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The Seagrave Arms

Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire

Get ready for some classic English comfort – sat snug within the Gloucestershire countryside for over 400 years now, The Seagrave Arms is a honey-hued country house turned cosy Cotswold inn brimming with English charm.

Warm and welcoming is the name of the game here (it feels more like a friend’s country home than an inn) with intimate corners and cosy rooms filled with walls peppered with local art, open log fires and the odd leather armchair to rest weary feet after a long country walk. Sample some fine wine or a real ale in the quaint bar or pull up a chair in the restaurant where you can dine on creatively crafted Cotswolds fare that takes full advantage of the beautiful country surroundings.

Highlights

  • Its prime location for exploring some of the Cotswolds' finest postage stamp villages
  • The farm-fresh inventive cuisine that gives pub classics an upmarket refresh
  • The cosy bar serving up fabulous local ales and artisan spirits
Description
Things to Do
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Rooms

Upstairs, rooms come in a range of regal shades, from dusky red or velvet greens to soft caramel, each with their own handsome features whether it be a darkwood four poster bed or a romantic window seat. The spacious Suite offers laid-back country chic and it’s own en-suite bathroom complete with magnificent claw foot bathtub or, if you’re after something more rustic, then try the rooms in the converted barns. Handmade hot water bottles in every room and fresh milk delivered daily add to the homely countryside feel.

Sink into the Cotswolds

The Food

Enjoy your meal in one of the two dining rooms or the bar where you can unwind fireside amid handsome, wood panelled surroundings in hues of calming creams and dove grey. Such understated luxury continues with the menu which gives only a subtle hint to the impressive technique and creativity in the kitchen. Expect beautiful seasonal flavours such as rabbit terrine with homemade beer mustard, corn fed chicken paired with autumn truffle and smoked almond or try the signature Cornwall Day Boat Fish Pie – a cleverly deconstructed dish that showcases perfectly Chef and Landlord Newstead’s wonderful culinary flair. Be sure to leave ample room for the puddings – you won’t want to miss out.

Upmarket Comfort Food

The Bar

The locals bar in one of the front rooms is a cosy, charming affair with just a few wooden tables to sink into and enjoy one of the wonderful local beers and guest ales available – try the Curious Brew or Ringwood ale or the delicious 3Cs vintage cider. If beer isn’t your cup of tea then go for one of the lovely wines or a classic Sipsmith G&T.

Great British tipples

Country Pursuits

Cheltenham Racecourse

If you’re looking to add a little glamour to your Cotswolds stay then this racecourse, one of Britain’s finest, offers plenty of thrilling race days and fixtures to enjoy. Often lauded as the ‘Home of Jump Racing’, Cheltenham hosts some of Britain’s major racing events including The Open in November and the Festival and Gold Cup Day in March which you could venture to if you time your stay right.

Also visit:

  • Salperton Park & Prescott Shooting: clay pigeon shooting
  • River Avon: fishing & boating
  • Cotswolds Way: rambling, cycling & horseriding
  • Prescott Speed Hill Climb: motor racing
  • Long Marsden Airfield: aviation

Cheltenham Racecourse

Culture & Heritage

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Take a 20 minute tour through the Cotswolds’ country roads to explore the hometown of England’s most revered bard at this historic riverside city. With Stratford-Upon-Avon as your stage, you’ll be able to trace Shakespeare’s favourite local haunts, enjoy a performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company and find poetic inspiration as you glide across the River Avon in your classic rowing boat, soaking up the Tudor architecture as you go.

Also visit:

  • Chipping Camden, Broadway & Bourton-on-the-water: cream teas, antiques and postcard-perfect Cotswolds villages
  • Cheltenham: museums, art galleries, Cheltenham Festival
  • Sudeley Castle & Gardens
  • Worcester: cathedral, shops, museums

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Nature

The Cotswolds

One of the most beautiful areas in England, the Cotswolds is the largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Renowned for its warmth and clarity, the landscape is characterised by its stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages, which make it an outstanding English landscape.

Also visit:

  • Hidecot Gardens – one of the finest gardens in the country
  • Batford Arboretum
  • Cotswolds Lavender Farm
  • River Avon
  • Dovers’ Hill Olympic Site
  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens

The Cotswolds

Getting Here

Nearest train station: Honeybourne 1h50min from London
Taxi from station: approx. 4min
Drive: 1h47min from London, 20min from Stratford-Upon-Avon. 38min from Cheltenham, 37min from Worcester

The Seagrave Arms

Friday Street
Weston Subedge
Chipping Campden
Gloucestershire GL55 6QF

+44(0)1386 840 192