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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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1 room 1 adult
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Kent England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We popped in for lunch on a cold day in February . We loved it straight away. Full of character, lots of little nooks and crannys. There were people drinking coffee and reading the papers, some having lunch and some just enjoying a drink or two. My gin and tonic was perfect, served with cucumber and Fever Tree tonic water.... More 

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old building, with cosy seating ideal for a late winter afternoon snack and a pint. We just stopped off here on our way to a weekend in Broadway. With our labrador in tow, we settled down on sofas at top of the bar. It was too late for the main menu. However, the bar snacks were perfectly adequate. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very bad parking none at the hotel and most of the rest is short stay. stayed in room 6 which was cold had to have extra heating in the room as we stayed the list of things that the hotel did not have got longer. no stakes no chicken no house red wine the restaurant closed at 4pm. then at... More 

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ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Halgie, I am deeply sorry that your experience was unsatisfactory. I am afraid parking is indeed an issue in Stow and it will remain as such as the council are extremely reluctant to increase the parking. We do have four spaces available but I imagine these were already taken. Next time I would be happy to advise where is... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a recent booking for our wedding anniversary and we went for Room 9, a feature room with high expectations to match the blurb and the price. At the time of booking we also made a dinner reservation. We parked right opposite after a couple of circuits...parking is a nightmare I understand for the whole of Stow and we... More 

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Thank Lowey73
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Lowie, Please accept my thanks for taking the time and trouble to pass this feedback on to us. I have taken on board all the points raised and I will be sure to digest them carefully and pass them onto the relevant departments in order that the heating and the way this was dealt with are far improved on... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely, cosy place, we called in for lunch which was superb. The place is full of character, and the staff were very attentive. Tried to book to stay here, but very popular so I recommend booking early if you want to enjoy the full experience of this beautiful hotel.

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ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Izzy, Thank you so much for sending your positive feedback our way and for others to read it. It is a pleasure that you had a memorable stay and please do come and see us again soon, Regards, Alex Davenport-Jones More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here in December 2015 for our wedding anniversary. Absolutely perfect choice. Glorious old building with lots of comfortable places to curl up with a good book; very warm welcome, efficient and friendly staff, lovely bedroom decorated to a very high standard and delicious breakfast. All located 2 minutes walk from the main square. One of the best. Our... More 

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Thank henman0
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Henman, How nice to read your praise and thank you for it. We work hard to try and achieve this and I am genuinely warmed by the fact that you had a great time with us. We have resolved all heating issues you will be pleased to know. Regards, Alex Davenport-Jones More 

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just a one night stopover and we found the hotel steeped in character and very quirky.The log fires gave it a very warm and friendly glow and the staff were very attentive.the ,food was excellent and the full English in the morning gave an excellent start to the day.I would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a glass ( or two!) Of wine before we went home for dinner & found it to be very pleasant, a lovely relaxed place to sit& talk about our day. Service was very good ,prompt & pleasant. The wine menu was varied & of a reasonable price considering the quality of the offer & the area we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a surprise! A chance decision to walk down a side street led us here, the sign that it was the oldest inn in England tempted us through the door, and once inside, we were filled with delight. To the right, having come into a traditional oak lined hall of some grand old coaching inn, is the low ceilings... More 

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Brandon, United Kingdom
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, the hotel is "Olde Worlde", but despite numerous requests to the staff to fix the broken lightbulb at the top of the stairs to our pokey garret of a room - Room 5 (right up in the eaves of the building) up a very steep and pitch black staircase, this never happened. I nearly fell down the stairs in... More 

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