At this time of the year, nothing beats the kind of Sunday lunch you can spend all afternoon enjoying. So keeping standards high and appetites satiated, here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide's best UK gourmet hotels for foodies...
Fischer's at Baslow Hall, Derbyshire
Outstanding cooking is what Fischer's at Baslow Hall is best known for, thanks to Michelin Star chef Rupert Rowley. Using British produce, home-grown vegetables and even honey from the garden hive, enjoy foraged wild garlic and flowers in summer and plenty of vegetarian options as well.
Eckington Manor, Worcestershire
Complete with its own working farm and cookery school, it will come as no surprise that Eckington Manor has a reputation for excellent food, and offers a particularly good Sunday lunch. A foodie place at heart, they have a farm-to-fork philosophy, all the while surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside and ample space to walk off all that food!
Morston Hall, Norfolk
A 17th century country house with well tended gardens in a coastal village, food is decadent and the Michelin star is well earned at Morston Hall. Breakfast is so inviting that if you're having Sunday lunch remember to leave a little space (it's tempting not to)! Meanwhile, the setting is idyllic, and the rooms are spacious for a decadent mini break destination.
The Neptune, Norfolk
A restaurant with rooms set in an 18th century former coaching inn on the Norfolk coast, The Neptune not only holds a Michelin Star, which it has retained since 2009, but also three AA rosettes. The owner and chef, Kevin Mangeolles, uses the best seasonal produce that Norfolk has to offer, including locally landed fish and lobster and Norfolk pork and game from the local estates and farms - all guaranteeing an excellent Sunday lunch!
The Yorke Arms, Yorkshire
First class hospitality and Michelin star cooking alongside a spectacular location in the Yorkshire Dales makes for a winning combination at The Yorke Arms. It's comfortable and charming and attention to detail is evident. The menu uses seasonal ingredients from the kitchen garden and surrounding moorland, and at every occasion flavour is paramount.
The Albannach Hotel, Highlands
It's best to arrive at The Albannach Hotel with an appetite so you can take full advantage of the Michelin Star Scottish cooking. Using local crofters and the catch landed at the town's harbour, the menu changes daily and includes a five course meal. Every room in the 200-year-old Highland house is different, and as you dine you enjoy views overlooking Lochinver Bay.
The Peat Inn, Fife
Welcoming and luxurious, The Peat Inn is a rustic restaurant-with-rooms with modern, Michelin-starred dishes. Catering for special dietary requirements amongst the high quality fare, the staff are impeccable as well, which really adds the finishing touch to a perfect getaway.
Tyddyn Llan, Denbighshire
Meadows, mountains and Michelin-starred meals are what Tyddyn Llan is made of. An elegant Georgian house with a homely feel to it, the hotel is imbued with the hostess's vibrant personality. The menu changes daily, so stay a few days and really take advantage of the high standard of culinary fare. Providing something for the whole family, there's also a children's menu available.
Llys Meddyg, Pembrokeshire
A Georgian coaching inn, in an attractive village, Llys Meddyg offers exceptional food with punchy flavours. Wonderful meals use excellent local produce in three different dining areas, but it is The Dining Room which is open all year round and has a children's menu as well. Don't forget to book!
The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
Famed for its food, The Whitebrook really shines in all ways from its spot in the Wye valley. Using foraged pennywort, hedge bedstraw and nasturtium tubers amongst its prize ingredients, the Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms is run by chef and patron Chris Harrod and his wife, Kirsty. The experience is really quite faultless, and on Sundays you can choose from a three course lunch, or for something extra special, try out their seven-course Sunday tasting menu.
From a selection of hotels on the Good Hotel Guide