The Painswick

‘Stylish but informal, fun and relaxing – a grand job overall. More

Contact details

The Painswick
Kemps Lane
01452 813688

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.


[2017] room from £129. Continental breakfast £6, cooked dishes £6–£12, à la carte dinner £40. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Stylish but informal, fun and relaxing – a grand job overall.’ In a south Cotswold village that spills down a hillside in the Slad valley, this altered and extended late-Palladian mansion has found ‘a new lease of life’ within the Calcot Hotels group. ‘It’s a splendid place that will appeal to all ages,’ Guide inspectors said. ‘Tasteful and contemporary’, it has ‘lovely sitting rooms’ with log fires and magazines, a ‘stunning bar’ (with a ‘charismatic barman’), and a ‘small, beautiful garden with pleasant terraces’. ‘Luxurious bedrooms’ are ‘cleverly designed’, and have a ‘well-equipped bathroom’. ‘We loved our semi-circular room, which had four windows giving village and valley views. A sitting area had armchairs, a coffee table and up-to-date glossy magazines – a good touch.’ Dine in the ‘low-key yet sophisticated restaurant’, or alfresco in the loggia – inside or out, chef Michael Bedford’s cooking is ‘fabulous’. Among his ‘imaginative dishes’, perhaps: Wye valley asparagus, Parmesan shortbread, bacon-and-egg ice cream. In the morning, choose from an ‘excellent buffet’ and a ‘wide-ranging cooked menu’ (kippers, omelettes, ‘the Full Elvis’). (P and JT, Jonathan Gerber)

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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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