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Cowley Manor

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Designed as a chic alternative to country house chintz, Cowley Manor oozes minimalist cool without pretension. Located just outside Cheltenham and set in 55 acres, this 30 bedroom hotel was recently voted Best Leisure Hotel in the UK (Conde Nast Traveller Awards 2006). Set in 55 acres, this Grade II listed property also boasts a wonderful spa, otherwise know as c-side, with indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, gym and an excellent array of treatments & products. And if this doesn’t tickle your fancy, shoot some pool in the padded leather billiards room, sip mojito’s in the funky cocktail bar or simply sink into your oversized bed and watch complimentary dvds to your hearts content.

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Ratings/Awards: Best Spa Retreat in the UK (Conde Nast Traveller Awards 06)
Best Leisure Hotel in the UK (Conde Nast Traveller Awards 06)
Number of Rooms: 30
Number Ensuite: 30
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Cuisine: Comfort Food meets Fine Dining!
Chef: Dale Lappert

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service
Disabled Access
Open All Year
Swimming Pool - Indoor & outdoor
TV in Rooms
Satellite TV
Night Porter
Conference/Business Facilities

Sample Menu:

Falmouth bay oysters ½ Dozen £12.00 1 Dozen £24.00
Red wine and wild mushroom risotto £ 8.00
White onion and Cotswold cider soup £ 7.00
Pan-fried pigeon breast with raspberry & shallot salad £ 9.00
Scallops with creamed cauliflower, pea purée and curry oil £ 12.00
Grilled polenta with beetroot, roast butternut squash and pesto dressing £ 8.00
Seared loin of tuna with ginger & soy dressing and tomato compote £ 9.00
Treacle cured salmon with cucumber and fennel salad £ 8.00

28 day aged Butts farm shorthorn beef
Rib-eye £19.50 Sirloin £21.00 Fillet £ 25.00 Pan-fried sea bass with roast artichokes, red pepper and herb oil £ 21.00
Rack of welsh lamb with savoy cabbage and rosemary sauce £ 18.00
Roast belly of Ditchford farm pork with lentil and bacon casserole and cider gravy £ 18.00
Gressingham duck breast with creamed spinach, wild mushrooms £ 19.50
and red wine sauce
Grilled halibut with new potatoes, capers and brown shrimps £ 21.00
Welsh onion potato cake with steamed spinach and wild mushrooms £ 16.50

Side Orders £ 4.50
Green beans & baby carrots
Winter bubble & squeak
Chips or mash
Cauliflower cheese
Buttered new potatoes
Spinach: creamed or steamed
Carrot and swede purée

Puddings £ 7.50
Layered chocolate mousse with white chocolate sorbet and pistachio nougatine
Armagnac custard tart with prune ice cream
White chocolate and passion fruit cheese cake
Spotted dick with thick custard
Pistachio crème brûlée with orange sorbet
Ice cream or sorbet
British farmhouse cheese


Chicken liver & foie gras pâté with red onion marmalade and brown toast
Seared loin of tuna with ginger & soy dressing and tomato compote
Cotswold cider and white onion soup with a parmesan croûton
Grilled polenta with warm beetroot, roast butternut squash and pesto dressing
Home smoked salmon with cucumber & fennel salad and lemon oil

Rare roast beef with yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rosemary sauce
Belly of Ditchford farm Old Spot pork with butterbean casserole
Roast cotswold white chicken with bread sauce, seasonal vegetables and tarragon sauce
Pan-fried Pollock with crushed potatoes and lemon butter sauce
Artichoke, pepper & avocado tart with spinach and cep sauce

Chocolate selection
Rhubarb panna cotta with rhubarb compote
Spotted dick with thick custard
Ice cream or sorbet
British farmhouse cheese

2 courses £20.00
3 courses £25.00


Soup of the day £ 7.00
crusty bread

Sandwiches with salad £ 8.00
served on white bread or granary bread
Honey roast ham and mustard
Severn and Wye smoked salmon
Coronation chicken and watercress
Leonard Stanley cheddar and heritage tomatoes on toast

Cowley steak burger £ 9.00
Shorthorn steak, pickle, lettuce & tomato

Shorthorn steak sandwich £ 9.00
Wild rocket, shallots, horseradish

Cider roast ham £ 8.50
Fried duck egg

Cornish crab and haddock fishcakes £ 9.00
leaves, caper mayonnaise

Chicken, bacon & avocado salad £ 9.00
Tomato, red onion, mustard dressing

Caesar salad £ 9.00
Roast Cotswold White chicken, baby gem, anchovies, croûtons

Fish and chips £ 10.50
Mushy peas

Buck rabbit £ 8.50
Free-range hen egg

Country lunch £ 8.50
Leonard Stanley cheddar, Hooded Monk double Gloucester, cider roast ham, piccalilli, celeriac coleslaw

Venison sausages £ 10.50
Mashed potato, cider & onion gravy

Extras £ 4.50
big bowl of chips, spicy or plain, gem heart salad & mustard dressing,
heritage tomato onion & basil salad

Puddings £ 7.50
Wild Blackberry Sundae
Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce
Chocolate brownie with fudge ice cream

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