Lords of the Manor
The Lords of the Manor Upper Slaughter Gloucestershire GL54 2JD
The restaurant has a Michelin star and all manner (pardon the pun) of wonderful delights. But the best-kept secret of this place is tea on the lawn on a perfect English summer's afternoon. The house, which is perfect in its Elizabethan higgledy-piggeldiness, is practically on the river and is easily reached by walking upriver from Lower Slaughter. Your gentle stroll, then, can be broken by the most civilised afternoon tea known to the tourist classes. There's tea or coffee with scones, for the purists, but also a wide range of offerings such as finger sandwiches, pastries and cakes, or all of the above. Throw in a glass of champagne before you roll on your way and what's not to like? It's nothing more than English perfection.