Tucked away in picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold, this versatile spot is a real crowd-pleaser and is perfect for all occasions. The attractive 17th-century exterior combines with the eclectic, contemporary interior to charming effect. In the bar you’ll find a row of pink leather stools, and a bar of dark wood and blue tiles illuminated by hanging globe lights. Pull up a stool and take your pick from ten bottled craft beers, a hand-picked wine list, a broad selection of cocktails, or the speciality gin list. Alternatively, treat yourself and plump for one of the popular cocktails – the Espresso Martini comes especially highly recommended. Make your way into the main restaurant and you’ll find a space that’s swathed in bright colours and patterns, where you can enjoy the most delightful cuisine.
Peruse the main menu and plump for something light to start with – perhaps the fritto misto or the chargrilled asparagus with smoked sunblushed tomatoes and Kalamata olives. You’ll find the menu packed with delightful mains like tender slow-cooked lamb shoulder with barrel-aged feta and pomegranate dressing. Seafood-lovers will be pleased to see sesame yellowfin tuna and flavoursome king prawn and chorizo linguine nero. You’ll also find plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so there’s something for everyone. Though the menu is bursting with tasty options, the real highlight of this eatery is the crisp Italian sourdough pizza, cooked to perfection in the wood-fired oven. Choose from one of the regular options or single out the pizza of the week from the specials board. To round off your evening, don’t miss out on a scrumptious pudding. For those with a sweet-tooth we’d have to recommend choosing either the gooey chocolate torte or the potted banoffee with salted caramel ice cream.
With all these delights in store, you won’t want to leave, and with 22 luxurious en-suite bedrooms you won’t have to. Combining boutique charm with contemporary comforts, this is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway. The overnight offer includes a scrumptious breakfast with options ranging from a full English and eggs Florentine, to Belgian waffles with smoked bacon and maple syrup. You can even couple your choice of breakfast with a revitalising Bloody Mary, or a chilled glass of Prosecco spumante brut.