This beautifully decorated former coaching inn serves as both a hub for the local community and a welcome watering hole for those exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. It combines an informal, welcoming atmosphere with the attributes of a fully-fledged hotel, including a glamorous private dining room, a relaxing sitting room and and perfectly manicured courtyard and outdoor dining space. Locals crowd into the casual country Bar for drinks and light meals, or dine under the beady eyes of the doughty Wills tobacco family, whose early 20th-century portraits decorate one wall of the restaurant, gleaming with polished wood. The 14 bedrooms, boldly and imaginatively decorated, are elegantly equipped, with deeply comfy Hypnos beds, Egyptian cotton linens and original artworks. As for the locally sourced, simple rustic food, it doesn’t miss a beat. Don’t miss the Devilled Kidneys for breakfast. Rambling, centuries-old coaching inns can be hard to modernise successfully, but the Wheatsheaf Inn is one that has triumphed.
If you’re feeling adventurous why not head to Far Peak Climbing Centre just down the road; or the Cotswold Way for a beautiful country walk and fresh air.
In the restaurant; they serve simple, rustic food that showcases the best of the British countryside and use local producers where possible.
A day learning to shoot clays at Ian Coley’s, whether you are a novice learning from scratch or a pro, they have something for everyone.