Michelin-star restaurant, Bybrook, located within the historic hotel of The Manor House and iconic Cotswold village of Castle Combe, is now open following a complete refurbishment to entice locals and travellers alike. The restaurant reopened on Valentine’s Day, 14th February and features a new interior design aesthetic, led by interior experts, Trevillion; known for their previous work for Foxhill Manor, Dormy House, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and many more across the UK.
The makeover brings a more visually fresh and modern feel to Bybrook, whilst remaining sympathetic to the history of the property and the heritage of the Cotswolds, with design influences inspired by the kitchen garden and Bybrook river. New additions to Bybrook include the new wine area consisting of a bank of EuroCave wine display fridges where all the wines on offer can be perused by diners, discussed with the Sommelier, and chosen to accompany the dining experience. Whilst the dining room delivers a fresh, crisp, contemporary experience, with additions such as the new light fixtures giving the space more ambiance, comfortable banquette seating and a garden influence coming from a combination of planters and artwork inspired by nature printed on antique mirror.
Along with the refresh, comes some new dishes from Executive Chef Rob Potter and his team to the well-loved award-winning tasting menu. Continuing to be influenced by the seasons, inspired by the best of British produce, local farms and what’s harvested from within the grounds of The Manor House. New menu highlights include Salcombe crab with blood orange & grapefruit, Salt aged duck with liver, morel & beetroot, and Apple with almond, Neston Park honey and Madagascan vanilla. Dishes are enhanced by wines of the world that have been expertly matched to ensure the restaurant offers an impressive, unmatched dining experience to remember.
Private dining has also been part of the refurb, with The Saxon Room, offering a private dining space for up to 12 people to enjoy the tasting menu, or The Brook, a semi-private area of the restaurant for up to 40 people. The restaurant also extends out to an updated outdoor area, which will be opening just in time for Easter to enjoy a pre or post meal drink in the sun. Celebrating the abundant Kitchen Garden where just minutes after being harvested, gardeners are on hand to share their crops with the kitchen close by, a small collection of raised beds will be installed to grow an exceptional variety of vegetables besides the outdoor seating. Giving guests a feeling of participation in the wholesome concept: ‘Kitchen Garden to table.’
Thrilled with the refurbishment scheme, General Manager Gaius Wyncoll comments:
‘We’re so excited Bybrook is now open to local diners and our hotel guests with an inviting and fresh space to dine in, whether you’re a couple looking for an intimate dinner, or a group celebrating a special occasion. We can’t wait to welcome everyone and hear people’s thoughts.’
The Manor House offers an incredible wealth of experiences unlike any other in the Cotswolds. A 14th Century luxury hotel with championship 18-hole golf course and 12th Century pub all wrapped up in 365 acres of stunning countryside, and in one of England’s prettiest villages. Indulge in luxurious rooms, suites and mews cottages, with Michelin starred dining, afternoon teas and over 180 gins to try at the hotel; not to mention delicious gastropub fare at The Castle Inn too. It’s the perfect getaway for romantic escapes, golf breaks and if you’re looking to explore the Cotswolds and Bath.