The Horse and Groom

César award in 2012

Brothers Tom and Will Greenstock have run this Grade II listed Georgian pub-with-rooms in a Cotswold village for ten years. Tom Greenstock, who directs the front-of-house, is quickly ‘on first-name terms’ with guests. His brother’s artisan cooking has long been admired by Guide readers. He finds the ingredients for his ‘imaginative, unpretentious’ dishes from the inn’s vegetable garden and from neighbouring farms (the bottle of milk at breakfast might bear the name of the cow that produced it). His blackboard menu might include home-cured salt cod fritters; Dexter beef, ale and horseradish pie; vanilla and gingernut cheesecake, poached winter rhubarb. There is no guest lounge: the bar is a ‘cheerful, informal’ place to sit by a fire listening to local gossip, and the garden is well supplied with tables and benches. The well-equipped bedrooms are spacious for a pub; ‘nice touches’ include home-made biscuits, fresh milk in a flask. Light sleepers might prefer a room overlooking the garden; in road-facing rooms heavy curtains ‘provide good soundproofing’. Croissants at breakfast, ‘warm, buttery, flaky’, are a ‘delight’. (J and MB)
  • It never disappoints. Tom Greenstock and his team worked tirelessly to ensure our stay was as near perfect as possible. The food is of a consistently high standard with an imaginative menu without pretention and a commitment to use locally sourced ingredients. The bedroom was spacious, the bed extremely comfortable, and small touches like the complimentary homemade flapjack and fresh milk such a contrast to standard hotel offerings. Above all is the sincere welcome from Tom who remembers us by name and goes out of his way to enquire after us without being intrusive.

    Jane and Steve Marshall, 01/12/2013

  • A return visit. Just as delightful. Warm, friendly welcome; feeling of a well-organised establishment where everyone knows their job and gets on with it, cheerfully. Our room overlooking the garden was comfortable and well equipped. At dinner, asparagus and aubergine purée were delicious, steak was excellent, and there were real, fresh vegetables. Breakfast had eggs with strong yellow yolks, and real home-made croissants.

    Jill & Mike Bennett, 17/05/2013

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We arrived to a friendly welcome shortly before 3pm (you cannot check in between 3 and 6).Our deluxe double room was spacious and comfortable, with a large bathroom. Traffic was audible by day but no problem at night. Dinner included excellent pork and steak with 'real' vegetables. Breakfast had 'special' milk from a local farm, generous butter slabs, wonderful croissants; no portion control.

    Jill & Mike Bennett, 01/02/2012

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Local attractions

Warwick Castle
Host to a variety of family themed attractions and events.
Birthplace of Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Mill Dene Garden
A personal, family garden, set over one hectare, designed by a former Chelsea Flower Show judge.

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Contact Details

The Horse and Groom

Horse & Groom, nr Moreton-in-Marsh BOURTON-ON-THE-HILL Gloucestershire England GL56 9AQ


01386 700413

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information




all year except 25/31 Dec, restaurant closed Sun eve except on bank holiday weekends.


bar/restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per room B&B single £80, double £120--£170. À la carte £27. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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