We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Porch House

Certificate of Excellence
Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England (Formerly The Royalist Hotel)
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Porch House
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Calne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Helpful?
Thank henman0
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

Helpful?
Thank penlivi
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Helpful?
Thank ladiesthatlunch1980
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Helpful?
Thank JamesMc87
Brandon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Helpful?
Thank MAH_2904
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I visited The Porch House as part of my birthday celebrations. We always wanted to visit the Cotswolds and we decided to stay here based on the lovely historic features that this inn had to offer - and it did not disappoint. It looked amazing from the outside, and as soon as you stepped in it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to this stunning Inn over Christmas. It is a great location and we sat in front of the fire and watched people endure the awful weather outside . There is something magical about this place and the room we stayed in was quirky and romantic. Food was excellent as was the service and we will return in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lee W
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning to the Cotswolds after nearly 30 years living overseas, we are stunned by the beauty of the area and the number of wonderful pubs, hotels and restaurants. We chose a restaurant for my husband's dinner tonight with enormous care - The Porch House at Stow-on-the Wold. We couldn't book for the time we requested but agreed to go a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jennie O
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Jennie, I am writing in response to your comments which I read with considerable dismay earlier today. We have two separate areas which both have the same menu offered. Some people love the conservatory and some prefer the more formal dining room. Equally we have some guests who, having not seen The Porch House before, decide they prefer one... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled down for a wedding. So after a 2 hour drive we wanted to relax for an hour. Checked in to room number 10 at 3pm which is the earliest check in. Opened the door to find an unmade bed, dirty towels on the floor and general mess in the bathroom. It was disgusting and not what you want... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Paul S
Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting cotswolds with family for new year. Beautiful characterful old pub with very pleasant staff and a mean gin and tonic! A little limited on seating but cant be helped, excellent place to while away a couple of hours with a pint. Didnt try food but restaurant looked very popular.

Helpful?
Thank re87394
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are grateful for your positive words and extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay and G&T with us. Come back soon and try our cuisine and I shall put a couple of G&Ts on the house for you... Very best, Alex Davenport-Jones More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

82 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (72)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Stow-on-the-Wold
0.1 mi away
The Old Stocks Inn
The Old Stocks Inn
#1 of 7 in Stow-on-the-Wold
5.0 of 5 stars 146 reviews
0.2 mi away
Number Four at Stow
Number Four at Stow
#2 of 7 in Stow-on-the-Wold
4.5 of 5 stars 839 reviews
0.0 mi away
Grapevine Hotel
Grapevine Hotel
#6 of 7 in Stow-on-the-Wold
4.0 of 5 stars 438 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 mi away
The Slaughters Country Inn
The Slaughters Country Inn
#1 of 2 in Lower Slaughter
4.5 of 5 stars 670 reviews
2.1 mi away
Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa
Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa
#5 of 7 in Stow-on-the-Wold
4.0 of 5 stars 1,128 reviews
9.5 mi away
The Lygon Arms
The Lygon Arms
#6 of 6 in Broadway
4.0 of 5 stars 1,762 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay