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Overview

Nestled in the heart of the picture perfect Medieval Saxon village of Winchcombe, this 500-year-old inn combines heritage and mod cons to deliver a relaxed yet charming place to wine, dine and stay overnight. The décor of the eight individually designed double en-suite bedrooms is tasteful and attractive. Expect vintage-chic furnishings, power showers, comfortable beds and high-quality linen.

The restaurant serves creative dishes that make full use of the very best seasonal produce, while a cosy bar, complete with snug armchairs, stocks fine ales and boasts a broad-ranging wine list. There's also a gorgeous lavender-filled garden with outdoor seating, perfect for warmer months.

The Lion Inn's location is hard to beat for its timeless Cotswold charm, but if you want to explore further afield it's the perfect base for walking and cycling with many routes going right by the door. There are numerous heritage sites nearby and it is also an easy drive to Cheltenham if you fancy a glam day at the races or simply want to explore the shops, museums and galleries of that world renowned Regency town.

Rooms from

Classic: £80
Feature: £95
Indulgent: £130


Good to know

  • Visa and Mastercard only accepted
  • Pay & display carpark at the rear of the pub
  • £15 dog stay charge

Town and city
Experience the picture-perfect charm of this Cotswolds village, or explore nearby world renowned Regency town, Cheltenham.

Outdoor adventures
A great base for walking and cycling, and there are numerous heritage sites nearby, too.

Quiet romance
The Lion Inn's idyllic Cotswolds location and charming interiors make it a beautiful destination for a couples' retreat.

Dog-friendly
Dogs are welcome on overnight stays in all of the rooms, beds and bowls can be provided on request.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.

Rooms

Focusing on the simpler things in life, these eight en-suite guest rooms offer the perfect places to relax. Spacious, comfy and television-free, you can easily disconnect and unwind. Each room sports a unique historic quirk, whether it be a restored Mickey Mouse mural, a wooden carousel horse adding a decorative touch or a fabulous hayloft conversion.

Each bed is dressed in high-quality linen and sumptuous feather duvets, and there are complementary handmade Bramley toiletries and tea-and-coffee-making facilities for that home-away-from home feeling.

Restaurant & bar

The chefs source ingredients from the best suppliers in the area and ever-changing menus are based on seasonality and availability. It's this dedication to great British fare that has earned The Lion Inn an AA Rosette.

In summer, head to the garden to unwind with a pot of tea or choose from a selection of local ales, spirits and wines. Inside, a spacious bar is relaxed yet vibrant, while the Snug offers a peaceful corner in which to relax. Here you can settle into comfortable armchairs with a good book, watch passers-by from the window seat, read the papers, play Scrabble, revive yourself with a coffee or relax with a glass of wine.

Private dining

The Clubroom is a light and airy space seating up to 20 guests - ideal for dinner parties or corporate meetings. The patio is also a great spot for an intimate garden party or summer wedding reception.

Things to do

Situated on the north-eastern edge of the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful areas in England and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The landscape is characterised by stone walls and buildings, rolling grasslands, beech woods and pretty villages - all best appreciated via an extensive network of tracks and bridleways designed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike.

But if you don't want to go too far, the village centre location is hard to beat for classic Cotwolds charm - think unspoilt Medieval Saxon town, gorgeous heritage architecture, quaint cottages, excellent tearooms and superb antique shops. Sudeley Castle, one of the few castles left in England that is still a residence, is just a short stroll away, and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, which runs classic steam trains, is just 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. The regency spa town of Cheltenham - home to festivals of literature, jazz and horse racing - is just a short drive away.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Ashchurch
Taxi from station: about 20min
Drive: 22min from Cheltenham, 25min from Tewkesbury, 46min from Gloucester, 2hr 44min from London

Address

37 North Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5PS

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