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 Mondays you can enjoy The Holfords legendary steak night deal. 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.