The Plough

Location Kelmscott

Postcode Gloucestershire, GL7 3HG

Telephone 01367 253543

£-££

Why we love it...

Cosy country pub

The Place

The most low-key out of Sebastian and Lana Snow’s three Costwold pubs (a stones-throw from the more party-centric Five Alls and The Bull), The Plough is a quintessentially cosy country inn, aptly situated in the idyllic village of Filkins. The decoration of its diminutive interior is wisely understated, letting the 17thC features speak for themselves: low beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, and antique wooden settles in the the toasty embrace of a wood-burning stove. A few small but effective flourishes give it the shabby-chic stamp of the Snow pubs, such as a pair of oversized pheasant-feather lamp shades mounted on old wheels, casting a warm dappled glow on the dining area.

If the interior is understated, the food packs a punch. Sebastian, who’s worked as a chef for 30 years, has devised a menu that’s both earthy and sophisticated. We enjoyed chicken liver pate with spiced plum chutney and toasted brioche, followed by succulent partridge, savoy cabbage and a red wine jus: boisterous, rich and gamey, and lip-smackingly good.

Upstairs, eight cosy bedrooms have been decorated by Sebastian’s interior designer sister Miranda. They’re proper country affairs, with plaid throws and views over Cotswold-stone houses. They’re also well-equipped, and, in this out of the way location, you couldn’t hope for a more peaceful sleep. An ideal base for exploring nearby Kelmscott House, and one of the best places to stay for a quiet break in the Cotswolds.

The Essentials

Price Band £-££
Rooms 8 Rooms, 7 Doubles and 1 Single
Food Lunch & Dinner Tuesday - Sunday (Dining times will vary) Closed for food on Mondays
Facilities Wifi, TV, En Suite, Shower, Bar, Restaurant, Free parking, Non-smoking throughout. Children's facilities: Children's menu, Highchairs
Children Welcome
Disabled No disabled access.
Pets No Pets

To Book

Contact Sebastian Snow
Call 01367 253543
Email info@theploughinnkelmscott.com
Website www.theploughinnkelmscott.com

Good To Know

Address Kelmscott, Lechlade Gloucestershire, GL7 3HG
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The Location

Find this place: Oxford, Cheltenham and Cirencester are aroues drive away, based near a stretch of the Thames Pathnd 25 minut

What's nearby: Cycling, Horse riding, Sailing, Indoor climbing, Tennis and Festivals (All activities can be arranged directly with The Plough)