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Reviews - The Kings Arms

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Market Square, , , Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AF
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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Guest Reviews Based on 33 reviews
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84% recommended this accommodation to a friend 78% would stay again
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Excellent and comfortable stay
We stayed in one of the old stable cottages. Was lovely to have a small sitting room and bedroom. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

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B Smith

From Great Yarmouth, UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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Lovely location - right on the centre of Stow.
Wasn't too keen on the converted outhouse - as the bedroom is upstairs. The bathroom is smallish on the ground floor. But was clean and comfy but a tadge small.
Reception area was generally unattended so you sometimes have to hunt for assistance. But everyone there was very pleasant and helpful.

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S Allen

From Beckenham, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Olde Worlde Charm
Quite good room. Good "Pub Grub" bar food. Bar food/drinks service was great the first night but quite poor the second night - no clue why.

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Andy Harvey

From Sittingbourne, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Weekend break in Stow
Great character hotel in a lovely location. The hotel is a little quirky because of its age but has been brought up to date. We had a room in an outbuilding which was near enough not to be too onerous when heading for breakfast. I found the room a nice setup as it had a small lounge and bathroom downstairs with the bedroom upstairs. However there was no hanging space and the carpet was dirty. Car parking was limited but the hotel wasn't busy. Helpful cheery staff. Evening meal adequate but expensive although this was a common theme in the area. Reasonably priced through Laterooms. I would stay here again .

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S Fenton

From Swansea, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Want somewhere nice to stay in Stow on the Wold?
Excellent accommodation with good service, parking facilities and friendly staff.

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Jeff Boughton

From Wokingham, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Old pub in centre of town
More pub vibe than hotel. Good atmosphere in restaurant and reasonable menu again pub style. Good breakfast selection. Stayed in cottage room with upstairs bedroom and downstairs shower room and seating area. All quite comfortable but real problem with lack of soundproofing between rooms - we heard every word of next door guests conversation and doubtless they heard ours. Thought previous reviews may have exaggerated but found out they were accurate.

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jane P

From Cleckheaton, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Hotel quirky in keeping with age, ie uneven floors but we loved our room at the top of the hotel.

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Lesley H

From Newhaven, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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weekend break sept 2014
stayed in cottage 2 , noisey neighbours but appart from that very enjoyable stay. staff very friendly and helpfull. location great . food and service excellent. would not hesitate to stay again . highly recommended.

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charles g

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Kings Arms Stow
Very nice hotel,right in the main square,great for seeing Stow.

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Alan D

From Coventry, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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A real character place.
Plenty of character and quirky room and no complaints at all. (only snag some may find is we were on the front where due to the age of the sash windows they couldn't be opened, but the traffic could still be heard despite it being a relatively quiet place)

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Peter D

From Nottingham, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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