Next to the main road in Didmarton, close to Tetbury and the Badminton Estate, is this recently refurbished inn – a perfect place in the Cotswolds. Expect beams and stone-flagged floors, inviting dark green walls adorned with antlers, fat candles on dining tables, lovely painted settles, and photos showcasing local history. There’s a big old fireplace for winter, darts and dominoes in the bar, a lovely walled garden and a wood-fired pizza oven that’s doing brisk business. Blackboard menus on the walls are chalked up daily. Pop in for a deli pizza with cured and spiced meats, the King’s burger with cheese and chorizo, or sautéed mixed nut and herb polenta with cherry tomatoes and basil – you won’t go home disappointed. Wash down with a fine wine or a local tipple – Bath Gem, Uley Bitter, perhaps one of their guest beers. If you fancy staying over, rooms upstairs are cosy and stylish, with comfy beds, crisp linen, down duvets and spotless shower rooms. A couple of cottages suitable for larger groups await in the coaching stable.