Sign of the Angel

Lacock, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1249 730230
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£101 - £140
per night

An exquisitely restored 500-year-old inn, where the accent is very much on food, reared and grown nearby and with very comfortable rooms


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£101 - £140 per night

The Experience

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 in 2014, and has been impeccably renovated to trumpet its age.

The owners are from farming stock, and it shows in Head Chef Dan’s menu. Everything from the bread to the sorbets are locally sourced and homemade. Enjoy a cream tea by an open fire in winter, a glass of wine in the pretty garden in summer and two dining rooms for lunch and dinner. Bedrooms and a small sitting room for guests are nice and quiet upstairs. Wake to a smashing breakfast from granola and yogurt to pancakes or Full English with local green back bacon and field mushrooms, sausages made in-house and tasty vegan versions.

Wander the pretty village feeling like somebody in a film set – you are!

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We think you'll love

  • Sitting by one of the roaring open fires with a pint of local ale, perusing the menu and deciding what to eat
  • Having a cream tea in the garden on long summer afternoons, watching the ducks idling by in the stream
  • Exploring the village, visiting the Tythe Barn and the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography
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You should know

  • The building is ancient with twists, turns, narrow stairs and wobbly corridors
  • There isn't a car park but you can park on the street outside (not the residents end) or in the Red Lion car park up the road
  • Dogs are charged at £15 per stay


  • 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 £101
5 Doubles
From £101


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Garden not enclosed so would have to be on a lead for the road. Good walks nearby.

Lunch from £7, Dinner from £17, Sunday lunch: 2 courses £21, 3 courses £23. Cream teas from £7.50.


Always a pleasure to visit Lacock and The Sign of the Angel. It's a very special place for history lovers and anybody with an interest in architecture. Also a comfortable place to stay with good walking footpaths from the village and a lovely garden to sit out in - perhaps with some scones and clotted cream. You can bring your dog too!

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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

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

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The neighbourhood

The lovely old Tudor front faces the narrow village street, busy in summer. There are some little gift shops, a National Trust shop, a couple of other pubs, some cafés and a very good deli and bakery. Now and again there are events on the village green, good walks abound on footpaths from the village and, further afield, find Castle Combe, Bradford-on-Avon or Westonbirt Arboretum to explore.

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!


Tom Nicholas

The Sign of the Angel is run by a local farming family. You are well looked after by Darren, Bonnie, chef Dan and a friendly well-trained team of staff.