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It’s been suggested that this 400-year-old Cotswold stone inn was one of Shakespeare’s haunts. More

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The Howard Arms
Lower Green,
Ilmington
Warwickshire
CV36 4LT
England
01608 682226

Good Hotel Guide Review

It’s been suggested that this 400-year-old Cotswold stone inn was one of Shakespeare’s haunts. Just a myth? Perhaps, but the bard would surely appreciate the polished flagstones, hearth fire and easy-going atmosphere that attract visitors today. Rob Jeal is the manager. Bedrooms in the main building are elegant and characterful: one has a hand-painted bedhead and pretty throw pillows; another a carved four-poster bed with thick tartan bedcoverings. Rooms in the garden wing are more modern. All have tea- and coffee-making facilities and shortbread biscuits. Choose from a blackboard menu of comfort food, sharing platters and the fish of the day in the popular pub and restaurant; finish with a ‘wicked’ pudding. Breakfast is ‘particularly good’. A variety of walks from the village. Snug, bar, dining room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). ‘Easy listening’ background music. Patio/garden (alfresco dining). Parking. Children welcomed. 8 bedrooms (5 through separate door under covered walkway). Per room B&B from £90. Dinner £30.

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The Howard Arms
Lower Green,
Ilmington
Warwickshire
CV36 4LT

Guest comments

'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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