A lovely pub, now in the capable hands of Cirrus Inns, serving up excellent food and home-brewed ale. It stands at the top of the hill with big views stretching over the Cotswolds. Outside, you can sit in the shade of damson trees and watch chefs gather carrots from the kitchen garden and berries from the fruit cage. Inside, open fires lure you to the generous bar with its glorious marble top and gleaming ranks of bottles. Locals love it: they come for the craic, a pint of home-brewed ale and some deliciously local food, perhaps whole roast mallard with celeriac purée, sautéed spinach and dauphinoise potatoes followed by apple and rhubarb flapjack crumble. Uncluttered bedrooms have a contemporary country-house style: crisp linen, good art, smart fabrics, sparkling bathrooms. None are small, three are big, the garden room opens onto the terrace, those at the front are soundproofed to minimise noise from the road. Breakfast is your final feast: Tamworth sausages, smoked haddock, freshly squeezed orange juice, breads and jams and Jersey butter. A real treat.