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The Howard Arms - Inn in Warwickshire

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Lower Green, Ilmington, CV36 4LT, Warwickshire
England, United Kingdom

Robert Jeal

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+44 (0)1608 682226(landline)

A great base for Stratford and beyond - expect a peaceful village, smart rooms, local ales, tasty food and a happy vibe throughout

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The Howard stands on Ilmington Green, eight miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon. It was built at roughly the same time as Shakespeare wrote King Lear and little has changed since. It’s a lovely country inn and comes with original fixtures and fittings: polished flagstones, heavy beams, mellow stone walls, a crackling fire. Outside, roses ramble on golden stone walls, while a pretty garden waits at the back. Good food comes as standard, perhaps ham hock terrine with homemade piccalilli, marinated duck breast with bok choy, apple tart tatin with mascarpone cream; there’s fish and chips and a good burger, too. Elsewhere, you find oils on walls, books on shelves, settles in alcoves, beautiful bay windows. A colourful dining room floods with light courtesy of fine arched windows that overlook the green. Bedrooms in the main house have a charming old-world feel, garden rooms are more contemporary with excellent bathrooms. You can walk across fields to Chipping Campden; Simon de Montfort once owned this land. The village church dates to the 11th century and has Thompson mice within.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Guest feedback
"Meeting an old colleague for lunch, who lived near Oxford and I was working in the area, down from North Yorkshire. A warm comfortable pub. Clearly updated, very sympathetically done, not OTT or twee. Everyone friendly and helpful. The food was well presented, plus tasted as it should, veg were perfect! I'd be very happy to return for food or a stay, as good location, quiet, nice village, easy to reach and central for exploring. Thank you to everyone at the Howard arms. "

Jane - York, United Kingdom

November 2016

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Pub Fabulous country inn 7 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon View more details


  • 5 Doubles
  • , 3 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £110 to£130 per night

Singles £72 - £104. Extra bed/sofabed available £10 per person per night.

Booking info:


Lunch from £4.50. Bar meals from £9.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30.




Lower Green, Ilmington, CV36 4LT, Warwickshire

Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 130 per night
Inn 3 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 130 per night

Robert Jeal

Visit website

+44 (0)1608 682226(landline)