Slaughters Country Inn
Comfortable streamside inn with enticing food, real ales, attractive dining bar and fine grounds; smart bedrooms
The good pub guide review
With a lovely setting right by the River Eye, rustic interiors with roaring log fires and a stunning terrace for when the sun shines, this handsome stone building has all the ingredients of an idyllic Cotswold inn. The spacious grounds have tables and chairs under parasols on terraces and lawns that sweep down to the water. The spreading bar area has several low-beamed linked rooms with well spaced tables on polished flagstones, a variety of seats from simple chairs to soft sofas and warm log fires. You'll also find mullioned windows, shelves of board games, a few carefully placed landscape pictures or stuffed fish and an air of understated refinement. Service is first class. Wychwood Hobgoblin and a guest such as Brakspear on handpump, and 14 good wines by the glass. The smart evening restaurant looks over the lawn and the sheep pasture beyond. The 31 stylish and comfortable bedrooms make a fine base for exploring the area; some are in the main building, some in cottages across the courtyard.
The good pub guide food review
Tempting food includes pork pie with truffle mayo, smoked salmon with crispy capers and dill pickle, sharing platter, sweet potato and kale risotto, trio of Welsh Dragon sausages with creamed potato and gravy, moules marinière, saffron-spiced fish pie with mash, broccolini and toasted hazelnuts, chicken supreme with mushrooms, quinoa and pancetta, spiced buttermilk hake with roast fennel, new potatoes and gremolata, and puddings such as chocolate and Horlicks mousse with vanilla ice-cream and lemon drizzle, lemon curd, strawberries and basil gelato. Look out for special themed nights.
Set in the heart of one of the most picturesque Cotswold villages, The Slaughters Country Inn offers the authentic charm of a traditional village inn; exceptional food made with the best local produce, a fine selection of local ales, roaring log fires to warm the winter months and a stunning terrace for when the sun shines.
The Slaughters Country Inn is the perfect location for a country break where wellies, walks and unwinding are the order of the day.
The friendly and relaxed bar welcomes guests with sofas, rustic touches and shelves lined with books and board games and the Inns 25 guestrooms and six charming cottages are all designed to reflect the propertys unique character, blending the traditional features of the oldest part of the house with contemporary design.