An English country destination
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A Quintessentially English Country Destination

Thyme is to be found on a Cotswold country estate of 150 acres comprising a boutique hotel; picture perfect cottages; cookery school; tithe barn for dinners, celebrations & corporate events; sophisticated cocktail bar; and restaurant in our country pub The Swan at Southrop.

From the sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of the medieval agricultural buildings to the fully productive kitchen garden & farm at the heart of the brand, ‘for the love of the land’ is a statement that underlines each aspect of the business. The story of Thyme’s development which started in 2009 with their award-winning cookery school, with its program of classes, talks & demonstrations, is one of growth and sustainability, continuing to learn and work with staff & guests to ensure that the excellence of the food experience offered is a thoughtful narrative referencing our footprint in the local and global landscape.

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Base Map The Cookery School The Tithe Barn The Tasting Room The Baa The Tallet The Swan at Southrop Old Walls Thyme House The Balcony Room The Ox Houses The Dairy The Olive Garden St Peter’s Church, Southrop Southrop Manor (Private Home) Swans on River Sheep Cutting Garden Geese Hens The Kitchen Garden Pigs

Our village cottage situated in its own walled garden, sleeps four in two double bedrooms (one can be made as a twin) - with room for two extra children on a bedroom-landing.

Our village pub - a part of Thyme and the Southrop Manor Estate. The Swan menus reflect our passion for good food and warm hospitality.

The largest and most luxurious of our Courtyard Cottages, The Tallet sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms with a spacious entertaining area and enclosed area for al fresco dining.

Our most romantic cottage suite, with en-suite double and its own sitting room.

The Tithe Barn combines country chic with an inspiring venue for lunches, dinners drinks receptions for up to 40 people.

Our gorgeous Baa is inspired by the heritage of these beautiful buildings and our flock of rare breed Cotswold sheep. Sip on infusions, homemade treats, carefully chosen wines by the glass, cocktails and aperitifs.

Adjoining the Tithe Barn, this striking room with its gorgeous outlook on The Olive Gardens is an ideal space for drinks to be served to guests as they flow between the barn and the gardens.

More than just a cookery school, we tell the complete story of food from planting to eating. We offer a wide range of classes led by chefs renowned in their fields.

Designed by Bunny Guinness, this tranquil space is accessible from The Baa, The Tithe Barn & The Cookery School, the perfect spot to enjoy a drink in the sunshine.

This large and beautifully appointed house can be taken exclusively and is perfect for family celebrations, shooting parties and important occasions. Sleeping 16 guests in eight individually designed bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

In the eaves of the Tithe Barn this beautiful room is a flexible function space ideally suited to smaller parties.

Our beautiful village church nestled between Southrop Manor & Thyme’s Medieval Tithe Barn.

Private home of Caryn Hibbert, Thyme’s founder & creative director, and her family.

Every year our family of swans move from the River Leach to the stew pond at Southrop Manor to nurture their cygnets.

Cotswold & Black Welsh Mountain sheep for Southrop lamb on the menus.

For the very beautiful country flower arrangements our guests enjoy at Thyme - bringing the gardens indoors.

Our lovely geese provide the richest eggs for baking and a special flock arrives each year to fatten for Michaelmas.

Our happy hens provide our chefs with all the eggs for breakfasts, cookery classes, dinners in addition to the menus at The Swan.

Harvested daily, heritage vegetables, seasonal fruits, salads, herbs and flowers.

Our lovely pigs are an unusual and tasty breed - ‘Duroc cross Piétrain’ - for our very own bacon & cured meats.

Gorgeous cottage suites located either side of the Grand Arch of the Ox Barn.