Continuing on from my last Cotswolds post here, myself and Nia and enjoyed a much needed rest in our suite before dinner.
Canapés and prosecco were from 6.45pm in the bar, where we indulged in more delicious bite size delights.
These cream cheese parcels were scrumptious!
All dressed up for a night of wining and dining, we clunked our glasses for an obligatory ‘chin chin’.
Our table for the evening was familiar, tucked away in a cosy corner of the dining room where we had eaten lunch a few hours earlier.
The service at Lords of the Manor really is impeccable. I probably wrote something similar in my previous post but I’d like to echo these words again. The staff are so polite and friendly, catering to our needs and were very obliging throughout our stay – needless to say I’d recommend a visit for anyone looking for accommodation in the Cotswolds.
Back to the food, glorious food….
Our seven course dinner was just as epic as you would hope!
With four courses down and three to go, we sipped our wine and discussed what had pleased our palette the most so far. My favourites were the two meaty dishes – the venison and roast beef – both tender and full of flavour.
Now onto dessert…
The rich, decadent chocolate tart… the pièce de résistance.
Without exaggerating too much, it was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. Even after six courses, I still managed to fit every last crumb into my mouth – it was incredible!
The candied peanuts, salted caramel and banana sorbet all worked well together, complimenting the star of the plate. I urge you to try the seven course tasting menu for this alone!
But of course, we still hadn’t had enough. Coffee and more sweet treats were required before we retired back to our suite for some beauty sleep.
We had to almost roll ourselves back to the room, but it was worth every single mouthful. If you’re a foodie, like myself, then this menu will tickle your fancy.
Next morning, rising early as we had to leave just after breakfast, the sun was out in full glory. The hotel is beautiful rain or shine, but particularly in the sunlight.
We had spent Saturday mainly in the bar area, but I wanted to explore the rest of the manor whilst we waited for breakfast to be served.
This lounge, just off to the right as you first walk through the entrance, is super cosy. I can imagine sitting in here during the winter, with the fire on, drinking hot chocolate with friends… it’s homely, which is why I adore this hotel. I’m a home bird so when I’m away anywhere I like to find comfort in my surroundings.
When you walk through the next door, you come across a small games room – a great place to spend quality time with loved ones over a game or two of chess.
Situated at the other side of the house, another large lounge area – perfect for girly gatherings or family parties.
Stomachs rumbling, we headed to the dining room where a feast fit for Lords (and Ladies) awaited us.
With an entire room to ourselves and still half asleep, we chatted about our weekend and Sunday plans over a cup of coffee and tea.
It wasn’t long before our cooked breakfast arrived, and it did not disappoint!
The perfect fry-up. Non-greasy and guilt-free, of course 😉
Full of food, we said our goodbyes to the wonderful team at Lords of the Manor, and strolled out with our suitcases through the garden to our car.
If you’re looking for a weekend escape to the country, a romantic getaway for two or a base for an long overdue catch-up with friends, then Lords of the Manor is a perfect and peaceful spot nestled away in the heart of the Cotswolds – a short distance away from many beautiful locations to visit.
If you’re interested in more information, please visit their website for all the official details.
Disclaimer: I was kindly invited by Lords of the Manor to stay for the weekend and enjoy what the hotel has to offer. All views are my own, as always.