Good Hotel Guide Review
Golden stone abuts Tudor black-and-white at this historic hotel, which has a large terrace for alfresco dining overlooking a picture-postcard village green. The first of the Cotswold Inns and Hotels group, it was not part of Fuller’s takeover, and is still owned by Michael and Pamela Horton. Our inspectors found it very professionally run under manager Richard Tebay. A horsey theme runs throughout, referencing the proximity of Cheltenham Racecourse. Bedrooms – some in the 15th-century part of the building – have original features, modern fabrics, some antiques, maybe a wall of GranDeco Library wallpaper behind a four-poster. All rooms have Molton Brown toiletries and an espresso machine. Dining options, from the team lead by Kitchen Manager Stephen Smith, are flexible: a club sandwich in the galleried Jockey bar, a grilled Barnsley chop from the all-day garden menu, or such dishes as pan-roast hake loin with shellfish bouillabaisse in Tattersall’s Brasserie. Breakfast brings freshly squeezed orange juice, smoked haddock and a full English with hash brown and black pudding. The hotel makes a good base for a tour of the Cotswolds.
19. 1 on ground floor. 2 self-catering cottages nearby.
sitting room, bar, brasserie, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, garden (residents-only terrace), car park (electric charging point), unsuitable for disabled.
ambient in public areas.
all ages welcomed (children's menu).
well-behaved dogs allowed in some bedrooms and in public areas, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £150–£290, D,B&B £223–£363. À la carte £39.
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