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Enjoy enchanting music and arts performances, demonstrations, horticulture and fine dining with illustrious speakers while savouring our world-class hospitality. Raymond Blanc has created seasonal menus for each occasion, matched with a selection of his favourite wines.

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Seasonal Events

Loris Cecchini stands with arms folded behind his steel sculpture, Arborexence, as it gleams in the greenery of the gardens.

MITICO ART INSTALLATION

Until March 2024

Discover Arborexence (2023), a sculpture by Milan-based artist Loris Cecchini for Le Manoir’s MITICO rendezvous. Created in response to this year’s theme of “Identity and Nature”, Cecchini’s lattice of stainless steel scales the walls of our Oxfordshire retreat. The installation invites observers to reflect on the way our roots and identities intertwine with nature.

afternoon tea served on a round table

40th Anniversary Afternoon Tea

20 February - 27 March 2024

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations this enchanting afternoon tea features a delectable menu crafted in partnership by Raymond Blanc and Benoit Blin.

Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Le Grande Salle and choose from an extensive array of speciality teas, relish in delightful sandwiches and savour warm fruit scones served with clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve. The irresistible pastry selection includes a pistachio macaron with bergamot, a yuzu and white chocolate barquette, a Yorkshire rhubarb-themed creation with Timur pepper and an Earl Grey and chocolate tartelette with a touch of lemon toffee.
£75 per person
Available Mondays and Tuesdays

Guest Speaker Series

From April

Join us as some of the gardening world's greatest minds share their knowledge at the Raymond Blanc Gardening School.

Next up:

17 April
The Art of Garden Design - Henry Agg

Includes: guest speaker masterclass of your choice and a working-style lunch
10.30am-3.30pm | £285 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

40 Years of Garden to Plate with Raymond Blanc OBE

11 March 2024

Celebrate 40 years of Le Manoir magic with the man behind it all, Raymond Blanc.
Meet Raymond and enjoy stories of the past as you sip champagne and tuck into canapes. Then savour a delicious leisurely lunch with friends before a chance to explore the gardens and grounds.

Includes: Champagne and canape welcome reception with Raymond Blanc, five-course lunch with wines, tea, coffee and petit fours.
11.30am-4pm | £295 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

Three young girls in wellies run along a gravel path past bamboo cane pyramids awaiting the first tendrils of climbing beans

Easter Eggstravaganza

11 April 2024

Enjoy the spirit of springtime at Le Manoir with the entire family. Fuelled by hot chocolate and homemade biscuits, embark on a Seed Explorer Treasure Hunt to discover a wealth of hidden riches dotted around our gardens. Then, promising chefs in the family can enjoy some fun-filled Easter biscuit decorating before you all take your place at the ultimate tea party.

Includes: Hot chocolate and biscuits on arrival, treasure hunt, Easter biscuit decorating, and tea party.
10am-3pm | £170 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

A Bee-guiling Experience

10 May 2024

Your apiary experience will introduce you to our two colonies of Buckfast honeybees, a hybrid bee developed by Benedictine monk Brother Adman in the early 20th century at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. Sample local honey including our own Le Manoir variety, then step into The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, where the tutors will demonstrate the versatility of this nutritious nectar. Filled with a renewed passion for the industrious little insects, enjoy a champagne reception followed by a four-course lunch.

Includes tea and coffee on arrival, honey tasting and cookery school demonstration, champagne and canapés, four-course lunch with accompanying wines, tea, coffee and petits fours.
10am-3.30pm | £275 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

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Gin Blending

24 May 2024

Celebrate Le Manoir’s 40th anniversary by creating your own highly refined bespoke gin. In this exclusive activity, the experts at Cambridge Distillery lead you on a journey through the aromatic gin-crafting process. Discover the art of distillation and botanicals as you blend your own signature gin to take home in a limited-edition Le Manoir 40th Anniversary bottle.
You’re in the best hands: Cambridge Distillery is world-renowned for its innovative philosophy, winning countless international awards for every gin it releases. Their most extraordinary product is Watenshi Gin, created from “the angel’s share”, the fraction of distilled spirit that escapes into the ether. Will Lowe, the distillery’s founder, unearthed a way to capture this heavenly spirit to create the most exclusive gin in the world, of which only 36 bottles are available each year. A tasting of this fresh, pure, crystal-clear gin is included at an indulgent four-course dinner that finishes your fascinating day in sublime style.

Includes: Tea and coffee on arrival, garden tour and gin blending, champagne and canapés, four-course dinner with gin tasting, accompanying wines, tea, coffee and petits fours.
2pm-8.30pm | £320 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

40 Years of Michelin Success with Raymond Blanc OBE

1 May 2024

Join Raymond Blanc and the Le Manoir team for the second lunch in the series, this one celebrating 40 years of gastronomic excellence. Discover the harmony of flavours, the mastery of techniques and the quality of seasonal, organic ingredients that have earned Le Manoir its accolades in this celebratory lunch.
It begins with a welcome from Raymond, together with chilled champagne and delicious canapés. Linger over an exquisite five-course lunch, where many of the ingredients are grown outside in the gardens or sourced from esteemed local suppliers considered part of the Le Manoir family. After coffee, tea and petits fours, take the opportunity to explore the gardens that are so intrinsic to Le Manoir’s success.

Includes: Champagne and canape welcome reception with Raymond Blanc, five-course lunch with wines, tea, coffee and petit fours.
11.30am-4pm | £295 per person

Please note: all seating is across shared tables

Year-Round Activities at Le Manoir

The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

Master the secret behind Chef Patron Raymond Blanc's exquisite seasonal cuisine at our Cookery School

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The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

Navigate our eleven gardens and learn green-fingered skills at our enchanting gardening school

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Expert Garden Tours

Join an experienced guide and navigate each of our varied, blooming gardens. Our tours take place every day.

In-Room Spa

Retreat to the comfort of your exquisite room or suite and choose from wide range of signature treatments, massages and therapies.

Birds of Prey Experience

Learn all about hawk handling and lives of these magnificent birds of prey with expert handlers in our picturesque grounds.

Photography with Paul Wilkinson Studios

Join award-winning photographer Paul Wilkinson for a private photography session across our beautiful hotel and grounds.

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