Fancy a weekend away in the countryside? Think walks in the fresh country air, red wine and roaring fires in winter or basking in the summer sun with a cool pint in a beer garden.
Stow on the Wold hotel
Well, this dream can come true with a collection of traditional Young’s pubs which now come with boutique rooms across London and the South West of England. Whether you’re on the hunt for a country escape or city break there is something for everyone.
The cosy bedrooms boast quirky designs, hotel-style comforts and seriously good food. And the Bell at Stow in the Cotswolds is no exception.
The perfect bolthole, it offers a unique mix of traditional charm, character and hospitality all within the confines of a traditional English pub.
Its charming stone facade embodies a quintessential Cotswolds Inn. And the cosy nuances don’t end there…
Beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, log fires and a welcoming bar – it’s the ideal place to call home when on a countryside jaunt.
Bed & Breakfast Cotswolds
The jaunt can be even sweeter this winter as Young’s are offering an incredible #WinterTreat offer – a staycation for two at one of their classic or boutique hotels. It includes a welcome drink on arrival, dinner and bed and breakfast for either £119 or £139. It’s an offer too good to refuse, right? Although I’d hurry as it expires on the 25th February. Head to Young’s Pubs website for booking details.
The five luxury en-suite bedrooms above The Bell pub are each elegantly furnished. A soothing colour palette, tartan accents and crisp cotton linen provides a luxurious backdrop.
To aid your relaxation there are handmade shortbreads, a selection of tea and Nespresso coffee. Oh and your very own decanter of Port.
The little touches is where it really excels. They even have straighteners in each room. Ladies you’re sold aren’t you?
And as well as supplying the usual forgotten items like a toothbrush, toothpaste and disposable razors – you’ll find cufflinks, a tie and tights on the list too!
Stow on the Wold restaurant
On the food front The Bell’s menu will tempt your tastebuds with seasonal produce and ingredients predominantly sourced from local suppliers and growers.
We dined on the most deliciously fresh tasting tomato and basil soup…
…A pimped up veggie macaroni bake with pan-fried lemony artichokes, aubergine, kale and basil, topped with a pine nut and herb crust.
…and a vegan superfood salad with avocado, quinoa, pea, spinach, broccoli, toasted pumpkin seeds and citrus dressing. So that’s the plant eaters sorted, the carnivores can rejoice in the local award winning butcher, Lambournes providing 8oz steaks.
Breakfasts are hearty affairs, with fruit, cereals, breads and spreads available as a buffet and a range of tasty hot dishes from a separate menu.
My morning started with a delicious fluffy omelette with cheese and mushroom and a side of beans. Don’t fear you’ll find the traditional blogger breakfast too a.k.a. smashed avo.
The beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is only a ten minute taxi ride from the nearest station Moreton-in-Marsh. It’s one of the prettiest towns in Gloucestershire with honey-coloured buildings, boutiques, antique emporiums and cute little tea shops
Perfectly positioned to explore the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. There are plenty more chocolate box villages closeby to discover like Chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-Water. I think it’s time to throw on your Barbour and wellies and head to the Cotswolds for some R & R!
Do you have a favourite Cotswolds village? Let me know in the comments box below.
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Disclaimer: Our overnight stay was complimentary at The Bell at Stow, however, all views, opinions and photos are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie.
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