Food and drink experiences in the Cotswolds

Despite the French chef, cuisine and name, the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is a quintessentially English dining experience. The 2-Michelin-starred restaurant is in a magnificent Cotswold stone manor surrounded by gardens that feed the menu.

Le Champignon Sauvage has been a foodie forerunner in the spa town of Cheltenham for nearly 30 years, and takes many of its menu’s ingredients from the surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds.

Cook at a chic British farm at sustainable yet fashionable Daylesford. It’s had a pop-up restaurant on the rooftop of Selfridges in London and celebrities including Kate Moss buy groceries at its shop. At Daylesford HQ you can join a course or simply enjoy the restaurant.

Scones, jam and clotted cream made in a Michelin-starred kitchen – food moments don’t get much more memorable than afternoon tea, and what a place to take it at Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds. Enjoy out on the lawn in the summer or by a roaring fire when it’s chilly.

Foodies will love choosing from the ‘Pudding Club’ bedrooms at Three Ways House Hotel in the Cotswolds, including a Chocolate Suite. The indulgence extends to organic chocolate shampoo, bath foam and Fairtrade Divine Chocolate treats in your room.

Emily Watkins, who learnt her trade under Heston Blumenthal, has established one of the best English countryside dining experiences – The Kingham Plough in the Cotswolds. The gastropub has garnered a raft of recent awards.

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