3 UK Hotels With Must-Try Restaurants To Plan A Weekend Around

Looking for somewhere to escape where the food is just as impressive as the interiors and surroundings? From green fine dining to relaxed farm-to-table restaurants, we’ve handpicked three hotels that are perfect for foodies, as well as recommendations on what to do whilst you’re in the area this spring.

Number One, Bruton, Somerset

Looking to escape London? Somerset is becoming an increasingly favoured destination and Number One is top of the list when it comes to bedding down. Located in the heart of the arty town of Bruton, it’s an elegant location dedicated to Somerset’s craft heritage, artistry and culture, offering the perfect retreat from city life. The restaurant, Osip, is a small and considered farm-to-table restaurant that finds home in the old ironmonger’s shop at Number One. Reflecting the very best of Somerset, the menu rotates around produce from local farmers, growers, hunters and gatherers. Simplicity, imagination and relaxed pretension define the offerings, as well as a continued dedication to low food mileage.

Whilst you’re in the area…

Pay a visit to Hauser & Wirth; a global gallery occupying a former farmstead in Bruton, this spot is home to a vivid program of art exhibitions, events, learning activities and artists’ residencies, which connect with the local community and landscape. For those seeking activity and adventure, check out multi award winning Mill on the Brue, an outdoor centre that runs camps and days out.


Whatley Manor, The Cotswolds

Whatley Manor is a grown-up getaway in the heart of the Cotswolds with a considered edit of 23 rooms, all full of character. Well-loved for its culinary offering, the true highlight is an elegant spot called The Dining Room, which is one of the few restaurants in the UK to have earned a Green Michelin Star for its commitment to ethical and environmental standards. Seasonally led menus revolve around locally sourced ingredients, including produce from the hotel’s very own kitchen gardens. The tasting menu is inspired by British heritage food and nostalgic memories close to the chef, making it a truly unique and personal experience. Elsewhere, wellness-seekers can relax at their spa on site with hydrotherapy pods, saunas, steam rooms and salt scrub showers.

Whilst you’re in the area…

There’s no shortage of things to do in the Cotswolds. The surrounding towns and villages offer quaint shops, restaurants and pubs to explore, as well as quiet country routes for cycling and walking for those who are looking for a more active weekend. From gentle strolls to long distance paths for the serious hikers, there are many footpaths and valleys to follow to get a real feel for the Cotswold countryside.


The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire

A deconstructed hotel in the heart of the British countryside, The Tawny Hotel combines all the highlights of a traditional hotel experience to offer something more chic and modern. The hotel’s restaurant, The Plumicorn, is nestled at the top of the valley with open views across the 70 acres of land. Offering captivating menus using considered, quality ingredients from nearby bakers, butchers and farmers, you can select from tasting and more casual a la carte selections to suit all dietary requirements. If you’re looking to stop for lunch and aren’t a guest, you can still book a table and enjoy the rotating menus without staying over. The hotel also has a calendar of activities including painting classes, pottery workshops and the chance to go foraging.

Whilst you’re in the area…

The Tawny is the perfect spot from which to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands and beyond. Walkers should head to Consall Woods which offers a rich mixture of wood pasture, pools and mature woodland, nestled alongside the River Churnet. The hotel also offers a bike hire service, so you can venture further afield and head to the Churnet Valley, as well as along the canal for afternoon activities.



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