Buckland Manor Restaurant

We chose Buckland Manor for our date night on Tuesday as it was our Wedding Anniversary.  It's a very beautiful and romantic hotel which serves truly scrumptious food.

From the canapes with pre-dinner drinks, through all the courses and extra tasting dishes to the petit fours, everything we ate was delicious, interesting and stunningly presented. I chose Oxford blue pana cotta with Buckland vegetable and a nettle pesto to start; melt in the mouth Duck with with cripsy wonton for my main course; and raspberry soufflé for dessert.

Head Chef Will Guthrie and his team are certainly well deserving of the ‘Hotel Restaurant of the Year’ award they won at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards earlier this year.

Excellent service and even a pretty sunset through the window by our table made for a lovely and memorable evening. 


Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 12.30pm - 2.00pm & Sunday, 12.30pm - 2.00pm

Afternoon tea: Monday - Saturday, 2.30pm - 5.30pm &  Sunday, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Dinner: Daily, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

I would recommend reserving a table.

T: 01386 852626

Russells of Broadway - A restaurant with rooms

It was a date night on Monday and we went to Russells of Broadway for dinner. The gorgeous building is the former showroom of Sir Gordon Russell's furniture, and for warm days it has a lovely terrace from which to watch the world go by....

Head Chef Neil Clarke uses fresh local produce to create modern British dishes. We really enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu which is extremely good value at £22 for 3 courses. 

I chose salmon fishcake with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce (above) then Poussin and David had the ham hock with peas (above) followed by Gurnard. Each dish was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff are just the right mix of attentive and friendly.

I'm know for my love of puddings and the white chocolate mousse with honeycomb was the best I have ever eaten! David enjoyed his cheese and we will definitely be back again soon.

I would recommend booking a table as it can get very busy. If you would like to stay Russell's has 7 stunning guest rooms and suites.

Monday to Saturday from 12noon – last orders 2.15pm
Sunday: from 12noon – last orders 2.30pm
Monday to Saturday from 6pm – last orders 9.15
Closed Sunday evening except bank holiday’s 

PRIX FIXE MENU is available:
Monday – Saturday from Midday until 2.30pm
Monday – Friday from 6.00pm until 9.15pm
One Course - £14 Two Courses - £18

See Cotswold Lavender in bloom

We went up to  Cotswold Lavender just outside Snowshill on Saturday and really enjoyed wandering around the large display field which is in full bloom and can be seen until 9th August this year.  A beautiful sea of lilac/blue flowers with a wonderful perfume, busy bees enjoying the pollen on a warm summer’s day,  and lots of smiling faces.

There is also a lovely gift shop and cafe – we succumbed to Lavender Honey and Cotswold Lavender body lotion. Well worth a visit - you only need to allow about an hour....  

Barrington's Brasserie at the Lygon Arms

Barringtons’s Brasserie on Broadway High Street, just a few steps from The Lygon Arms is a great place for a relaxing meal and one of my favourite building in the village.  I have been eating here over the last 38 years – from a quick soup lunch with Dad when I was helping at the Goldsmithy in the school summer holidays to date’s with my now husband David.

There is a good choice of locally sourced food and the opportunity of sitting outside if you wish. We really enjoyed our steak and smoked salmon sandwiches with salad and chips, but as I have a sweet tooth the eton mess made with lemon possett was the highlight for me! Attentive staff and child friendly too – I noticed a content little boy on the next table enjoying colouring in his Barrington’s sheet on Minions....

Telephone 01386 854418 for table reservations.

Wed: 6pm - 9pm
Thurs: 12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm
Fri: 12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 10pm
Sat: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 10pm
Sun: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 8:30pm