Good Hotel Guide Review
In plum position on this quintessential Cotswold town’s high street, Russell’s restaurant-with-rooms offers imaginative food and modern bedrooms among comforting original features. Rubbing shoulders with antique shops and art galleries, the mellow-stone building, with its people-watching terrace, has been skilfully updated from when it was the showroom of wartime utility-furniture pioneer Sir Gordon Russell. Both bar and restaurant are cool and airy with sea-blue banquettes and mid-century tables set against beams and exposed-stone walls. Bedrooms are similarly light and spacious – even the smallest have window seats and armchairs – with pale walls and carpets, contemporary furnishings and splashes of colour in suede headboards and velvet armchairs. All have natural-stone bathrooms, bathrobes and courtyard or high street views. Two huge under-eaves rooms have views of the Cotswold hills. Food is the big story here with a menu serving up imaginative dishes such as saddle of rabbit with poached quince, and stone bass with potato and spinach curry. Breakfast includes locally smoked salmon, plus a full grill.
20 High Street
7. 3 in adjoining building, 2 on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed Mon/Tues evenings.
bar, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), patio (heating, meal service), parking, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, under-2s free, extra bed £15.
allowed in 1 ground-floor bedroom (no charge), some areas of restaurant.
B&B doubles from £140, singles from £130. À la carte £50. 1-night bookings refused weekends.