The sort of inn we all love, with open fires, original beams, ancient flags, tasty food and lovely bedrooms thrown in for good measure. This old pub sits on the river Windrush with the village cricket pitch waiting beyond. Outside, wisteria wanders across golden stone and creepers blush red in the autumn sun. Interiors hit the spot, with low ceilings, open fires, beautiful windows, stone walls. As for the food, seasonal menus brim with local produce, offering delicious delights, perhaps game terrine with pear chutney, roast partridge with a red wine jus, rhubarb and apple crumble. Bedrooms in the old forge are smart. Those in the cottage across the lane are yards from the river. Expect crisp linen, comfy beds, warm colours and good art. Several have claw-foot baths, one has a pink chaise longue.
Guest Adrian: We stayed in the beautifully refurbished cottage overlooking the river and we ate in the pub – excellent dinner both nights. Also very good breakfast, joined by chickens from the garden!
View The Swan >