With so many challenges for the hospitality sector during 2020 it would have been very easy for us as a business to let our goals to operate Whatley in an ever-increasingly sustainable manner drift somewhat. In fact it has given us the opportunity to be even more focussed whilst also addressing the challenges of adapting … Read more

Condé Nast Johansens – Awards for Excellence -Whatley is a winner

Whatley Manor are delighted to be awarded the Condé Nast Johansens award for Excellence in the category of Best for Green Practices and Sustainability. The awards ceremony, which took place virtually this year, celebrated the winners who have raised the benchmark in luxury travel. Sue Williams, Whatley General Manager, has championed the journey the business … Read more

Gold Taste of England Award for The Dining Room

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, overseen by Executive Chef Niall Keating, has been presented the ‘ Taste of England Gold Award’ at the annual ceremony hosted by Visit England. The Michelin two-starred restaurant, located in the charming 23-bedroom Cotswold manor house hotel, showcases creative menus that match many diverse British, European and Asian flavours … Read more

Condé Nast Johansens – In conversation with Niall Keating

Whilst no one can deny 2020 is panning out to be a strange year, there have been some good news stories too.  For Whatley’s Executive Chef, Niall Keating lockdown life was significantly lifted when he was awarded the title of Champion of this year’s Great British Menu. This was the catalyst for many more positive … Read more

The best things in life are worth waiting for …

Dear Whatley friends, As many of you know, we had our heart set on opening the doors to welcome you back to Whatley on the 4thJuly for hotel stays. Since then, we have been waiting for further confirmation from the Government on measures such as physical distancing and the practical implementation for reopening the hospitality … Read more

The Magnificent Seven

Whatley Executive Chef, Niall Keating is taking part in an event that will see him cook with six other Michelin starred chefs to create an unforgettable seven-course lunch menu. The event taking place on the 24th February 2020 at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons is being held in honour of Oliver “Felix” Wisenbach and aims … Read more

Award for Innovation

In October 2019 Whatley Manor received the Independent Hotel Shows award for Innovation. Less than a year after beginning a journey to deliver a more sustainable luxury hotel experience Whatley Manor has been honoured with an award. “The innovation award is in recognition of  a hotel that has made a significant impact on the industry … Read more

Whatley Manor achieves second Michelin star

Executive Chef Niall Keating and his team at Whatley Manor have been awarded a coveted second Michelin star, just two years after earning the first star. The news was announced at an awards ceremony in London on 7 October 2019, and full coverage will appear in the 2020 edition of the Great Britain & Ireland … Read more

Square Meals annual top 100 restaurants

SquareMeal’s annual list of the UK’s top 100 restaurants revealed 6th September 2019 Leading website and restaurant guide, SquareMeal, has announced the UK’s Top 100 restaurants, voted for by thousands of readers, bloggers and local foodies. SquareMeal’s Top 100 is truly unique as it’s the only poll to exclude London restaurants, allowing the UK’s regional … Read more

Introducing Gaia Skincare to Aquarias Spa

Natural, organic and artisan skincare brand, Gaia, partners with Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor. We are delighted to announce our new product partnership in Aquarias Spa, GAIA Skincare Gaia will offer their sustainable, natural skincare range and treatment collection at Aquarias Spa, this is the first hotel and spa to partner with Gaia outside of … Read more