Resort Evaluate: Hampton Manor, Hampton in Arden

Hampton Manor within the quaint village of Hampton in Arden, has a protracted and vibrant historical past. It was as soon as the property of 19th century Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, who was chargeable for establishing the Metropolitan Police Drive at Scotland Yard. Extra not too long ago, the manor was a care house run by the Parish church.

Over the previous decade the considerably imposing Tudor Gothic constructing has been renovated right into a luxurious lodge by the Hill household which is surrounded by 45 acres of fantastically maintained grounds.

Hampton Manor historic grounds

historic grounds (c) Hampton Manor

The lodge’s restaurant, Peel’s Restaurant, was awarded its first Michelin star in October 2016.

Who for

With its opulent décor, enormous rooms and sensible restaurant, Hampton Manor is one for the adults (underneath 12s aren’t permitted). It’s a pretty spot for a romantic getaway or to rejoice a particular anniversary.

The manor can be properly suited to a marriage celebration or company occasion. Beneath the clock tower is a big, vibrant atrium with heated flooring and a bar that may seat as much as 120 individuals.

Very English decor at Hampton Manor

Very English decor at Hampton Manor (c) Andrew Moss

Whereas some manor lodges have a stuffy ambiance, the younger crew right here make each effort to make visitors really feel welcome and comfy even supplying wellies for individuals who wish to stroll across the grounds.

Lodging

All 15 rooms at Hampton Manor are uniquely adorned and named after somebody who as soon as owned the property all through its historical past. You possibly can go for a Suite, Function Room or Cosy Double. The plush furnishings is probably not to everybody’s style, however I preferred it.

Hampton Manor bedroom

bed room (c) Hampton Manor

Our suite (one among three), named after a 17th century native philanthropist, George Fentham, was stylish in design with enormous bay home windows overlooking the gardens. There have been loads of books and magazines squirrelled away and even the odd curiosity on the cabinets (I used to be notably keen on the ammonite).

The suites all have Bluetooth audio techniques and a flat display TV with DVD participant – simply ask the entrance desk for his or her collection of movies. There may be additionally a beautiful collection of teas, recent espresso to grind your self and two scrumptious house baked cookies.

Hampton Manor George Fentham suite

George Fentham suite (c) Hampton Manor

The toilet in our room was spectacular in dimension and contained an enormous tub and separate bathe. All loos include a collection of pure botanical toiletries from 100 Acres, which odor completely divine. In case you resolve to take them house, there may be an additional cost of £12 per bottle (and £14 for the physique lotion).

Services

Hampton Manor is stuffed with nooks and crannies the place you possibly can curl up with a e-book (there are lots to select from) and unwind. Or e-book a therapeutic massage or magnificence remedy on the manor’s Therapy Room.

Hampton Manor walled garden

Authentic walled backyard that appears pretty when the flowers are in bloom (c) Hampton Manor

The grounds are properly value exploring and there may be an unique walled backyard that appears pretty when the flowers are in bloom.

Foods and drinks

You completely should e-book a desk at Peel’s Restaurant for the night and pattern their fabulous Michelin-star delicacies.

Hampton Manor cuisine

Peels Restaurant delicacies (c) Hampton Manor

You possibly can select from both 4 programs or seven. We sampled the seven course seasonal tasting menu curated by Head Chef Rob Palmer, who began working at Hampton Manor over eight years in the past as a Sous Chef. You may get a direct peek into his harmonious and well-organised kitchen if you happen to e-book a spot in The Tasting Room. This non-public room, which might seat as much as eight individuals, has an enormous window that overlooks the kitchen so you possibly can see precisely the place (and the way) the magic occurs.

Every dish was gorgeously offered and tasted even higher than it regarded. The duck liver with walnut and mushrooms was wealthy and tangy, whereas the smoked eel with samphire was a stunning winner of the night time. Apparently that is the dish that causes essentially the most trepidation amongst dinner visitors, but additionally receives the most important variety of compliments. We additionally opted for the wine flight (pairings with every course), and encourage you to do the identical. Every wine had its personal story and distinctive style, and matched completely with the chosen course.

The service was heat and pleasant, and everybody we spoke to appeared to genuinely love working there. It wasn’t simply Rob who had risen by way of the ranks – the Restaurant Supervisor, Luke Parsons, began his profession right here as a pot washer! It’s testomony to the homeowners and employees that they handle to run such a contented and supportive ship, even with the stress that comes with a Michelin star.

Hampton Manor Peels Restaurant

Peels Restaurant (c) Hampton Manor

In addition to the restaurant there may be Fred’s Bar, which serves a formidable collection of ingenious cocktails and G&Ts. We ordered a whiskey-based Punch IPA which contained a smoking pinecone. You may as well e-book a deliciously artistic Afternoon Tea in The Parlour, which has been renovated with hand-painted Fromental wallpaper.

Breakfast is served in Peel’s Restaurant between 7am and 10am Monday-Friday and 8am and 10am throughout the weekend. You possibly can select both a continental breakfast (we beloved the jars of yogurt with mango compote) or a scorching breakfast.

Is WiFi obtainable

Sure, WiFi is free and obtainable all through the lodge.

Room charges

For mattress and breakfast, Suites begin from £310 per room, Function rooms from £225 per room and Cosy Doubles from £150 per room, primarily based on two individuals sharing.

What’s close by

There are many pretty walks in and round Hampton Manor and also you’ll discover a helpful Subject Information in your room that can assist you discover your manner.

If in case you have a automotive, you possibly can drive 4 miles to West Midlands Golf Membership. The manor can be a 30-minute drive to Warwick Citadel.

Getting there

Conveniently, Hampton Manor is lower than a 10-minute stroll from the practice station in Hampton in Arden. A practice from London Euston takes about two hours.

Each Birmingham Airport and Birmingham Worldwide Railway Station are lower than 4 miles from the manor.


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