An extended family lunch plus friends to mark a significant birthday. What could go wrong? With the wonderful assistance of the staff at the Old Manor Hotel the answer was quite simply 'Nothing'. Held in the greenhouse/marquee we were served with the most delightful 3 course meal by the small team of dedicated staff who combine friendliness with superb service.
Great food, a lovely venue - we just invited the guests, all of whom were fulsome in their praise. It was almost worth reaching this major milestone!
Thank you Ryan, Claudia, Olivia and Nathan for all your work on the day and Ryan and Claudia for the help in planning. And of course a special thank you to chef Matthew and the back room staff who provided a memorable meal for all to enjoy.
Living locally, my wife and I didn't stay overnight but joined the 10 who did at breakfast the following day and were delighted to hear all the favourable comments from them also.
Many of us will be returning to the Old Manor, I suspect quite often!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moonraker hotel, a grade 2 listed 21 bedrooms Manor house situated on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon/ Trowbridge and a 15 minute drive from the Bath Spa. Mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate, the Manor house was originally build in Queen Ann Style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins in July 2013 the hotel has undergone a full refurbishment including transforming the restaurant into a relaxed informal dining space. Head Chef Matthew Briddon (River cafe, Paul Heathcotes) joined the team in September 2013 and has created menus around the hotels kitchen garden and onsite smokery. Nine bee hives provide the hotel honey and rare breed pigs live on the grounds. Kathy Lette (writer and author) stayed at The Old Manor and wrote an article for the Express where she said: 'The bedrooms, with their four poster beds and wide wooden roof beams, are so Jane Austen-esque I kept expecting Mr Darcy to get down on bended knee' The Moonraker oozes old world charm and is a relaxed cotsworld escape with some of the UK's top attractions on its doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Manor
- The Moonraker Trowbridge, Wiltshire