Glazebrook House has fast become a destination for lovers of boutique travel and foodies alike. While the price tag hardly comes cheap (our package cost £259 for a nights stay and dinner) we were keen to see if it lived up to all the fantastic reviews we’d heard…
My favourite designer, Timothy Oulton, was responsible for Glazebrook’s eccentric interiors. Based around Lewis Carol’s famous Alice in Wonderland, the decor contains lots of fun elements with off the wall accessories and eclectic curiosities around every corner.
Who should I go with?
Glazebrook House Hotel is arguably one for the couples. Anyone who appreciates something a little bit different, but still likes their little luxuries will be at home in this beautifully decorated country house hotel.
A trip to the bar leads you to a stylish room decorated in homage to the luxurious gentleman’s clubs of the past. There’s an extensive array of wines, cocktails, and drinks on offer – all of which are reasonably priced – together with nibbles of nuts, crisps and sweet treats which are presented in oversized glass jars. Once again, I can’t help but be reminded of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, when she drinks the shrinking potion to step through the tiny door.
What’s the food like?
The dining room at Glazebrook continues upon the exuberant interior design theme, with a unique wall of pressed silverwares and stylish virgin wood tables, beautifully set with candles and fresh flowers.
Like most restaurants worth their salt these days, the menu at Glazebrook House is composed of dishes made using local ingredients from within a 50 miles radius of the hotel. Executive Chef Ben Palmer, alongside Head Chef Josh Ackland, have done a good job of putting Glazebrook on the culinary map. Food is fairly simple but well executed, with dishes such as pan-roasted lamb and gin rubbed guinea fowl featuring highly.
Is it worth a visit?
Yes, definitely. Glazebrook is so dissimilar to any hotel i’ve visited before and it’s worth a visit for the photo opportunities alone! Even if you don’t want to splash out and stay, I recommend visiting for a spot of afternoon tea so you can sit back and sip on your teacup in style.