Inns and Hotels in the Cotswolds
English Country Inns have handpicked a great selection of pubs with rooms, hotels and inns in the Cotswolds. It is said that ‘time stands still in the Cotswolds’. It is certainly true that the quintessential English village inn is to be found here. Most Cotswolds inns are steeped in history, with ancient beams, flagstone floors and open fireplaces. Many are set in sleepy villages nestled in the countryside, whilst others are to be found in the picturesque market towns.
The honey coloured stone buildings of market towns such as Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow on the Wold, Chipping Campden and Northleach are characteristic of the Cotswolds. Here you will find artisan stores, antique shops, traditional cafes, restaurants and hotels, as well as pubs and inns. The local tourist information centres have details of all the attractions, but the best place to find out about the hidden gems of the area will be the local pub or inn. So get the most out of your trip to the Cotswolds and book a room in one of the following Cotswold inns!
The Red Lion, Adderbury, Gloucestershire
You will find this magnificent old inn overlooking the village green in a beautiful Oxfordshire village. The inn is luxuriously appointed and full of character with a wealth of old oak, stone chimney pieces and low beams.
The Amberley Inn, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire
Just 3 miles from Stroud, the Amberley Inn enjoys stunning views over the Cotswolds countryside. This Cotswold inn also offers a restaurant specialising in freshly caught fish and local produce.
The Cromwell Lodge Hotel, Banbury, Oxfordshire
The historic 17th Century Cromwell Hotel stands in the centre of the market town of Banbury, famous from the old nursery rhyme "Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross". The hotel offers comfortable en-suite bedrooms, some with four poster or sleigh beds. Full of character, the hotel also boasts the best breakfast in town!
Swan Hotel, Bibury, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
An ivy-clad 17th century inn overlooking the River Coln in the pretty hamlet of Bibury, the Swan Hotel is the quintessential Cotswolds country inn, featuring cosy lounges with log fires during the winter months and a stunning garden for the summer. Renowned for its warm welcome, fabulous food and idyllic setting, the Swan Hotel offers the perfect escape from the pressures of life today.
The Royal George Hotel, Birdlip, Gloucestershire
Peacefully set in the lovely village of Birdlip in the Vale of Gloucester, the 18th century Royal George epitomises a friendly, traditional English country hotel. Gloucester itself is only 8 miles away and there are a many enchanting Cotswold villages nearby.
The Kings Head Inn, Bledington, Oxfordshire
Overlooking the village green and set by a meandering brook, The Kings Head Inn is situated in Bledington, midway between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon. A privately-owned, former 16th century cider house, the inn has been elegantly and carefully refurbished without losing any of its original charm.
The Dial House & Restaurant, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
This lovely building, made from the warm Cotswold stone, dates back to 1698 and is the oldest building still standing in the village. A beautifully decorated country house style hotel, the Dial House offers individually designed bedrooms, some with luxury four poster beds. Enjoy great food in our restaurant where head chef Jamie Forman has been awarded 2 rosettes for his excellent cuisine.
Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire
The Horse and Groom, situated in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Bourton on the Hill, strives for the highest standards in all aspects of inn keeping. The bright and airy bar offers a selection of well kept real ales and local lagers. The beautifully restored dining room serves award winning food, from traditional favourites through to culinary innovations. The five sumptuous bedrooms are all ensuite, individually styled and decorated with flair and taste.
Good Pub Guide 2016 'Pub of the Year', Good Hotel Guide 'Pub-with-Rooms of the Year 2012'.
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The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire
The Lygon Arms has been welcoming guests in the Cotswolds for over 400 years. Surrounded by the antique shops and galleries of Broadway, it is set within 3 acres of grounds. Dining at The Lygon Arms is provided in The Great Hall, which is decorated with suits of armour. A varied à la carte menu is offered to guests, or informal dining can be enjoyed at The Goblets Bistro. The hotel has excellent Spa facilities including a gym, spa bath, steam room, swimming pool with retractable roof and sauna.
