The Howard Arms

On the ‘picturesque green’ of a ‘peaceful and stunning’ Cotswolds village, this 400-year-old inn was taken over in 2015 by two local families, providing a welcome breath of new life. More

Contact details

The Howard Arms
Lower Green
Ilmington
Warwickshire
CV36 4LT
England
01608 682 226

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 4 in extension, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

snug, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden (alfresco dining), bar wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar and on patio only.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £80-£130, double £110-£150. A la carte £32. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Five Star Inn

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the ‘picturesque green’ of a ‘peaceful and stunning’ Cotswolds village, this 400-year-old inn was taken over in 2015 by two local families, providing a welcome breath of new life. There’s a ‘very friendly’ welcome at the bar, where guests check in next to locals ‘chatting casually’ over pints of Old Hooky. Beams, flagstones, leather armchairs by a huge log fire, and ‘wonderful old photographs’ create a cosy atmosphere. Dinner is served on a mezzanine, with ‘beautiful arched windows on to the green… quite an elegant affair’. Gareth Rufus’s menus range from pub classics (steaks, beer-battered haddock) to ‘more ambitious dishes’ such as Cotswold White chicken supreme, leek and sage potato cake, crisp kale, roasted root vegetables, jus. Not every dish is faultless, say readers this year, though we hear praise for the ‘rich, unctuous, savoury’ steak and ale stew. Some rooms occupy a new annexe, some are under the eaves. All have bags of style, along with gingerbread and percolator coffee. ‘Breakfast was good, especially the cooked selection, excellent scrambled egg, fresh orange juice, granary toast.’ (Sue and John Jenkinson, A and BB)

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The Howard Arms
Lower Green
Ilmington
Warwickshire
CV36 4LT

Guest comments

'Lovely welcome. Personally run. Starr friendly, helpful, efficient. Large, air, well-heated bedroom but poor reading lights. Housekeeping very good. Pleasant dinner with excellent service. Good breakfast. ' - Sue Jenkinson - January, 2018
'The beauty of the surrounding countryside make this a very pleasant place to stay. Our garden room in the modern annexe was comfortable and quiet. Décor a bit chintzy, We liked the relaxed approach of the staff. ' - AB - February, 2017

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