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
Accessibility No disabled access.
Pets No Pets

To Book

Contact Sebastian Snow
Call 01367 253543

Good To Know

Address Kelmscott, Lechlade Gloucestershire, GL7 3HG

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)

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