Manor House Hotel
- At a Glance
- Our Review
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GIVEN BY KING HENRY Vlll to the Dean of Westminster centuries ago, the Manor House Hotel – centre stage in the Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh – has been the scene of many a secret tryst in times past.
This ivy-covered Cotswold inn has been restored on sleek and contemporary lines: exposed stonework here, a Tudor stone fireplace against fabulous wallpaper there; dark wooden bedsteads counterpointed with chic modern furnishings. It all works a treat.
In the bar and lounges, bold modern artworks and huge sofas are set off against flickering log fires. In the bathrooms, Molton Brown gels and lotions add to the sense of indulgent pampering.
The award winning Mulberry bar and restaurant has a distinctly light and contemporary brasserie-style feel, with mirrored walls and a sheltered patio for outdoor summer dining. It's renowned for its seasonal menus: taste the mulberries in cocktails, sauces and desserts. Tuck into prime Scottish beef cooked in red wine and shallots, or confit of duck leg partnered with a wild mushroom cassoulet.
Characterful bedrooms – all different – are spruce and sleek. Warm colours and fabrics underline the Cotswold country-house feel, with many boasting original period features or fireplaces. The best have Nespresso coffee machines and views over the rear gardens or High Street.
Moreton-in-Marsh is the gateway to the Evenlode Valley, and an easy drive to Sudeley castle – home to Liz Hurley’s pal Henry Dent-Brocklehurst.
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Manor House Hotel was reviewed for Room for Romance by Tim Treyman