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#11 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Stow-on-the-Wold
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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.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
84Good for walkers
Grade: 84 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
15Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Utterly astounded by the negative comments I’ve read below. Everything about our stay at this splendid hotel was exemplary, from the check in/check out procedures, dining experience and the staff’s interaction with the guests. 10/10! Will be returning as well as recommending to
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We came to Stow on a Sunday for a overnight stay . The town has no parking facilities unless you arrive before 11am. The Porch House is a lovely building and our room ( no 9 ) was lovely but unable to get in it before 3.30pm even though check in time was 3pm . After trying to
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Response from JamesOHanlon, Manager at The Porch House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Dawn, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us at The Porch House. We would love to discuss this further with you, if you could please contact us on book@porch-house.co.uk we would greatly appreciate it. We look forward to hearing from you, Many thanks, The Porch House Team
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The hotel building is beautiful. However the staff showed little interest and customer service overall was poor. No meet and greet, left hanging about when checking in. The check in desk is hidden! The bar staff very uninterested and dismissive. I wonder if they are jaded by
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Response from JamesOHanlon, Manager at The Porch House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback and we are very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would very much like to speak to you directly in regards to your stay, if you could contact us on book@porch-house.co.uk it would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you, Many thanks, The Porch House Team
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Room was clean and pleasant. Staff were polite. Meal was poor. My husband’s lamb was dry and tasteless, vegetables were barely cooked through but burnt on outside, when waitress was informed she apologised but made no attempt to rectify the situation. Shame, wouldn’t return.
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Response from JamesOHanlon, Porch House Staff at The Porch House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at the Porch House. If you would like to discuss this further with us please contact us directly on book@porch-house.co.uk. Many thanks, Management
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Booked a superior double room as a base for a couple of days rest and relaxation in Stow. Loved the layout and quirks of such an old building, our room (8) was large and had all the amenities we'd expect, only concern was level of road noise through the night. We had no issues
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Response from JenniferODedra, Manager at The Porch House
Responded Feb 25, 2019
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to give us such a positive review. We will of course take on your comments about the noise and report back to head office. Look forward to having you back soon to make it 5 stars. Thanks, Nicky GM
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Photo provided by managementThe Porch House
Room 8
cosy double room 12
Are dogs allowed intothe bar area?
Yes the Porch House is dog friendly
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Dear Sir/Madam Final check I would be before 10.30pm and check out is 11am. If you need to collect a key prior to check in we would be happy to do this as this will let you back in whatever time suits. Regards, Alex Davenport-Jones
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We actually were lucky and found free parking right outside the hotel If not you shouldn't have a problem nearby
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Hello , can anyone tell me if this Hotel has car parking facilities .
Dear Sir/Madam, We offer four spaces next to the pub however we do not reserve these. If they are full I would recommend parking down Union street where there are almost always parking spaces. By all means drop off outside the parking spaces should they be full. Best, Alex Davenport-Jones General Manager
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Hi, The room does have a king size bed that sleeps two. The photos are from when we first opened and it was set as a twin room. there isn't much space around the bed but it is very comfortable and has a separate hallway with desk.
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"Don’t choose the room above the bar unless you are night owls."
"Ask for one not over the bar."
"Only stayed 1 night so cannot comment."
"upgrade to the superior or feature rooms for the luxury experience"
"Room above the restaurant was very quiet. Room 7"
$118 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Royalist Hotel
United KingdomEnglandCotswoldsStow-on-the-Wold
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