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We hope you have enjoyed reading about us in Vogue, House & Garden, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, The Times, The Mail Online, The Metro, Evening Standard, The Independent, Sheerluxe, Food & Travel Magazine, Country & Town House Magazine, Gentleman's Journal, Delicious Magazine, Olive Magazine, Town & Country to name but a few ...

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"A collection of chocolate-box buildings in a Gloucestershire hamlet" ... [Thyme is] complete with the botanical Meadow Spa, farm and cookery school’ Vogue, March 2019

"Chef Charlie Hibbert devises menus based on Thyme's abundant garden produce ... all of which had a complex array of flavours as layered and as appealing as Thyme itself." Travel+Leisure, March 2019

"The Swan pub, an ivy-clad charmer that serves a magnificent chicken pie with buttered greens on Sundays.’  Conde Nast Traveller, March 2019

“The go-to Cotswolds bolthole for keen epicureans, Thyme started out as a cookery school but now better resembles a small British village.” Home & Gardens, March 2019

“Thyme is the quintessential Cotswolds retreat, film-set perfect and cocooned in its own private hamlet” Net-a-Porter, 20 February 2019

“Much more than an English countryside hotel and spa. Thyme is made up of an enclosed collection of restored historic buildings, offering a restaurant and bar, hotel rooms, cottages, a spa with a swimming pool, a cookery school, extensive gardens and a tithe barn for larger events.” Forbes, February 2019

“Then there’s the fabulous new Ox Barn at Thyme in Southrop, run by ex-Quo Vadis chef Charlie Hibbert: expect uber-fresh ingredients and wicked puddings, such as quince and almond tart with cream and ice cream.” ES Magazine, 8 February 2019

“For an ultra-luxe country getaway with the potential for some celeb-spotting (Richard Madden was a recent guest), look to Thyme, and its recently renovated Ox Barn restaurant. Modern touches include a circular bar in the centre of the room and an impressive open kitchen, where head chef Charlie Hibbert and his team use the hotel’s home-grown vegetables to create seasonal British fare – think guinea fowl with braised radicchio and aioli rather than simple steak and chips.” Daily Telegraph, 4 February 2019

“At a time when a hotel’s green credentials and approach to sustainability are in focus more than ever, Thyme is hitting a sweet spot with consumers. But this isn’t just a marketing ploy or following of a fad, Thyme’s commitment to plant-based produce and passion for the land have been building blocks for the business ever since its conception in 2002.” Boutique Hotelier, February 2019

“The cookery school is a hit with foodies, while the new Meadow Spa uses natural British brand Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Inspired by nature and sunlight, the spa is housed in a gloriously chic glasshouse where guests are offered a home-grown-herb-infused ‘cocktail’ before every treatment.” Red Magazine, February 2019

“A sprawling mass of beautiful 17th-century farm buildings ... it doesn’t get more quintessentially British than this: the ultimate “village within a village.” Sunday Times Style 28 January 2019

“Former home of the farm’s working oxen and now Thyme’s impressive new restaurant. Charlie Hibbert heads up its vast open kitchen, showing the mechanics behind local dishes such as roast Southrop lamb with braised beans and salsa verde.” The Stylist 16 January 2019

“[Thyme's] considered, entirely sustainable restoration has been their work of 15 years. The pièces de résistance are the exquisitely rehabilitated farm buildings, one of which holds Thyme’s restaurant, The Ox Barn – overseen by Hibbert’s son Charlie, who made his bones at Quo Vadis ” The Financial Times, 'How to Spend It', 5 January 2019

“And now there’s bright-eyed restaurant the Ox Barn, where ex-Quo Vadis chef Charlie Hibbert, who trained under Jeremy Lee, serves he crispest modern British food with fruit and vegetables from the Peter Rabbit-perfect garden." Conde Nast Traveller, January 2019

“For all the relaxing atmosphere there’s painstaking attention to detail, with exquisite results; fabulous flower arrangements from Thyme’s cutting garden; restaurant menus strikingly illustrated by Caryn; maps of Thyme, provided in each room, drawn by Jerry.” The Telegraph, 1 January 2019

“The 19th-century former oxen house of luxury estate Thyme is now a 56-seater restaurant, aptly named Ox Barn. Part of a huge redevelopment of the Thyme estate, this is a worth-the-trip-from-London newcomer which gives the village of Southrop a serious destination restaurant from a team with impressive credentials.” Squaremeal, 17 December 2018

