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The Manor
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“The new restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Four of us arrived to this sumptuous, old world Manor House to eat. After drinks we were asked would we like to eat in the kitchen and watch the chef. It was fantastic! The food was sublime. Carefully balanced flavours, wonderful choices, excellent wines, outstanding service. We all had dorset crab to begin - light, delicate and full of flavour. The ladies had mutton almost perfumed with Indian spices: my friend had chicken which was tender and richly presented, I had cod with razor clams, and a red wine jus. Utterly delicious. It was not cheap about £70 a head with wine and coffee, and drinks. They are still completing some refurbishment, so this new and magnificent venture is still a soft-opening: the hard opening will be at the end of March. Watching the chefs was the highlight of a totally sensory experience: the kitchen was like a church and the food was treated and created with the utmost reverence.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
It was so pleasing to read your comments following your recent experience at our Chef’s Table. This is a new feature at The Manor, and already we have received some very positive feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion – although you may have to book your Chef’s Table in advance now word is getting out!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed here at the last minute on a Saturday night after other plans had fallen through. We found the hotel to be a very good 4 star quality Manor house. The bar and lobby area is very cozy and welcoming. Our room (standard room) was rather basic but perfectly adequate for our short stay. Everything was modern with a fully refurbished bathroom. The staff were all fantastic from booking to check out, and we'd love to come back in the nicer weather and be able to enjoy the grounds.

We dined in the restaurant, which was spectacular, and have reviewed that separately.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
We were so pleased to learn from your feedback that you enjoyed your recent stay and dinner in the restaurant, and your kind comments have been conveyed to all the team.

We do hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back when the weather is warmer, to enjoy our beautiful gardens and relax on the sunny terrace. Or, if you are feeling more energetic, a dip in the outdoor pool or a game of tennis on our new hard court!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Arriving in the small village of Weston-on-the-Green, I saw an ancient pub named The Black Sheep which turned out to be a gastro pub owned by the hotel down the road, The Manor.

I turned into a grand and imposing drive with beautiful grounds and opened the gigantic ancient door to reveal a baronial hall with log fire… large russet sofas… classic paintings… a giant illustrated book of Shakespeare on a neat antique desk… and the reception area tucked discretely to the side.

I felt I had wandered into a stately home, or National Trust property after opening hours.

I enquired about the availability and cost of a room at reception, expecting the worst, only to find that there was a double room vacancy with breakfast for £100.00 inclusive.

I had fallen into the lap of luxury – and for less than the cost of the average standard modern chain in most towns in the UK!

The Manor dates back to the 12th century with additions, and under new private management, is quite eco-friendly. It has undergone a tasteful restoration retaining most original features and furnishings.

I have stayed in various hotels in various countries over the years, from the downbeat to the most luxurious on occasion. However, I can honestly say that this hotel was one of the most pleasant I have ever stayed in – made even more enjoyable by the informal, friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
We were delighted to read your review following your recent stay at The Manor, and your comments have been conveyed to all the team.

The Manor is a very special place steeped in history and charm and it was pleasing to read your warm and sincere comments regarding our recent renovations. The Black Sheep has also recently been refurbished and offers a relaxed and warm atmosphere in which to enjoy a refreshing drink and hearty home cooked food utilising fresh local produce.

We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Our recent Golden Wedding celebration at the Manor fulfilled all our hopes and expectations: we and our 50 guests enjoyed the highest standards of service at this enchanting venue. Throughout the long period of planning, the hotel had listened to all our requests and the event rolled out exactly as planned. Most of our guests chose to stay overnight. Arriving in the afternoon they received a warm welcome and joined an informal gathering in the first-floor lounge, with tea or coffee and biscuits. We were able to bring our own cake and display cards and photographs, and a DVD of our wedding was relayed on a TV screen in the snug. In the evening, after mulled wine in the bar, we moved to the resplendent Baron's Hall for a delicious 3-course banquet, everyone being expertly served with their pre-arranged menu choices and wines. The staff were wonderful and our guests all wrote afterwards to tell us that they had loved the whole occasion. We certainly hope to return and heartily recommend the hotel for an event like ours.

Room Tip: Rooms 3 and 4 are both beautiful and can be booked together for a family group at a special rate.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Mary H

Thank you for your very kind comments and we are so pleased to learn that your recent special celebration at The Manor fulfilled all your expectations. I personally enjoyed meeting you, and do hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back before too long.

Kind regards
Brian Garside
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

I arranged dinner at the Manor on two occasions this week hosting some of our overseas clients.

We dined at the Baron's hall. Everyone had a fantastic time! The food and service are Michelin standard, the pricing is reasonable. I would strongly suggest you try it before it gets its first Michelin star and it should not take that long for them.

The Baron's hall is over 900 years old and it is certainly the oldest venue I had dinner in. The setting, the well maintained features from the past, they are pure traditional! Absolutely great!

We also had the opportunity to tour their kitchen and the Junior suite on the second hosting. And my clients just loved the whole experience. We had a brief chat with Larry and Charlie showed us around, and the suite was very recently renovated and it was nice and again some of my clients said they would like to be back and stay there for sure.

So well worth the money spent, everyone loved it and we shall be back soon!

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 16 February 2014
ECEJon

Thank you so much for your very positive feedback, and the team were delighted that you enjoyed your two visits to The Manor for dinner last week. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and your clients, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back on future occasions.

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Had booked through Secret Escapes to celebrate a friends 50th. Found the staff to be very friendly and the food was amazing. Even though we had got it at a really good deal they all treated us to a five star experience

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you for your kind comments which have been conveyed to the team, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your celebratory stay at The Manor.

We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

we stayed in December for two nights with Groupon we upgraded as we always do worth that little extra our break included the taster menu 6 courses which was very good the portions were on the small side but my wife and I were both full by the end and had coffee by the roaring fire,we found all of the staff to be friendly and helpful especialy the lady gardener who doulbled up on the hotel desk,we went to Bister outlet centre well worth a visit also our favourite villages of Boughton-on the-water and Broadway

Room Tip: we stayed in room five large room with nice views of gardens
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 35gt
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BrianGarside2013, General Manager at The Manor, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
We were so pleased to learn from your review that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Manor, and our Executive Chef’s tasting menu. Larry’s menus are all carefully thought through and then prepared to the very highest exacting standards to provide an enjoyable experience for our guests, and your positive feedback is very rewarding.

We do hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future occasion.

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Property: The Manor
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Weston Manor Oxford
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The Manor Weston On The Green, Oxfordshire

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