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Inns (RESTAURANTS) with rooms

Angel, 14 Witney Street, Burford

My local spies inform me this Inn serves the finest food in town. Its a relaxed, stylish brasserie in a C16 coaching inn with log fires and provides mouth-watering fare: Mediterranean dishes and enormous breakfasts are prepared for the adventurous Cotswold explorer.

01993 822714    theangelatburford.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Bathurst Arms, North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BZ

Well located riverside inn set in the beautiful Churn Valley that lies dreamily between Cirencester and Cheltenham.  And thus a convenient location for Cotswold exploration.  Recently acquired by Heartstone Inns who have up-graded the bedrooms and plastered coats of paint on the walls. Pretty garden. Cosy bar and your valuable pub grub.

01285 832150  bathurstarms.co.uk  Photography: Supplied By Subject

The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote, Burford OX7 6SD

This is very much a Restaurant within a pub that has been massively extended, indeed, transformed into a successful business. Well off the beaten track (nearby is the A424 Burford to Stow road), the owners have taken an entrepreneurial risk with their investment and have by all accounts fulfilled their plans. Very much a foodie’s destination and one to add to your list of Top Restaurants/Inns. Local Oxfordshire ales to sup and drink beside a warm fire. In its early days the decor appeared a little contrived and the good proprietors weren’t prepared to give this writer a minute of their time. This irked me given manners is everything in my book. However, my daughter and I did enjoy their hot chocolate - paid for by us!

01993 833030   thefeatherednestinn.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

The Fuzzy Duck, Wilmington Road, Armscote, Stratford-Upon-Avon CV37 8DD

A modern hostelry with all the trimmings. The Slaters team of brother and sister team have created a contemporary dining pub for you to luxuriate in comfy beds and heavenly baths…Indeed, a retreat from this crazy world of finance and digital data. Not forgetting their award-winning food. A sure-fire winner for Cotswold Luvvies.

01608 681030  fuzzyduckarmscote.com Photography: Supplied By Subject

The Highway Inn, 117 High Street, Burford OX18 4RG

01993 823661     thehighwayinn.co.uk  Photography: Supplied By Subject

Set within the busy thoroughfare of this ancient route centre. The walls and corridors are awash with history and derring-do. The food is unpretentious and good-value, the bedrooms are a mix of English country house style and the bar serves local ales (Hooky) and and formidable cocktails. 

Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, Nr Cheltenham GL54 5UX

If you are on your way to Cheltenham Races you may well collect some tips from the clientele, or witness the celebration and misery following the Race Meet.  Now with Rooms, so one can now describe the Hollow Bottom as a village hostelry, and a good thing, too. There is an al fresco bar for the hearty and fresh air fanatic. Good pub grub to partake in, in one of the Cotswold most beguiling villages set within gorgeous undulating countryside

01451 850392     hollowbottom.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Horse & Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh  GL56 9AQ

A modern and airy ambience permeates this Grade II listed Georgian inn which is peacefully set in a large garden on the hilltop. Bar, en-suite bedrooms, and a blackboard menu changes daily, allowing great variety even for the most frequent of visitors. Now under new management. We welcome feedback.

01386 700413   horseandgroom.info   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Kings Arms, Market Square, Stow-On-The-Wold GL54 1AF

Fine pub in Market Square set on two levels. Lively and comfortable, matched by well prepared ingredients. Greene King and Hook Norton beers. Children & dogs welcome.

01451 830364
thekingsarmsstow.co.uk       Photography: Supplied By Subject   

Five Alls, Filkins, Lechlade GL7 3JQ

A comfortable, and charming C18 coaching inn offers log fires, great nosh and luxurious bedrooms, and maybe, the odd celeb in mufty enjoying a Cotswold repast.


01367 860875  
thefiveallsfilkins.co.uk         Photography: Supplied By Subject

Lamb Inn, Sheep Street,  Burford OX18 4LR

This is your atypical olde English hostelry furnished with flagstone floors, low ceilings, nooks and crannies, and for your thirst, a range of English ales. Intimate lounges with comfy sofas and luxurious bedrooms create a tempting scene to succour and delight in.

01993 823155  
cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/lamb        Photography: Supplied By Subject

Lion Inn,  37 North Street, Winchcombe GL54 5PS

A comfortable hostelry serving good-value food within a sympathetically decorated building. You can eat/drink in the bar (and nestle up to the log fire), or dining room; tapas for lunch, Dinner is more dynamic, and sleep in their luxurious bedrooms. 

01242 603300  
thelionwinchcombe.co.uk         Photography: Supplied By Subject

Maytime Inn, Asthall, Burford OX18 4HW

Set in an authentic Cotswold stone building situated in a quiet country village. On a winter's day you can duck through the low door into the homely bar and imagine the pub as it was centuries ago. Large garden for al fresco dining. 

