The Hare and Hounds

Tetbury, Gloucestershire

‘It is impossible to criticise this hotel,’ wrote a reader, praising everything from the service to the ‘delicious food’ at this mellow stone hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It is impossible to criticise this hotel,’ wrote a reader, praising everything from the service to the ‘delicious food’ at this mellow stone hotel. Owned by the Cotswold Inns and Hotels group (see also The Lamb Inn, Burford), it stands in woodland and gardens, close to the National Arboretum. ‘They frequently upgrade us,’ another Guide (and hotel) regular reports – as they do the rooms, most recently the large modern bedrooms in Silkwood Court. Main house and coach house rooms blend country house and contemporary style; the Magnolia suite has a private garden terrace and hot tub. All rooms have ‘every facility’, along with robes, Molton Brown toiletries. The hare motif crops up everywhere, in fabrics, pictures, ornaments, even in Jack Hare’s bar, where you can eat simply by the open fire. In the Beaufort restaurant, Pete Lias’s ‘very good’, imaginative locally sourced dishes include braised venison and root vegetable casserole, grain mustard dumplings. A minor grumble from a reader, who ‘did not like’ the buffet-style breakfast, but, happily, silver service has been restored for the likes of oak-smoked salmon, scrambled eggs; 
a kipper or full English. (MC)

Hotel details

Address

Bath Road
Westonbirt
Tetbury
Gloucestershire
GL8 8QL
England

Telephone

01666 881000

Bedrooms

42. 2 suitable for disabled, 
3 in coach house, 5 in garden cottage, 12 in Silkwood Court, 1 in gamekeeper’s cottage.

Open

all year.

Facilities

drawing room, lounges, library, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, gardens, woodland.

Background music

in lounge and bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, garden, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £120–£230, D,B&B £180–£290. À la carte £36.