Good Hotel Guide Review
Quirky touches bring a splash of the unexpected to this mellow 18th-century refurbished dining-pub-with-rooms in the Cotswolds. It is owned by Lana and Sebastian Snow, who also own The Plough, Kelmscott, nearby (see main entry). Downstairs, original flagstone floors, stone walls and a huge fireplace with a wooden mantel are brightened by colourful textiles, Bill Brandt prints, vintage wallpaper, leather chesterfield sofas and enormous displays of flowers. Upstairs, four cosy, pale-hued bedrooms have a comfortable bed, a smart bathroom, local artwork on the walls. Other rooms, cottage-style, are in the garden. Book ahead for a slap-up feed: Sebastian Snow’s long menus, featuring pub classics and dishes with an Italian influence, are popular locally. In fine weather, large parasols spring up around the picnic tables in the pretty garden – the ideal spot to go alfresco. Snug, bar, restaurant (2 dining rooms, closed Sun eve). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Garden. Children welcomed (special menus). 9 bedrooms (some family rooms, 5 in annexe). Per room B&B £95–£130. Dinner £28.