Looking ahead to a time when we can explore our beautiful country once more, we have been indulging in thoughts of travel, retreating to idyllic hideaways and devouring our most-loved seasonal dishes.
To help coax you out of this hibernation, we are sharing some of our favourite highlights from The Wild Rabbit. Join us on a virtual meander to the Cotswolds.
As we rambled across the surrounding countryside these past few weeks, we have been reminded of The Wild Rabbit’s close connection with nature. Not only have the names of our cottages and bedrooms been taken from animals found within a three-mile walk from us, but they have also influenced our design choices. The wild animals inspired the colour palette for each room; we used bay coloured bridle leather and rust coloured hemp for the Deer room for a subtle reference to the rooms name sake, beautifully contrasted with swathes of natural white bed linen.
Eager to return to the kitchen, our chefs have been busy with our Bottoms Up takeaway. Not only has it provided an opportunity to support our local community, it has enabled the team to continue making our much-loved dishes like the Daylesford salad. This dish has never left our menu, it celebrates a selection of seasonal vegetables and leaves from our Market Garden, just two miles down the road from us at Daylesford.
With longer days and al fresco dining at home we have been delving into our archive of cocktail recipes from the Bar. The Wild Rabbit Purple Fizz is a refreshing and zesting little number that has made us look forward to spending evenings on the Terrace. To make at home simply fill a tall cocktail glass with ice and gently pour 50ml of Daylesford sloe gin, 30ml of pink grapefruit juice and 10ml of sugar syrup over the ice. Top up with soda to taste and stir with a cocktail mixing spoon.
We also look forward to the return of the Daylesford Cookery School classes for the days when we can learn new skills and tricks for home entertaining, along with the Bamford Wellness Spa for some much-needed restoration of mind and body.
Over the past few months, we have been preparing to welcome you back on the 4th July, so that you feel both safe and confident. Until then, we will continue to share inspiration for an idyllic retreat to the Cotswolds.
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