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1919 Restaurant & Bar

The Cottage in the Wood Hotel, Holywell Road, Malvern, United Kingdom, WR14 4LG
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Open for breakfast, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner every day.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About 1919 Restaurant & Bar

1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms.
With panoramic Cotswolds views and fantastic flavours 1919 is the destination restaurant in Malvern.
Serving delicious modern British cuisine ranging from light, healthier dishes to more indulgent meals to suit all tastes and appetites.
Influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.
Our menu changes frequently to ensure we reap the benefits of local and seasonal produce so you can be certain you will always find something new and exciting to choose from.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 15.00-17.00

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

We had a very special birthday lunch with three generations! Food excellent, chef roast potatoes were perfect. The wine recommended very good. All members of staff pleasant, helpful and friendly. A memorable occasions. Rosie.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Enjoyed a really lovely Afternoon Tea in lovely surroundings. We definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Great event! Slight;y surprising that the person running the course didn't stay the full day but we all had a good time, enjoyed out meal, were very well cared for throughout and went home happy! Another good experience at Th Cottage in the Wood.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Whilst the roast potatoes with Caroline's meal were served cold, the waitress dealt with it quietly and efficiently immediately. Enjoyed our stay (4th) and will visit again, I am sure it will be several times in coming years.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

This was a family reunion for Mothering Sunday and your excellent service and delicious food made it a memorable occasion for all.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent team led professionally. With the added surprise of a beautiful rose for mothers.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

The sandwiches were a little dry which was a shame and they weren’t all very well filled. Good that there’s a dairy free option but it was a shame that it wasn’t all good - the scones were quite hard and dry, and the massive lump of margarine in place of cream was inedible it would be better just to have jam by itself. The pannacotta thing was lovely. The service could have been more attentive - we sat about 20 minutes before anyone asked us if we wanted a drink and no one came back to us if we wanted tea refills so we had to find someone.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

The views from this venue are stunning and this was one of the things we were all looking forward to seeing. This was a very special celebration, my Parents 70th wedding anniversary and unfortunately not everything was as special on the day as we hoped. My wife, sister, brother in law and myself came to view the restaurant some 5 weeks ago and we were told we would be seated in the window, this booking was for 10 people so I do appreciate this could have been difficult, we were also told that if the restaurant wasn’t busy then where we would be seated could be sectioned off by some folding doors, effectively giving us our own private eating area, the restaraunt was quiet, I think there was about a dozen other people in total, however, our table was not in the window as promised, there was a table for 4 layed up but no one sat there during the four hours we were in the restaraunt, also no offer to section off as a private room was made during our visit as had been promised. Having said all this, the view was still stunning from our table, a beautiful day certainly helped. I have to be honest and say the service was very slow with people sat for far too long waiting for everyone to be served, the veg taking a very long time to arrive, to make matters worse, one of the waiting staff managed to spill gravy down my brothers back onto his shirt and jacket, although we did not notice anything until we were about to leave, and management agreed to pay the dry cleaning cost. The starters were all lovely, the main course however was not so, the fish that was chosen was very good with everyone enjoying their meal, the lamb was tough and very fatty and my poor Mum couldn’t eat any of her meat as it was too tough. The experience was unfortunate as we were all looking forward to a lovely 70th wedding anniversary meal. Nothing was said at the time as we didn’t want to spoil our day any further. It is a shame I feel compelled to write this review as I would be much happier writing to you and putting out on social media what a wonderful time we had, this, however, is not going to happen.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

We eat at high end restaurants regularly so feel able to comment about our experience on Saturday evening. The food was good but over priced. I think I saw £10 for a desert which was far too expensive. The staff were pleasant and reasonably helpful but untrained and inexperienced. The young waitress serving us poured wine into a glass like pouring a beer into a pint mug. She was very pleasant though and with some proper training could be very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Excellent food and service, wider range of choice for vegetarians would have guaranteed a five star rating.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

A perfect place to celebrate your birthday or any other special occasion. I would highly recommend to visit this restaurant. Delicious meal (compliments to the chefs), cosy atmosphere and stunning view! We will definitely return again. Thank you to the 1919 team for making my Birthday evening so special!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Not enought staff. Queues at the bar. Bar staff slow. Not enought choice on menu. Too much cured meat and fish. Cheap cuts of meat. Too many ingredients listed, some mot found in the dish. Desserts were all cold. Told the menu only changes every 3 months. Certainly doesn't suit all tastes as you say. Didn't see afternoon tea mentioned anywhere. Overall not very welcoming. Breakfast was good with good service. Shame about the dinner. Not up to 2 rossette standard.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The puddings did not have enough choice- absolutely none without icecream or sorbets. The food including the puddings was beautiful

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Beautiful location and beautifully presented food even if it is more of a feast for the eyes than the tastebuds

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

We went for afternoon tea at £22 per person There were no menus giving us information about which beverages and food would be served that day. We were given no information about what teas were available. We had to ask if there was Breakfast Tea. We waited until 3.25 for our tea (it was booked for 3) We were given no information about what sandwiches etc were being served. The bread was OK, the scones were dry. The fruit tart had a brandy creme patissiere which was very loose and had a overpowering brandy taste - most unpleasant. We saw our waitress only twice and had to go to look for her to ask for the bill. There is a restaurant within 40 miles that serves the most amazing afternoon tea and sadly The Cottage in the Wood has a very long way to go to catch up. Marks and Spencer sandwiches actually have a much nicer flavour. Will definitely not recommend

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Great evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Had a superb lunch, Andy the waiter was very helpful. Would defo return.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Excellent in all respects.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

It was lovely food and amazing views

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Really delightful food. Would highly recommend for a special night out

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Excellent food, well prepared and thought out dishes throughout the menu. The wine list has something for most wallets and tastes. Recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

It was a shame we had builders laughing & joking & their van outside our window for half the time we were having tea. The tea though was very enjoyable, fresh & well presented but it would have been perfect if we could have chosen from a small but personalised menu of sandwiches & cakes rather than there being a standard & set afternoon tea. Perhaps a choice of 5 or 6 different sandwiches from which to choose 3 types per customer & perhaps the same with petite four & cakes wouldn’t be too much to manage or pre choose on line ? Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. Mark Clark

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Very busy Saturday night meant significant wait to place order, and for wine, and between courses. Starters sounded better than they were, and the mains had three beef dishes out of a choice of eight, thereby limiting options. The dessert was okay, but rather late in the day. Wine was over-priced for what it was. Service was friendly but slightly disorganised, probably due to a full house. At £133 for two not overly satisfied.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The food was all very nice but the main courses were small.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Staff are very friendly. The view is spectacular and the food was delicious.

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