Thyme – Southrop Manor Estate, Gloucestershire

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Paradise in glorious Cotswold countryside, Thyme offers luxurious bedrooms in a collection of fine stone buildings, all decorated with great attention to detail and furnished with every conceivable comfort. It’s far more than just a hotel. Food is its raison d’être, with first-class chefs, a highly regarded cookery school and exceptional produce from its own farm and kitchen gardens. Breakfast is in the Tithe Barn, lunch and dinner in The Swan, Thyme’s charming village pub, re-opened after restoration. The 17th-century former bakery has been transformed into an impressive space with a new bar and dining area, marking a collaboration between head chef Matt Wardman, and culinary director Charlie Hibbert. Their top-quality menus, inspired by British and French classics, change with the growing seasons. Not only an award-winning pub with a relaxed atmosphere, but also a foodie destination. Come September, keep your eyes peeled for the opening of The Ox Barn, a new restaurant and cafe.

Doubles from £285

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The Farm and Kitchen Gardens at Thyme. The river leach runs through the lower eastern side of the farm with its water meadows and rich alluvial soils, it is the perfect place to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers. The garden is productive all year round growing carefully selected tasty and unusual varietals to supply and inspire the menu at The Swan


The infamous Chicken Pie to be shared between two


A Set of Six Linen Table Napkins embroidered with the Thyme monogram


Southrop Manor Estate is a site of considerable antiquity and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. 

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