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Sign of the Angel - Inn in Wiltshire

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6 Church Street, Lacock, SN15 2LB, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom

Tom Nicholas

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+44 (0)1249 730230(landline)

Pub of the Year

It’s back to the future for this exquisitely restored 500-year-old inn, where the accent is very much on food, reared and grown nearby

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You might find the cast of Downton Abbey staying at this 15th-century coaching inn – and for method actors, it must be a dream. Occupying centre-stage in one the prettiest of all Cotswold villages, the Sign of the Angel is a genuine period piece: all chalky whitewash and wonky beams, artful oak furniture and flagstoned passageways. The inn was taken over by energetic young brothers Tom and Jack last year, and has been impeccably renovated to trumpet its age. The owners are from farming stock, and it shows in Chef Patron Jon's menu: everything from the bread to the sorbets are locally sourced and homemade: warm mackerel rarebit, brioche and heritage tomato salad; baked tenderloin in local bacon stuffed with pear and Bath cheese; Bramley crumble with toffee apple ice cream. Upstairs, the bedrooms let the antique architecture do the talking: pretty box windows and wainscotting; beams that extend into the bathrooms as well as the bedrooms. The duck-feather bed linen is a narcoleptic's nightmare, and the chef's home-made cookies are waiting on your tea tray.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Tom Nicholas:

Local points of interest from
Tom Nicholas:

  • The Angel Garden - enjoy our cottage garden with traditional English apple trees and a calming stream.
  • National Trust's Lacock Abbey - the Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot inventor of photography. You can stroll the woodlands grounds and botanical garden for hours!
  • Bath - modern day Bath is independent, creative, unique and stylish, and is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water. The city has architecture so beautiful and special that is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Cotswolds - rich unique history, culture and the natural beauty of ancient limestone villages, rolling wolds countryside, beautiful gardens and magnificent historic castles and stately homes.
  • Walking - go on an amble around the wonderful countryside and breath in the fresh air!
  • Other lovely villages & towns in the area: Bradford-on-Avon, Corsham, Castle Combe...each have their own quirky English character!
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"A wonderful experience. Everybody went out of their way to make our stay relaxing and calming. From the comfort of the bedrooms to the delicious food, not to mention the warming log fires, it was truly a memorable visit."

Marilyn - Matlock, United Kingdom

November 2016
"Excellent food beautifully presented and tremendous value for the set lunch.The new owners are doing a fantastic job. However, it is not a pub. It has been voted pub of the year 2016 - 2017, which is a little misleading. It is a restaurant with rooms. We did not stay there. A very special place in a very special village."

Nichola - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

November 2016

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  • 5 Doubles
Price:(i) £120 to£140 per night

Booking info:


Lunch from £5.50. Dinner from £16. Sunday roast, 2-3 courses, £20-£23. Cream teas from £7.50.


Sun eve. Mon.


6 Church Street, Lacock, SN15 2LB, Wiltshire

Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 140 per night

Tom Nicholas

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+44 (0)1249 730230(landline)