A brilliant example of a village pub that has been rescued with skill and panache. Brother and sister business owners Adrian and Tania Slater have transformed this modest Midlands inn (formerly The Fox and Goose), into an expression of the same ‘affordable luxury’ ethos they’ve also applied so successfully to their bath, body and fragrance company, Baylis & Harding, and with the same stylish, sky-high standards. The pub’s top- to-toe transformation has created a slick, sophisticated and cosy place in which to drink, dine and stay – you’ll find it’s more like walking into a private home than an inn. Choose from four elegant bedrooms, with beautifully neutral interiors, big, comfortable beds, Frette linens and contemporary fabrics. Downstairs in the pub, the contemporary Cotswolds food is locally sourced and seasonal with daily specials on the menu. This is the sort of place, small but perfect, where you can have a romantic supper or a family feast, a lazy lunch and a slap-up breakfast, all in a pretty northern Cotswolds hamlet close to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon.