12. 6 in annexe, some on ground floor.
all year except 25/26 Dec.
bar, restaurant, courtyard, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, children’s play area, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed in bedrooms, restaurant.
 per room B&B £100–£130. À la carte £32. 1-night bookings refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Completely serene’, Nicola and Archie Orr-Ewing’s ‘sweet Cotswold-stone inn’ stands on the village green, a brook trickling by – here’s ‘a good spot for reading in sunny weather’. Within the honey-hued walls, ‘ancient wooden beams and old wood settles give the place an authentic feel as a cosy country getaway’, Guide inspectors found in 2017. Beyond the ‘relaxed bar’ (‘sipping a pre-dinner cocktail by the large open fireplace was ideal’), the restaurant serves Giles Lee’s ‘excellent menu’ of pub classics and more inventive dishes. ‘The venison carpaccio was particularly worthy of praise; the cod fillet, with gnocchi and brown shrimp, came apart in succulent flakes.’ Cottage-style bedrooms are above the inn or set on the rear courtyard. ‘Our elegant annexe room was well lit and warm, with a firm, comfy bed, and Persian rugs covering the stone-flagged floor. In the small, well-finished bathroom: an efficient shower; large bottles of locally made natural bath products.’ Wake to an ‘outstanding’ breakfast (‘you could taste the freshness of the eggs’), then pull your boots on: a network of paths leads to neighbouring villages. The Orr-Ewings also manage the Swan Inn, Swinbrook (see entry).
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