Somerset Moore has kindly spent the last year reviewing Cotswold restaurants and pubs on our behalf.
The Swan Hotel, BiburyLuxury, Chic, Special
The Feathers Hotel, WoodstockBlenheim, Informal, Gin
Foxhill Manor Hotel, BroadwayPrivate, Manor, Hotel
Lords of the Manor, Upper SlaughterTranquil, Location, Michelin
Russell's of Broadway, BroadwayContemporary, British, Elegant
Westonbirt is a perfect example of one of those tiny Cotswold places that you might drive through in a blink, but is full of history and stories. Westonbirt House was one of the most expensive of its time - built by the Holford family, whose family fortune came from the New River Company - which brought fresh water into London.
Back in the 19th century Robert Holford also sponsoring seed collecting expeditions around the world to indulge his passion for trees, plantings which now form the basis of Westonbirt Arboretum, now managed by the Forestry Commission as a hugely successful visitor attraction.
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Castle and Combe are two delightfully ‘English’ words, and Castle Combe is a delightful English Village. It’s a place that regularly crops up in discussions about the ‘prettiest village in England.
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Spring is here - one of the best times in the Cotswolds!