VINTAGE CAR enthusiasts recently rolled into Charingworth Manor for lunch during a trip around the Cotswolds.

A selection of 36 Bugatti and AmilCar race cars from the 1920s made the trip with the Pegasus Amilcar Club.

Laetitia Colin, from the club said: "The Cotswolds are really beautiful and we were quite lucky with the weather, though the condition of the country roads was a challenge.

"The lunch at the hotel was excellent, and the crème brûlée was particularly delicious.”

The trip is part of a growing number of car clubs to visit the Cotswold stone manor with passengers coming from The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and France.

Established 50 years ago, their route took them from Normandy to Portsmouth, going past Cheltenham, Broadway, Salisbury and Malvern where they took a tour of the Morgan car factory.

They meet four times a year with one larger rally in June that attracts around 100 cars.