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Restaurant Reviews

The Finest Dining Guide

Somerset Moore has kindly spent the last year reviewing Cotswold restaurants and pubs on our behalf.

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comSwan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, Bibury
Luxury, Chic, Special

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comThe Feathers Hotel

The Feathers Hotel, Woodstock
Blenheim, Informal, Gin

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comThe Dial House Restaurant

The Dial House, Bourton-on-the-Water
Landmark, Friendly, Gourmet

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comFoxhill Manor Hotel - Broadway

Foxhill Manor Hotel, Broadway
Private, Manor, Hotel

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comKing's Head Inn

King's Head Inn, Bledington
Village, Extraordinary, Gorgeous

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comLords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter
Tranquil, Location, Michelin

http://cotswoldsfinesthotels.comRussell's of Broadway

Russell's of Broadway, Broadway
Contemporary, British, Elegant

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Gumstool Inn at Calcot Manor

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Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe

Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe

Picture a large manor, tranquil and set in a dreamy valley. The mellow, creepered limestone imparts a sense that the setting and the building have bee...
The Old Bell, Malmesbury

The Old Bell, Malmesbury

Research published this week has shown that one in five families has abandoned the dining table in favour of snacking, grazing or even eating on knees...
Thyme and The Swan at Southrop

Thyme and The Swan at Southrop

A good Thyme had by all... This month's review is of a wonderful and superbly executed project on the Southrop Manor Estate, in the Lechlade, F...
The Painswick, Painswick

The Painswick, Painswick

This dowager lady of an hotel, which has lived many lives over the years has had a sympathetic facelift and yet a new name ’The Painswick’...
The Village Pub, Barnsley

The Village Pub, Barnsley

Say the word 'Barnsley' to many people and they will imagine the slightly down at heel northern town, with a past reliant on coal mining, glas...
The Beaufort Restaurant at The Hare and Hounds, Nr Tetbury

The Beaufort Restaurant at The Hare and Hounds, Nr Tetbury

The origins of this hotel are interesting indeed… The Holford family of Westonbirt, near Tetbury, lived and farmed here from 1665, occupying f...
Potager Restaurant at Barnsley House, Barnsley, Nr Cirencester

Potager Restaurant at Barnsley House, Barnsley, Nr Cirencester

Barnsley House is a joy, a gem, so very Cotswolds. Architecturally, it has gradually evolved from 1697 when built by the delightfully named Brereto...
The Swan Hotel Brasserie at Bibury

The Swan Hotel Brasserie at Bibury

This month our destination was the Swan Hotel in Bibury, which has been loved for two centuries because of its idyllic position overlooking the sleepy...
Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

Our Autumn food foray took us last evening to Upper Slaughter. Nothing sinister about this place name but simply a corruption of ‘slough’,...
The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

Something always makes me smile when I see a red kite soaring majestically over the English countryside, as I did on arrival at the small village of S...
The Potting Shed Restaurant at Dormy House

The Potting Shed Restaurant at Dormy House

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John Greville Restaurant at Charingworth Manor Hotel

John Greville Restaurant at Charingworth Manor Hotel

Our gastro-travels have taken us on a unforgettable circuit of the Cotswolds. We’ve met and talked to young and enthusiastic members of devoted ...
Russell's of Broadway

Russell's of Broadway

In the charming Cotswold honeypot village of Broadway, Worcestershire, there was a furniture factory where Gordon Russell  carried the ...
Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Camden

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Camden

The name ‘Chipping Campden' has intrigued people for years. Many see (or think they see) the word ‘sheep’ in ‘chip&rsqu...
The Dial House, Bourton on the Water

The Dial House, Bourton on the Water

In the early Roman occupation a Governor decided that to conquer the whole of England at once would be too big a task. To take things in stages he ord...
Three Ways House Hotel

Three Ways House Hotel

Mickleton is in the upper reaches of the Cotswolds, in fact the most northerly village in Gloucestershire. As one progresses north  thr...