It doesn’t get much more English than cheering on Shipston-on-Stour’s cricket team before retiring to The George Townhouse’s sunny terrace for a locally distilled gin and tonic. While it may look every inch the traditional 18th-century staging inn, its 15 bedrooms are stylish oases of calm. Think textured fabrics and sophisticated paintwork, Nespresso machines and roll-top baths. A lively restaurant serving modern British plates makes the most of the Cotswolds’ bountiful natural larder. Doubles from £100.
This article was published on 21st June 2017 so certain details may not be up to date.