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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classically based cooking with modern flourishes

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Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Nothing screams exclusivity quite like an old rural manor house entered by automated gates, its 10 acres of grounds blending imperceptibly into the surrounding West Country village. The house itself is medieval, full of period detail and elegant modern furnishings, with a white-panelled dining room the centre of attention. With views of the gardens and distant hills as backdrop through three windows, it's a supremely relaxing setting for Will Guthrie's ingeniously balanced modern British menus. Sourcing carefully from regional suppliers, with aromatic lift provided by Buckland's own herb garden, the kitchen manages the impressive trick of presenting classically based cooking with some of today's stylistic flourishes. First up might be breast of smoked wood pigeon, which comes forth in a glass dome filled with its smoke, its potent savouriness offset by preserved orange, crispy feta, radish and pistachios, a bravura composition that might be the prelude to a tender piece of cod topped with a disc of crunchy cracked wheat, a seasoning of ras el hanout competing with subtle saffron sauce, or perhaps veal loin with barbecue-smoked bacon and red onion purée in Madeira jus. A stimulating pre-dessert then announces the main sweet business, which could be a coconut bombe with pineapple salsa, lime curd and passionfruit sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Will Guthrie

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30: 400
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

2 miles southwest of Broadway. Take B4632 signed Cheltenham, then take turn for Buckland. Hotel through village on right

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