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The Bybrook at The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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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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Confident cooking in a pretty medieval village

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Set in 365 acres of parkland with its own golf course and high-flying contemporary country-house cooking to draw in 21st-century sybarites, the 14th-century manor house ticks all the right boxes for Cotswolds exclusivity. Named after the river that flows through the grounds, The Bybrook restaurant does a nice line in heritage and class with its mullioned windows, sober colours and pristine white linen, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the food here – Rob Potter’s cooking is defined by well-thought-out and enterprising ideas, clear flavours and razor-sharp accuracy. As you’d hope, it’s all based on top-drawer ingredients, often sourced from the vicinity, and what doesn't carry the 'local' tag is tracked with due diligence – the Newlyn mackerel, for example, that stars in a starter with Cornish crab, local Exmoor caviar, pickled mooli radish and avocado purée. Next up, first-class line-caught sea bass is teamed with an entertaining medley of Jerusalem artichokes, ceps, crosnes and kale, all bathed in a sultry chicken jus. The sure-footed display ends with banana torte with caramel, banana mousse, nougatine and cocoa sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Robert Potter

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • 3-course dinner from: £75
  • Tasting menu from: £95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 100
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M4 junction 17, follow signs for Castle Combe via Chippenham.

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