"Time for Thyme, hitherto under the radar, to shine.  What makes it special is that it is owned and operated, unlike so many hotels these days, by one close-knit family." Hotel Hit Squad, The Telegraph, 3 December 2018

“This cocoon of Cotswolds loveliness on the Southrop Manor estate has evolved from a field-to-fork cookery school into a swanky spa hotel.” Sunday Times, 2 December 2018

"Sharing salads follow, one topped with smoky artichokes and silky slices of fatty pork that melts on the tongue, while the highlight for us was simply-dressed green leaves tossed with sweet, crisp slithers of yakon, nuggets of hazelnut and sweet dollops of quince jelly that broke through the salty, creamy chunks of stichelton that perched on top." Olive Magazine, November 2018

“An impressive, painstakingly restored 19th century oxen house, surrounded by its own land of homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs; the menus are farm-based and plant-inspired, with dishes sourced within just metres of the kitchens.” Luxury Restaurant Guide, November 2018

"Thyme feels a million miles away from city life, both physically but also metaphorically speaking, probably because its heart is the land it sits on. So often we’re told that the key to destressing is in getting back to nature and at Thyme there's an abundance of it." Get the Gloss, November 2018

“Ramble-induced aches and pains can be kneaded away in a flash at Thyme’s lovely Meadow Spa” and “It’s a restorative green-welly getaway with a working farm and orchards thick with fruit, yet it’s polished in all the right places.”  Hello Magazine, 12 November 2018

"From dreamy facials to manis and pedis, and ask the team to help plan your day – you won’t want to miss a dip in the new spring-water pool or a bike ride around the grounds.”  Brides Magazine, November 2018

“Thyme has grown into a country destination, one woman’s vision of a village within a village, with 29 bedrooms in barns, bothies and dairies and a farm at its beating heart.”  The Times, 3 November 2018

"Cotswolds calling ... heaven is clearly a spa in Southrop." Evening Standard Magazine, October 2018

"It's worth it, occasionally, to take yourself out of the fast lane and just cruise for a while. Thyme allows that to happen. It should be a prescription for every big shot in the city ..." Fashion Foie Gras 22 October 2018

"Even if guests choose to spend their time lounging at the spa pool or hunkering down by the fire in one of the common areas, we’re willing to bet they’ll come away with some of that love-of-the-land feeling—the William Wordsworth–esque, English-countryside vistas are enough to do that on their own." Robb Report, October 2018

"The [Swan] once housed the village bakery has been sensitively restored, and here you’ll enjoy rustic cooking and a family-friendly ambience”. Lifestyle Magazine, October 2018

"The food is great and rooms are comforting - think roll-top baths, sheepskin rugs and fluffy duvets ... this is a nurturing haven in which to step off life's treadmill for a few days" The Telegraph & Stella Magazine 30th September 2018

"The fabulous vegetable garden provides for the restaurant and the cookery school. The fresh, healthy, local and homemade breakfast - from the henhouse eggs, homemade jams to the delicious granola - is a big hit. As is the spa, entrusted to Aurelia Probiotic Skincare." Le Figaro, September 2018

"At Thyme’s most seamlessly integrated spa ... I am treated to a 90-minute massage and facial, so soothing and intense that I still feel impossibly like I am floating." Spectator Life, September 2018

"Expect soothing interiors, tranquil treatment rooms and a cutting-edge, chemical-free pool filled with spring water that flows from an adjacent meadow.” The Essential Spa Guide, Matches Fashion, August 2018

“If Tiffany’s was Holly Golightly’s happy place, then Meadow Spa is mine.” The Saturday Telegraph, 18th August 2018

"We stumbled upon Thyme ... which isn't the obvious Pig or Soho Farmhouse, but was fabulously cool." David Gandy in Sunday Times Travel Magazine, July 2018

"The dishes are well paired, the food well cooked and you’ll leave feeling happy, content and probably rather pleased with yourself."  The Independent, July 2018

"The Swan is the perfect combination of great food served by charming staff, in an enviable Cotswold location."  Cotswold Living, July 2018

"For the ultimate field to fork dining ... set in the honey-hued Cotswold village of Southrop." Sphere Magazine, June 2018

"... a less formal style of hospitality and a simpler, more rustic style of cooking, using the ever expanding vegetable gardens and farm at Thyme." Oxford Times, May 2018

"The Swan serves a tasty supper, with the added satisfaction of knowing you’re eating food that’s been created with sustainability and intelligent, local sourcing in mind." The Jackal Magazine, May 2018