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The Lion Inn - Inn in Gloucestershire

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North Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5PS, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

Annie Fox-Hamilton www.thelionwinchcombe.co.uk
+44 (0)1242 603300 (landline)

More chic than shabby, full of bonhomie - a beautifully revived medieval inn, with a short seasonal menu and delectable bedrooms above

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Annie's determination to restore an old inn's charms has been an joyous success. Push open the heavy oak door to reveal a beautiful main bar: rugs on pale-painted floors, candles at mullioned windows, rough stone walls, and a log fire crackling in a 15th-century inglenook. Jugs of fresh flowers, battered leather armchairs and grand gilt-framed paintings enhance the authentic feel. Review the papers over a pint of real ale, play scrabble, cards or one of the selection of games. Order from the seasonal menu: perhaps slowly braised brisket of Wagyu beef with mashed potato, followed by plum pudding with Earl Grey & armagnac prunes with a cassis sorbet. Country-chic rooms upstairs – one with its own small balcony, three with private staircases, one above the noisy snug bar – are toasty-warm and TV-free, with inviting beds and soothing colours, upholstered armchairs and antique furniture. Bathrooms are just as good, with Bramley products and en-suite showers. Winchcombe is on the Cotswold Way; Chipping Campden, Broadway and Cheltenham are a short drive.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Annie Fox-Hamilton:

Local points of interest from
Annie Fox-Hamilton:

  • The Lion Inn is ideally located in the centre of Winchcombe, a wonderfully unspoilt Cotswold town that dates back to Saxon times.
  • Winchcombe is located in one of the most stunning areas of the Cotswolds, where the Cotswold Hills tumble into the Severn Valley offering striking contrasts and views as far as the Black Mountains in Wales.
  • Our town is full of antiques centres, award-winning delicatessens, acclaimed restaurants and, on the outskirts, one of the most romantic country houses in England – Sudeley Castle!
  • At The Lion Inn we have a selection of our favourite, local, circular walks that we can provide for your stay. These range from 1 hour short walks to 5-6 hour romps through the Cotswold countryside.
  • Whilst you're with us you might like to visit some of the following local attractions: Sudeley Castle (home to Queen Katherine Parr), Hailes Abbey (a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1246) or Belas Knap (a neolithic Long Barrow) to name but a few.
  • We can arrange horse riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, rides on the steam train, visits to Prescott Speed Hill Climb (on certain dates) and tickets for the shows in Cheltenham.
Points of interest

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"We visited in November 8 of our family in 4 rooms and we all enjoyed the experience. Lovely accommodation, and the food was excellent, will go again"
November 2014
"Absolutely wonderful. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed at. Would recommend anyone to go here. "
November 2013

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  • 5 Doubles
  • , 2 Suites for 3
Price:(i) £110 to£185 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.


Lunch & dinner £9.50 - £24.50.




North Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5PS, Gloucestershire

Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 160 per night
Inn 2 Suites, each sleeping 3
Price: (i) £ 150 to £ 185 per night
Annie Fox-Hamilton www.thelionwinchcombe.co.uk
+44 (0)1242 603300 (landline)