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The Five Alls – Filkins, Gloucestershire

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The Five Alls – Filkins, Gloucestershire

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With nine attractive, luxurious and kindly priced bedrooms, The Five Alls stands in the charming Cotswold village of Filkins. Behind a diminutive exterior, the pub reveals impressive proportions: a large bar area, two dining rooms and an instantly appealing Alpine-style sitting area in front of a blazing log fire. Constantly buzzing with life, it’s fun, characterful and chilled, all at the same time, and you are as likely to find local resident Kate Moss tucking into Sebastian Snow’s excellent part-comforting, part-refined cooking (tuna sashimi, belly pork, baked Alaska) and equally impressive wine list, as you are a party of adults and kids. And the pub’s 19th-century name? It refers to five human callings, each characterised by an ‘all’: the king, who rules all; the bishop, who prays for all; the lawyer, who pleads for all; the soldier, who fights for all; and the labourer, who works for all. All in all, a very fine place to stay. Doubles from £115.


Do: Visit Cotswold Woollen Weavers. Housed in a converted barn, this picturesque little workshop makes traditional woollen blankets, throws and country Tweed clothing on its ancient looms.

Eat: Like Kate Moss, a regular guest. We’ll have what she’s having (maybe a little more).

Buy: Some of the in house ‘Five Alls’ olive oil.

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