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The Howard Arms

Lower Green, ILMINGTON, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4LT

Overlooking the lower green and pastures at the fringe of this charming North Cotswolds village, the 400-year-old Howard Arms is a great base for local walks, detailed in a guide sold here in support of church funds, and handy for the renowned National Trust gardens at Hidcote, just along the lane. Well-appointed residential rooms allow guests to indulge these passions at leisure. The flagstoned bar, diverse mix of timeworn furnishings and open-plan dining room create a civilised yet informal atmosphere; a crackling log fire ensures additional warmth for much of the year. Top notch beers from the likes of Purity wet the whistle; whilst fine food sleuths will be rewarded with a stylish menu drawing on local, seasonal produce as available. Kick in with duck liver parfait, rabbit and apricot ballotine, plum jam and toast; leaving room for mains ranging from pub classic fish and chips to modern dishes like pan-fried fillet of stone bass with polenta, kale and beetroot; or Stilton arancini, polenta chips, ratatouille and roast garlic.

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Tel: 01608 682226
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Principal beers

Wye Valley Bitter, Hook Norton Old Hooky, Purity, Timothy Taylor


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.
Bedrooms available.



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Exit A429 or A3400, 9m from Stratford-upon-Avon

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