Good Hotel Guide Review
On a quiet side street in this photogenic town on the River Windrush, the Lamb has been receiving guests since the 1750s. Not the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, but weaver, cooper and chandler once occupied the 16th-century cottages from which it is forged. Beams, flagstone floors and open fires in ‘three linked lounges’ contribute to ‘a wonderful atmosphere’. Bedrooms, some with mullioned windows, have a smart country style, perhaps an antique half-tester bed, white-painted beams, a bathroom with log-filled fireplace. All have fine fabrics, an espresso machine, home-made flapjacks, Molton Brown toiletries. Guests can dine in the bar, the lounge or alfresco, on superior pub classics (crayfish and haddock fishcakes, venison burger, good vegan options). In the newly refurbished restaurant, the menus are more ambitious, maybe pavé of seatrout, crab fishcake, almonds, saffron sauce; rump of lamb, bacon bubble-and-squeak, roasted butternut squash, kale, confit garlic. Breakfast brings ‘big jugs of freshly squeezed juices, organic Cotswold preserves’, freshly baked pastries, smoked Bibury trout with scrambled eggs, Wiltshire cured ham, eggs Florentine. More reports, please.
17. 1 with private garden, 1 on ground floor.
3 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, ½-acre walled garden.
subtle in all public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed by prior arrangement in some bedrooms, bar, lounges, garden, not in restaurant (£20 per night for one, £10 for each additional dog).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £130–£210, double £160–£310, D,B&B (double) £220–£370. À la carte £40.