The Broadway Hotel, Broadway, Worcestershire
Situated in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway overlooking the village green, you will find the half timbered, honey-stone 15th century Broadway Hotel. Refurbished in 2012, the hotel offers an extensive a la carte menu in Tattersalls Brasserie, set in a beautiful new atrium. In the Country Bar you can enjoy a pint of traditional British ale or a glass of your favourite tipple by one of the open log fires in the winter. On a warm summer's evening, sit on the front terrace and soak up the beauty of Broadway.
The Trout at Tadpole Bridge, Buckland Marsh, Oxfordshire
You will find the Trout located by the Thames Path at Tadpole Bridge near the village of Brampton, 20 minutes from the centre of Oxford. An unusual historic inn with just six bedrooms, the Trout even boasts riverside walks and berthing for up to six boats. Features include log fires, superior bedrooms, cask ales and careful use of the best local ingredients in our food.
The Inn for All Seasons, The Barringtons, near Burford, Oxfordshire
This unspoilt 16th century Coswolds inn features large open fireplaces, flagstone floors and exposed wooden beams. The highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself on using seasonal local produce wherever possible. There is also a fantastic fresh Fish Board which changes daily. Our en-suite guest bedrooms are spacious, light and modern but still with the charm of the old building. We are located between Oxford and Cheltenham.
The Lamb Inn, Burford, Oxfordshire
The 15th century Lamb Inn is the quintessential English inn with its flagstone floors, log fires and antiques. Excellent service and award winning food blend to create a memorable stay. Outside there is a stunning courtyard and walled garden, ideal for dining alfresco in the warmer months or to simply relax and unwind. Winners of the Conde Nast Johansens 'Most Excellent Inn' 2012.
The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford, Oxfordshire
Welcome to the 16th century, 4 star Bay Tree Hotel. Situated in pretty Burford, the "Gateway to the Cotswolds", the hotel is full of heritage and charm. Friendly and attentive service, great food, old beams, flagstones and crackling log fires create a wonderful old English ambiance.
The Castle Inn Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire
Stunningly beautiful Castle Combe was one of the settings for the recent film 'War Horse'. Set in the market place, the 12th century Castle Inn has recently been carefully restored and boasts original features with contemporary facilities. The Bar with its open fire offers informal lunches and light snacks with a la carte dining in the evening. There is also a conservatory dining room and a garden terrace.
The Kings, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Sympathetically renovated, The Kings combines traditional character with contemporary style to create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. Inside this stunning 17th/18th century listed townhouse, you will find a friendly and informal bar as well as our restaurant serving AA rosette commended, locally sourced modern British food. Our stylish en-suite bedrooms are located in the main hotel or in our renovated cottage at the rear of the property.
The Red Lion Inn, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
This traditional Cotswolds inn boasts just 5 rooms and is situated on one of the most beautiful High Streets in the UK. The inn simply oozes charm and character, with a mellow stone exterior, flagstone floors and old beams. Dining with us is a joy; amazing food, real ales and fine wines are available in our Restaurant and Bar.
The Seagrave Arms, Weston Subedge, near Chipping Campden
Welcome to the Seagrave Arms, where our inviting candlelit restaurant with its old dining tables and worn wooden floors serves a modern British menu based on seasonal and local ingredients. This 18th century former coaching inn has been converted to a fine "restaurant with rooms" but still retains many original features. The cosy bar has a large inglenook fireplace and old leather armchairs and is a perfect place to cradle a pint of local real ale. Our guest rooms are all en-suite, with high spec modern showers and complimentary REN toiletries.
Merrymouth Inn, Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire
Welcome to the 13th century Merrymouth Inn. The comfortable guest accommodation is all en-suite and is to be found in a converted stable block to the rear of the inn. This lovely stone inn has built a fine reputation for its home-cooked food, real ale and wine list. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
The Fleece, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Situated at the heart of Cirencester, The Fleece is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds or visiting the town's many Roman remains. Our cosy lounge boasts a feature fireplace and comfy sofas, and is simply perfect for getting together with friends or reading the morning papers. Our comfy en-suite bedrooms were completely refurbished in October 2011.
