The George Townhouse has proudly stood at the heart of its community in Shipston-on-Stour for many years, but in early 2016 it benefi ted from an extensive makeover that transformed all three stories of the beautiful 18th-century building and each of the 15 en-suite bedrooms. Awarded five AA stars, the guest accommodation at The George Townhouse provides a modern and sophisticated experience with splendid decor and plenty of contemporary amenities. It’s luxury in its simplest form that makes for the most comfortable of stays.
Locally renowned for its fantastic food offering, The George Townhouse is a firm favourite with families, couples, locals, and visitors alike. Head chef Matthew Hiscoe sources the best of local produce wherever possible and focuses on crafting unpretentious dishes with modern flair. You may wish to start with the salt and pepper squid with rocket, aioli and lemon, the pork and apple panko croquettes with sweetcorn salsa and garlic mayo, or the tandoori chicken skewers with tzatziki dip and tomato, onion and cucumber salad. Many of the starters are perfect for sharing, so why not order a few for the table? Just make sure you save room for the main course – portions are generous and there are so many delightful options to choose from. We would recommend the breast of Gressingham duck with roasted salsify, sautéed Brussels sprouts and orange sauce. Seafood-lovers will savour the salmon and herb fi shcake with pea purée, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce, and bacon-crusted cod with rosemary and garlic potatoes, wilted spinach and white butter sauce. The roasted shallot and Brie tarte Tatin with rocket, pear, and walnut salad and horseradish dressing is packed with fl avour and suitable for vegetarians.
For dessert, it doesn’t get much better than The George Townhouse’s warm treacle tart with Cornish clotted cream, and the wonderful local farmhouse cheese plate. To accompany your meal, a wide variety of drinks include Brakspear Bitter, Brakspear Oxford Gold and the local favourite, Cotswold Distillery gin, which is served with Fever-Tree tonic and a slice of grapefruit over plenty of ice. This tipple is perfect in summer and is best enjoyed al fresco in the lovely terrace garden.