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The Cottage in the Wood


The Cottage in the Wood Malvern is a destination restaurant and hotel offering delicious food, deep sleep and dramatic views. In fact, it's not really a cottage at all – it is a hotel on the hill! Set high above Malvern in eight acres of woodland, this unique hotel and restaurant offers a desirable mix of laid-back elegance, incredible food and intuitive service in a naturally dramatic space. You will ahve time to invigorate your senses and celebrate the good stuff in life.

What makes a stay at The Cottage in the Wood unique?

Set high in the Malvern hills with stunning views over the Severn Valley this is a unique setting deep in the peaceful natural landscape. 

Whether you’re looking for a breakfast with a view, elegant afternoon tea or an incredible evening meal with good company and excellent wines, their culinary world is full of the good stuff.

Head Chef Rob Mason and his team use the local larder of Worcestershire to create an ever-changing seasonal menu bursting with flavours in the 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, Lounge Bar and covered Terrace. Sociable, friendly and relaxed, The Cottage in the Wood Malvern offers a space that is open for get-togethers, long lunches, celebrations and special occasions for guests and locals alike throughout the day – all served with a view!.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Cottage in the Wood?

The Cottage in the Wood has 32 bright and spacious bedrooms, each decorated with their own individual charm and character, bold furniture, vibrant splashes of colour and art, and beds so comfortable you won’t want to up for breakfast. You can marvel at the sweeping views laid before them from the comfort of their bed. 

You can choose a Great Room in the elegant Main House, a cosy retreat in Beech Cottage or a bright or a spacious environmentally savvy room in The Coach House. In all their rooms you will find design inspired by the unique and stunning location in the Malvern Hills.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Malvern Wells area?

With proud heritage, quirky literary connections and dramatic landscape, Malvern is an enchanting place for those looking for an escape.

You can simply step out of The Cottage in the Wood Malvern and straight onto the Malvern Hills with nine miles of stunning hills rising dramatically from the flats of the Severn Valley. The hotel on the hill is the perfect base to discover just what makes the area so special, surrounded by pretty towns and villages, vineyards and orchards and sweeping views in every direction. It’s a place designed for discovery. 

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

1919 Restaurant, Lounge Bar and Terrace is the place to meet, eat, drink and celebrate the good stuff in life. Sociable, friendly and relaxed they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day, with a delicious award-winning menu developed by Head Chef Rob Mason and his team. Sip a cocktail on the Terrace, indulge in a three-course evening meal paired with sippable wines or simply relax in the Lounge Bar with a coffee and a natter with a friend. There is no itinerary, no agenda – just space to enjoy the great food, good company and stunning views.

Rob Mason takes the helm in their kitchen, and for good reason. Having worked his way up the ranks in some of the UK’s most innovative establishments, Rob now brings his flair and flavour pairings to 1919 Restaurant. His menu is heartfelt and instinctive, led by using top quality, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

“It’s all about keeping it simple and letting the ingredients do the talking,” says Rob. “Tasty food full of flavour that all comes together on the plate, combining the best quality meat or fish with indulgent sauces and seasonal produce.”

Pickling and fermenting to preserve food is a big part of Rob’s cooking style, using the nature around him to enhance some truly classic local flavours. The raw garlic growing in the hotel’s front garden is diffused in oil and the flowers are pickled for use to enhance the menu throughout the year. Rob is planning to create a kitchen garden so his team can grow their own vegetables and herbs, which is an exciting part of bringing their 2AA Rosette 1919 Restaurant to the next level.

Other Information

In the words of the Mad Hatter, it’s always teatime! Served from 3pm daily, their Afternoon Tea is a delight for the senses, served on a three-tiered stand with delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, dainty cakes and homemade pastries – and obviously freshly-brewed tea or coffee, too. Afternoon Tea is a ceremony, and they take it very seriously.

Those looking for a little extra sparkle can add a glass of ‘Reserve’ Brut Moet & Chandon and toast to the occasion.

Afternoon Tea is served in 1919 Restaurant and on the covered Terrace from 3pm daily. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and lactose free products and variations available, please ask for details at time of booking. Reservations for Afternoon Tea need to be made 24 hours in advance.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings



Archery, Crossbows

Bicycling, Cycling

Cricket pitches

Football Pitches

Jogging, running

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)



Extra info

Nearest Airport: Birmingham Airport

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 45

Nearest Train Station: Great Malvern

Nearest Railway Time: 8 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 2

Vendor Accreditation: 3 Star AA, 2 AA Rosettes

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Solo: Yes

Number of rooms: 30

Single room price from: £89.00

Single room price to: £129.00

Double twin room price from: £119.00

Double twin room price to: £199.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, Malvern WellsWR14 4LG, United Kingdom

Conveniently located just off the M5 between Birmingham and Bristol. Closest train station is Great Malvern with direct trains from London.  

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