StayCotswold Handpicked Recommendations

Here you will find some of our favourite places to enjoy during your StayCotswold visit. We are always keen to know if you have had a great time at these or any of your own favourites, so please do let us know if you have a great experience while you are in The Cotswolds.

Cafés

Cafe

Lynwood & Co

Lechlade, Fairford & Burford

Lynwood & Co. has brought the down-to-earth and family-oriented coffee culture of Sydney to the Cotswolds. Their award winning Lechlade & Fairford cafes serve independent coffee and locally sourced, homemade food and everyone is welcome, no matter what age you are or how many legs you have.

 01285 711 117

 contact@lynwoodandco.com

 Lynwood & Co.

Lynwood&Co

Pubs & Restaurants

Pub & Restaurant

The Five Alls

Filkins 

Head chef, Sebastian Snow, pays great attention to meticulously sourcing high quality seasonal ingredients from a wide variety of the Cotswolds’ artisan producers.  A visit to the Five Alls at Filkins is highly recommended by us during your StayCotswold.  The monthly-changing à la carte menu of generous and earthy ‘turf to table’ dishes with Italian influences are worth travelling for.

01367 860 875

info@thefiveallsfilkins.co.uk

The Five Alls, Filkins

 

The Five Alls, Filkins

Pub & Restaurant

The Plough Inn

Kelmscott

Sitting in the rural village of Kelmscott, this traditional stone inn is a 7-minute walk from the River Thames Path. Dedicated to showcasing the best locally sourced, seasonal produce on a  daily-changing menu of modern British comfort cooking, The Plough is well worth seeking out.  The delightful, cottage-style garden is perfect for summer dining while the log fires in the restaurant and bar roar in the winter months.

01367 253 543

info@theploughinnkelmscott.com

The Plough, Kelmscott

 

The Plough, Kelmscott

Pub & Restaurant

The Bull Hotel

Fairford

Enjoy a delicious meal at the grade II-listed coaching inn situated in Fairford which serves local craft beers, spirits and great wines in the restaurant and traditional pub bar with open fires. There’s also a traditional, vaulted barn, The Bull Room, which can be hired for weddings and parties for up to 60 guests.

01285 712 535

 info@thebullhotelfairford.co.uk

 The Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel, Fairford

Pub & Restaurant

The Cotswold Plough Hotel
& Gin Pantry

Clanfield

The Cotswold Plough is located in the pretty village of Clanfield, with the home of Downton Abbey just a stone's throw away. Not only does The Cotswold Plough provide mouth-watering dishes and local ales, they have a fabulous Gin Pantry with over 500 individual Gins from around the world along with their own "Gin In A Tin". The perfect stop for Gin enthusiasts.

01367 810 222

bookings@thecotswoldplough.co.uk

The Cotswolds Plough Hotel

 

The Cotswold Plough, Clanfield

Pub & Restaurant

The Angel

Burford

Situated just off Burford high street, The Angel is a 16th century pub and restaurant where you can enjoy a tipple from the local Hook Norton Brewery or a delicious meal from their varied menu. Families and dogs are welcome too. The Angel are kindly offering StayCotswold guests a 125ml glass of house wine when purchased with a meal.

01993 822 714

The Angel at Burford

 

The Angle at Burford

Pub & Restaurant

The Wychwood Inn

Shipton-under-Wychwood

Enjoy a drink or delicious meal at the Wychwood Inn, the beautifully refurbished country inn situated in the heart of Shipton-under-Wychwood with a rustic bar and restaurant plus large garden. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. 

 01993 831 185

 mail@thewychwoodinn.com

 The Wychwood Inn

The Wychwood Inn

Attractions

Attraction

The Cotswold Wildlife Park

Near Burford

Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with giraffe, walk with lemurs or watch rhinos graze on the gothic Manor House lawns. Take a ride on Bella the train (April-October) or explore the large tree house adventure playground. Pet the goats in the Children's Farmyard, have lunch in the café or peek inside the Reptile House with snakes, anacondas, lizards and crocodiles.

