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The Manor
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We only went there for a meal on mothers day and it was later in the evening 8.00pm but we were disappointed by there fine dining menu. I think it was probably that they had been busy earlier in the day and some of the plates had been prepped earlier and not as fresh with the fancy dressing on the plates as it might have been earlier.
The wine we chose was a Cabernet sauvignon and good and for £24 a bottle we thought that it was good value. It happens to be the cheapest on the wine list

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed here for for a mini-break recently. The building is very imposing as you approach and is equally beautiful inside. There are lots of little pieces of history inside and it was really cosy and welcoming with a roaring log fire inside.

The rooms we stayed in were individually and thoughtfully decorated. The shower was especially good and I liked the good quality complimentary toiletries. It was a very comfortable stay with all the facilities I needed, including plush bathrobes and a very comfortable bed!

Dinner was excellent too - served in a lovely period dining room. There was a good range of things for breakfast (I had the pastries which were fresh and tasty) and the service was attentive. I was impressed at the friendly service from the front desk staff, to the waiters and even the chatty gardener (who told us all about the five sheep who graze in front of the hotel!).

We took a walk around the grounds and fields close by - all very well maintained and would be really lovely to enjoy a drink on the terrace in the summer with views of the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside beyond.

All in all, the Weston Manor was a real gem in the countryside, yet also within easy reach of Oxford. What a lovely relaxing stay: I hope to be back again soon!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

A real gem in Oxfordshire. We came to escape london and had a lovely time in the hotel. Great food, helpful staff and a beautiful setting. The room was very loely and we even manage to het introduced to the lovely sheep by Anna

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Last Saturday I arranged for 7 family members to have afternoon tea at Weston Manor Hotel, Weston on the Green. We were celebrating, a wedding anniversary and 2 birthdays so wanted something special. I had read some not quite so favourable reviews but had also read that The Manor was under new ownership and undergoing refurbishment so thought we would give it a go.

We received a very friendly welcome and waited for the rest of the party to arrive in the reception area where there was a roaring log fire. The General Manager, Christian, was professional and charming, and entertained us while we waited, telling us about the refurbishment and future plans.

Afternoon tea was taken in the Morning Room which was beautifully furnished and decorated. We were seated at a round table which was so much more social as we were all able to see and talk to each other. The table was in the window overlooking the garden which was lovely.

Our waiter for the afternoon was Charles who deserves a great deal of praise. He was professional yet friendly, knowing exactly when to appear and equally disappear. The 3 tiered cake stands held a selection of finger sandwiches, small cakes including rich chocolate, victoria sandwich and the most delcious pastry cup with raspberries, and warm scones. There was also clotted cream, jam and lemon curd. These were all replenished when needed. Stangely, one of the scones was rock hard but this was taken away and replaced.

Our choice of tea was The Manor Afternoon Delight and it was a delight. I think we drank 7 pots by the end of the afternoon!

All in all we had a wonderful visit to The Manor. I can thoroughly recommend the Afternoon Tea experience and will definitely consider going back, and maybe will try an evening meal next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

My mother and I have just returned from an overnight stay at this hotel, booked as a Mother's Day gift. I am afraid to say we were very disappointed - especially as we had paid for a superior room. The main building itself is absolutely beautiful, we were told the current owners purchased in 2012 and refurbished. Unfortunately where we were placed - in the Coach House - looked like it had not been touched in about 15 years. The carpets in the hallway was very worn and the place smelled damp and old. We were placed in a room right beside the cleaning cupboard, and the room itself was an orangey/peach colour with two single beds. In the bathroom was.....an avocado suite (I have not seen anything like that in about 20 years!) with a shower just as old. There was no hot water in the shower and the tv failed to work properly. We reported this all to the staff who did apologise, we decided not to push for a partial refund. We were entitled to as that certainly was not a superior rooms - I've stayed at better Holiday Inn's (and we dont frequent those often!!). The food is great and I think this could be a fantastic hotel, but they need to spend a bit of work modernising the Coach House. We were not impressed at all.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Christian K, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Guest. Thank you for your kind comments and constructive feedback, all of them very valid and useful for further consideration. Whilst one will never make excuses for poor services, I am pleased to inform you that the entire Coach House is just weeks away from a much needed face lift. The room you stayed in is by category Superior, even though the decor of the room (including the Avocado coloured bathrooms) would possibly suggest that it was in its heyday.

We are truly grateful for your feedback and will use this in our journey in transforming The Manor to one of the most exclusive venues in the Cotswolds region. A destination where culinary experiences are matched with luxurious bedrooms.

And the coloured bathtubs will NOT be a part of the future here.

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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Like a lot of the reviews this was also a Groupon deal.

The hotel is a gorgeous 14C rambling place in wonderful order and would make a splendid setting for a well healed wedding.

However, no doubt, because we were Goupon people we were given a bedroom absolutely up on the very top, v small but very clean with a lovely clean bathroom with a bath (not shower only) but no tea making or fridge facilities'. Because we had run so late we had to have our (tasting menu) dinner at 9pm One has two choices either 7pm or 9pm.

The first course was a half teacup of very hot mushroom soup with an inch square of parmesan tulle, eaten with a teaspoon and three tiny tiny slices of bread (think half a slice of a small loaf cut into 3). Fifteen minutes later we had a tiny portion of John Dory, a wee bit dry and roughly as big as a very small fish finger, that was served with some thinly sliced carrots (I think, the vegetable was in a dressing and we ate by candle light). After that another 20 minutes or so until the meat arrived, a small mountain (about the size of a small mince pie) of very tender feather steak, sitting under it was some kale and on top of it was about half a tablespoon of potato puree. This was eventually followed by a plate with a smear of fruit puree topped by one rosette of piped chocolate something - think a large button - again a hiatus before the pudding which was meant to be a smoked panne cotta surrounded by a tiny moat of something, was it passion fruit puree? Never mind, it was tasteless. Then 4 very petit fours. Put it this way, if you like bits on plates with smears and tiny mountains of food you would have loved it.

There is a condition called Prader Willy that prevents sufferers from it from ever feeling full up, however if you don't have that condition the brain says 'Oh I'm eating' and then if there is a long pause between courses it says 'Oh I'm full'. Is that what a tasting menu is all about? All the food was lovely and hot.

Had we paid the proper price £245, per night plus £45 per head for the meal I would have been not a happy birthday lady. It is indeed a lovely, lovely grand Manor house tho' I did spare a thought for people who lived there before central heating.

Outside is a splendid topiary garden, beyond the gardens is a lorry park and junk yard, but do remember that we were on the very top of the building, people on other floors would not have noticed it. Yes we could hear the endless noise of the A34 from our bedroom.

The staff were fine, reception was a bit off hand but otherwise efficient. The building is worth a visit if only for a cup of tea.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

well worth groupan deal only couple there looked after well one thing was charged service charge would have given my own tip staff excellant the two staff that waited on us were very professional and friendly.

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Address: The Moat Northampton Road, Weston on the Green OX25 3QL, England (Formerly Weston Manor)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Weston on the Green
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Weston on the Green
Price Range: £85 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 12 tranquil acres of Oxfordshire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds, The Manor is the quintessential country house with award-winning cuisine, stunning bedrooms, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, meeting rooms and roaring fires. The Manor experience offers the perfect environment for an idyllic leisure break, a family stay, a business visit, as well as a variety of events, celebrations, weddings, private parties, residential meetings or team building. Located just 2 miles from Junction 9 of the M40 off the A34, close to Bicester Village and Blenheim Palace, discover your very own Oxfordshire escape. ... more   less 
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