The George Townhouse

Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Handsome, historic foodie inn with super rooms, perfectly placed in a pretty market town close to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Celebrate the refurbishment of this gloriously handsome inn with a pint of Brakspear Best Bitter at the long bar that gleams with speciality gins and wonderful wines. Slap-bang in the centre of pretty Shipston, the new-look George is a treat of a place to eat, drink and be merry. Full of snug corners to settle and private spaces (free to book) for family gatherings, you’ll struggle to find a more cheering spot so close to Stratford and the Cotswolds. Find deep blue velvet banquettes and mustard yellow velvet chairs, colourful rugs on the flagstones and a choice of log burners to sit beside as you tuck into menus that make the most of local suppliers (pork and beef from the award-winning Todenham Manor Farm; artisan bread). Our Welsh rarebit with roasted tomato was excellent, topped up with a hearty mug of potato and leek soup, but you might fancy wild mushroom and tarragon risotto with spring onions and truffled crispy egg, or the locals’ favourite fishcakes. Bedrooms are above – some cosy, others spacious – all with kingsize beds, Feather & Black mattresses and blackout blinds to ensure a good night’s sleep. The Cotswolds Distillery is nearby, as is the Wychwood Brewery. Smashing.


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

Open all day.

Dog biscuits in the bar area and dog bowls available.

Dogs £20 per night.

Dogs free to be anywhere in bar area. 2 dog-friendly rooms. Scenic walk through Tysoe; track and fields.

Starters from £5. Lunch & dinner from £9.


Nightly price
from £100
Extra bed available £20 per person per night.
14 Doubles
From £100
1 Suite for 2
From £200


Have you visited The George Townhouse? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Dan Turner

  • Located in a old barn conversion in the beautiful village of Stourton, near Shipston on Stour, the Cotswold Distillery is the first craft distillery, using the best local ingredients to create world-class spirits.
  • A charming golf club with 6,230 yard Par 71 golf course and stunning views of the Cotswolds, 5 miles from the George Townhouse. The course offers a fun and challenging round of golf in calm, relaxing surroundings.
  • Explore the palace, park and gardens of Blenheim Palace, located just over 20 miles from Shipston on Stour.
  • Explore the internally famous birthplace of Shakespeare. With more that 800 years of history, the market town of Stratford upon Avon offers a wide variety of leisure and shopping experiences for you to join in your own time.
  • Clay Pigeon shooting – Enstone