19. 1 on ground floor, 2 cottages, a 2-min. walk away.
sitting room, bar, brasserie, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden.
occasionally in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
well-behaved dogs allowed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £190, D,B&B from £258. À la carte £38.
VisitEngland Three Star Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
Behind a facade of half-timbering and honeyed stone, this ‘friendly, professionally run’ hotel by the village green ‘successfully combines an imaginative, glossy-magazine look with olde-worlde Cotswold charm’. Part of the Cotswold Inns and Hotels group, it pleased Guide inspectors in 2017 with its ‘high standards of housekeeping and service’. The double-height Jockey bar has an open fireplace and plenty of seating; ‘in fine weather, many guests congregate for drinks and snacks by the yew trees in the garden – a social hub for the smarter set’. Bedrooms are styled to an equestrian theme (Cheltenham Racecourse is not far). ‘Our room was reached via creaky stairs and through numerous doors. All was smart and well thought out, if not luxurious – sensible lighting, adequate seating and storage space. A drawback: the tiny en suite. But we forgave some quirks on the grounds of charming authenticity.’ Dine on ‘fairly elaborate’ dishes in the ‘voguish brasserie’ – perhaps saddle of local rabbit, pistachio farce, Iberico ham, pickled mushrooms; in the morning, an ‘adequate buffet’, with ‘tempting bread’, precedes eggs Florentine, Cotswold cheeses and more.
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