Wild Thyme & Honey

Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)1285 851806
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£150 - £550
per night

Get the full-English bucolic countryside experience at this boutique inn right in the heart of a quintessentially pretty Cotswold village


24 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£150 - £550 per night

The Experience

This 16th century inn has been utterly transformed: all is smart and serene. Deeply comfy bedrooms overlook a babbling brook, the village cricket ground and rolling fields. Each has a spoiling wet room, many have standalone tubs. The apartment has its own terrace with hot tub and sauna, a downstairs suite is accessible, some interconnect for families.

Start your day with a juice shot, freshly baked pastry and locally sourced cooked breakfast before embarking on country pursuits: shooting, horse riding, fishing. You eat in their sister pub, The Crown, across the smart courtyard. Food follows a farm-to-table philosophy and everything is seasonal. Book the private dining room or a fun alfresco globe for a special occasion.

Borrow some Hunters or a brolly and hop on the Thames Path; visit National Trust properties: Bibury, Lodge Park and Chedworth Roman Villa are nearby. Return for a snazzy cocktail at the bar.

Wild Thyme & Honey - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The delicious food - it's all seasonal and locally produced
  • Exploring the Cotswolds: pottering around villages and yomping in the countryside
  • Feeling like you don't need to lift a finger the entire time you're here
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You should know

  • 13 of the bedrooms have freestanding tubs, the others have a walk-in shower only
  • It's a 5-minute drive to Cirencester for shops


  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from £150
Rates can be slightly higher over events periods.
14 Suites for 2
From £200
10 Doubles
From £150


Special offer: 2 tickets for a tour and tasting at The Cotswolds Distillery.A gift from the Cotswolds Distillery, ,Afternoon Tea for 2 on the day of arrival,Complimentary room upgrade Prices from £300 Sun-Fri

Booking information

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Other details
Dogs welcome, £30 per day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dogs welcome, £30 per day.

Dog bed, bowl, bin and treats available.

Max. 1 per room - 15 rooms are dog-friendly.

Breakfast, £25 per person. Lunch & Dinner à la carte.


We enjoyed a wonderful midweek break at Wild Thyme & Honey. The apartment was standout special, and the staff were incredibly helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was generous and perfectly presented. We’d highly recommend an overnight stay here in the Cotswolds!

Harry, Somerset

We had such a lovely stay at Wild Thyme & Honey. Their attention to detail was fantastic, down to the kinds of tea we liked and whether we wanted a kettle for the morning. The enormous bath was a particular highlight! Dinner at The Crown was flawless (great atmosphere, delicious food) and breakfast kept us going for most of the day. Will definitely recommend to friends and family if they’re ever wanting a luxurious stay in the Cotswolds.

Samantha, Bristol

A lovely place located on the edge of a beautiful Cotswolds village. Very friendly team and really good food. Dog friendly too. The Crown and the Wild Thyme are essentially the same building, not sure the need for two names. Will definitely return!

Stacey, Somerset

We treated ourselves to a midweek break - it was wonderful! The suite was beautiful and there was real attention to detail in everything. Our Labrador loved it too especially the nice Barbour dog bed that was provided. Staff were friendly and we were offered a drink on arrival. Dinner and breakfast were delicious! Highly recommended.

Florence, Cheltenham

Had such a relaxing stay at Wild Thyme and Honey. Our gorgeous room was designed to a high standard and had lots of extra finishing touches which made our stay even more special! We particularly loved the complimentary sloe gin which we found on arrival. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a Cotswolds stay!

Beth, Crickhowell

The perfect place for a getaway! Beautifully designed spaces to dine, stylish bedrooms and attentive staff. If you are celebrating an occasion, the apartment would be the ultimate treat!

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

By car, Cirencester is under 10-minutes away, Cheltenham and Stroud both 30 minutes. The Thames Path National Trail wends from the Cotswolds into London; it's a gentle route, easy to hop on and off, through pretty villages and water meadows teeming with wildlife. The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile National Trail running between Chipping Campden and Bath, again easy to hop on and off to enjoy the AONB.

Local points of interest from The Owners

  • Transport - Bristol Airport and London Heathrow are both, 1 hour and 20 minutes away. Our nearest train stations are Kemble or Swindon.
  • If you wish to explore the local area we are 10 minutes from Cirencester, Fairford and South Cerney, 15 minutes from Bibury, Lechlade and Cricklade where there is a wealth of local pursuits as well as a selection of shops and art galleries.
  • Further afield you will find Bicester Outlet Village and Oxford City Centre both 1 hour away. Central London is just over 2 hours away.
  • If you wish to partake in activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Trout, Game, or Course fishing, Golf, Walking tours, half day and full day driving tours or special dining options please contact us directly and we will be most happy to facilitate.


The Owners

The owners have vision and a good eye for design. You're looked after by a friendly, professional, welcoming bunch who are happy to help in any way they can.