Dormy House in the Cotswolds reviewed

Dormy House in Worcestershire

Handily located for the off-duty Chipping Norton set, recently renovated Dormy House is a 17th-century farmhouse hotel near Broadway in the Cotswolds; all flagstone floors, log fires and cosy nooks with lush hilly views

The hotel has two restaurants overseen by innovative chef Jon Ingram.

At the Garden Room, I ate caramelised Jerusalem artichoke soup with nutmeg dumplings, and for my main, 12-hour braised octopus and Rioja risotto topped with seared sea bass.

I rounded off a great meal with a Dormy cheeseboard and a glass of tawny port. Ingram has curated a selection of top-notch cheeses, including Alchester sloe – a soft cheese washed in sloe gin – and local Cotswold blue, a soft blue-veined brie.

The relaxing bubble of Dormy House is a perfect antidote to this hectic modern world.

Helena Lang is editor of Sainsbury’s magazine

Helena Lang is a member of IoD Central London

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About author

Helena Lang

Helena Lang

Helena has been the restaurant columnist for Director magazine since June 2012 and is a Food and Beverage consultant. In addition she is Editor-in-chief of Sainsbury’s magazine, the most widely read glossy monthly paid-for magazine on the British newsstand. Always a lifestyle journalist Helena has worked within the fashion and features departments of some of the UK’s top lifestyle titles including Cosmopolitan, Red and Psychologies magazines.

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