Sunday 17 December 2017


14 quintessential Cotswold inns

Offering quaint charm, striking features and plenty of country character, SoGlos rounds up 14 quintessential Cotswold inns for eating, drinking and even sleeping in style.

Whether you’re hoping for a peaceful countryside stay, a cosy pub for dinner and drinks, or both, the Cotswolds is home to plenty of gorgeous inns that boast lovely views, original features and buckets of rural charm.

Offering some inspiration for your next Cotswold getaway, SoGlos has teamed up with The Maytime Inn to find 14 quintessential inns, encompassing hidden gems, award-winning pubs and local favourites.

For more information about The Maytime Inn, its beautiful beer garden, breathtaking views and resident dog Alfie, visit themaytime.com directly.


1. The Maytime Inn

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Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds in the historic village of Asthall, The Maytime Inn offers quintessential charm in abundance thanks to its original 17th century features, cosy interiors, and glorious countryside views.

Home to six beautifully furnished rooms which overlook the stunning courtyard, guests can expect a luxurious and relaxing stay, while The Maytime’s restaurant provides a wonderful setting to tuck into a tasty full English breakfast, Sunday lunch, hearty sandwiches, or classic pub dishes.


2. The Village Pub


Epitomising the character of a British county inn, The Village Pub boasts a pretty setting in the Cotswold village of Barnsley and serves up hearty pub food. And if you want to make a weekend of it, it’s also home to six comfy country rooms complete with old beams, slanted ceilings and soft-hued décor.


3. The Kingham Plough

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The Kingham Plough is an award-winning country pub in the market town of Chipping Norton, offering an inspirationally modern British menu which raises the bar on traditional pub grub, in addition to six comfortable bedrooms that provide a slice of luxury and heaps of country charm.


4. The Royal Oak Tetbury


The Royal Oak in Tetbury is home to a characterful cosy pub and six lovely guest rooms which blend contemporary chic décor with rustic charm, giving guests the chance to enjoy a peaceful escape within a luxurious setting.


5. The Falcon Inn


Soak up the sights of pretty Painswick and enjoy a quintessential country stay at The Falcon Inn, a family-run pub and restaurant that’s also home to 11 individually-styled guest rooms, some of which have their own fireplace and gorgeous views of St Mary’s Church and its famous 99 yew trees.


6. The Lamb Inn


Providing a peaceful retreat in Burford, The Lamb Inn is a classic English inn complete with an open log fire, grandfather clock, exposed beans and flagstone floors. Originally a weaver’s cottage, the quaint building has 17 bedrooms which promise a cosy and comfortable stay.


7. The Eight Bells Inn

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Originally built in the 14th century, The Eight Bells in Chipping Campden offers a beautiful example of a traditional Cotswold inn thanks to retaining original stone and timber features. Along with its classic pub décor, there are six snug rooms for a home from home experience.


8. The Ebrington Arms


The Ebrington Arms blends rural charm with chic décor, and has been hailed as one of the Cotswolds’ most celebrated pubs. Promising a luxury stay, there are five characterful rooms which provide a lovely base in the picture-perfect village of Ebrington, which lies in the midst of enchanting rolling hills.


9. The Lion Inn

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Housed in a beautifully restored 15th-century building in Winchcombe, The Lion Inn boasts charm and character, with its eight gorgeous bedrooms blending contemporary décor with intimate country comfort, making for the perfect Cotswold retreat.


10. The Wheatsheaf Inn


A traditional British inn nestled in the historic market town of Northleach, The Wheatsheaf Inn exudes Cotswold charm thanks to its honey-coloured exterior, open fire and rustic features, while its 14 beautiful bedrooms blend a classic coaching inn with modern touches.


11. The Porch House


Thought to be England’s oldest inn, The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold is brimming with Cotswold charm across its traditional bar area, cosy snug, characterful dining room, and 13 individually designed rooms.


12. The New Inn


The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns is an idyllic Cotswolds country pub that boasts a traditional bar and restaurant with wooden beams and a roaring fire. Dating back to the 16th century, the inn is also home to 15 rooms that provide an abundance of character.


13. The Feathered Nest


A country pub, restaurant and inn located in the picturesque village of Nether Westcote, The Feathered Nest offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with its four beautiful bedrooms, the Cuckoo’s Den, Pheasant Nest, Dove Cote, and Cockerel’s Roost, providing cosy comfort.


14. The Seagrave Arms


A charming Cotswold inn in Chipping Campden, The Seagrave Arms was originally built 400 years ago as a family home and retains its homely feel to this day, with eight lovely, characterful bedrooms and a restaurant that cooks up British comfort food.


By Kathryn Purvis

© SoGlos
Tuesday 26 September 2017

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