- Main course: £21
- Food spend: £43
- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:00, 14:30 - 17:00 & 19:00 - 20:45.
Great food, lovely accommodation
02 October 2018
from Sutton coldfield
A stunning 18th-century Queen Anne manor house in the lush Worcester countryside, The Elms offers diners AA Rosette-awarded cuisine in a variety of family-friendly settings. Enjoy light breakfasts and simple meals on the terrace or patio, while the Brookes Restaurant offers a more formal setting for modern tasting menus and traditional afternoon teas.
The Elms menu offers versatile all-day options, with rustic sandwiches filled with classic additions like smoked salmon and cream cheese, as well as other home-style dishes like beer battered fish and chips and vegetarian gnocchi. Moving into the Brookes Restaurant, there are modern fine dining treats, starting off with British flavours, seen with the Stowell Park venison tartare with quail's egg and sourdough. The bold, modern flavours continue with the mains, with roast squab pigeon served with potato pavé, red cabbage and chocolate.
Afternoon tea at The Elms in Worcester is a great example of classic British indulgence. Delicate finger sandwiches are served alongside home-baked cakes and sultana scones, with loose leaf teas and even glasses of fine champagne. A diverse wine list and range of fine spirits is also served from the bar.
With dedicated menus for children, The Elms is a a versatile choice at this luxurious countryside retreat. Central Worcester is a 25-minute drive away.
Stockton Road, Abberley, Worcester, WR6 6AT
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Customer reviews for The Elms
((((( 2 October 2018 by Gary from Sutton coldfield
Great food, lovely accommodation
((((* 17 August 2018 by David from worcester
Elegant surroundings. Food and service good.
(((** 14 August 2018 by Rebecca from Coventry
The warm, buttery scones were just what we hoped for when we booked our cream tea. Generous portions of jam and clotted cream made it even more indulgent, however the amount of tea didn't quite match the same level of generosity.
As we stayed in the hotel overnight, breakfast was part of our package. Unfortunately this didn't match quite the same standards. We were seated at a dirty table, the previous occupants cups etc were quickly tidied away but we were left with the same tablecloth which had some of their breakfast smeared across it. Things didn't get better as we were left waiting for nearly an hour for our main breakfast. It was a disappointing end to our stay. However the girls serving couldn't have done more, there just needed to be more of them.
((((( 12 August 2018 by Simon from Newcastle upon Tyne
Great menu, delicious fresh local food. We ate outside as it was a warm evening with amazing sunset.
((((( 8 August 2018 by Vaughan from LUDLOW
Very good we very much enjoyed the Sunday lunch we had during our recent visit to The Elms.
The general ambience and the warm welcome we received during our visit will encourage to book again in the future.
((((* 20 June 2018 by Bob from bedford
Sunday lunch on Father Day. Hotel still very well staffed (we have stayed here from the 1980s and much recently too) and very friendly. Lunch was good but I was not sure the roast potatoes were traditionally cooked with the meat as they should be. Tasted a bit like packet ones from Marks! Everything else very nice but when we got the bill was told to pay in the bar! Not right as we like to leave a tip with payment at the table not go off to the bar.
((((( 12 April 2018 by Danny from Clows Top
Except for the weather it was a most enjoyable afternoon.My wife and I were given the choice of two tables to sit at.We sat by the window overlooking the lawns to the side of the hotel.After a glass of excellent champagne, finger sandwiches were then consumed.Fillings were delicious and the bread 'fresh as a daisy'. Please note the 'fillings' had been specifically chosen because I am a pescitarian.Then our waitress for the 'Afternoon Tea', so very polite and filled with personality, brought a three tiered cake stand, without a space on it, pilled high with sweet delicacies. Each cake/pastry was made to perfection and tasted even better than that. I had to order a second coffee for my wife and another pot of Earl Grey for myself. Please note I think the service on beverages could be better where drinks are offered on a 'top up' system.And if I were to choose next time I visit , more finger sandwiches and less 'cakes'. Anita and I spent a very enjoyable 90 minutes having our Anniversary Tea' at The Elms. Thank you.
((((( 7 April 2018 by Michael from Kidderminster
Excellent food and service. Lovely location - ideal for the special occasion we booked for. Great value for money.
(((** 19 March 2018 by Chris from Witney
We went for Mother’s Day, as The Elms was a ‘special’ location for my mum and dad, when he was alive. It was quite a journey to get there but beautiful countryside.
The welcome was good, but the champagne for the ladies, whilst included, was warm. Not nice. Service generally was whimsical and took a long time. To get drinks, to get noticed, to get menus, to get served. The staff were friendly but we had a succession of different staff serving us who clearly did not communicate with each other, so we were offered some things twice, or forgotten or both. “Would you like some more bread” umm, we haven’t had any yet. “Would you like a dessert menu?” “Would you like the dessert menu?” It may have been because we were located in a side room that created the problem.
The food was good, without being outstanding, although the main course serving size was small.
Paying the bill was a trial. Not sure why it wasn’t prepared when we were told that it was waiting for us at reception. Then there was a queue of people checking out, paying for spa treatments and for their meals. It may have been easier for everyone if we had paid at the table, which is more normal.
We had a nice time, but we were in the mood for celebrating and we weren’t in a rush. With a different group with a more compressed timetable, it may have been different.
((((( 15 March 2018 by Daniel from Windsor
We booked at table with our young son for Mother’s Day.
We had a lovely meal with attentive but not over the top service, excellent food in beautiful surroundings.
The venue had a very calming atmosphere and is ran with high standards throughout all areas.
The bar areas and lounge are really nice places to relax in. The meal itself was excellent and the children’s menu was very well thought out too.
We will certainly be booking again for another special occasion.
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