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The Garden at Miserden

Muddy says: A huge green thumbs up to this stunning, timeless garden, with tip-top events including outdoor theatre and a pop-up restaurant. Oh, and you can stay over too!

Bed & Breakfast

New Brewery Arts

Muddy says: There’s lots of Muddy love for this quirky hub of crafty, inspired creativeness. Classes, courses, workshops, galleries and, of course, a cafe

Arts Centres

Georgian Cotswold stone entrance

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

Muddy says: A quintessential English boutique hotel in gorgeous surroundings that’s big on intimacy, style and quirky details. 

Bars

wooden dining table benches outdoors green fields blue sky potted plants

Harts Barn Cookery School

Muddy says: A one-stop shop for all things culinary, this cookery school in the Forest of Dean aces every base.

Catering and Cookery Schools

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Muddy says: The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie is a modern classic, offering all-day dining nirvana. You won't want to be anywhere else...

Bars

Tudor Farmhouse, Clearwell

Muddy says: A snug, des-res in the middle of the Forest, we can’t get enough of this boutique hotel's super-comfy interiors and superlative food.

Food & Drink

The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham

Here at Muddy we've fallen head over heels for the charms of this handsome country manor house hotel, with its knockout looks and luxury trappings.

Food & Drink

The King’s Hotel, Chipping Camden

Muddy says: Thumbs up to this oh so easy on the eye Cotswold town house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds, with tip top food and some pretty snazzy rooms

Bars

Tetbury Goods Shed

Muddy says: We love this fab local arts centre, packed with cinema, exhibitions, music and workshops

Arts Centres

sign and lantern outside pub

The Weighbridge Inn, Minchinhampton

Muddy says: An historic Cotswold inn with rustic charms aplenty, local real ales on tap and knockout 2in1 Pies.

Food & Drink

Fire Station

Muddy says: A big WOW for this fabulous, super cool gaff, an all-day social hub where you can eat, drink, work and part-ay!

Bars

Lords of the Manor

Muddy says: Fancy a stay in luxury in the heart of the Cotswolds? Then take a look at the gorgeous Lords of the Manor

Food & Drink

The Frogmill, Andoversford

Muddy says: A superlative country pub near Cheltenham with grill-tastic food, home-from-home rooms and an events space to die for.

Food & Drink

Cowley Manor, Cowley

Muddy says: A contemporary take on the Cotswold country house hotel where chic modern interiors plus cool bar, amazing spa and stupendous surroundings equals 21st-century nirvana.

Food & Drink

The Plough

Muddy says: After a truly local county pub that wears its heart on its sleeve? Yup, we've found one just for you.

Bars

The Bull, Fairford

Muddy says: A fab family pub in the heart of Fairford

Food & Drink

The Bell, Sapperton

Muddy says: Heads up for this fab country pub, winner of Best Destination Pub in Glos in the Muddy Awards 2019, no less!

Bars

The Five Alls

Muddy says: The perfect village pub, promoting local ales (including their own Five Alls house ale), a huge flag-stoned bar, pretty pub garden, fab kids’ menu and food to die for

Food & Drink

The Royal Oak

Muddy says: Heads up to this charming and friendly local free house in the heart of Tetbury. Oh, and they have a fab vegan menu!

Food & Drink

The Whistle Stop Cafe

Muddy says: Could this be our favourite artsy Cafe in Gloucestershire? Shall we find out?

Cafés

The Green Dragon Inn

Muddy says: We love this gorgeous country pub, in the most idyllic setting. It's perfect for weddings too!

Bars

The Little Pickle

We love this young, funky, and utterly delicious local catering duo

Caterers

Hatton Court Hotel

Muddy says: Big love goes out to this lovely country house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds, perfect for a weekend escape or the wedding of your dreams

Food & Drink

Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold

Muddy says: This stylish Stow-on-the-Wold Inn is must-try territory for pizza lovers and Cotwolds explorers.

Food & Drink

The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

Muddy says: England’s self-proclaimed ‘oldest inn’ also happens to be one of the classiest I’ve stayed at, with stylish interiors, excellent gastrofare and luxe bedrooms. A big yes.

Food & Drink

The Cookery School at Daylesford

Muddy says: Want to up your dinner party game, bond with your kids Great British Bake-Off style or just enjoy cooking in the most sublime place ever? Hello Daylesford!

Catering and Cookery Schools

The Daneway, Sapperton

Muddy says: We almost don’t want to share this hidden treasure with you – but hey, that would be bad karma and we don’t want any of that! So here you go – fill your boots!

Food & Drink

brick wall, tables and chairs roof terrace birds

The Socialight, Stroud

Muddy says: We love, love, love this Stroud café for its super smooth Cornish coffee, full English platefuls of deliciousness and über sociable vibe.

Cafés

people drinking at Stroud Brewery bar

Stroud Brewery, Thrupp

Muddy says: So much more than just a producer of fine ale, Stroud Brewery is a one-stop brewing, drinking, eating and partying destination. Right up our street then!

Bars

Victorian villa formerly The Savoy, Kandinsky, The Montpellier Chapter

Malmaison, Cheltenham

Muddy says: We love this chichi hotel in Cheltenham for its chic Montpellier location and grande dame exterior that segues into cool, eclectic interiors.

Food & Drink

The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton

Muddy says: We’re blown away by this elemental wedding venue on top of the world on Minchinhampton Common.

Food & Drink

The George Townhouse

Muddy says: Feels like popping into a very stylish friend’s house – who just happens to serve up delicious grub and can put you up in one of 15 luxe bedrooms.

Food & Drink

Tunnel House Inn, Coates

Muddy says: A country pub with a twist, this inn used to be the hangout of Prince William and Harry, and has style and atmosphere in spades. And the food is pretty special too!

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