Explore the Tropical House with the feel of the rainforest with free-roaming sloths, birds and bats. The stunning gardens, themed borders, exotic planting and seasonal displays, make a beautiful backdrop to the animals. Don’t miss daily penguin talk and feed at (11am and 3pm) and Lemur Talk at 12 noon.
  

With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres, there’s plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!

01993 823 006

enquiries@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

The Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswold Wildlife Park

Attraction

Batsford Arboretum

Near Moreton-in-Marsh 

With 56 acres to explore, it’s easy to lose yourself among the leafy glades, find a quiet spot to soak up the sunshine or marvel at the stunning views across the Evenlode Valley at Batsford Arboretum. Enjoy early colour from the snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs and spectacular Japanese flowering cherries; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour!

If visiting the arboretum inspires you, chances are you’ll find most of the plants available to buy at Batsford Garden Centre; a haven for garden and plant lovers, offering an unusual range of quality, affordable plants and sundries.

Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Café where you can soak up the sun from the wooden deck before treating yourself to some retail therapy in the gift shop or paying a visit to the resident Woodturner.

Open daily, dogs welcome on a short lead.

arboretum@batsfordfoundation.co.uk

Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum

Attraction

The Cotswold Farm Park

Guiting Power

The Cotswold Farm Park is an award-winning visitor attraction on the outskirts of Guiting Power, Gloucestershire – on top of the Cotswolds. It is run by farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson and his business partner Duncan Andrews. The Cotswold Farm Park is dedicated to preserving rare breed farm animals and delivering the best of British farming through sustainable methods.  

As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can interact closely with the animals and meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland cattle.

There are plenty of activities for all ages, including rabbits and guinea pigs to stroke, lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, seasonal demonstrations (lambing, shearing or milking), farm safari ride, The Rare Breeds Through History Walk and play areas both indoors and outside for children.

The Farm Park also features an on-site restaurant serving seasonal food and a gift shop which sells various merchandise, including souvenirs, local meats and produce.

info@cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

The Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold Farm Park

Attraction

Far Peak Climbing

Near Northleach 

Far Peak Climbing Centre is a superb dedicated climbing facility, offering indoor climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities and outdoor climbing on our 15m tower.  We welcome all climbers whatever your level and experience. Whether you want to push your limits, improve your technique and fitness or just relax with friends, our centre has something for you. We run regular courses and tasters, or you can Pay & Play for as long as you like during regular opening times.

Far Peak Climbing Centre is part of the Far Peak Estate GL54 3JL, about a mile from Northleach just off the A429 Fosseway to Cirencester.

Facilities Include:

  • Dedicated indoor climbing and bouldering area
  • Kids climbing area suitable for age 3+
  • Massive 15 metre outdoor climbing tower with auto belays
  • Outdoor low ropes course set in woodlands for the kids to explore
  • The Hayloft Café and Deli serving freshly prepared meals, snacks and great coffee

Far Peak Climbing

Far Peak Climbing

Food & Drink Producers

Wine Merchant

Private Cellar

Delivered to you!

A truly personal wine service awaits you at Private Cellar. We enjoy doing what we do away from the constraints and bureaucracy of the corporate world, enabling us to stay closely in touch with our suppliers and customers and respond quickly and efficiently to every opportunity.

Master of Wine and Buying Director, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler, scours the world continually, seeking out delicious wines, which represent superb value, direct from the grower. We also sell mature wines with sound provenance from our award-winning Fine Wine List.

Wine can be delivered to your StayCotswold property prior to your arrival. With bottles left in the fridge there’ll be no need to wait for that chilled glass.

Please contact Charlie Stanley-Evans for advice and to place orders: 

01353 977 995

 charlie@privatecellar.co.uk

 Private Cellar

Private Cellar

Cider Producer

Cotswold Cider Co.

