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Somerset Moore has kindly spent the last year reviewing Cotswold restaurants and pubs on our behalf.

Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel, Bibury
Luxury, Chic, Special

Foxhill Manor Hotel - Broadway

Foxhill Manor Hotel, Broadway
Private, Manor, Hotel

Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter
Tranquil, Location, Michelin

Russell's of Broadway

Russell's of Broadway, Broadway
Contemporary, British, Elegant

Review of The Hare and Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt near Tetbury

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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.

Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe

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Picture a large manor, tranquil and set in a dreamy valley. The mellow, creepered limestone imparts a sense that the setting and the building have been here for centuries. Imagine 365 acres of Cotwold-y valleys and hills linked by a small trout river and that all of this is on the edge of a charming...

The Painswick, Painswick

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This dowager lady of an hotel, which has lived many lives over the years has had a sympathetic facelift and yet a new name ’The Painswick’.

Since a sale in 2005 this dear old Palladian hotel has drifted slightly out of control, changing hands too often - no one wanting,...

The Village Pub, Barnsley

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Say the word 'Barnsley' to many people and they will imagine the slightly down at heel northern town, with a past reliant on coal mining, glass making, flat caps and ferret racing - and at one time home of George Orwell, that is when he was not living near Painswick , the...

Potager Restaurant at Barnsley House, Barnsley, Nr Cirencester

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Sunshine, a rare sight recently, greeted us in Barnsley. Inside the welcome was also very sunny, from a friendly staff with Sian in charge. We were led to our table and looked after delightfully for the next two hours plus. A simple but comprehensive menu was perfect for Sunday lunch particularly in the roast beef department, though there was a good showing of fish.

The Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

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Something always makes me smile when I see a red kite soaring majestically over the English countryside, as I did on arrival at the small village of Swinbrook in Oxfordshire. The sight engenders a feeling of freedom and style, all boding well for a happy time.



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