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The Manor House

Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7HX
Special place to stay
The Manor House

Star‑quality elegance

Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Castle Combe, The Manor House exudes a magnetic energy that begins on the winding drive leading up to the 14th-century retreat.

With a Michelin‑starred restaurant, alfresco dining, The Full Glass Bar (180 gins and counting), lounges for coffee or afternoon tea, private dining rooms and even a country pub (The Castle Inn), there’s a dining experience for every occasion.

Taking its name from the river that runs through the hotel grounds, the Bybrook restaurant is the jewel in the crown. Executive chef Rob Potter has retained a Michelin star here since 2017. He leads a brigade of talented chefs in creating seasonal dishes that utilise local and British ingredients, enhanced by expertly matched fine wines.

Feast on Cornish wild turbot with white asparagus, Petrossian caviar and seaweed butter; Herdwick lamb with morel, wild garlic and kohlrabi; or Yorkshire wagyu with yukon gold potato and celeriac.

Make it an occasion by staying over in the historic hotel or mews cottages and exploring the Italian gardens, Bybrook River and 365 acres of grounds that include an 18‑hole championship golf course. You can even bring the chopper – The Manor House has its own helipad.

Trencherman’s tip: Feeling romantic? The Bybrook dine‑and‑stay package includes a tasting menu for two, a luxurious night in a room of your choice and breakfast the next morning.

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Chef(s): Robert Potter
7 course dinner from: £145
Seats: 75
Bedrooms:  50
Room rate from: £290

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