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The Porch House


The Porch House, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1BN

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About the hotel

Dating back to 947AD, the AA 5 Star Porch House is England’s oldest Inn – but don’t let this put you off, there are no draughty corridors and cobwebs here! This Inn is a great example of how period properties can be reimagined for the 21st century. Located just off the busy A46 in the centre of Stow on the Wold, a charmingly idyllic Cotswold town, The Porch House is only 40 minutes away from both the M40 and the M5, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon, and only an hour from Oxford. Gloucester and Cheltenham are also within easy reach, the drive to either will take you less than an hour.

There are 13 rooms here at the Inn, all varying in size and style, but all sympathetically renovated to make the most of the original features of the building. All the rooms come with free WiFi (available throughout the property), Nespresso coffee machines, handmade toiletries and a complimentary morning newspaper. Breakfast is included with all room rates, and as the Inn has also won an AA Breakfast award, it is not to be missed!

The pub serves lunch and dinner throughout the week, and all day on a Saturday and Sunday. The Inn have won 2 AA Rosettes for their food, and it is hardly any wonder when you look at the menu – the good quality ingredients and uncomplicated dishes are a treat for any palate, and you are sure to find something to tempt you.

There is plenty to do in the area, with its grand manors, sweeping gardens, quaint cottages and ancient woodlands, Stow on the Wold is the quintessential Cotswold town just waiting for you to explore. Attractions in the area include the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (25 minutes away), Bourton Model Railway (10 minutes away), Cotswold Falconry Centre (15 minutes away) and the Corinium Museum (35 minutes away). Of course, there are plenty of local walks in the gorgeous Cotswold countryside for you to enjoy, as well as plenty of cycle routes for those that want to go a bit further afield. If you fancy a day at the races, courses at Cheltenham, Warwick and Stratford are all within easy reach.

The closest train stations to the Inn are Moreton-in-Marsh and Kingham, and the journey from either to the Inn will take you approximately 10-15 minutes in a car.

Unfortunately there is no parking on site, however there are spaces available in the village or Maugersbury Road Car Park on the outskirts of the village.

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Showing Tuesday 27 September 2016 to Wednesday 28 September 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Cots available , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Telephone In Each Room , Limited Hours Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Wake Up Call Available , Interconnecting rooms available , Pets Allowed , Ground floor bedrooms
Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Private dining services
Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar , Breakfast to go
In Room Entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV
Video/DVD Library

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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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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 allowed

Customer Reviews

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94% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Sean C

  • June 2016

Loved It

What a lovely place with really friendly staff who also made a fuss of our four legged friend.

Stayed in the feature room which apparently doesn't generally allow dogs, such a shame as we would stay again to have the same room. Only allowed due to overlooking the dog on booking.

  • Louise N

  • May 2016

Lovely location and pub, small room

We booked a superior double room.

We were given room 5 on the top floor. It is a lovely old room with wooden beams, lots of character and a great view over the roofs towards the hills. Room was a lot smaller than expected for a superior double. It is the only hotel I have ever stayed in without a wardrobe or an area to hang up a few clothes, very inconvenient. A wardrobe should be standard for all hotel rooms, especially at over £100 per night and a 4 star hotel. Website also states that each room has an iron/ ironing board but only available by calling reception. The breakfast was good with fresh bread and a range of cooked option. The bar area was also lovely with lots of character.

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