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  • The Old Bell Hotel

    Muddy says: Bed down for the night in this newly restored hotel in the heart of charming Malmesbury. It's Britain's oldest hotel, y'know. And it's got a gin bar. Right, I'm moving in...

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    Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

    Muddy says: A quintessential English boutique hotel in gorgeous surroundings that’s big on intimacy, style and quirky details. 

  • Lawns with table and parasol in the garden of The Greenway Hotel & Spa

    The Greenway Hotel & Spa

    Here at Muddy we've fallen head over heels for the charms of this handsome country manor house hotel, with its knockout looks and luxury trappings.

  • Cowley Manor in front of lake

    Cowley Manor

    Muddy says: A contemporary take on the Cotswold country house hotel where chic modern interiors plus cool bar, amazing spa and stupendous surroundings equals 21st-century nirvana.

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    Timbrell’s Yard

    Muddy says: Thumbs up for this cool Bradford-on-Avon gaff, serving fresh West Country meals and snacks, and all absolutely delish

  • Tudor Farmhouse

    Muddy says: A snug, des-res in the middle of the Forest, we can’t get enough of this boutique hotel’s super-comfy interiors and superlative food.

  • Malmaison Cheltenham

    Muddy says: We love this chichi hotel in Cheltenham for its chic Montpellier location and grande dame exterior that segues into cool, eclectic interiors.

  • The Bell, Ramsbury

    Muddy says: The Bell at Ramsbury has just been awarded the coveted AA Best Pub in England Award for 2017/18! What more do you need to know?

  • De Vere Latimer Hotel

    Muddy says: A £7m refurbed hotel in Chesham with lovely pool, outdoor courtyard and bar and 31 acres of grounds.

  • The Crown at Woodstock

    Muddy says: A modern Scandi reinvention of the traditional inn in pretty Woodstock – a super-stylish addition to the town with great food and 5 luxe bedrooms.

  • Woolley Grange

    Muddy says: Any hotel that collects the Mudlets from my room for brekkie and lets me sleep in is top notch in my book. A massive thumbs up to Family Luxury Hotel Woolley Grange

  • The Riverbarn

    Muddy says: All hail the winner of Best Restaurant in Wiltshire in the Muddy Stilettos Awards, The Riverbarn in Fonthill Bishop! It's worth travelling to from far and wide

  • Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

    Muddy says: Looking for a Cotswold retreat where you can leave the world behind? Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa aces every base.

  • Villier’s Hotel

    Located in the medieval market town of Buckingham,  Villiers Hotel is the only 4 Star Hotel in North Buckinghamshire. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Buckingham and is near Milton Keynes, Silverstone,  Stowe School and National Trust Gardens, Bicester Village, University of Buckingham, Bletchley Park, and Waddesdon Manor. Villiers Hotel is the […]

  • Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

    Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The hotel opened in 1984, with the restaurant quickly gaining two Michelin stars, an accolade that has since been repeated for an astonishing 30 years. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best […]

  • Hartwell House & Spa

    Hartwell House is a beautifully restored 17th century stately home standing in 90 acres of landscaped parkland just an hour from central London, (the long-leasehold now of the National Trust by donation). The magnificent high-ceilinged public rooms are superbly furnished with antiques and fine paintings, and provide great comfort for relaxing.  Dreamy views over the […]

  • The Sheep on Sheep St

    The Sheep on Sheep Street lies in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Following a meticulous refurbishment by new owners, Brakspear, this boutique Inn with 22 rooms re-opened in July 2016. Featuring light, bright, contemporary spaces including an open-plan restaurant, a full-length bar top that flows into counter dining space facing […]

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