The Painswick

‘In a pretty south Cotswolds village', this is a ‘fun, relaxing place’. More

Contact details

The Painswick
Kemps Lane
01452 813 688

Hotel information


16. 7 in garden wing, 4 in chapel wing.


all year.


bar, lounge, restaurant, games room, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, beauty treatment rooms, ¾-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some garden rooms, on terrace, in lounge (£15 per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


room £149–£404. Continental breakfast £6, cooked dishes £6–£12, a la carte dinner £40. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In a pretty south-Cotswolds village’, this is a ‘fun, relaxing place’. A Palladian mansion with Arts and Crafts refinements and an Italianate loggia, it was recently made over for the Calcot Collection (see Calcot Manor, Lord Crewe Arms). ‘A splendid lounge had views out to the garden and a huge fireplace with a roaring log fire’; the cocktail bar was ‘glamorous and exciting’. Bedrooms, some in separate wings, are decorated in restful, neutral shades. One suite has a log-burner, a stone balcony. One reader’s room had ‘mullioned windows looking over the garden and two terraces, to the valley and hills behind’. There was an espresso machine, while ‘a little box called Chef’s Delight held a cake and a biscuit’. At dinner in the ‘large, high-ceilinged restaurant’ or alfresco, new chef Jamie McCallum’s imaginative cooking includes such dishes as rack of Cotswold lamb, crisp belly, roast artichoke, sand carrot, ricotta, morels; from the vegetarian menu, herb gnocchi, roast artichoke, purple sprouting broccoli. At breakfast, there are kippers, home-made crumpets, smoked salmon. Be aware: ‘As it’s on a steep slope, there are steps everywhere.’ (JG, and others)

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The Painswick
Kemps Lane

Guest comments

'A hotel of a very high standard. The decor is tasteful. Two lovely sitting rooms, each with log fire. The small,beautiful garden has a lovely terrace. Our bedrooms were luxurious; beds especially comfy. The sophisticated restaurant is ideal for romantic dinners or a group. The stunning bar has a charismatic if somewhat eccentric barman, Frank. For walkers there are complimentary welly boots. All the staff were so friendly and very professional. ' - Jonathan Gerber - December, 2016

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