Jay Rayner - "The simple menu at this Oxfordshire pub barely hints at the glories of the food on your plate. It's a class act."Read More
"Supremely cosy and boutique. This is a place to soak up history and quintessential Cotswold village vibes"Read More
William Sitwell - "It was like arriving in Venice for the first time. An unforgettable, emotional experience."Read More
"Perfectly hip in Oxfordshire"Read More
"The best UK pubs with beer gardens and outdoor seating in 2021"Read More
"The Chequers listed in their list of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds"
"The whole place feels luxurious"Read More
"A beautiful inn with wonderful food, and the joys of the Cotswolds on the doorstep."Read More
"22 best pubs in the UK. Best for....a touch of luxury."Read More
"The Double Red Duke listed as one of the 9 new hotel openings to know about in 2021"
"The best restaurants in the Cotswolds."Read More
"The Uk's 19 best restaurants with rooms."Read More
"At its heart are social spaces, cosy sitting rooms, a restaurant with red-velvet banquettes, the light-filled bar and garden room..."Read More
"The Double Red Duke listed as best for luxury in their list of their favourite pubs and inns"
"A romantic 17th-century wisteria-clad coaching inn converted into a sleek retreat"Read More
"15 best new UK hotels and inns available to book this summer"Read More
"The Double Red Duke listed in their list of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds"
"A beautiful inn with wonderful food and the joys of the Cotswolds on the doorstep"Read More
"The most idyllic pubs in the Cotswolds worth visiting when lockdown eases"Read More
"Local sourcing, handcrafted-interiors and overall British hospitality champions"Read More
"Live-fire cooking is the USP at this Cotswolds pub."Read More
"Cosy and contemporary, the hotel has a warren of lounges with log fires and deep leather arm chairs that rub up against bedrooms with original ceiling beams"Read More
"10 Countryside restaurant terraces so marvellous they deserve a day trip"Read More
"A pastoral heaven in which to enjoy the seasonally changing menu"Read More
"A good walk: Ascott-under-Wychwood and the Evenlode valley"
"Our expert's pick of the hottest new restaurants opening across the country this summer"Read More
"19 bedrooms furnished from top-to-toe with British design"Read More
"An outdoor kitchen and pizza oven that'll see crowds flock to their beautiful beer garden throughout summer"Read More
"The perfect place to spend a cosy weekend"
"The Double Red Duke included in 10 places to book summer break"
"A Cotswolds inn with a wall of open flame is a mouthwatering prospect at a time when cooking over fire has never been hotter"Read More
"All our cottagecore dreams come true, with roaring fires, exposed stone walls, and floral prints for days"Read More
"Expect a charcoal grill working overtime and a killer steak and kidney pudding with oyster and bone marrow gravy"
"A perfectly pitched pub for a countryside-stomping spring escape"
"The 17th-century wisteria-clad Cotswold stone coaching inn boats 19 bedrooms and a menu centred around an open-fire kitchen"
"Flagged up by Jay Rayner as one of the new openings to look out for in 2021"
"Runner up in the Best Rooms category in the Sawday’s Pub Awards 2020, in partnership with the Telegraph"
"How many pubs-with-rooms also come with a sommelier? Not many, but then everything takes a surprising turn in this attractive former coaching inn."
"Top 6 for Design"Read More
"Hotels by Design "A guide to the most beautiful hotels in the world.""
"Best Places to Stay 2019"
"The Top 10 Pubs in The Cotswolds"
"Top 50 pubs in the Cotswolds 2020"
"This is a kind of fantasy country pub"Read More
"It's a great big, newly updated, spanking bloody excellent Cotswolds pub, I mean that as about the biggest compliment I can muster."
"Listed in ‘30 fabulous foodie sleepovers in the UK’"
"The 10 best hotels in the Cotswolds"
"Great British and Irish Hotels"
"You won’t want to leave"
"A rustic sixteenth century timbered inn, the Swan has an intimate feel…. Service is seamless yet relaxed"
"The Swan listed in their best hotels in the Cotswolds 2019"
"30 fabulous foodie sleepovers in the UK - “This eighteenth century honey stone pub is a rural haven""
"Named Yorkshire's food capital by the chef Antonio Carluccio, the market town of Malton abounds with independent butchers, brewers, bakers and restaurants."Read More
"A 16th-century inn, at pretty Ascott-under-Wychwood, recently taken over by hotel gurus Sam and Georgie Pearman (the couple behind the spruced-up Talbot in Malton.) It bears all their hip-yet-homely hallmarks, including playful, eclectic furnishings, sink-into beds and seasonal food."
"The Double Red Duke listed as one of 21 of the hottest new openings in 2021"
"The garden at The Swan, in the picture-perfect, chocolate box Cotswold village of Ascott-under-Wychwood, certainly makes for a fine substitute for Provence despite its quintessential Englishness... Dating from the 16th century, the honey-stoned village inn itself ticks all the right boxes when it comes to bona fide Cotswold bolthole, with seven bedrooms and a family-size cottage in the garden as well as a bar/restaurant and separate oak-beamed feasting room with space for 18 diners."
"A honey-hued Cotswolds darling near Chipping Norton, this 16th-century coaching inn steals the show for its modern take on pub grub... It only opened in May, but we predict big things for this eight-room bolthole."
"This 16th-century half-timbered inn, at the heart of pretty Ascott-under-Wychwood, has been revamped by hotel gurus Sam and Georgie Pearman (the couple are also behind the spruced-up Talbot in Malton). It bears all their hip-yet-homely hallmarks, including playful, eclectic furnishings and art, sink-into beds and spot-on seasonal food."
"The food is undoubtedly the main event at The Swan. Obviously hugely popular with the locals, the restaurant was buzzing on a Friday evening."
"Since relaunching the restaurant with rooms in May, Country Creatures has overhauled The Swan’s dishes and redecorated everything from the beer garden to the bedrooms. The inn’s traditional Cotswolds honey stone exterior and wooden beamed interiors have been given a new lease of life via eclectic wallpapers, bright textiles and smatterings of modern art. We especially liked the on-trend forest green accents, which extend from the banquette seating through to the bold patterned wallpaper in the dining room."
"Georgie and Sam have a natural talent for making places look cool but comfortable, hip yet homely."
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