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.
in bar all day.
not under 16 overnight.
allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £245–£295, D,B&B £360–£410. À la carte £68. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘However you look at it, it’s truly a delight.’ Guide readers find nothing to ruffle their feathers at Tony and Amanda Timmer’s ‘delightful’ restaurant-with-rooms. The rustic 300-year-old Cotswold malthouse sets a high standard, with a warm welcome and ‘Michelin-quality food’. In the ‘attractive’ dining room looking out across the Evenlode valley, Raymond Blanc protégé Kuba Winkowski creates ‘stand-out dishes that could be works of art’. Among his ‘stunning’, minimalist plates: scallop, langoustine, pork belly, sea urchin; fallow deer, beetroot, salsify, miso, cocoa bean. On a fine day, ask to eat on the garden terrace, under the old sycamore tree. Wind down with a nightcap by the fire in the bar, then head upstairs to one of the ‘spacious, comfortable’ bedrooms. Decorated in a modern rustic style, and with views of rolling countryside, each is ‘thoughtfully equipped’ with fresh flowers, books, magazines; an ‘efficient’ walk-in shower (most have a separate bathtub as well). Wake to a ‘delicious’ breakfast, then head out on a ramble through wild flower meadows filled with ‘all manner of butterflies’. (JH, and others)
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- Welcome to the Cotswolds: A ‘Good Hotel Guide’ to some of the best hotels in the Cotswolds
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- 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.