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5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England (Formerly The Royalist Hotel)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
jamesbond15 Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Porch House is lovely to look at (lots of care gone into decor) but this is not followed through in our experience of our room or of service in general. No-one to get a key from on arrival, certainly no smiling welcome. Standard room was tiny, one person at a time only able to squeeze through door past bed, and... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night,booking at short notice over the Easter break. The hotel is situated on the main road through stow,with only a small car park at the rear. However,this was closed due to renovation work,so we parked a few streets away. On arrival the building is very old and quirky,but the interior has been very tastefully renovated,with... More

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Marsworth, null, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One night stay and a lovely hotel and very cosy we also ate in the bar and had breakfast had a great time would recommend if you are looking to stay in this area staff also all very helpful maybe just a bit pricey

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for two nights, eating in the restaurant for one night. The staff are very friendly and our meal arrived at lightening speed. The food was delicious. The only cons: we could hear next door's tv very loudly for much of the evening. The sticky toffee pudding wasn't the best I have ever had -... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Popped to Stow for abit of shopping with my daughter thought we'd have a quick sandwich . The food was lovely and tasty I had a chicken Stilton and apple sandwich comes with skin on chips yum yum we also shared a scotch egg to die for. Next time we will make more time to enjoy the surroundings. Very nice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We booked this hotel direct a few weeks before hand. We checked in at 3pm,the key was given about 35 mins later, shown to room, left at door, so we found out about the fixtures ourselves. Very small but well appointed room, the bathroom was spotless with a nice shower but the sink was tiny, could not use to wash... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We my partner and I. Have stayed in stow many times including Christmas. This Christmas while staying in stow (with our two jack russels). we went to what as the Royalist now THE PORCH HOUSE, For a drink. What a difference, this place is absolutely fantastic. First the refurbishment is top notch. On arrival the staff are so welcoming and... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If I could take their decor and put it in my own house, I absolutely would! Every single touch point in the place was premium, even the radiators are absolutely gorgeous. The beds are pocket sprung which can only be described as the type of bed that hugs you while you sleep with ultra comfy bedding. Only downside for me... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We booked a weekend for a birhday treat. The positives were the lovely, atmospheric bar area and the gorgeous snug with a roaring fire...perfect for a winter retreat. Breakfast on the first morning perfect..wonderful eggs benedict. When we booked there were only standard rooms available and these really are quite small (sink in the bathroom smallest i have ever seen!)... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit lovely meal in the conservatory excellent staff and even though it was busy we were well looked after and not left waiting unless we wanted to be. The biggest desserts I have ever had rhubarb Eton mess was delicious

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Also Known As:
The Porch House Stow-On-The-Wold, Cotswolds
Address: Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England (Formerly The Royalist Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Porch House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Public House. Dining. Luxury rooms. Steeped in history, The Porch House is thought to be the oldest inn in England, with parts of the building dating back to 947 AD. ... more   less 
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