The Falkland Arms
Mon-Fri 11.30-2.30 (Sat 11.30-3), 6-11; Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
The Falkland Arms
This pub has the inestimable advantage of being a bit out of the way and not on the main tourist trail. It must be one of the prettiest Cotswold villages. Despite the ambition implied by its name, it's actually rather a small place, with barely a score of mostly thatched cottages, a small general store and, naturally, in its rightful place opposite the church, the village inn.
Dating back to the 16th century, the creeper-clad Falkland Arms must be close to everybody's ideal country pub, with its high-backed settles, flagstone floor and a prized collection of hundreds of jugs and mugs hanging from the old beams.
This pub used to be a free House, but is now a Wadworth house, serving up to 7 guest ales including those from Wadworth's.
Food is served both lunchtimes and evenings (Monday to Saturday 12-2, 7-8) in the dining room, from a short, but varied blackboard menu that changes daily but always includes a vegetarian dish, along with ploughman's and filled baguettes. Everything is home-made, from Stilton and cauliflower soup and lasagne to chicken and ham pie and lamb steak with mushroom gravy. There is not a lot of space, so it's best to book.
Five cottage-style bedrooms, two with four-poster beds are decorated with pretty coordinating fabrics and wall coverings (All the rooms are non-smoking). The largest, under the eaves, has a pitched ceiling, exposed timbers and a great view of the garden. Televisions and tea/coffee facilities are standard. Accommodation costs from £85. Check-in by arrangement.
A pretty garden shaded by a large hornbeam tree, complete with dovecote, is the perfect spot for summer alfresco drinking. Well-behaved children are welcome indoors.
Access for the disabled is possible.
Open all day Sat/Sun in summer.
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plus up to 7 guest ales.