Good Hotel Guide Review
This sprawling honey-stone building with its tall chimneys and leaded windows offers history, grand rooms and antiques, along with a thoroughly modern spa and 21st-century luxuries. The Cotswold town former coaching inn, and favoured spot of royalty and Hollywood stars, is a maze of snugs and lounges that blend original panelling, inglenooks and beams with rich colours and contemporary and antique furniture. There’s a chic bottle-green cocktail bar – try their rhubarb negroni – while the barrel-vaulted dining room with minstrels’ gallery has been turned into a buzzy space with marble-top tables and modern grill menu: perhaps Cotswold lamb, beef Wellington or poached halibut. There is a good selection of plant-based dishes, too. Bedrooms range from quirkily shaped rooms in the main house and adjoining cottages, to contemporary annexe rooms and open-plan courtyard suites overlooking a landscaped terraced garden. All are furnished with bright coloured plaids, a mix of contemporary and antique Gordon Russell furniture, and original artwork. Modern bathrooms mostly have bath and shower. ‘When we’re there we feel very much at home.’
86. 26 on ground floor, some in cottages, some courtyard suites, 2 suitable for disabled.
7 lounge areas, bar/grill (vegetarian menu), cocktail bar, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden, indoor pool, spa, EV charging, public areas (not spa) wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, under-5s free, extra bed for 5–16s £25.
in some bedrooms (£25 a night, welcome pack), all lounges.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £210, singles from £195. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat, bank holidays.