The Swan - Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
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The Swan – Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
The Cotswolds

This 16th century timbered inn, complete with inglenook fireplaces, reclaimed wooden floors and a large central bar, has become the latest in Sam and Georgie Pearman’s new Country Creatures collection of delightful and stylish rural boltholes. You’ll find seven refurbished bedrooms and a family cottage that mix comfort and luxury in equal measure, with antique and modern art pieces sourced from around the country, plus natural linens, velvets and printed fabrics, and Georgie’s botanical 100 Acre Apothecary products in the bathrooms. In the dining room, exposed timber and Cotswold stone create an intimate setting, and there are also tables on the terrace and in the garden with its fire pits and painted wooden planters. As for the food, expect the best of British and European produce from head chef Adam Abbot, previously of the Wild Rabbit and the Slaughters Manor House. Intrigued by White Truffle, Rollright, Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Tarte Flambée? Roll up, it’s on the menu.

SEE

The Swan is situated in the heart of the glorious Oxfordshire Cotswolds. With a huge array of villages and towns to visit including Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. It is also only 20 minutes from both Daylesford Organic and Soho Farmhouse.

EAT

Sam Pearman and Head Chef Adam Abbott have designed a new menu starring the best of British and European produce with a heavy focus on seasonality. The menu will focus on creating simple, clean dishes that demonstrate the UK’s best artisanal ingredients including rare breed meats from Huntsham Farm and English sparkling wines from Poulton Hill Estate.

BUY

Burford, Stow, Daylesford – a huge variety of shopping opportunities.

Nota Bene

Ascott-under-Wychwood is the home of the Ascott Martyrs – 16 women who were imprisoned in 1873 for their role in founding the National Union of Agricultural Workers. Following an appeal to Queen Victoria, the women were all pardoned. There is a comparative bench on the village green.


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