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The Manor House Hotel - Bybrook Restaurant

AddressCastle Combe
Nr. Bath
SN14 7HR
Web Addresswww.exclusive.co.uk/the-manor-house
Telephone01249 782206
Modern British, Vegetarian Recommended
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1 Michelin Star
3 AA Rosettes
Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Taittinger Champagne when dining in The Bybrook Restaurant for dinner or afternoon tea on days shown.

Afternoon Tea
  £27 avg
(Based on two people enjoying three courses)
Standard exclusions apply.
Lunch 12.30-2pm Sunday & Dinner 7pm-9pm Sunday to Thursday; 7pm-9.30pm Friday and Saturday
Executive Chef - Rob Potter

Growing up in the West Midlands, Rob knew from a young age he'd one day have a career in the kitchen. Rob was quick to take his skills in to the work place, and after college, secured a position as Commis Chef at The Bay Tree in Birmingham, under Michelin starred Head Chef Andy Waters, one of Rob's most influential peers to this day. 

Potter went on to work as Head Chef to Dominic Chapman at The Royal Oak Paley Street, where he had the opportunity to develop his technique, and preferred style of cooking; as a true advocate for seasonal, locally sourced produce, Rob has a passion for serving fresh dishes, simply presented yet technically prepared. Potter furthered his culinary skills whilst working under Executive Chef Hywel Jones at Lucknam Park, a fine dining establishment working to the high standard deserving of a Michelin star. 

Potter says he has "a dedicated focus to serving seasonal and classical food combinations" and his aim "is to create a relaxed fine-dining menu influenced by the seasons as well as being dictated by the beautiful British produce harvested from within the grounds of The Manor House." He will serve the finest seasonal produce possible and prepare it with flare and distinctive flavours. 

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The village of Castle Combe is regularly used as an idyllic film setting for the quintessential Cotswold village, such as for War Horse, and the 14th Century Manor House Hotel as the magical setting of Stardust and for Doctor Dolittle.  If you Google 'England's prettiest village' this will come up regularly. 

As a setting, you will be stunned and it is a destination well worth visiting.

The Bybrook restaurant, named after the river that meanders through the stunning grounds, is Michelin starred, extremely comfortable and reaps much praise from its imaginative menus. Its brigade of chefs use fresh produce from the Manor's own orchard and kitchen garden to create culinary masterpieces, together with a cellar to dream of. Whether dining in the evening or just taking afternoon tea this venue comes highly recommended.


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