16. 7 in garden wing, 4 in chapel wing.
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.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some garden rooms, on terrace, in lounge (£15 per night).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 room from £119. Continental breakfast £8, cooked dishes £6–£12, à la carte dinner £38. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
An ‘easy informality’ fills this ‘fun’ hotel, in an ‘unspoilt’ Cotswold village in the green Slad valley. The newest in the Calcot Hotels group, it enters the Guide thanks to inspectors who found it ‘a happy place, with attentive staff’. ‘A grand job,’ agree trusted correspondents. ‘Steep’ steps lead to the front door; within, find ‘casual yet stylish’ public areas decorated with ‘fine’ modern art. Stake a spot in the ‘glamorous’ cocktail bar or ‘delightful’ lounges; take a sunshiny lunch on the terrace, with ‘a wonderful view of the valley’. Bedrooms are done with ‘great attention to detail’: a ‘comfortable’ bed, ‘ample’ storage, a ‘well-equipped’ bathroom with organic toiletries and waffle bathrobes, ‘up-to-date glossies – a nice touch’. ‘We slept with the windows open; it was quiet as quiet overnight.’ Dine on Michael Bedford’s ‘imaginative’ modern dishes, perhaps rack of lamb ‘served pink on a crisp pastry base’, in the high-ceilinged restaurant. In the morning, a pick-’n’-mix breakfast (charged extra) has ‘everything you might wish from an excellent buffet’; the ‘wide-ranging’ cooked menu includes ‘good’ scrambled eggs. (Pat and Jeremy Temple, and others)
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