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The Little Black Book: Restaurants

  • THE LOOKING GLASS

    Muddy says: Like the idea of a restaurant that showcases the very best of the Cotswolds? The Looking Glass is for you

  • Rollestone Manor

    Muddy says: A gorgeously affordable, cosy and relaxed B&B a mere stone's throw from Stonehenge - we love it!

  • The Bell, Ramsbury

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

  • Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

    Muddy says: Snooze, spa, fine dine and positively chillax in one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire. It's a huge Muddy tick from us!

  • Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

    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 Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

    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, Bradford-on-Avon

    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 Old Ale and Coffee House, Salisbury

    Muddy says: Looking for the best brunch in Salisbury? A beach hut in the garden? A fun place to just, hey, hang out? We've found the joint, and you're gonna love it!

  • The Old Lodge

    Muddy says: We’re blown away by this elemental wedding venue on top of the world on Minchinhampton Common.

  • 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.

  • 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, Malmesbury

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

  • The Vine Tree, Norton

    Muddy says: Formerly an old mill serving beer through the front windows to travellers in carriages, The Vine Tree nestles in the tiny hamlet of Norton on the edge of The Cotswolds.

  • 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 […]

  • The Chef’s Dozen, Chipping Camden

    The Chef’s Dozen is proudly located in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. 2015 Winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards and awarded Chipping Campden’s High Street Business of the Year 2014, we are committed to working closely with a small core of quality producers who are dedicated to […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Porch House

    A handsome, Grade II* listed, Cotswold building with parts dating from 947AD, The Porch House, in the heart of historic Stow-on-the-Wold, claims to be ‘England’s oldest Inn’. It is also a stylish boutique retreat with restaurant, inn and 13 stylish rooms from £99 a night on a B&B basis. A light and airy bar with […]

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