Corinium Hotel and Restaurant, Cirencester
This delightful 16th century hotel and restaurant provides an oasis of tranquility, just five minutes walk from the town centre. The hotel boasts 15 individual bedrooms, a brasserie-style restaurant and cosy bar, all full of Cotswold charm. In the summer, enjoy a meal or drink al fresco in the attractive walled garden. The Corinium also has the benefit of ample free car parking.
The Eliot Arms, South Cerney, Cirencester
The appeal of the Eliot Arms is the fact it is a 16th century typical Cotswold stone hotel and pub that simply oozes with character offering a relaxing environment from which to explore this beautiful part of the country. The Eliot Arms has 10 en-suite letting rooms and, for locals, it features a skittle alley which can be easily converted into a function room.
The Cotswold Plough Hotel and Restaurant, Clanfield, Oxfordshire
Welcome to the Cotswold Plough, an authentic 16th century Elizabethan Cotswold manor house offering wonderful food, roaring log fires in the winter and fabulous al fresco dining in the summer. We offer a friendly stylish yet informal atmosphere, within easy striking distance of Oxford.
The Green Dragon Inn, Cockleford, near Cowley, Gloucestershire
The 17th century Green Dragon Inn is situated in the pretty hamlet of Cockleford in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is a popular retreat for locals and visitors alike with its roaring log fires, beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and comfortable cottage-style accommodation. The cosy and informal Mouse Bar or Lower Bar provide a wide range of excellent traditional and modern "pub food with a difference". Our bars and furniture have been hand crafted by the famous Robert Thompson - the "Mouse Man of Kilburn".
Garniche at the Puesdown, Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire
This charming Cotswold Inn offers stylish, elegant en-suite rooms, a popular restaurant and bar. Lunches include gastropub classics, snacks and homemade burgers, while the evening menu features traditional English cuisine with locally sourced produce where possible. We are situated on the A40 nine miles from Cheltenham.
The Falkland Arms, Great Tew, Oxfordshire
The 16th century Falkland Arms at Great Tew simply oozes historic charm and character. The flagstone floors, oak beams and inglenook fireplace are cosy in winter and the pretty gardens are just perfect for those lazy sunny days. This traditional pub is famous for its selection of beers, whiskies and country wines and superb food and rooms are also available. Whether you are popping in for a 'quick drink', a bite to eat or looking for somewhere to stay, The Falkland Arms is for you.
The Bull Hotel, Fairford, Gloucestershire
The historic Bull Hotel is situated in Fairford's famous market square and boasts 22 en-suite bedrooms, each full of character with sloping roofs and oak beams. Enjoy good food in the Dining Room or enjoy a light bite or snack with a glass of real ale in the Bar.
The Inn at Fossebridge, Fossebridge, Gloucestershire
The Inn at Fossebridge, 6 miles north of Cirencester on the A429, is the quinteseential Cotswolds retreat. This beautiful, AA four star coaching inn is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds within each reach of Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon. Our accommodation is first class, our gardens are beautiful and our food is delicious. Good Pub Guide 2012 Top Pub.
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The Crown Inn, Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire
Quite simply, a perfect village pub with rooms. A 17th century ‘cider house’, The Crown Inn has all the right ingredients: roaring log fires, tasty home-cooked food, local real ales, fine wines, a beautiful building - and of course, good company.
The Dog House Hotel, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire
This hotel got its name from 'dog sitting' the hunting dogs of the wealthy farming gentry who had sons at college in Oxford. Whilst they could stable their horses at the colleges, the dogs were not allowed, so they stayed here and the inn became known as the Dog House. These days there are 20 comfortable en-suite bedrooms including 2 feature rooms.
The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire
The Hollow Bottom is a very popular place with the local racing fraternity and well known for its long tradition and connection with the Cheltenham Races. Famous visitors have included Earth Summit and Bindaree who stopped by to celebrate his Grand National win! A privately owned free house, the Hollow Bottom is also famous for its great food and warm welcome.
The Bird in Hand, Hailey, Oxfordshire
This Grade II listed, 17th century Cotswold inn is made from a blend of local stone and slate, and boasts beautiful original features. The huge inglenook fireplace blazes away during the cold winter nights and in the t summer there is a terrace for dining and drinking al fresco. The Bird in Hand offers modern rooms in a traditional setting. Free Wi-Fi in public areas.
