My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights from 14th June and from the moment we were warmly welcomed by Josie, we knew were going to have a great weekend and so it proved to be. After we had settled into our room, we had a lovely cream tea and had a look at the menus for dinner later on: there was a separate burger menu.
There was so much to choose from, but in the end we both had the slow roasted belly pork. It was outstanding and as for the puds... the ginger pudding with butterscotch sauce was a dream and the chocolate puddle pudding was amazing. All the portions were generous! We were so blown away that we didn't bother looking anywhere else to have dinner on Saturday night, we knew that nothing could be better than the dishes created by chef Lou.
We were right. The burgers were just as fab and again the portions were sizeable. However, we did leave enough room for Cooke Dough Chocolate Brownie...and I am so glad we did! Chocolate heaven on a plate.
Brace yourself for your hearty cooked breakfast! It is tasty and there is plenty of it: we certainly didn't need to eat again until the evening!
Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated with free wi-fi available as well as tea/coffee making facilites and biccies. The bathroom was also spacious and had a jacuzzi bath as well as a shower. The pub itself has a lovely garden out the front and is very friendly.
Kelmscott itself is quaint and literally a short walk away (5 minutes max) is William Morris's House and gardens. There are also a few National Trust properties nearby (Buscott Park, Chedworth Roman Villa and Lodge Park). I wouldn't recommend the latter unless you are already a member of the Nat Trust, as it cannot justify its entrance fee of £5.50.
All in all, we had a wonderful time, nothing was too much trouble and we have already recommended Josie, Lou and the rest of the team at the Plough to our family and friends...and now we recommend them and it to you!
P.S. Lou, please could I have the recipe for your Cookie Dough Chocolate Brownie, I am having withdrawal symptoms!
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