The Bower House opens in Shipston-on-Stour

The Bower House, a 75-cover restaurant with rooms, has opened its doors today in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

It is set in a Georgian building and is located just 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Head chef, Darren Brown, won a Michelin-star as head chef at West Stoke House.

The restaurant will feature five individually decorated bedrooms, which will open in May, on the first and second floors as well as one family suite, which will consist of a bedroom with a superking bed and a second with bunk beds for two children, a bathroom and a walk-in shower room.

The Bower House team was put together, and its launch overseen, by Henry Harris, formerly chef patron at Knightsbridge institution Racine, and advisor to, amongst others, London’s private members Groucho Club.

Owner Andrew Knight hopes The Bower House will help to fill the gap for a “democratic independent” restaurant.

He said: “The Cotswolds, and the British countryside in general, have a wonderful surfeit of great gastro pubs and grand country house hotels, but very few good, democratic, proper restaurants.

“It’s a nonsense that it’s only London and the cities who want them – we all want a beautiful, welcoming room to sit in and to be served good food with warmth and understated attention.”

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