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Newport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon entering the bar area we waited at the bar to be served by a very sullen, unenthusiastic bar lady who couldn't give us a confirmation as to whether or not they were still serving lunch, she took our drinks orders slowly while we had to ask another gentleman serving if food was available to be then told it wasn't... More 

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2 Thank Thea P
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Thea, I'm most saddened to read of your experience and I shall indeed speak to the member of staff involved. We take enormous pride in what a good team we normally are and I apologise that on this occasion we seem to have arrived well short of the normal high standards. Do re visit us and if you are... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked The Porch House for a short break for my elderly mother, after she recently suffered a heart attach earlier this year. This was our first trip to the Cotswolds and thought this would be the ideal hotel and location to spend a short break. We arrived after a long journey from Edinburgh. We arrived early (around 1pm) and... More 

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

Dear Tessa. I'm genuinely sorry that there were clearly some short comings on our part. Rest assured I shall take all your comments seriously and we shall look hard as to how this happened and how to rectify this. I'm also in agreement over the £10 charge. Technically this can apply but you are right, seeing as you are staying... More 

uk
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124 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to The Porch House and we were overwhelmed to say the least The decor is superb the menu was substantial and the quality was outstanding! We decided to order from the special board of soup and a sandwich when it's arrived we were blown away by the quality and the detail and the service It's... More 

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

Dear Karen, So happy to read your experience. Please do come and see us again some time soon. In the meantime very best wishes, Alex Davenport-Jones More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 5 at the Porch House last week. This is England's oldest Inn, with the oldest part being the "Snug". We took a cocktail there to enjoy the room filled with character. Our room was good, but the bed was too hard. This was the uppermost room, which was difficult to carry our heavy suitcases to.The breakfast... More 

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north east
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called to make reservation but told dining area was full but there was space in conservatory. We were not disappointed and in fact the conservatory is lovely. The meal was excellent and service likewise. We couldn't fault anything apart from the fact that the chocolate mousse dessert is huge!! However my husband wasn't defeated and loved it!

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

Dear Sir/Madam, Please accept my thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your experience online. it means an awful lot to us when we receive such positive comments and I am most grateful to you. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again soon, Alex Davenport-Jones More 

houston, TX
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171 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to go in Stow. Had a great Sunday roast meal in the pub section. Updated pub room but still has great olde feel to it. Perfect place to relax while in Stow or in the area. The roast was well cooked and had a nice selection of vegetables. Great selection of wines and ales too. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found both the accommodation and the restaurant very good, the rooms nice,and clean, the food well presented and plentiful. The staff (all of them) go that extra mile to make sure you have a great stay. Would definitely recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on Saturday night. When we arrived the staff were very friendly and the gentleman who showed us to our room was extremely helpful. We had a sandwich for lunch which was really nice and the breakfast has great variety and was very tasty. All the staff are extremely helpful. The only thing I was disappointed with was... More 

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Thank Angharad J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today to have some lunch based on the recommendation of a friend. Gorgeous looking pub and we decided to sit outside to take advantage of the lovely weather. First issue was we were bought menus outside but no one told us you needed to go to the bar to order so we sat for a while waiting until I... More 

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1 Thank eska1406
ADavenportJones, General Manager at The Porch House, responded to this review

Dear Eska, I am mortified that you received this level of service. Please understand that tis is far from our normal level of service and indeed I have addressed this with the individual concerned. Please do come and see us again soon and I look forward to an altogether improved experience. Regards, Alex More 

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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip from London just to get out of the city and to enjoy a proper pub meal in quaint surroundings. I'll make this brief; this is a refurbished chain pub. There's nothing wrong with the kitchen. In fact the kitchen alone would have received between 4-5 star rating. Lamb, duck, chicken and burger were all cooked to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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 

Additional Information about The Porch House

Address: Digbeth Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England (Formerly The Royalist Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range: $111 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Porch House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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