The two inns
The striking, stone-built
Porch House, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, is
reputedly England's oldest inn, dating back to 947AD. In its time
it has also been a hospice, a family residence and a sweet shop.
Now, transformed into an informal and stylish modern-day inn, the
building still retains its ancient character and charm. Expect worn
flagstones, wonky walls and ceilings, low beams, exposed stone and
blazing fires in period fireplaces. Rambling across the two floors
of the building the 13 rooms showcase period features - beams,
stone walls, old fireplaces - and all sport a fresh, contemporary
Nestled deep within the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the 17th-century
Trout at Tadpole Bridge celebrates the very best of
British country life. Surrounded by fields and with the river
Thames flowing just outside the door, the menus make the most of
fresh fish and local game, while the cosy bar and boutique guest
rooms are the perfect place to relax in classic Cotswold comfort.
It is well placed to explore the upper reaches of the river,
whether sailing along it (there are four moorings reserved for
guests) or following the tow path that runs alongside it.
More of what we love
When you book with us we share with you what we love around each
of our inns, helping you to get more out of your break. We know how
hard it is to find the best things to do, so let us be your guide
to the very best of Britain.
We have been able to negotiate the best rates for you, so you
can explore more of Britain for less.
Offer available Sunday-Thursday until the 31st March 2021,
subject to availability. Blackout dates apply (see terms