Cowley Manor Experimental

British, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Modern European
Cool, Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Quirky
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Cowley Manor Experimental is a historic Grade-II listed property in the Cotswolds, home to 31 bedrooms, a spa, restaurant, cocktail lounge, library, mudroom and multiple living rooms.

Cowley Manor has played a big part in Great British history: it is built on the land Edward the Confessor exchanged for the land used to build Westminster Abbey, and the manor was also the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland and most definitely maintains its inspiring and fantastical atmosphere. The manor’s current interior design mixes authenticity with modern style, creating a busy, colourful environment for guests to enjoy their time in this historic setting.  

British chef Jackson Boxer’s menu is a product of its environment and really reflects the local area with a nod to French cuisine. The restaurant is particularly proud of its rural Gloucestershire setting, sourcing local ingredients and shining a spotlight on the area’s finest produce. The restaurant has menus to cover all bases - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Dishes on the lunch and dinner menu at the time of writing include roasted cod with fennel butter and smoked tomatoes and a cote de boeuf to share for two.

The breakfast menu includes classics like eggs benedict, pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and, of course, a Full English breakfast. Afternoon tea is served every afternoon and comes with four options: cream, savoury, full (which includes sweet and savoury for those of you who can’t make up your mind!) and the Champagne afternoon tea.

There's also a cocktail bar tucked away inside the manor, which offers a range of small plates, such as Porthilly oysters with Champaigne mignonette or the tomato, rollright and mozzarella flatbread, to go alongside a seasonal cocktail menu, which showcases a mixture of the classics and in-house specials as well as some non-alcoholic options.


Cowley Manor, Cowley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NL

01242 870900 01242 870900


Opening Times

Mon 07:30-10:00
Tue 07:30-10:00
Wed 07:30-10:00
Thu 07:30-10:00
Fri 07:30-10:00
Sat 08:00-10:30
Sun 08:00-10:30
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-14:30
Afternoon Tea
Mon 14:30-16:00
Tue 14:30-16:00
Wed 14:30-16:00
Thu 14:30-16:00
Fri 14:30-16:00
Sat 14:30-16:00
Sun 14:30-16:00
Mon 18:30-21:00
Tue 18:30-21:00
Wed 18:30-21:00
Thu 18:30-21:00
Fri 18:30-21:00
Sat 18:30-21:00
Sun 18:30-21:00


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