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Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood

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Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
+44 1684588860
This restaurant is at The Cottage in the Wood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 108
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very classy food and very reasonably price point. Range of options exactly right.

First class service from genuinely nice people. The co-location of such a great restaurant with our hotel was very useful as we had a long day before our arrival so didn't want to have to search for somewhere to eat. Be even better if they had a couple of draught options in their bar but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Clydeview2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First class service from genuinely nice people. The co-location of such a great restaurant with our hotel was very useful as we had a long day before our arrival so didn't want to have to search for somewhere to eat. Be even better if they had a couple of draught options in their bar but this omission didn't spoil the... More 

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cheltenham
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Arrived at 1pm for lunch on a Saturday expecting the place to be packed and no chance of sitting outside to enjoy the view. However, amazingly that was not the case, and we got a lovely table on the terrace. The lunch was very good, a nice twist on caesar salad, which was warm with smoked chicken chopped and mixed... More 

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your lunch and the bonus of good weather so you could be on the terrace and soak in the views. We normally stock five local beers from the Friday Beer Company but I think the sudden arrival of summer caught us on the ho (no pun intended!). Many thanks for posting a review. John More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We both loved the food. The risotto was perfectly cooked with a mouth watering hens egg oozing on the top! The picalilli with my hubbies starter was incredible, not generally a big fan of it but the balance of spices was just right! Amazing breakfast too!

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your dinner and breakfast with us. "Yummy" is a great word to sum up what we aim to provide. May not feature as a term in the food writers dictionary but it should! Thank you for the review. John More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for a weekend and chose to eat in the Outlook restaurant on Friday night. Menus in the room helped us decided what we wanted to eat before we went down. We were seated on the lounge and given some nibbles to have with our drinks. There were specials on too which made us change our... More 

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your dinner with us and that you did not go off searching for a pub! Glad we hit the spot with our cooking. Dominic is head chef (my son) and I let him have free rein whilst I concentrate on the wine list! Thank you for the review. John More 

Painswick, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited for lunch on the May Day Monday and would definitely return, enhanced by the amazing view and that funny yellow blob in the sky, the sun.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for bringing the "blob" with you. It's certainly a lovely vista below and across from us and in May it very often is at it's clearest. Delighted you enjoyed your meal and even more so that you will return. John More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Cottage in the Wood is becoming our default destination for family special occasions. Relaxed atmosphere, good service and most importantly a good choice of very well presented food.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

It's always a compliment when a diner says it's their special place or that it's the default position. Reassuring, as it shows a level of consistency and makes the hard work very worthwhile. Look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the review. John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely menu, very well presented and very tasty. Best thing on my plate was a miniature chicken and leek pie - could have eaten a plateful of those on my own. Superb dessert too.

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. I have told the chefs how much you enjoyed their food. Thank you taking the trouble to post a review. Hope to see you return. John More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife took me here for a Birthday celebration dinner on a Saturday night in January but we were both disappointed at the total lack of ambience in both the bar area and the outlook restaurant. The furnishings and decor which I'm sure are very good quality are never the less very old fashioned and give the overall feeling that... More 

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

I'm saddened to read you did not enjoy the atmosphere at The Cottage in the Wood. To try to be all things to all people means that eventually you are nothing to nobody, so our style is traditional but with classic food with a modern twist - I'm glad that you enjoyed that element of your visit. I guess that... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food here was absolutely fantastic! I had homemade mushroom, fennel and truffle soup for starter; chicken poussin with chicken, leek and mushroom pie, fondant potato and red wine jus for main; followed by a trio of deserts - all faultless! My boyfriend had ham hock for starters (kinda wish I had that too - so so lovely!!), pork belly,... More 

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Now come on, you would go off pop!!! Delighted to read you loved your visit, food, service and ambiance. Thank you for the review and we hope we can look after you again. It's lovely on a summers day when you can take drinks outside before the meal and coffee out on the terrace afterwards. Roll on the summer! John More 

Solihull
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Brilliant place. Tucked away in the hills. It is not just one building but three a short walk away from each other. Each one is very different from the other. Also the bedrooms are all different but all very comfortable. Staff superb. Meals are delightful. For a special occasion i.e. Wedding Anniversary, Birthday etc. the ideal place. Lovely views of... More 

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Pattinfamily, Owner at Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and detailed description of the way our hotel is situated. Having three buildings spreads the rooms out and also gives different character to each room. We are delighted that you enjoyed the quality of food and service. We all strive to achieve consistency and warmth of welcome is important too. We hope to see you... More 

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Additional Information about Outlook at The Cottage in the Wood

Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
Phone Number: +44 1684588860
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Great Malvern  >  Malvern Wells
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Great Malvern  >  Malvern Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1684588860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

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