The Halford Bridge, Halford, Warwickshire
Steeped in history, this 16th Century Coaching Inn is set in a pretty rural Warwickshire village on the fringes of the Cotswolds. This country inn offers a contemporary restaurant, secluded courtyard garden and individually styled en-suite bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi, onsite parking.
The Hunters Hall Hotel, Kingscote, Gloucestershire
This 16th Century inn is steeped in history and features beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and great stone fireplaces with open fires. Enjoy good food and drink in the relaxed atmosphere of this fine old English inn. The comfortable en-suite bedrooms are located in the former stables and blacksmiths shop. There is also a two bedroom family suite and a four poster bedroom.
The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
The Slaughters Inn, formerly Washbourne Court, is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds. The inn is a perfect blend of contemporary style with historic features. Enjoy a meal in the relaxed and informal Scholars bar with its roaring log fires in the winter months. In the summer enjoy the superb riverside gardens and dine al fresco on the terrace. Lower Slaughter is just one mile from Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'.
The New Inn Hotel, Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire
Located on the banks of the River Thames, this 17th century coaching inn has been fully refurbished to combine modern facilities with Cotswold charm. Relax by the log fire in the traditional bar. Dine in the a la carte restaurant and choose from a wide variety of sumptuous dishes. The 24 bedrooms are all unique with original features such as steps, fireplaces, sloping ceilings and views across the River Thames.
The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
The Old Bell is reputed to be England's oldest hotel. It stands next to the famous Abbey in the historic town of Malmesbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Steeped in history and oozing charm and character, it features log fires, old paintings and period furniture. You can dine in Edwardian splendour in the award winning restaurant. Located just 5 minutes from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway.
The Old Swan and Minster Mill, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
The Old Swan and Minster Mill enjoy a superb setting in the glorious Cotswolds village of Minster Lovell. The River Windrush flows through the village past the romantic ruins of Minster Lovell Hall (English Heritage). The Mill is set on the banks of the River Windrush whilst the Old Swan, a 600 year old inn, is on the main street. The Old Swan has the laid-back atmosphere of a gastro-pub with its log-fired bar, and features bedrooms full of romantic character with exposed beams. The bedrooms at the Mill boast a stylish, more contemporary design.
The Redesdale Arms Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Set on the main street of the Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, this 18th century former coaching inn features original beams, log fires and sloping floors. Don't be fooled by this historic ambience however; the comfortable bedrooms offer every modern comfort and there is free WiFi in the hotel. The AA rosette restaurant serves dishes prepared from local produce including game and vegetables, and Cornish seafood.
The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
A warm welcome awaits at the Manor House Hotel, a luxuriously furnished 4 Star hotel with the relaxed feel of an elegant country house. Relax in the comfortable bar and lounges. The award-winning, 2 rosette Mulberry Restaurant serves an imaginative menu and uses only the freshest local produce. There is also a brasserie menu available in the contemporary Mulberry Bar.
The Egypt Mill Hotel, Nailsworth, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
This 16th century riverside hotel and award-winning restaurant is set in unspoilt Nailsworth near Stroud. In the summer enjoy a drink or dine al fresco in the water gardens. Inside in the bar, the carefully renovated and working mill-wheel is housed behind glass for all to see - it makes a great feature while you eat!
Cross Hands Hotel, Old Sodbury, near Yate, Gloucestershire
The 14th century Cross Hands is a fine old posting house which has been offering a great welcome, good food and shelter to weary travellers for over 600 years. The cellars were once used to house convicted criminals, sentenced to death by 'Bloody' Judge Jeffreys. Nowadays, the hotel is noted for the excellence of its food. Conveniently located just 16 miles from Bristol.
The Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor, near Oxford
Just 4 miles west of Oxford you will find the historic Bear and Ragged Staff. The Bear boasts bars, restaurant, snugs, log fires and a garden for those warm summer days. The comfortable en-suite bedrooms are either in the Old Cottage Wing or above the Old Pub which features exposed beams, sloping floors, quirky staircases, and of course, ghosts!
