My husband and I have stayed at Lords of the Manor several times now and it never fails to disappoint. We love it that each time we visit, we stay in a different bedroom. This time we didn't get to see Paul the manager, maybe he was having a well deserved day off? And quiet, kind Andy was away on holiday. We think he is an absolute gem!
This time we were on the Come Rain or Shine package and stayed in Broadwell, which is extremely comfortable and large for one of the 'basic' rooms. There is nothing basic in any of the rooms. Each room has its own charm.
The reception staff were very welcoming and acknowledged us as returning guests. After being shown to our room, we unpacked then headed for the drawing room to sit by the fire. Unfortunately a bird's nest had been in residence in the chimney,but the management had left a thoughtful apology of why there was no roaring fire. We took tea in the peaceful surroundings and then my husband became so comfortable, he snoozed for a while. Such is the way in which being at Lords makes you so relaxed.
Our package included a 3 course meal from the Market Menu. It may say 3 courses, but you have inventive, substantial appetisers in the bar while you peruse the menu and sip a cocktail, then an amuse bouche in the dining room, a choice of rolls, served with two different types of butter and the incredibly moreish beef dripping, followed by your starter, main, a pre-dessert, dessert and the option of tea/coffee and petit fours. The food is exquisite and you will taste food in a form you have never tried before and you will certainly not leave hungry!
The fire in the bar area was roaring and this is where we took our tea and petit fours.The macaroons and chocolates were served to you from a chest, like a large cigar box.
Rachel (married to Matt the Michelin starred chef) manages all the serving staff and interacts really well with all the guests. The staff at Lords work very hard, serving in the evening and then again at breakfast.
After a large breakfast, with many choices, we took a stroll in the garden to see the bog garden and over the bridge to see the swans.
Even with several guests at the hotel, it felt like we had Lords to ourselves. It really is the most peaceful,idyllic place. We have stayed there with blue skies and sunshine in summer and experienced the most magical stay right over Christmas.
On our arrival, we parked our car and walked through the gardens. I turned to my husband and said 'Ahh, home!" This is how Lords make you feel.
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