all year except 25 Dec, restaurant closed Mon except bank holidays.
2 bars, small lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 45-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
jazz in bar and restaurant.
not under 12 overnight.
allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £195–£250. À la carte £60. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘delightful’ 300-year-old Cotswold malthouse, Tony and Amanda Timmer continue to receive feathers in their cap. ‘A truly amazing hotel/restaurant/pub – call it what you will, it scores highly in each category.’ Mingle with locals in the pub (flagstone floors, sofas, log fire, cask-conditioned ales), then head into the ‘pretty’ dining room to savour the ‘excellent’ cooking of Raymond Blanc protégé Kuba Winkowski. ‘The chef deserves much wider recognition for his wonderful dishes. My stand-out dish was a plate of lobster so beautifully arranged that it could have been a work of art. The flavours were stunning.’ Up the stairs, modern, country-style bedrooms are ‘thoughtfully equipped’ with fresh flowers, books and magazines. ‘Spacious and comfortable, our room, Cuckoo’s Den, looked over the garden and rolling country. The bathroom had an efficient walk-in shower, and a roll-top bath under the eaves (not easily accessible for a tall person).’ After a ‘tasty’ breakfast, stroll through ‘meadows filled with wild flowers, orchids and all manner of butterflies’. (John Holland, and others)
- Evening Standard: Six of the best country inns in the Cotswolds
- Welcome to the Cotswolds: A ‘Good Hotel Guide’ to some of the best hotels in the Cotswolds
- Independent.co.uk: Britain’s Best Gastropub Hotels
- MSN Travel: 10 gastropubs to get your mouth watering
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.