Head of the River, Oxford
Wow what a setting! Head of the River enjoys a stunning location overlooking the River Thames. This popular traditional pub, bar and restaurant offers attractive rates, excellent home-cooked food, fine wines and Fuller's award winning ales and beers, and is just 5 minutes walk from the city centre.
The Painswick, Painswick, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
Welcome to the Painswick, an intimate boutique hotel set in the
beautiful village of Painswick. A superb blend of the modern and
historic, the hotel is a stunning country retreat set in a fine
Palladian house. Relax and chill out in luxurious surroundings.
The Bear of Rodborough Hotel, Rodborough Common, near Stroud
This former coaching inn has undergone a careful restoration and has been returned to its former glory. The elegant and individually styled bedrooms enjoy panoramic views. Relax in the Bear Bar and Common Room with their open log fires and comfortable furniture before dining in the acclaimed Library Restaurant. An inspired choice for country breaks at any time of the year.
The George Hotel, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
A boutique hotel in the heart of Shipston on Stour, the George Hotel offers guests a relaxed atmosphere combined with gorgeous décor, great food and superb service. Pop in for a pie and a pint, celebrate your special occassion with us or book one of our comfortable guest rooms for an overnight stay.
The Lamb Inn, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
Set in the pretty village of Shipton-under-Wychwood, the dog-friendly Lamb Inn is a beautiful Cotswold inn with five unique en-suite guest rooms, each individually themed by an interior designer. Stay at the Lamb for our luxurious rooms, exciting seasonal menu, varied wine list, traditional cask ales and of course, our warm welcome.
The Priory Inn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
The family-friendly Priory Inn is a located in the heart of Tetbury, just a stone's throw from Westonbirt Arboretum in the heart of the Cotswolds. There is a popular restaurant and also a wood-fired oven for home-baked specialities and gourmet pizzas. All the Priory's stylish en-suite rooms are simple and calming with individual art and hand-made local toiletries.
The Snooty Fox, Tetbury
Discover the cosy bar with large inglenook fireplace where the locals sit and chat. Then wander through to the bistro that offers hearty local food produced with flair and imagination. This quintessentially English inn also offers refurbished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The cities of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester are all a short drive from Tetbury, and the M4 (junction 18) is within easy reach.
The Bell Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
The historic Bell Hotel is situated opposite Tewkesbury's famous Abbey. Enjoy a warm welcome, delicious food, cosy rooms and great hospitality and discover why The Bell Hotel is such a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Easy access from M5 junction 9.
Hatton Court Hotel, Upton St. Leonards, Gloucestershire
Enjoying spectacular views of the Severn Valley, Hatton Court has all the comfort and relaxed atmosphere of a Cotswold family home. The reception at Hatton Court is very much a lounge, with armchairs, magazines and open fires for those chillier days. Next door the bar is a relaxing place to take tea, read and talk. The peaceful setting and comfortable bedrooms, some with whirlpool baths, make for a restful stay.
The Fleece, Witney, Oxfordshire
Voted one of the top 20 pubs in the UK, The Fleece overlooks Witney's Church Green, mid way between Oxford (13 miles) and Cheltenham. The Fleece's restaurant offers an excellent menu which includes all your traditional pub favourites. The comfortable bedrooms are all en-suite and some have views of Church Green. Free wireless broadband and on-site parking.
The Feathers Hotel, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
This 17th century Feathers Hotel is situated right at the gates of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, in the heart of historic Woodstock. The hotel and guest bedrooms are furnished with antiques, books and interesting pictures. In winter, log fires blaze in all the sitting rooms and the bar. In warmer months, dine or enjoy a drink al fresco in the courtyard garden.
Macdonald Bear Hotel, Woodstock
This grand old 13th century coaching inn has played host to royalty, film stars and politicians. It was once a romatic hideaway for Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at the height of their love affair. With its ivy façade, oak beams, open fireplaces and stone walls, it exudes warmth and cosiness, perfect if you want to escape from it all. The hotel also boasts an award winning 2 AA Rosette Restaurant.
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