Legend has it that this rambling, honey-coloured, charming building is the oldest pub in the country. These days it’s in two halves: the older part, of mellow Cotswold stone, has a characterful interior of low, beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, roaring fires, a cosy bar, and the airy Conservatory restaurant in a sympathetic extension. The second, handsome and painted white, is not much younger but houses a striking formal dining room, with higher beamed ceilings and quirky antler chandeliers. This is where no-nonsense, traditional British dishes are served, with the freshest local produce. At the end of the day, you’ll retire to one of 13 tasteful, muted bedrooms, each a real sanctuary furnished with hessian carpets, deep-buttoned headboards, old sewing tables and Nespresso machines. There are four levels: standard, superior, feature (the most interesting) and a duplex suite. Interconnecting rooms and those with sofabeds work well for families.
Doubles from £99
+44 (0)1451 870048; porch-house.co.uk
If you love gin, a visit to the Cotswold Distillery is a must. This award-winning tour gives you a perfect insight on how gin is made. And their tasting room at the end of the tour is always fun!
Order The Porch House’s 20oz Cote De Boeuf to share and one of their Bordeaux wines for a truly fabulous experience.
Pop into Jaffe & Neale Bookshop just around the corner. Perfect place to find a hidden gem to read in one of our roll top baths.
CLAIM TO FAME
It’s England’s oldest inn!
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