survey result

Summary

£72
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Never fails to impress with its superb cuisine and overall experience” say fans of this well-known, picture-book Cotswolds mansion (under the same owners as The Feathers in Woodstock), where reports last year were more consistently upbeat than in recent times. In April 2019 (rather late-in-the-day for survey feedback), the hotel changed its offer – simplifying the menu in the long-established main dining room – and launching a new dining space, ‘Atrium’, with a £95, eight-course tasting menu from chef Charles Smith. In the circumstances, it seems best to suspend a full rating till next year.

Summary

£72
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Never fails to impress with its superb cuisine and overall experience” say fans of this well-known, picture-book Cotswolds mansion (under the same owners as The Feathers in Woodstock), where reports this year were more consistently upbeat than in recent times. In April 2019 (rather late-in-the-day for survey feedback), the hotel changed its offer – simplifying the menu in the long-established main dining room – and launching a new dining space, ‘Atrium’, with a £95, eight-course tasting menu from chef Charles Smith. In the circumstances, it seems best to suspend a full rating till next year.

Summary

£96
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “awesome” honey-coloured 17th-century former rectory with stunning gardens has long been a leading gastronomic destination in the Cotswolds, although its food ratings reflect divided feedback this year. While some felt “each dish was uniquely exquisite – it’s rare to find such seamless and consistent excellence” – others were “disappointed” by “tasteless” and “overpriced” meals.

Summary

£95
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This acclaimed Olde Englishe Cotswolds hotel has been in the wars; months after the exit of chef Richard Picard-Edwards in late 2016, it was revealed that, over several years, the former GM had defrauded it to the tune of 170K. Perhaps new chef Charles Smith, ex-of Alyn Williams at The Westbury, can help get it back on track, although – notwithstanding the odd “underwhelming” report in this period – ratings have generally held up well.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
8, 30
No jeans
35
7+ at D in restaurant

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Always Available 9

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £24.00 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper Slaughter, GL54 2JD
Opening hours
Monday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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