Monday 18 March 2019

9 beautiful Gloucestershire hotels to visit for dinner

Some of Gloucestershire’s most stunning hotels aren’t just designed for staying the night. We’ve rounded up nine beautiful Gloucestershire hotels you should visit for dinner.

Far from being just eateries attached to hotels, Gloucestershire is full of divine hotel brasseries, worthy of a visit, even if you’re not staying on site.

From stylish dining rooms and international menus, through to more contemporary menus and AA Rosette accolades, there are plenty of stunning hotels which will gladly welcome you for your next date night, or special occasion.

SoGlos has uncovered nine of the most beautiful Gloucestershire hotels to visit for dinner in our latest hot list sponsored by Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa. For more information visit hatherleymanor.com directly.


1. Hatherley Manor Hotel


A four-star hotel housed within stunning grounds, Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa is home to the Dewinton Restaurant, which serves up a delicious range of lunches, dinners and afternoon teas. Open to hotel guests and non-residents, this characterful setting promises excellent customer service.

Featuring dishes such as Asian spiced duck breast with pickled watermelon, sweet potato and pak choi; baked fillet of cod with lemon and dill risotto and a shallot salad; and cider-braised belly pork and black pudding roulade with truffle mash, celeriac purée and savoy cabbage – the menu creates a fusion-style menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and seasonal favourites.

Describing itself as a ‘vibrant and sophisticated place to be seen’, Hatherley Manor’s on-site restaurant is also the perfect place to host a celebration, with private dining spaces available for groups of up to 30 people.


2. Cotswold Grange Hotel


This boutique gem is hidden away in the leafy Pittville area of Cheltenham and is home to a stunning fine dining restaurant and bar, open to both hotel guests and locals.

Known as The Drawing Room, the restaurant has two AA Rosettes to its name.

Serving modern British cuisine, the à la carte menu features a range of starters and mains created by head chef Tim Townsend, alongside a Sunday lunch offering, and a delicious range of high-quality cocktails in the bar. Find out what SoGlos thought in our review.


3. De Vere Cotswold Water Park


Set within the glorious Cotswold Water Park, De Vere’s unique hotel and events venue is also home to a recently refurbished pub and restaurant known as The Old Boathouse, and a more formal dining experience in the form of its Brasserie Restaurant.

The Brasserie specialises in modern dishes with its seasonally-inspired menu and features contemporary interiors, while the newly renovated Old Boathouse provides a more relaxed experience showcasing a range of classic British dishes, light bites and sharing plates.

Find out what SoGlos thought of The Old Boathouse in our review.


4. Cowley Manor


A contemporary country house in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cowley Manor is known for its colourful décor and luxurious setting.

Both hotel guests and locals can enjoy a range of delicious meals at Cowley Manor’s Malt restaurant, which features seasonal and sustainable produce sourced from local suppliers and its own grounds.

Serving up relaxed lunches, unforgettable Sunday dinners and a fine dining menu in the evenings, expect excellent British cuisine with international influences.


5. Stonehouse Court Hotel


The Court Brasserie is a hidden gem housed within the 36-bedroom Stonehouse Court Hotel. Overlooking Stroud Valley, The Court Brasserie is set within six acres boasting a gorgeous alfresco dining area on its picturesque lawn.

The newly refurbished restaurant offers simple British cuisine which can be enjoyed by the roaring fire in winter or outdoors during warmer months. The venue also hosts a weekly steak night, where two guests can enjoy a tasty cut of meat, chunky cut chips and a glass of wine for £30.


6. Egypt Mill


Independent riverside dining awaits at Egypt Mill in Nailsworth, alongside its 32 rooms and self-catering accommodation, the venue is home to a popular restaurant which focuses on British dishes with a global influence.

Housed in a sympathetically converted 16th century mill, guests can expect to soak up period features aplenty, including a working water wheel, exposed beams and flagstone flooring.

The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner, with the emphasis on using fresh, seasonal and local produce for its menus.


7. The Frogmill


Following a complete renovation, The Frogmill reopened its doors in the summer of 2018.

The 16th century inn has been transformed into a boutique destination in the heart of the Cotswolds, offering lunch, dinner, drinks and Sunday lunches in it’s light and relaxed restaurant.

Expect fresh and local ingredients served amongst timber clad walls and characterful décor. You can find out what SoGlos thought of The Frogmill in our review.


8. Malmaison Cheltenham


The chic and stylish Chez Mal Brasserie is located within Cheltenham’s Malmaison hotel and is open to its own guests and non-residents.

Located in Montpellier, the restaurant is open all day for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, and serves up a seasonal international menu featuring fresh ingredients and culinary flair.

Don’t miss Chez Mal’s amazing weekend brunch, offering endless appetisers from the Chef’s Table, a brunch dish and dessert. You can find out what SoGlos thought of Chez Mal Brasserie’s Summer menu in our review.


9. The Greenway Hotel


Located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, this luxury country hotel is nestled within eight acres of stunning grounds overlooking the Cotswold hills.

Offering two spaces to dine, the Garden Room is The Greenway’s oak-panelled fine dining restaurant. Boasting elegant décor, the restaurant has been awarded three AA Rosettes for its food and service.

The venue’s Orchard Brasserie offers a sleeker look, featuring stylish décor and more contemporary dishes with an international flavour.


By Melissa Hamblett

© SoGlos
Friday 14 December 2018

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