Sunday 7 June 2020

9 beautiful Gloucestershire hotels to visit for dinner

Some of Gloucestershire’s most stunning hotels aren’t just designed for staying the night. That’s why SoGlos has 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 there.

SoGlos has uncovered nine of the most beautiful Gloucestershire hotels to visit for dinner in our latest hot list sponsored by Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall.

About the sponsor – Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Set in 12-acres of beautiful surroundings with impressive views of the Cotswold countryside, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall is the perfect venue for group dining, whether it’s for a birthday celebration, baby shower or anniversary, or for larger events such as proms or conferences.

The hotel’s sophisticated bedrooms are the perfect way to spend a peaceful getaway. Each designed with a balance of traditional and modern interiors, guests can relax and unwind in either a classic, privilege or superior room. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the stylish restaurant serves locally-sourced food from three different menus; Brasserie, Lounge and Chef’s Specials, spoiling guests for choice when it comes to good food.

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1. Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Set in the Cotswolds, the restaurant at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, creating a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere for diners. Choose from three different menus featuring British dishes, the chef’s signatures, or deli options.

The brasserie menu includes delicious meals such as beer battered cod and ribeye steak, while the Chef’s Choice features cream of cauliflower soup and chicken with brie and sun blush tomatoes. For something lighter, you can opt for a club sandwich or hot and spicy pizza.

With a wonderful selection of wines, prosecco and speciality beer on offer too, guests will get the perfect accompaniment to their meal. For the kids, the Little Monsters’ Mighty Menu is a great choice, where you can get a main, dessert and a drink all for just £7.

2. 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.

The menu creates a fusion-style menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and seasonal favourites including pan-fried chicken supreme, slow-roasted belly of pork and grilled fillet of trout.

3. Cotswold Grange Hotel

This boutique hotel 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 an AA Rosette to its name.

Serving modern British cuisine, the à la carte menu features a range of starters and mains, alongside a Sunday lunch offering, and a delicious range of high-quality cocktails in the bar.

4. 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 Old Boathouse provides a more relaxed experience showcasing a range of classic British dishes, light bites and sharing plates.

5. 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 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. Find out what SoGlos thought in our review.

6. Stonehouse Court Hotel

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

The restaurant offers simple British cuisine which can be enjoyed by the roaring fire in winter or outdoors during warmer months. Main courses on the Brasserie menu include the likes of pan-fried sea trout; ricotta and black olive tortellini; and beetroot and chickpea burger.

7. 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.

The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner, with the emphasis on using fresh, seasonal and local produce for its menus. Serving delicious dishes such as chilli con carne; vegetable moussaka; and home-battered fish and chips, the restaurant takes inspiration from global cuisines.

8. The Frogmill

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

Expect fresh and local ingredients served amongst timber clad walls and characterful décor. The Sunday lunch menu is a real treat, serving roast beef, chicken, and vegan wellington complete with all the trimmings. You can find out what SoGlos thought of The Frogmill in our review.

9. 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 in our review..

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