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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing hotel, full of character and great value for money. All the staff were brilliant, so friendly, helpful and very polite...FANTASTIC!!! The meals in main restaurant were of an exceedingly high quality, with a good menu selection. We stayed with our friends who had traveled from Adelaide South Australia and they were equally as impressed.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, we loved Stow-on-the-Wold due to its location. Footpaths allow you to walk to Upper/Lower Slaughter and other villages. Although is a beautiful property and well redesigned, we were let down by the customer service interactions. Not a lot of smiles or excitement to be working at a historical building. Not all was bad (check in process was easy and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Porch house is well located in the village of Stow-In-The-Wold. We decided to stay here as we wanted old and quirky, and we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and polite and we didn't have to wait to be served at the bar or in the conservatory restaurant. We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal, quality of the... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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: $112 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Porch House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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