In a tranquil side street in this attractive Cotswolds town, the 15th-century Lamb is a dyed-in-the-wool, all round award winner. A welcoming atmosphere is generated by the bar’s flagstone floor, log fire, cosy armchairs, gleaming copper, brass and silver and, last but not least, Hook Norton and Wickwar real ales. In fact, old-world charm and stylish interiors are a feature throughout. Take, for example, the elegant columns and mullioned windows of the courtyard-facing restaurant, where guests are treated to a high standard of dining. Starters such as hand-dived Scottish scallops with cauliflower purée and crispy pancetta could be followed by Gressingham duck breast served with parsley carrots, smoked garlic mash and orange sauce. If you have room for dessert, choose perhaps the constructed Eton mess. The 'bar and fireside menu' offers simpler fare – deli boards; salads; 40-day aged steaks. An extensive cellar holds over 100 wines.