Worn flagstones draw you into the cosy, wood-floored bar, where leather armchairs by the inglenook provide the perfect spot to cradle a pint of Hooky, or to ponder the Seagrave chefs’ mouthwatering modern menu. Served at old dining tables in two warm and inviting candlelit rooms is delicious food: monkfish with beetroot, turnip, parsnip and pear cider sauce; partridge with smoked bacon, chestnut and salsify; crème brûlée and rhubarb; a slate of cheeses with damson jelly. Meat and game are sourced from local farms and shoots; everything – breads, chutneys, lunchtime burgers – is freshly prepared. Immaculate, well-designed bedrooms are the icing on the cake, the ground-floor ones in the annexe, the quietest at the back, or tuck yourselves away in the pretty self-catering cottage close by. Look forward to top-notch linen and down, fresh coffee, and high-spec bathrooms with scented soaps and walk-in showers. You’re 20 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, and strolling distance from Chipping Campden and the Cotswold Way.