Sign of the Angel

Lacock, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1249 730230
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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


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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 in 2014, and has been impeccably renovated to trumpet its age. The owners are from farming stock, and it shows in Head Chef Ashley’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. One word of warning for those who find stairs tricky – this place is on many levels so even to go to the gents from the bar you’ll encounter steps. Bedrooms have pretty box windows, wainscotting and beams. You’ll find chef’s home-made cookies on your tea tray.


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £7, Dinner from £17, Sunday lunch: 2 courses £21, 3 courses £23. Cream teas from £7.50.


Nightly price
from £101
5 Doubles
From £101



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

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!