The Lion Inn

Winchecombe, Cotswolds

Superior room

Small Double room

Standard Double room

A rustic Cotswolds stay at a renovated, 15th-century coaching inn with AA Rosette-awarded British dining and charming, classically-styled rooms

Blending English country style with classic touches, The Lion Inn offers an elegant yet honest and stress-free break in the quaint Cotswolds town of Winchcombe, a 20-minute drive from Cheltenham and just moments from Sudeley Castle. A 15th-century coaching inn renovated to high modern standards whilst preserving its authenticity, this Epicurean Collection member offers an idyllic getaway brimming with endless boutique charm.

Without doubt the property's stand-out features, the bar and dining room are a confidently rustic affair, with old wood tables and chairs, stone walls and floors, and a natural palette providing the best back-drop for an AA Rosette-awarded menu - don't forget to cosy up in the snug or take your drink out into the beautiful garden on sunnier days.

A sound night's sleep is to be had in one of the eight en-suite guest rooms, too: featuring exposed stone and wood features, as well as a soft colour scheme with the occasional pastel pop, these rooms are perfectly quiet and calming havens, each with their own individual character and plenty plush furnishings. With all this, it's no surprise The Lion Inn has scooped up a host of recommendations and awards, including a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, four AA Silver Stars and New Pub of the Year title at the 2017 Good Pub Guide Awards.

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Country Relaxing Scenery UK and Ireland

We like

  • The classic and soft-hued decor, perfectly in tune with the original stone and wood features throughout
  • Heading to the bright and characterful dining room to feast on a tempting British menu - so innovative and delicious, it was awarded an AA Rosette
  • Being just a short drive from Cheltenham and its famous racecourse
  • Staying in an prestigious Epicurean Collection country inn

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