The Kings Arms


Market Square , ,, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AF

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The Kings Arms is a charming 500 year old former coaching inn; a Cotswold stone building situated on the corner of Stow-on-the-Wolds historic Market Square and is an ideal starting point for exploring the various attractions that this beautiful area has to offer. This one time coaching inn earned its place in history by providing lodgings for Charles I in 1645. Today everyone receives a warm welcome fit for royalty whether you are popping in for a quick drink, enjoying a meal in the restaurant or stopping over for a few nights whilst you explore places to visit in the Cotswolds.

Ancient and historic Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds, standing 800 feet above sea level. Stow has attracted people settling in the Cotswolds since the Iron Age. Early Cotswold settlers were drawn initially to the adjoining village of Maugersbury, but overtime the commercial success of Stow has seen the town establish itself as the pre-eminent town in the Cotswolds. Stow is located at the junction of six roads making it an important and natural meeting place. One of the renowned Cotswold routes meeting in Stow is the famous Roman road – The Fosse Way. The centre of Stow has a remarkably large and impressive market square. Markets have regularly taken place in Stow since 1107 when King Henry II granted a charter. Stow has always catered for visitors and travellers. At one time it was said that just about every building on the square was either an Inn or sold refreshment

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Showing Saturday 10 October 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Bar
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
25/05/2011 to 31/12/2020 - Due to the querkiness of the building, some of the stairs are extremely steep. Please make sure you choose the most suitable room for you. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

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83% would recommend it to a friend


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  • tracey j

  • July 2015

quirky hotel in stow

If you're after a 500yr old quirky English hotel., then the kings arms is perfect!.

We loved our 2 nights stay here. Our room consisted of a small sitting room and bathroom downstairs and the bedroom was reached via a narrow steep staircase. It was clean and tidy and the staff were helpful. Parking for a few cars out back via a narrow passageway. Don't have a bad thing to say and stow on the world is beautiful. Plenty of pubs to choose from.


  • June 2015

Excellent break

This accommodation was great for helping us relax after a busy week at work.

The Cottage Room we stayed in was quirky and just what we were looking for. The hotel was lovely and the staff very friendly. Great stay in a great location.

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