The Ebrington Arms
Set in a glorious, sleepy village and surrounded by rolling countryside, this rural haven is the picture of tranquillity. The Ebrington Arms has been named The Times’ number one UK Village Inn 2017, and it’s easy to see why. Inside, original features like exposed beams and flagstone flooring blend with warmth and community spirit, but the venue’s real charm arguably comes from the kitchen.
The quintessential English theme runs through to the classic, succinct menus, on which the head chef puts local ingredients (many of which come from the locals) to top use. Seasonal dishes are served alongside pub classics at this restaurant, which has upheld two AA rosettes for seven years running. The chef’s talent is shown in dishes such as roasted peppers stuffed with bulgur wheat, tomatoes, spring onions and parsley. Mains are just as inspiring, thanks to the roast cod fillet with potato terrine, parsley and wild garlic dressing, and beetroot and potato dumplings accompanied by spinach, roasted beetroot and goat’s cheese. Finish with elderflower panna cotta paired with macerated strawberries, raspberries and crumble. Make sure you sample one of the three tipples from their own craft beer range; their top-notch selection has seen them lauded as CAMRA’S North Cotswolds Pub of the Year three times.
The five luxury en-suite bedrooms offer a sumptuous escape from everyday life. Here, it’s all about the little touches – sherry and homemade biscuits await your arrival, and guests wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast to set you up for a day of exploring.