What the papers say

  • What the papers say

    You and Your Wedding

    November 2014

    “This Queen Anne-style manor that marital dreams are made of is just outside the pretty town of Brand-on-Avon… Inside you’ll find four-posters and antique furniture, while outside there are wild flowers and a walled kitchen garden.

    Book for a weekend when you’re midway through the planning and need some R&R… it’s the perfect break from confetti cones and buttonholes.”

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    West London Mum

    October 2014

    “Tasting menus, 17th-century manor houses and safari don’t often go hand in hand. But now, thanks to a partnership between Longleat and the Old Manor Hotel in Trowbridge, such delights can be all yours during a family weekend in Wiltshire.”

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    Foodie hotspot in the Wiltshire countryside

    August 2014

    “The highlight for me was the room service which was simply unbeatable.”

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    Quintessentially English Weddings

    August 2014

    “One of the best bits of my job is sharing hidden gems with you my gorgeous readers, and this one really is a beauty for any of you searching for the perfect country venue with heaps of charm.”

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    A haven for foodies

    August 2014

    “The Milking Parlour is truly a haven for foodies and with Chef Matthew’s quest for excellence it’s only a matter of time when The Milking Parlour pops onto Michelin’s map. Mark my words.”

    Read more from Michelle Minnaar’s blog…

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    Stylish accommodation in the heart of Wiltshire

    June 2014

    BARRY LEIGHTON from the Swindon Advertiser discovers accommodation with a difference at a country idyll just a stone throw’s away…

    Read the full article here…

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    Suite Dreams: Finding yourself in the heart of Wiltshire

    May 2014

    Kathy Lette really enjoyed her stay with us at The Old Manor Hotel and wrote this lovely review…

    Read the Express article here

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    From Bath with Love…

    May 2014

    “And if cider is on your weekend agenda then the West Country’s the place to go – And I really couldn’t recommend higher a trip (that feels like you’re going back in time) to the postcard pretty Bradford upon Avon – particularly to stay at the Old Manor Hotel.”

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    Best for Foodies

    May 2014

    Mens Health reviewed The Old Manor as a one of the best Bath destinations for foodies.

    “There is something very special going on in the kitchen of this 17th century manor house, 10 minutes outside Bath. The pet project of Tudor Hopkins, one of the team behind Camber Sands’ wonderful Gallivant Hotel, the quirkily decorated Old Manor Hotel with its games room and bijoux bar, has the feel of the best catered house party you’ve ever been to. Ex-River Café chef Matthew Briddon has built his own smokehouse and planted his own kitchen garden, and the hay-smoked salmon really is something else. Get there now, before everyone starts talking about it.”

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    A review of The Old Manor

    May 2014

    (and tips for how to enjoy a long weekend in Bath)

    From the blog ‘Grumblings from a Greedy Girl’…

    “My first tip?  Go to Bath.  But don’t stay in Bath.  Stay right on the outskirts in Bradford On Avon at a charming hotel* (*it’s technically a hotel, although it felt more like a bed and breakfast in its quaintness) called The Old Manor.”

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    The Bath Chronicle

    May 2014

    Emma Dance wrote a lovely article about us; we were really glad she enjoyed her stay…

    “If I had to describe the perfect weekend getaway it might just be the Old Manor Hotel, Bradford on Avon. If you just want to get away, relax and leave every day life behind you it’s perfect. It might have only been a short drive from our home in the centre of  Bath, but as soon as we got out the car  we felt a whole world away.”

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    Thoroughly Modern Milly

    April 2014

    “Ultra clean and fresh with white walls, dainty artwork and endearing vintage furniture, it was a pleasure to spend the night here. Accentuating the remaining old features of the building there were hints of exposed beams and brickwork adding a touch of farmhouse chic. Through the prettily adorned dressing room was the bathroom, with a big bath and shower and Neal’s Yard toiletries.”

    Read more of Milly’s blog here

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    So Much Character

    February 2014

    The Old Manor was delighted to be featured in The Stylist’s pick of top romantic escapes across the UK.

    “This Grade II listed hotel is laying on the full works for Valentine’s. Guests will be treated to a two night break with in-room tea lights and rose petals, a half bottle of champagne and a four-course sharing dinner cooked by head chef Matthew Briddon, of River Café fame.”

    Click here to see the full article

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    The Lady

    February 2014

    Wendy Gomersall featured the Old Manor in her column The Globetrotter in The Lady magazine.

    “Treats include champagne and roses if you pick one of these romantic UK minibreaks…

    …The Grade II listed Old Manor Hotel, in Bradford on Avon near bath, has 21 rooms, kitchen garden and the Milking Parlour restaurant. Enjoy an overnight stay… tea lights and rose petals in your bathroom, a half bottle of champagne in your room on arrival, canapés and cosmos in the lounge.”

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    Good Housekeeping

    Feb 2014

    We were proud that Good Housekeeping recommended the Old Manor Hotel as one of their four proposed Romantic Valentines weekend breaks!

    “With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, David Wickers has four proposals for a romantic break in the UK”

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    Bellini Pancakes and Fruit Compote

    March 2014

    The Kitchen Goddess loved our Head Chef’s Bellini Pancake recipe so much, they’ve featured it on their site… These pancakes are absolutely delicious!

    Click here for the recipe

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    A perfect location...

    February 2014

    “I discovered this gem – The Old Manor Hotel… [it] is a perfect location for such getaways for small to medium size groups. In June 2013, when the hotel was acquired by a hotel veteran Tudor Hopkins, it also opened its doors to host events, and among others, corporate away days.

    Nothing encourages creativity and increases team building effectiveness as taking the employees somewhere away from the usual environment and the big city hassle. Located on the countryside just outside Bath, the 500 year old house was transformed into a hotel and is a perfect location for such getaways for small to medium size groups.”

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