01993 822068
themaytime.com         Photography: Supplied By Subject

Old Passage (Inn), Arlingham, Gloucester GL2 7JR

This restaurant with rooms has a magical and spellbinding quality, the restaurant is a light and airy space given to fine views across the Severn, only bettered by the view from the bedrooms above. This continues to be a sea-foodies delight: prawns, devilled whitebait, freshly shucked oyster, Pembrokeshire lobster, roast halibut, et al. Meat, too. Special Severn Borebreakfasts. Closed Ms.

01452 740547  
theoldpassage.com         Photography: Supplied By Subject

Kingham Plough, The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6YD

A long-term favourite of foodie aficionados in West Oxfordshire. You have the laid-back pub area serving local and draught ales, and exceptional bar food. The dining room serves English Classic fare, and you have the 7-luxurious bedrooms. Its all a winning combination, just awaiting your reservation.  

01608 658327
thekinghamplough.co.uk        Photography: Supplied By Subject

St Michaels Restaurant, Bistro & Mini Farm Shop, Victoria Street,  Painswick, Glos GL6 6QA

This is where I stop for coffee and brunch when in Painswick. Matt has 30-years experience of providing mouth-watering food. He works to a brief of simplicity, quality ingredients and local produce. Overlooking the Churchyard, the location is a delight and in summer you can sit outside watching the passersby.  Open W-Su from 10 am. 

01452 812712  stmichaelbistro.co.uk  Photography: Supplied By Subject

Seagrave Arms, Friday Street, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden GL55 6QH

An other hostelry with some style, comfort and great-value food that will tempt you back, time and again. On hand, 8-luxurious bedrooms to indulge oneself. Added to which, they have Wild Food Breaks, Bloody Mary Sundays, Monday Pie Nights, and more.

01386 840192
seagravearms.com       Photography: Supplied By Subject

Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter GL54 2HS

This C17 Inn was formerly an Eton cramming school and is thus perfect for families given its unstuffy ambience. Well situated on the banks of the River Eye. A comfortable hostelry taken to log fires, board games and wholesome food. When the sun shines there is a Terrace for al fresco drinks and amiable conversation. Mid week fish nights and Sunday Lunches.

01451 822142
theslaughtersinn.co.uk        Photography: Supplied By Subject


Swan Inn, Swinbrook OX18 4DY

Formerly owned by the late, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (the former Deborah Mitford, the last of the infamous Mitford sisters). A beautiful dining pub, in a delightful location, with a fair balance between traditional and modern cuisine.  Smart bedrooms. Located beside the dreamy River Windrush and village cricket ground. Within walking distance of Burford across the fields. 

01993 823339
theswanswinbrook.co.uk        Photography: Supplied By Subject

The Trout at Tadpole Bridge, Buckland Road, Buckland Marsh, Faringdon SN7 8RF

There has been a hostelry on this spot long before Father Thames can remember. Indeed, a destination to savour and to visit at least once in your lifetime. Perhaps, to rest awhile and enjoy the environs. Much to see, thereabouts. Perhaps, formerly a favourite of Mr Toad of Toad Hall? Not that I am promoting drink and driving. Jolly fine cuisine, thirst quenching ales and luxurious comfy bedrooms. A formidable combination, Ratty? Nearby is Bampton where much of Downton Abbey was filmed and where perhaps Wind In The Willows was thought up?

01367 870382     troutinn.co.uk  Photography: Supplied By Subject

Wheatsheaf Inn, West Road,  Northleach GL54 3EZ

A friendly C17 coaching inn that invites long hours beside the log fires, and lazy mornings lounging in their luxurious, comfy beds. Lunch and suppers to be recommended.  Book club. Music nights. Northleach has a very fine “Wool” church and is just off the Fosse Way so central for Cotswold tours and bike rides.

01451 860244
theluckyonion.com      Photography: Supplied By Subject


Wild Garlic & Wilder (Fine Dining), Cossack Square, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0DB

01453 832615     wild-garlic.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject

Wild Garlic started as a bistro with rooms.  With its great success has been able to developed Wilder around the corner on Market Street for fine dining open on Wednesday to Saturday evening 7.30-11.  The Bistro is open daily for Brunch, lunch and dinner. Child friendly. Sunday lunches. Five comfortable bedrooms. Nailsworth is becoming an arty and foodie centre perfect for a visit to Bath and a grand location for south Cotswold expeditions.

Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6YA

A Daylesford (Lady Bamford) creation (or warren, ha-ha) designed for the upwardly mobile Londoner, and or, media-type. It is all glass, and showey food in prep whilst the clientele are busily monitoring their laptops and iPads. The saving grace, the log fire, comfy seating and classy bedrooms. 

01608 658389
thewildrabbit.co.uk       Photography: Supplied By Subject

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