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Please list below all of your recommendations for excellent places to stay and fine restaurants in the Cotswolds, seeing as I'm not even sure I know where it is or where they are, for a little sneaky weekend sort of thing.

 

Is it boss in the Cotswolds or what?

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I got married and stay quite regularly here:

 

http://www.cowleymanor.com

 

It's not far from Cheltenham which is a nice place to visit. The restaurant there is amazing - the whole place is, really - very relaxed and informal.

 

Cowley itself is very small but there's some nice walks through the valley and a great little pub called the Green Dragon that does nice food - it's a B&B, too.

 

http://www.green-dragon-inn.co.uk/food.php

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I got married and stay quite regularly here:

 

http://www.cowleymanor.com

 

It's not far from Cheltenham which is a nice place to visit. The restaurant there is amazing - the whole place is, really - very relaxed and informal.

 

Cowley itself is very small but there's some nice walks through the valley and a great little pub called the Green Dragon that does nice food - it's a B&B, too.

 

http://www.green-dra....co.uk/food.php

 

I live in Cheltenham and me and the missus take the kids to Cowley a lot, it is lovely. Can just wander around the grounds and pop in to the bar for a coffee and no one minds.

 

Green Dragon is decent but the Colesbourne Inn is nicer and better for food and just 5 minutes further along the A435.

 

Smithdown it's well worth a visit and as is chock full of lovely villages each with nice boozers. Plenty of good walking as well if that's your thing.

 

Kingham, Guiting Power, Sheepscombe, The Slaughters, Cranham, Naunton and Chedworth are some of my favourites. Broadway is lovely but can get very busy.

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Please list below all of your recommendations for excellent places to stay and fine restaurants in the Cotswolds, seeing as I'm not even sure I know where it is or where they are, for a little sneaky weekend sort of thing.

 

Is it boss in the Cotswolds or what?

 

How much do you want to lash on it?

The Lygon in Broadway would be my recommendation. My brother lives there.

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Went to Boughton on the Water the other week as we were camping in Tewkesbury - if you like coach parties, tea rooms and blue rinses thats the place for you! Shame its become so commercialised as it is lovely and 'chocolate boxish' but sold its soul to tourism

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Went to Boughton on the Water the other week as we were camping in Tewkesbury - if you like coach parties, tea rooms and blue rinses thats the place for you! Shame its become so commercialised as it is lovely and 'chocolate boxish' but sold its soul to tourism

Moreton On Marsh is still a fairly pretty proper town and not a knick-knack-selling hellhole.

 

Went to a pub in Chipping Camden that had a curry night, that was nice.

 

Got family in Tetbury, which is also nice. Westonbirt arboretum is worth visiting.

 

It'sa nightmare trying to get accomodation in Tetbury or Cirencester in the summer months what with all the weddings.

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This hotel is fantastic - a bit on the posh side but it has its own pub just down the road (The Potting Shed) which makes a nice and cheaper change from the hotels' own restaurant. But it is proper lovely.

 

The Rectory

 

And I've stayed here a few times woth work and alwasy thought it'd be nice to back again for leisure. If you do go here, ask for a room on the upper floor(s) of the old building.

 

The Old Bell (nowt to do with Murph)

 

Both of them are a wee bit south of the main Costwold area but well withinh easy striking distance.

 

And Sudeley Castle and Blenheim Palace are both really lovely places to go for a day out.

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This hotel is fantastic - a bit on the posh side but it has its own pub just down the road (The Potting Shed) which makes a nice and cheaper change from the hotels' own restaurant. But it is proper lovely.

 

The Rectory

 

And I've stayed here a few times woth work and alwasy thought it'd be nice to back again for leisure. If you do go here, ask for a room on the upper floor(s) of the old building.

 

The Old Bell (nowt to do with Murph)

 

Both of them are a wee bit south of the main Costwold area but well withinh easy striking distance.

 

And Sudeley Castle and Blenheim Palace are both really lovely places to go for a day out.

sudeley castle was a bit of a let down to be honest - just wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be and because it is still used you don;t get to see it all - or indeed get to see a full view of it.

 

nice for kids though - enough to see and an area for the little gits to burn off loads of energy before you pack them back in the car.

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sudeley castle was a bit of a let down to be honest - just wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be and because it is still used you don;t get to see it all - or indeed get to see a full view of it.

 

nice for kids though - enough to see and an area for the little gits to burn off loads of energy before you pack them back in the car.

 

That may be a fair call - it's a good while since we were there and we had kids with us so it may be a different things when you're then withouthe littleuns. I do remember that one part of the garden had an old ruin in it and it was absolutely fecn lovely.

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So, it's alright innit the old Cotswolds?

 

Ended up staying in Bourton-on-the-Water, boss little spec that, going for a wander up to The Slaughters in the day and back to Bourton when it empties out in the evening so virtually had the place to ourselves sat off by the river all nice like with hardly a soul about to bother us.

 

Tidy.

 

That Broadway is some gaff as well, btw.

 

On the way down there though, saw some country fair type event - The Moreton on the Marsh show or something - sixteen friggin quid in to walk round a proper Tory theme park! Was not all that nice, tbh. Didn't stay long really, didn't understand wtf was going on.

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