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Weekend away in the Cotswolds at The Lords of the Manor

I spent last weekend relaxing and enjoying the great British countryside in the Cotswolds. My perfect getaway place, fresh air (dependant on what field you may pass) scenic walks and cosy village pubs

I had the pleasure of staying at The Lords of the Manor a luxury country hotel located in upper slaughter. The hotel boasts a cosy, sitting room-like bar, restaurant, resting rooms and one impressive wine room (dream room for me) It was rather cold so I didn’t spend much time in the garden but it was still beautiful for this time of year!

My room was pretty, spacious and so welcoming. It featured a walk in wardrobe, arm chairs and a side table with trendy country lifestyle magazines, a beautiful large dressing table, comfy window seating and a good sized bathroom with his and hers sinks robes and the softest bath towel

I had such a lovely time away being wined and dined by all the attentive staff at The Lords of the Manor. I’m going to miss the quiet mornings with breakfast in bed, long country walks wrapped up in chunky knits, tailored blazers and long walking boots. But lets not forget those impromptu pub lunches between visiting independently owned galleries and country manors.

Oh I could cry!! Thank you for a lovely stay The Lords of The Manor, I can’t wait to visit again

www.lordsofthemanor.com

Five north street restaurant

I was very lucky to get a table at five north street restaurant last weekend, as the table enquiry was last minute and they are known to fill their 7 table restaurant very quickly. Leading up to this dining experience, I had mentioned the restaurants name in conversation and had only heard good things about the food and atmosphere I was to experience.

The restaurant is located on north street (funny that), small in size but warm and homely with a cosy and family like atmosphere. This is also partially influenced by the fact that the restaurant is owed by  husband and wife Gus and Kate who keep a tight knit team within the restaurant. 

Trained and highly praised by Michel Roux Snr, Gus reveals his talents through every part of his menu with an undoubtable love and artistic fair for gastronomy. As I am still on the vegan train, I rang prior to the sitting and asked whether they could provide something that was suitable. They were more than happy to provide me with a vegan choice and even ensured I would even have options (this doesn’t always happen so I appreciate it whenever it arises).

Our table opted for the seven course menu and mine was no less tasty or interesting than every other plate that hit the table. My dish highlight would have to be the superb risotto which I had as a main. Unlike any other risotto I have had or probably ever will encounter! In simplistic words my risotto was popping! Such a variety of flavours and cooking techniques in one bowl. My aim was not to choke myself as I devoured every grain along with the delicious tang of fresh and vibrant vegetables. Needless to say I had to share my dish to get across the heightened reaction to the dish that was in front of me!

The next time I’m in the Cotswolds, I for sure will make a point to go and visit again, regardless how far I have to travel.

www.5northstreetrestaurant.co.uk

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