Harden's says

A "village within a village", Thyme is a collection of restored historic buildings with a hotel and restaurant (Ox Barn) as well as a cookery school, village pub, events centre in a tithe barn and a spa.

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Caryn & Jerry Hibbert's “super-stylish and modern” barn-conversion is “surely one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds” right now, and not only in terms of aesthetics… oldest son Charlie’s “tasty and light food focusing on interesting seasonal ingredients” is more than a match for the “great room and atmosphere”. The restaurant is a recent addition (c. 2020) to what amounts to Thyme's absurdly picturesque “village within a village” now spanning 31 bedrooms, a bar, pub, cookery school, spa and boutiques.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The coolest restaurant in the Cotswolds” right now – this gorgeous, new barn-conversion “designed for the London trendy set”. It’s part of Caryn & Jerry Hibbert’s ‘village within a village’ adjoining the “stunning village of Southrop”, recently described in The Times as “a Disney-perfect vision of the English countryside”: a collection of restored barns and other buildings that now form a complex of hotel, spa, pub, restaurant and events centre. Even those who say it’s “blindingly expensive” say Charlie Hibbert’s eclectic modern British fare is perfectly “acceptable” and fans say it’s “properly modern, excellent and unusual”.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The coolest restaurant in the Cotswolds” right now – this gorgeous, new barn-conversion “designed for the London trendy set”. It’s part of Caryn & Jerry Hibbert’s ‘village within a village’ adjoining the “stunning village of Southrop”, recently described in The Times as “a Disney-perfect vision of the English countryside”: a collection of restored barns and other buildings that now form a complex of hotel, spa, pub, restaurant and events centre. Even those who say it’s “blindingly expensive” say Charlie Hibbert’s eclectic modern British fare is perfectly “acceptable” and fans say it’s “properly modern, excellent and unusual”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £24.30 £5.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Southrop Manor Estate, Southrop, GL7 3NX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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