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5.0 of 5 Inn   |   Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
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The Howard Arms
Ranked #2 of 2 Ilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here before and thought it was very good,sadly this time we were disappointed by the service. Firstly we had booked weeks in advance,two days before going there we received an email from them 'confirming our cancellation'....they then said they had no idea why this was sent!!!! Our table we booked for dinner for the two nights had... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way back from a long weekend in Devon we decided to treat ourselves to a hotel stay after surviving the brunt of Hurricane Bertha after camping for Friday and Saturday. We picked Statford-upon-Avon as our destination as it wasn't too far from home, and went about looking for suitable lodgings. We came across The Howard Arms as one... More

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Bromley, Kent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Friday we stayed for the second time at the Howard Arms. Again we had the Summer Room which is spacious and comfortable.. Dinner and breakfast faultless. Staff polite, warm and friendly. The boiler failed on Saturday morning so we could not shower when we got up. These things happen and it is how they are dealt with that matter.... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely ambience, timeless setting: mix-match wooden furniture, big old fire place . Sufficient window seats were vacant, service was fast and amiable. We choose the à la carte lunch menu, though the fixed price one was tempting, also intriguingly served from 6 - 6.45 pm. Starters chosen were an excellent 'beef strips' dish, and a disappointing squid ink coloured gnocchi... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time at the Howard arms, we came go celebrate my husbands birthday, we love it here you are made to feel welcome the moment you arrive by Grant and all his staff. It is set in beautiful cotswolds countryside. If you are looking for somewhere tranquil this is definitely the place to come the restaurant has... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the weekend of the 26th July my partner and I booked a weekend break In the lovely village of Ilmington of which we both agree to be a very pleasant place to stay. We decided to book for evening dinner at The Howard Arms on the Saturday for my partner, our 4 month old daughter and myself. We had... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Howard Arms. Unfortunately it let itself down on some basic items. 1) The A/C didn't work. 2) There were pubic hairs in the bath (and a spider but I don't think that was their fault). 3) The right hand tap was very loose as was the spout. 4) The spout allowed a discharge of... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful village and excellent meal today. After a long hot walk we enjoyed beers in the lovely garden then moved inside for a late lunch, good menu choices. Great food, enjoyed the afternoon , hope to be back soon !

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I were married in Cuba earlier this year without telling anyone, but, when we broke the news to family and friends, we were able to say that there was to be a blessing in the Cotswold village of Ilmington, followed by a reception at the Howard Arms on 6 June. After the service, together with our 50... More

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March, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fancying a break in the beautiful Cotswolds, we were pleased to find that the sister hotel, The Park, Bedford, had an offer on stays of two nights or more at The Howard Arms. I chose the 'Country Room' as it looked very charming on their website, and requested twin beds. On arrival we had to navigate a very busy bar... More

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grantowen26, General Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this review

Hi There Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we take all customer comments very seriously. I have sent you an email regarding this matter. Regards Grant Owen General Manager More

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Address: Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Cotswolds > Ilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Howard Arms 5*
Also Known As:
The Howard Arms Hotel Ilmington

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On the picturesque village green of Ilimington, set in the crook of the Cotswold Hills, lies The Howard Arms, a stunning, 400-year-old Cotswold stone inn.The stylish pub and dining room provide the ideal backdrop for an appealing mix of old furniture, broad polished flagstones and a log fire that burns for most of the year. Upstairs, three beautiful bedrooms have been joined by five newly-built sumptuous and spacious bedrooms which all boast separate power shower and bath, free internet access and iPod docks. Ultimate luxury and comfort are the focus of each bedroom which offer beautiful bigs beds with hand-stitched and sprung mattresses, modern fabrics and a clever mix of antique furnishings to ensure that each room offers its own personality. As the Howard Arms is sited away from main roads or street lights, a good night's sleep will leave you revitalized and refreshed, ready to enjoy our 'famous' three-course breakfast. ... more   less 
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