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The Bybrook at The Manor House Hotel

CASTLE COMBE, Chippenham, SN14 7HR

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Surveying the surroundings on a clear day, you could be forgiven for thinking that time has ground to a halt around these parts. The Manor House has stood here since the 14th century, the focal point of a feudal holding known as the Barony of Combe, only finally dissolved just after the last war. The village itself is endearing enough, but the house, now a grand country hotel where the grounds lend themselves readily to period film locations, is an immaculately maintained treasure. Tall green table vases add a splash of century-old moderne to the backdrop of armorially decorated mullioned windows in the Bybrook dining room. Robert Potter, the new chef here, has clear sense of purpose and clarity of thought and execution, underpinned by classic training, but which delivers punchy food in a smooth and effortless way. Start, perhaps with Cornish mackerel in marinated beetroot with a Porthilly oyster fritter, potato and horseradish mousse and then move on to a roasted loin of Brecon venison, potato compression, chestnut puree and roast baby parsnip. To finish, Amalfi lemon tart is hard to resist, delivering a perfect balance of sweetness and zest.

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Tel: 01249 782206
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Robert Potter
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 11 yrs.
Parking available.


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M4 junct 17, follow signs for Castle Combe via Chippenham
Nearest station: Chippenham

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