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The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

England’s self-proclaimed ‘oldest inn’ is a classy choice for a getaway, with stylish interiors, excellent gastrofare and luxe bedrooms. A big yes.

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England’s oldest inn is a handsome, Grade II listed, Cotswold stunner with parts dating from 947AD. It also happens to be a stylish boutique retreat with restaurant, inn and 13 rooms from £99 a night if you’re planning to B&B it.

I’ve stayed here before and it’s a really superior inn – it looks beautiful, full of stylish nooks and crannies. Everywhere you turn your gaze it’s stunningly put together. The menu is rustic British, and changes regularly and features lots of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

The dining room is candlelit and atmospheric and a high point of the experience – but the rooms are stunning too, with and a cool, country vibe and luxe bathrooms to finish off the job. You’re seconds from the centre of town too, and a run of gorgeous independent shops.

Combining style with character it’s a fabulous place to hang your coat.

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Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos GL54 1BN
01451 870048

Opening hours
Monday: 12 - 11pm
Tuesday: 12 - 11pm
Wednesday: 12 - 11pm
Thursday: 12 - 11pm
Friday: 12 - 11pm
Saturday: 12 - 11pm
Sunday: 12 - 9pm

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