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A popular base for walkers

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 whet 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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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9.30, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Wye Valley Bitter, Hook Norton Old Hooky, Purity, Timothy Taylor
  • Real ciders: Orchard Pig

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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