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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

In the picturesque hamlet of Armscote, a few miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon, this building once housed the local blacksmith before becoming a coaching inn in the 18th century. The pub is owned by the family behind the Baylis & Harding toiletries company; its range of luxury products take pride of place in the stylish bedrooms. In the buzzy bar, contemporary furnishings combine with exposed beams, flagstone floors and original fireplaces to create a relaxed setting to enjoy local ales such as Purity Mad Goose. The seasonal menu majors on local produce and robust, innovative dishes. Try the pork pie with date chutney; duck liver parfait; or leek and wild mushroom tart to start, followed by lamb shank with buttered mash, green beans and lamb gravy; or local venison pie. An attractive courtyard garden is a peaceful spot for alfresco dining but if the weather turns, you might be able to make use of the pub’s quirky Hunter welly loan service.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sunday 12-5)
  • Lunch opening: Tuesday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tuesday to Thursday 6.30-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Purity Mad Goose, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Westons Mortimers Orchard

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A429 (Fosse Way) north of Moreton-in-Marsh follow Armscote signs

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