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Awards & Press

Guardian - Rayner

"The simple menu at this Oxfordshire pub barely hints at the glories of the food on your plate. It's a class act."

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Telegraph - Sitwell

"It was like arriving in Venice for the first time. An unforgettable, emotional experience."

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The Times - DRD

"Great British hotels for summer"

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Country Life - Harriet Compston- DRD

"A beautiful inn with wonderful food, and the joys of the Cotswolds on the doorstep."

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i - DRD - Cool stays list

"22 best pubs in the UK. Best for....a touch of luxury."

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Conde Nast Chequers

"The best restaurants in the Cotswolds."

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Suitcase DRD

"The Uk's 19 best restaurants with rooms."

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DRD Conde Nast Traveller - June 2021

"At its heart are social spaces, cosy sitting rooms, a restaurant with red-velvet banquettes, the light-filled bar and garden room..."

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Telegraph DRD

"A romantic 17th-century wisteria-clad coaching inn converted into a sleek retreat"

DRD - inews

"15 best new UK hotels and inns available to book this summer"

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DRD - Country Life

"The wisteria clad 17th Century inn is the third outpost of Country Creatures, a collection of Cotswold Inns founded by Georgie and Sam Pearman."

Conde Nast Traveller DRD

"Local sourcing, handcrafted-interiors and overall British hospitality champions"

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"Live-fire cooking is the USP at this Cotswolds pub."

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The Independent - Double Red Duke

"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"

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The Times - The Swan

"A pastoral heaven in which to enjoy the seasonally changing menu"

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DRD - Mail +

"Our expert's pick of the hottest new restaurants opening across the country this summer"

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Home and Garden - Double Red Duke

"19 bedrooms furnished from top-to-toe with British design"

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Telegraph Swan

"An outdoor kitchen and pizza oven that'll see crowds flock to their beautiful beer garden throughout summer"

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Tatler - March 2021

"The most idyllic pubs in the Cotswolds worth visiting when lockdown eases"

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Vogue The Double Red Duke

"The perfect place to spend a cosy weekend"

Financial Times

"A Cotswolds inn with a wall of open flame is a mouthwatering prospect at a time when cooking over fire has never been hotter"

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The Swan - The Telegraph

"All our cottagecore dreams come true, with roaring fires, exposed stone walls, and floral prints for days"

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The Guardian

"Expect a charcoal grill working overtime and a killer steak and kidney pudding with oyster and bone marrow gravy"

Conde Nast Traveller

"A perfectly pitched pub for a countryside-stomping spring escape"

The Boutique Handbook

"The 17th-century wisteria-clad Cotswold stone coaching inn boats 19 bedrooms and a menu centred around an open-fire kitchen"

Oxford Mail

"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"

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."

Country and Townhouse

"This 16th-century timbered inn, complete with inglenook fireplaces, reclaimed wooden floors and a large central bar, has become the latest in Sam and Georgie Pearman’s new Country Creatures collection of delightful and stylish rural establishments."


"Top 6 for Design"

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House & Garden

"Hotels by Design "A guide to the most beautiful hotels in the world.""

Country & Town House

"Great British and Irish Hotels"

The Sunday Times

"Best Places to Stay 2019"

Culture Trip

"The Top 10 Pubs in The Cotswolds"

The Cotswolds Gentleman

"Top 50 pubs in the Cotswolds 2020"


"This is a kind of fantasy country pub"

The Times

"It's a great big, newly updated, spanking bloody excellent Cotswolds pub, I mean that as about the biggest compliment I can muster."

The Telegraph

"Listed in ‘30 fabulous foodie sleepovers in the UK’"


"The 10 best hotels in the Cotswolds"

Country & Town House

"Great British and Irish Hotels"

Time Out

"You won’t want to leave"

Town & Country

"A rustic sixteenth century timbered inn, the Swan has an intimate feel…. Service is seamless yet relaxed"

Conde Nast Traveller

"Best Hotels in the Cotswolds 2019"

The Telegraph

"30 fabulous foodie sleepovers in the UK - “This eighteenth century honey stone pub is a rural haven""

Olive Magazine

"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."

Western Daily Press

"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."

Food and Travel Magazine

"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."

Evening Standard

"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."

Sunday Telegraph

"Georgie and Sam have a natural talent for making places look cool but comfortable, hip yet homely."