Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, just in between the beautiful towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester, lies The Old Rectory in Colesbourne. Preserving the Victorian grandeur of this beautiful building, new owners Michelle and Jason Aplin have refreshed the licensed restaurant, adorning it with carefully curated antiques within and Michelle's captivating sculptures gracing the outdoors. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of this idyllic Cotswold landscape, where handmade masterpieces are on offer, too.
Under the watchful eye of Dan Richards, Cotswolds Chef of the Year 2019, enjoy some delicious, classic dishes crafted with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Or perhaps you’ll try 'The Rectory Tiered Luncheon,' a twist on traditional Afternoon Tea, or opt for a set menu that contains in house smoked delicacies. For a classic, slap up British Sunday Roast, The Old Rectory is one of the best in the area. Dine in the Library, a cosy and warm setting that has been designed with antique décor — a perfect setting for couples or small groups. Or, dine in the Parlour, with its open fireplace, which is ideal for family gatherings or larger groups. Group bookings are welcomed, and buffet banquets are available for larger parties.
On Sundays, enjoy a start of truffled parsnip soup with toasted hazelnuts and crispy bacon, before a main ballotine of turkey with pigs in blankets, and of course, all of the trimmings you could imagine. Dust it off with a chocolate cherry brownie with clotted cream ice cream and chocolate sauce. In the enchanting walled cottage garden, a beautiful spot for relaxation where you can enjoy a locally brewed beer or a chilled glass of wine, be sure to also explore The OId Rectory’s exclusive range of cocktails, featuring the Raucous Rectory Rum, the refreshing Proverbial Poms Pimm's, or a Wicked Whisky. For something a little lighter, tea and coffee is sourced from the local company Fire & Flow, known for their dedication to delivering divine flavours.