Cotswolds picnicking a deux

A new romantic, alfresco dining experience is being offered by boutique hotel The Lords of the Manor, located in Upper Slaughter. The hotel can arrange chauffeur driven collection in a vintage car from either Oxford or Cheltenham station. The couple is then taken to a beautiful glade in the grounds of the hotel, where a luxury picnic featuring local delicacies will already be laid out for them. A private butler will serve chilled champagne and then be on hand throughout their meal. The picnic lunch menu can be tailored to meet individual requirements, but sample items include celeriac and French bean salad, chilled roast beef with horseradish, and raspberry crème brûlée. Menus start from £65 per person. Call for bookings or email at