The King’s Head Inn

‘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’. More

Contact details

The King’s Head Inn
The Green
Bledington
Gloucestershire
OX7 6XQ
England
01608 658365

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 6 in annexe, some on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, courtyard, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, children’s play area, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed in bedrooms, restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] 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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The King’s Head Inn
The Green
Bledington
Gloucestershire
OX7 6XQ

Guest comments

'Perfect for a mini-break. The golden Cotswold stone combined with wooden beams and rugs on stone floors give it an authentic feel of a cosy country get-away. The food was excellent, staff were friendly, rooms are elegantly decorated. ' - Naomi Grimley - March, 2017

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