Horse & Groom

Pub with rooms in Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire

From £90 per night

Curator's notes:

  • Rustic, characterful country inn
  • Cosy, country-style rooms
  • Well-cooked traditional pub food
  • Tucked away garden; fab views
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Speak to us on +44 (0)203 868 4999


Rolling green countryside forms a stunning backdrop to this honey-hued Grade II listed Georgian inn nestled in the small and pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Hill.

From the Cotswold stone interior walls and exposed beams to the roaring log fires and mismatched furniture, the pub exudes warmth, comfort and character. In summer, escape to the garden for alfresco meals and enjoy the stunning views across the Cotswolds.

Sip on a pint of local ale while you watch the world go by at a slower pace, or settle into one of the intimate dining spaces for an evening meal. Then spend the night in one of eight country-style guest rooms. Located in the North Cotswolds, the inn is within easy striking distance of some of the region's prettiest towns and villages - Moreton-in-Marsh, Snowshill, Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold - making it the perfect base for exploring the local countryside.

Rooms from

5 doubles: £90

Good to know

  • Most credit cards accepted (not Amex)

  • Alfresco dining

  • Disabled access

  • Parking available

  • £15 dog stay charge

Scenic and serene
There are walks aplenty, and lots of wonderful heritage buildings and gardens to discover, too, including Batsford Arboretum, the country's biggest private collection of trees just a short walk from the inn's front door.

Dogs are welcome in the bar area and in most of the rooms, do enquire on booking. Dog beds and bowls available too.


The five comfortable guest rooms are individually styled and tastefully furnished - one has French doors opening out onto the peaceful garden.

Most of the rooms have period stone fireplaces, are decorated in elegant shades of cream and gold, and enjoy great views of the surrounding countryside. All all have flatscreen TVs and super-comfy king-sized beds, except our deluxe double, which has a superking bed.To make your stay even more homely, complementary mineral water and tea-and-coffee-making facilities are provided in every room.

Restaurant & bar

Rustic simplicity is key to the Horse & Groom's culinary appeal. They grow their own fruit and vegetables in the garden and local allotment, and supplement these with an array of meat and produce from local suppliers.

The kitchen makes use of forgaded seasonal delicacies that can be found in the surrounding countryside, perhaps wild garlic, walnuts, blackberries and field mushrooms - ensuring a deliciously fresh and seasonal menu. A typical autumn menu might include butternut squash soup with parmesan cream, lamb shoulder with bean casserole and salsa verde, and sticky toffee pudding.

Dine in one of three Cotswold stone-clad dining areas, or eat alfresco in the spacious beer garden when the weather's fine. The well-stocked bar offers a selection of beers and local ales - don't miss the Jouster house pint from Goff's Brewery - as well as a wide range of ciders, spirits and fine wines.

Things to do

Situated atop a hill in the North Cotswolds, the inn affords tranquil views over this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is characterised by rolling grasslands, beech woods, stonewalls, stone buildings and pretty villages, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. The best way to experience the wonderful scenery is to simply to follow the extensive network of tracks and bridleways, including the 100-mile long Cotswolds Way.

Garden and tree lovers will find much to admire - Bourton House and its magnificent garden is right next door and Hidcote Manor Gardens, the UK's best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts garden, is down the road.

History lovers shouldn't miss Hailes Abbey, once a site of great pilgrimage because it claimed to hold a phial of Christ's own blood, or The Rollright Stones, which represent nearly 2,000 years of Neolithic and Bronze Age development.

Getting here


Nearest train: Moreton-in-Marsh
Taxi from station: 6min
Drive: Birmingham 1hr 15min; Bristol 1hr 30min; London 2hr 10min

Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AQ

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