone is made to feel most welcome”, even with “family members ranging from 8 to 80”; the dining room attracts acclaim for its “interesting wine list” and the food is “delicious too”.
The Hine family’s “wonderfully located” country house hotel maintained its high ratings this year; one diehard fan had a bad trip, but for the most part feedback remains very upbeat on the “brilliant”, traditional cooking and “charming hosts”.
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.
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.