I booked a surprise weekend away to Lords of the Manor Hotel in Upper Slaughter for my partners birthday. We stayed in a country room which was full of character & charm, with views over the stunning gardens. When we arrived we were greeted by the hotel manageress who gave us a warm and professional welcome then showed us to our room. We had booked an evening meal with canapés and champagne in the bar followed by an al a carte meal in the restaurant. The quality of the service was outstanding and rivalled the best hotels in London. We were given an extensive wine list to choose from with literally hundreds of wines from France and the rest of the world. The food was so delicious we had a fantastic meal. My only one slight criticism would be that the conservatory where we ate our meal lacked any ambiance and the lighting was quite bright. Some candles or more subtle lighting and background music would of improved this room greatly. The main restaurant next to the conservatory looked more inviting but we were not offed a table in this part of the restaurant.
We had a very comfortable nights sleep, the bed had a memory foam mattress and the shower was a torrent of water. Breakfast was delicious and included in the price of the room. My partner is a pescetarian and the dinner menu had only meat options, the waitress was so helpful and spoke to the chef who cooked a fish alternative that was delicious and for no extra charge. Overall we had a lovely weekend, a perfect getaway, in a stunning part of England. Take a walk along the river to Lower Slaughter it is absolutely charming.