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The Porch House

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Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England (Formerly The Royalist Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Porch House after a walk and sat outside watching the world go by. Had a couple of pints of cider and enjoyed some time to myself. Although Stw isn't that busy it still feels a nice place to get away from it all.

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Bathurst, Australia
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in here for lunch after seeing some dishes being brought out to diners. Our lunch of smoked haddock and crushed potatoes and a ploughman's platter were both very nice. We sat in the courtyard at the rear of the hotel which was a good spot for outdoor dining. All the staff we had contact with were very friendly.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As Britain's oldest inn this hotel has fabulous character and is in a great central location for the Cotswolds - I would rate Stow as probably the best village to actually stay for beauty, facilities and location. Staff were very friendly and service was excellent. The included delicious hot full English breakfast really sets you up for the day! Beware... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized rooms. Very clean, modern touch and inviting. Staff very friendly and helpful. They accommodated a cot in the room. Good central location. Yummy food and good selection of drinks. Only down side is the lack of allocated parking however after 2 circuits we managed to find a spot.

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West Midlands
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111 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time that my wife and I have eaten at The Porch House. Previously we have eaten once in the bar and once in the restaurant We ate again in the restaurant this time. The hotel is a lovely old building that boasts that that it is England's oldest inn circa 947 AD. It is worth a... More 

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marco island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent ! With a party of 12 we had our own private dining room. The atmosphere and selections on the menus were outstanding. Friendly atmosphere -- enjoying lunch with a little bit of history!

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stayed at this charming hotel as it was not too far from a friends wedding we were attending. I booked the main luxury room and certainly was not disappointed. Loved the decor (very rustic chic) and all the finishing touches which often get overlooked. The room looked just like the website photos. The separate upstairs bathroom... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as a last minute treat after a busy week. We were upgraded to a wonderful spacious room, which had been finished to a very high standard, the attention to detail is great. They seem to have thought of everything, and if there is anything you need I think they will go out of their way to get... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous one night stay in this charming small hotel in a picturesque village setting. It's beautifully and cosily decorated with friendly welcoming service from everyone there. The food was melt in the mouth and can definitely recommend the steak for dinner and the cooked breakfast or bacon sandwich in the morning. The bar is a relaxing place to have a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were after something simple and local. The Porch House delivered on both counts with very tasty food and a warm, inviting atmosphere. It was certainly much busier than other places we looked at. The bar had big fireplaces and low ceilings with several nooks to hide in and get some privacy. The dining area was similar...very old...in a good... More 

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