The King’s Arms

Badminton, Gloucestershire

Classic dishes, bar games, a big old fireplace, and menus chalked up daily. A lovely Cotswolds base, with bedrooms cosy and stylish


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 6


Next to the main road in Didmarton, close to Tetbury and the Badminton Estate, is this recently refurbished inn – a perfect place in the Cotswolds. Expect beams and stone-flagged floors, inviting dark green walls adorned with antlers, fat candles on dining tables, lovely painted settles, and photos showcasing local history. There’s a big old fireplace for winter, darts and dominoes in the bar, a lovely walled garden and a wood-fired pizza oven that’s doing brisk business. Blackboard menus on the walls are chalked up daily. Pop in for a deli pizza with cured and spiced meats, the King’s burger with cheese and chorizo, or sautéed mixed nut and herb polenta with cherry tomatoes and basil – you won’t go home disappointed. Wash down with a fine wine or a local tipple – Bath Gem, Uley Bitter, perhaps one of their guest beers. If you fancy staying over, rooms upstairs are cosy and stylish, with comfy beds, crisp linen, down duvets and spotless shower rooms. A couple of cottages suitable for larger groups await in the coaching stable.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Dog beds, bowls and treats. Lots of love and fuss for every dog that comes to the pub. Snuffle dog beer offered too!

Dogs £15 per dog per night.

Resident celebrity dog, Spoof, and a large enclosed garden where dogs can run off leads.

Light lunch from £6.50. Mains from £12.95. Wood-fired pizzas, £9.50 (summer only)


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £60 - £65.
1 Cottage for 4
From £120
1 Cottage for 6
From £160
4 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin/double
From £95
1 Single
From £60


We just spent a wonderful night at the Kings Arms. The place is tastefully decorated, warm quirky and homely. Nothing is too much for the friendly staff. The food is nothing less than excellent and in every respect the running of the place is spot on . Not to mention beautifully comfortable beds and bed linen. We throughly recommend this place, apart from the beauty of the surrounding area , you won't need to go anywhere else !


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona Moucq

  • One of the most beautiful Cotswolds towns and just moments from The King’s Arms, the thriving market town of Tedbury is a treasure trove of antique shops and stunning Georgian architecture
  • The country home of HRH The Prince of Wales, Highgrove House is a stunning estate just south of Tetbury and features incredible private gardens accessible in the Summer as well as Duchy Home Farm, producers of Prince Charles’ range of organic food products
  • Home to an internationally renowned collection of trees and shrubs, the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum is 600 acres of stunning Victorian landscapes and perfect for a woodland stroll any time of the year.
  • Only 20 minutes away is the Castle Combe Circuit, one of the longest established motor racing circuits in the UK and recognised as providing the closest circuit racing in British motorsport.
  • The fabulous Berkley Castle lies nearby where guests can enjoy touring the estate and visit the tropical butterfly house.
  • Celebrating? Our stylish private dining room is a great space for special occasions and get-togethers.