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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Avoid room 4 unless you're one of the borrowers. Tiny, impractical and really cold. Badly placed glass shelf over sink made teeth cleaning difficult, shower also tiny. Evening meal & breakfast decent. Lovely building but hugely disappointing room.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had the most beautiful dinner here; great service too. We ate in the restaurant but would rather have eaten in the bar to be honest, loads of atmosphere and much bigger than expected. Great place with great food. Good for kids too.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

fantastic place to eat, drink and stay over, staff are wonderful, yes i will return as its totally relaxed, the feature rooms are wonderful, being the oldest inn in england was an experience in its self, Tara,SallyLorna and Payton were all 100%

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stopped off here for a bite to eat and to warm the cockles after a chilly wind swept meander around beautiful Stow......we found a cosy little corner and thoroughly enjoyed some fab food.....highly recommend the braised ox cheek and the fish n chips.....all washed down with a rather yummy Rioja! Cheery friendly service too.....

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really excited to eat here after reading the other reviews. The decor of the dining room is beautiful and very cosy. The staff are pleasant and well accommodating however the food was rather disappointing. I ordered the soufflé to start, it was nice and my partner ordered the mushroom and artichoke and he described the mushrooms to taste...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So they say-it's the oldest inn in the country. Quite a claim to fame. Beautiful. Lots of ups & downs-a bit like Stow...& at this time of year we've got wood burning stoves so the smell of the place is glorious. Great local beer & the most heavenly hand lotion in the toilets ladies!

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restored venue. Separate dining and pub/dinning areas. Really beautiful venue. Very atmospheric. Staff young, enthusiastic and friendly. Beer and tea served were excellent. Did not eat on this occasion. Dog friendly. Wood burning stoves so nice in winter. Would definitely visit again.

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Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights last weekend and had a really lovely stay. We stayed in room 8 which were as lovely as the photos showed. It was really peaceful at night, no noise at all from the pub, although a little traffic noise in the morning. Having said this if you stay in a town you have to...

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Thank yearsleynatalie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Stow and love this pub - it's dog friendly so we can come with our little dog and the food is consistently excellent. The pub itself is beautiful and such a lovely place to go for a meal Highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe my review will get the managers attention - this just sums up my email of how terrible the service has been at The Porch House. My partner and I visited for our babymoon which we wanted to be a relaxing break before our baby girl comes in May. We was showed to room 8 when we arrived which was...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $104 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Porch House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“room 1,8 or 9”
 of 5 bubbles michaelgM8944FR, 3 days ago | Read review
“Go for one of the older rooms in the main building (ie not the annexe)”
 of 5 bubbles AndySmale, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 1 is supposed to be the biggest and nicest. We stayed in rooms 10 n 11 which are considered standards and are good for one persons.”
 of 5 bubbles tquintana2003, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms 12 abd 14 in annexe, very quiet. But small, but most adequate.”
 of 5 bubbles francesca499484, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Splurge on a "feature room," like #9--well worth it!”
  • Door to #9, a feature room
  • Even the toilet is charming!
  • Full shower
  • Sink and vanity, with great-smelling bespoke soap
  • All of these little windows and details in the room
  • Bedroom to the left
  • Large bathroom
  • Window to the outside, but elevated for privacy
 of 5 bubbles morganaus, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
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