Good Hotel Guide Review
It was nearly Howard’s end in 2015 before two local families stepped in to restore the fortunes of this ‘delightful gem of a pub-with-rooms’, in a village on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds. A creative make-over has preserved the character of the beamed, flagstone-floored bar, a social hub with creaky leather armchairs by a log fire. The walls are hung with fun artwork and old photographs. ‘We did enjoy our night’s stay. We had a wonderful room,’ report readers, who spent the night after a theatre visit in Stratford. ‘It is excellent value for money.’ Individually styled bedrooms have bags of character. Most have a bath and shower, and all are supplied with percolator coffee and gingerbread. The dual-aspect Village Room has a half-tester bed, a view of the green complete with spreading chestnut tree. Study Room, under the eaves, can sleep a family. The imaginative menu includes dishes such as gnocchi with fresh peas, violet artichoke, asparagus and truffled goats curd. Service is slick and tables hold vases of fresh flowers. ‘Breakfast had a huge choice, with the option of a very full English.’ (C and E S)
8. 4 in extension, 1 on ground floor.
snug, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, garden (alfresco dining), parking, bar wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, under-3s/cots free, extra bed £25, children's menu.
allowed in bar and on patio only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £140, singles from £124. À la carte £55. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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