The Noel Arms is one of the oldest hotels in the Cotswolds, a place where traditional appeal has been successfully preserved and interwoven seamlessly with contemporary comforts. Charles II reputedly stayed in this golden Cotswold-stone 16th-century coaching inn. It was through the carriage arch that packhorse trains used to carry bales of wool, the source of Chipping Campden’s prosperity, to Bristol and Southampton. Absorb these details of the hotel’s history while sipping a pint of North Cotswold brewery’s Windrush Ale in front of the log fire in Dover’s Bar; read the papers over a coffee and pastry in the coffee shop; and enjoy brasserie-style food in the restaurant. An alternative to the modern English dishes is brought by Indunil Upatissa who creates his trademark curries daily, and enthusiasts arrive for his Curry Club on the last Thursday evening of every month.