8. 4 in extension, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
snug, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden (alfresco dining), bar wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar and on patio only.
per room B&B single £80–£130, double £110–£150. A la carte £32. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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)