The Cotswolds hotel that's serving up a summer to remember with an incredible new look

The Dial House has had a huge makeover by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and has upped its offering to make this year's summer an extra special one - from its huge tipi outdoors to a new summer menu in its refurbished restaurant.

By Emma Luther  |  Published

No matter what the Great British weather throws at us this summer, The Dial House has designed an alfresco and indoor offering to cover it all.

Tucked away in Bourton-on-the-Water, the popular hotel has recently undergone a makeover by none other than interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

But aside from its beautiful bedrooms, it's also given the garden a makeover with the arrival of Maxi’s Tipi.

Festooned in fairy lights and adorned with comfy seating aplenty, the cosy tipi dining experience offers a street food style fiesta, with an array of fresh flavours on the menu.

Served from midday to 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday or midday until 4pm on Sunday, the all-day menu is packed full of flavour.

Diners at The Dial House can choose from smoked duck breast, celeriac and apple remoulade charred gem lettuce; Moroccan spiced lamb, tabbouleh, toasted cumin crème fraîche served on a warm freshly baked flat bread; soft tacos, chipotle glazed shredded pork, chopped salad, mojo verde sauce; wood fired sourdough pizza and classic charcuterie boards.

And for when cooler evenings draw in, the elegant hotel restaurant has a relaxed fine dining offering for appetites of all sizes.

Tuck into seafood ragu; crispy ham hock bonbons; seared scallops or moules frites to start. And follow up with classics that include trout, pork, steak, chicken and duck as well as creative vegetarian dishes.

Summer menu puds are irresistible with sticky toffee pudding; caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream chocolate cremeaux with baked white chocolate, Amaretti crumb and white chocolate sauce; passion fruit and lime posset, mango and mint salad and shortbread biscuit as well as classic Eton mess.

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