The Holford Arms

Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Set in 8 acres with cider orchards, free-range pigs, bell tents in summer and a big-hearted team serving super food, nr Westonbirt Arboretum


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


At the side of the long road that takes you into Tetbury sits this unassuming country inn with its whitewashed exterior hiding more secrets than you can shake a stick at. Owners Pete and Tor have worked a special magic here. Whether it’s building more stylish ‘shacks’ in the big field at the back, or pressing their own apples, they have a way with food, drink and atmosphere which would be the envy of many a new pub entrepreneur. Their hands-on approach means the little inn buzzes with happy locals and nature lovers who’ve popped in for a pint or a Sunday roast after exploring nearby Westonbirt Arboretum. Inside, all is snug and homely. The bar winks with bottles, or try one of the local ales. Young chefs serve up tasty classics and treats; on Wednesdays you can tuck into a three-course Thai feast for a bargain price. Upstairs, six pretty bedrooms with crisp white linens and splashes of colour. Take the big twin/double under the eaves with a day bed that doubles as a window seat. Very special.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog treats and a water bowl.

Seven-acre garden and minutes away from wonderful walks in Westonbirt Arboretum.

Starters from £5. Lunch from £10. Mains from £15.


Nightly price
from £74
Singles £74-£124. Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per night.
4 Doubles
From £74
2 Twin/doubles
From £80


This is a treasure of a place - a lovely beer garden with wood-fried pizza oven and a stage for live music. So much fruit and veg is grown here - it's inspiring - and it's all used in the yummy food. Glamp in the garden, shack up in shacks or B&B rooms upstairs - they're all bright, funky and fun. Pete and Tor put so much into this place and it's as warm and welcoming as they are.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

Had a wonderful dinner here after a beautiful walk around Westonbirt. Best beef burger I've had for ages served with delicious bacon jam! Large garden, beautiful interior and great atmosphere!

Florence, Bristol

Stopped off at the last minute after the motorways decided not to cooperate with Plan A of getting home. Very helpful and friendly on the phone, we were reassured of finding a place to sleep for the night! Walked in to find a bar full of friendly locals, smiles and warmth. Beautiful room under the eaves all ready and waiting for tired-us, complete with tea and coffee. Dinner was wonderful, everything freshly cooked, delicious, and served with a smile. Cider full of flavour, although at the end of Dry January, a single pint was enough! :-) We would very happily return. A lot.

Deb, St austell

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pete Heathcock

  • The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is just a stone's throw from the pub. One of the finest tree collections in the world spread over approximately 600 acres, the arboretum is a fantastic day out for the entire family.
  • As Highgrove is just two minutes from the pub, we are the perfect place to stay if you wish to enjoy the Royal gardens. Having taken over 35 years in the making they are now considered some of the most creative and inspiring in the UK.
  • The historic market town of Tetbury is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Famous for its extensive range of antique shops, now boasting a wealth of stylish boutiques, charming cafes and the ever popular Highgrove shop.
  • Situated within 30 minutes of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and a whole host of beautiful Cotswold towns and villages. The Holford Arms has great links to the M4 and M5, making getting to and exploring from effortless.
  • If you are feeling more adventurous the Holford Arms also offers an exceptional camping/glamping experience within our 8 acres of beautiful orchards, small holding and vegetable gardens.
  • Blessed with many spectacular walks minutes from the pub, including the great variety of National Trust rambles and the 102 mile long Cotswold Way from Bath to Chipping Camden. This wonderful area has so much to offer.