Set amidst the rolling Cotswold Hills on the edge of Shipton Oliffe, Andoversford, the idyllic 17th century Frogmill with roaring log fires and original beams has reopened after a major refurbishment under the expert stewardship of Marco Pierre White. This picture-perfect 28 bedroom hotel, with traditional honey-tone stone, extensive grounds with pear orchards, river and watermill, has been sympathetically restored to enhance its original features and create a variety of eating and drinking areas to suit every occasion.
Intimate spaces in the restaurant bar and pretty conservatory, and open raised terraces with vines for shade, provide the perfecting setting for every occasion throughout the year, while the spacious Hall and Waterwheel Room (both licensed for civil ceremonies) can cater for the most elaborate of weddings and private dining affairs. Winter wedding specials and occasional ‘last minute’ deals for those couples who just can’t wait are worth considering – do visit the website or call for Wedding Fair details and available dates.
The A la carte menu, subject to seasonal changes, is packed with MPW fresh fish, local game and top quality meat classics, including the ever-popular Glazed Honey Pork Belly Marco Polo, and Wheelers of St James Fish Pie.
Starters are available from £5.95, mains from £12.50 and scrumptious desserts at £5.50. The extraordinarily 'value for money’ bar menu starts from just £5.50 for doorstep sandwiches with a cup of hearty soup, to half a dozen Colchester Oysters with a black velvet cocktail for £18.50. A luxury afternoon tea menu is available throughout the year and prices starts from £5.50 with sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and prosecco for just £14.50.
Comfortable en-suite rooms are available from £79 on a B&B basis which includes a traditional English breakfast fit for a king.
Information regarding winter warmer breaks and Christmas and New Year events can also be found on the website www.thefrogmill.co.uk