17. All in courtyard annexes, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 25/26 Dec, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon, Tues.
lift, 2 sitting rooms, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, cookery school, 260-acre grounds (lawns, herb garden, orchard, working farm).
in garden bar and restaurant.
not under 8.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £139–£269. Set dinner £48.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Judy Gardner runs her rural restaurant-with-rooms and cookery school in an ‘attractive conversion’ of farm buildings, in a ‘charming, peaceful’ village on the edge of the Cotswolds. ‘The restaurant is the centrepiece,’ say Guide inspectors this year, who found ‘every table taken’ on a winter’s evening. Husband-and-wife team Mark and Sue Stinchcombe are the chefs; their modern dishes (perhaps roasted venison, smoked beetroot and blackberry, potato gnocchi) use home-grown produce and beef from cows reared on surrounding farmland. ‘It’s the sort of place where the waiter or waitress explains each dish’s ingredients – and there are lots of exotic ingredients, imaginatively used. The best bit, for us: an exquisite tangerine soufflé.’ Bedrooms are spread over four converted outbuildings, each with a wealth of original features – wall timbering, oak beams, flagstones. ‘Our room, with a big bed, a sofa and a wood-burning stove, had been made over in good taste, with quality materials; the shower room was small but well designed. Pity about the poor lighting.’ In the morning, breakfast brings a small buffet, ‘chunky toast’ and ‘plenty of cooked dishes’, including an ‘excellent kipper’.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.