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All Manor of delights; Hampton Manor Hotel Hampton-in-Arden; HOTEL inspector; Travel.

THE WELCOME

You cannot help but be impressed as you drive down the windy road towards Hampton Manor and see its stately presence. Once inside, the welcome is warm and friendly and in no way stuffy. The staff are lovely and could not do enough.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

The village of Hampton-in-Arden is a stone's throw from Birmingham, one rail stop from Birmingham International and three stops from New Street. But it is a picturesque village. The hotel is set in gorgeous grounds bordered by the cemetery of a church. Down the lane is a lovely country pub called The White Lion, which is great for a relaxing pint by the fire.

THE ROOM

Our room was a perfect mix of old and new. The beautiful old stately home has been refurbished to its former glory and then decorated with a tasteful modern touch.

Everything is the highest spec and brings modern and traditional together. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom spacious with delicious smelling products.

THE FOOD

This is a real foodie hotel and if you are into your haute cuisine you will not be disappointed. Afternoon tea is a feast of sweet and savoury delights with a selection of teas brewed to order by a tea specialist.

The tasting menu in Peel's restaurant in the evening was an equal delight. From goats cheese ice cream to pork belly and langoustines with apple, ginger and leeks, everything was paired perfectly with wine.

THE SERVICE

I have rarely been in a hotel where the staff are all so well-informed and willing to help - from explaining the history of the beautiful property to picking out the best wine.

LOVED The food. HATED Leaving.

BOTTOM LINE

Room only from PS160 based on two sharing. Tasting menus from PS35 per head (Tues-Thurs) and PS55 per head (weekends).

CHECK IT OUT hamptonmanor.com.

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Apr 3, 2016
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