Coleshill, Oxfordshire

The Cotswold Cider Company has a passion for apples and their calling is to bring you quirky craft cider with bags of character and spirited personality. Only ever fermented from 100% apple juice, they champion the full flavour of real cider. Keep a lookout for their distinctive products in local pubs and shops. Or why not get some delivered for your stay to aid that much needed relaxation?! Call or head to their online shop and take your pick…

 01793 762 312

 info@cotswoldciderco.com

 Cotswold Cider Co.

Upton Smokery & Fireshouse

Restaurant & Food Producer

Upton Smokery & Fire House

Upton, near Burford

A traditional Smokery with a restaurant and shop just outside Burford, from which you can buy smoked meats, fish, game and ingredients alongside delicious, complementary food and wine. Smoked produce can be made to order so we recommend contacting Upton Smokery before your visit. Their take on informal dining - enjoy superbly marinated meats and fish cooked on their awesome BBQ and served as a buffet in a relaxed environment.

 01993 823 699

 sales@uptonsmokery.co.uk

 Upton Smokery & Firehouse

Upton Smokery & Fireshouse

Event Venues

Event Venue

Oxleaze Barn

Near Lechlade

Oxleaze Barn sits in the heart of a thriving organic Cotswold farm, with plenty of privacy and stunning views over the countryside. The old grain barn has been beautifully resorted with exposed beams, beautiful stone work and is the perfect location for weddings and events! The barn opens onto a private courtyard and terraced lawn which is perfect for drinks and outdoor entertaining.

01367 850 838

info@oxleaze.co.uk

Oxleaze Barn

 

Oxleaze Barn

Rental Companies

Rental Company

Far Peak Bike Hire

North Leach

Fancy exploring the Cotswolds by bike but don't want to bring your bikes with you? In partnership with Far Peak Cycles, we have brand new Claud Butler, Dawes and Raleigh Electric bikes and accessories, checked and maintained before every ride.

Each hire is provided with an accessory pack, including multi tool, puncture repair kit, pump and lock to make your journey as hassle free as possible, wherever you decide to ride.

Details on how to book your bike can be found here

 

 

Far Peak Bike Hire

Caterers

Caterer

Brown Cow Kitchens & Events

At your location

Brown Cow Events are a catering company based in the Cotswolds who can cater for family events, dinner parties or corporate events. Sally uses the best local suppliers, and her cooking has even been praised by the Times!

01608 641 015

info@browncowevents.com

Brown Cow Kitchens

 

Brown Cow Kitchens and events

Retailers

Retailer

Burford Garden Company

Burford

No trip to the Cotswolds is complete without a visit to the iconic Burford Garden Company. This stylish, beautifully presented store is independently owned and has been retail and foody heaven to those in the know since 1975. It is the place to go if you’re seeking something different, expertly curated and with service to match.

01993 823 117

 info@burford.co.uk

 Burford Garden Company

Burford Garden Company

Florists

Florist

Eden Flowers

Burford

Eden Flowers is located in a beautiful Cotswold stone building attached to the Cotswold Gateway Hotel on the Burford roundabout. They offer exceptional quality and contemporary designs at a realistic price that can be tailored to suit all budgets. Throughout the year they offer arrangements of fabulous white phaleanopsis orchids with moss, delicate cyclamen and stunning hydrangea. Prices start from £35.00 plus delivery and they can deliver your flowers to areas of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. For further information please contact them directly.

01993 822 827

edenflowersburford@hotmail.co.uk

Eden Flowers

The Five Alls, Filkins

Florist

Joanna Davies Flowers

At your location

There is nothing nicer than walking in to a room decorated with beautiful fresh flowers. Joanna Davies designs, creates and hand makes these stunning arrangements for all occasions, from small gatherings to large events. All arrangements are made at home, to ensure that personal touch.

07814 226458

jo@joannadaviesflowers.co.uk

Joanna Davies Flowers

Joanna Davies Flowers

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