The Horse and Groom

Reviews

The majority of our feedback nowadays comes via our good friend TripAdvisor which you can see here and here.  However, we very much enjoy receiving feedback directly and we’re proud to share the ones we’ve been sent below.

 


Just a quick thank you for a lovely meal last night. The staff were lovely, the food was gorgeous and a lovely atmosphere in the pub. Many thanks again. Suzanne and co – July 2015

Brilliant lunch today. The chickpea curry and the pork belly. Top notch guys. Stephen – July 2015

Thank you for a very pleasant stay yesterday. We really enjoyed our meal and the wine too!! Room 2 was very comfortable and staying over added an extra dimension to the pleasure of being at the Horse and Groom. We will look forward to seeing you again as soon as we are able and please pass on our thanks to your chefs and front of house staff who work so hard to make the H & G the special place it is. I particularly enjoyed the beef ragu and chocolate and peanut torte. Janet – July 2015

We enjoyed staying in your lovely garden room earlier this week. I have multiple allergies and related food problems which make me a difficult guest. I wanted you to know that your team were extremely helpful and responded to my requests kindly and efficiently. Thank you. Jo – June 2015

Just a line to say that we had an excellent experience on Tuesday evening. Service was excellent, as was the food. People were complimentary. David – May 2015

Just to say that our meal was as delicious as always, we really enjoyed it. Thank you and to all your team for such consistently high and reliable standards. Jane & Steve – May 2015

We had a lovely evening yesterday and really enjoyed the food and ambiance 🙂 . Jacob – May 2015

We had a lovely stay and think you have established a fine hideaway hotel.  Tim – March 15

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Our room was very comfortable and the food was excellent. Your staff are so friendly and made us feel so welcome that we had a really relaxing stay. We certainly intend to return again. Many thanks. Yvonne & Paul – March 15

Was there last night with our friends.  It was our first time at the Horse and Groom and we were very impressed. The meal and the gentleman who served us couldn’t have been better. Many thanks.  Abbe – Feb 15

Delicious food, friendly staff, a memorable evening, much to be recommended.  Thanks. Chris & friends – Feb 15

Just a short note to say we visited yesterday as a party of six with two elderly relatives.  We had a lovely relaxing meal in very tasteful surroundings and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  This is our second visit and we definitely will be visiting again.  Thank you. Judith – Dec 14

Just a brief email to say that we really enjoyed our stay on Monday evening. The team were welcoming, both dinner and breakfast excellent, and also the allocated extra large room was most appreciated and very kind.  Nick – Nov 14

If we need accommodation in the area again, we would be delighted to return. We have been meaning to try the Horse and Groom for an age. We finally made it yesterday for lunch I felt I must contact you to say it was one of the best ‘pub’ outings we have had in living memory – delicious food, fine beers, very friendly and efficient staff and service and hugely good value for money.  You certainly lived up to your reputation on what was clearly a very busy Sunday.  We’ll be back!  Thank you.  Harriet Hicks – Nov 14

We enjoyed our dinner very much. It was the best, very best dinner we had in the Cotswolds. We are glad we were able to have our “last supper” as the best. We left the next morning . Thank you all, especially your chefs, for a wonderful meal. We had the leek soup and the Salmon. It was GREAT.  Thank you. Ellen and Brian Egan – Sept 14

We loved our lunch and were all exceedingly impressed by the quality of the food and the price of the meal and we will definitely be returning if we are in the area again.  Richard – August 14

I’m just finishing a marvellous 3-day stay. Sorry to be leaving. The food was remarkable. Everyone on staff is friendly, professional, and make every effort to accommodate the guests. So pleased to have chosen this lovely location. I can’t recommend it highly enough.  Alison – July 14

Andrew and I stayed at the Horse and Groom from the 1st till 4th July. We had a memorable and fantastic few days! The food was excellent, I had lamb one evening and the duck salad, the best food that I ever had!! Thank you to all the people at the Horse and Groom, we hope to stay here again in the near future. Regards  Louise & Andrew – July 14

Just a quick message to say thanks for a lovely lunch yesterday.  The steak was superb and as for the crumble…. what more can I say.  Our friends really enjoyed the food.  Once again, thanks to all concerned.  Best regards, Barrie – May 14

Thank you for hosting our reunion on Wednesday 7th May 2014.  Everybody had nothing but praise for not only your hospitality but also for your excellent choice of menu and quality of the food served.  My wife and I would also like to thank you too for the 2 days we spent at the inn and please pass on our thanks to all of your friendly staff.  We shall certainly be returning in the near future.  Many thanks for everything.  Philip – May 14

Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at the H&G.  Our room was spot on and really enjoyed the food.  A big thank you to your team.  Stuart and Fiona – April 14

We met Richard who really looked after us and Stewart was a great ambassador for you, he walked over to us in the car park to ask if we were comfortable in our room and had had a good night’s sleep.  We really felt that your team were all pulling together and were enjoying looking after their guests.  It was a pleasure to see and it made our stay special.  May I thank you for your actions and can I assure you that we will be back. Kind regards and may thanks.  Robin and Lynne – March 14

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you again from all of us for a fantastic weekend, we don’t all get together anything like enough so it was fantastic to feel so looked after and well fed!  You and the team really helped to make it a wonderful weekend.  Thank you.  Ben – March 14

Just wanted to thank you for a delicious lunch yesterday – the food was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.  Sure we will see you again soon when we are back in the area.  Alex – March 14

Just wanted to say a big thank you for making our visit this weekend so enjoyable.  The service was second to none, and the food was amazing.  It’s easy to see why this has been mentioned in so many hotel guides.  All the staff were very friendly and accommodating and it was lovely to be greeted at the door when we first arrived.  I could go on forever about all the little things that made it that extra bit special.  I will certainly recommend to other people.  Thanks again, Penny and Will – Feb 14

Just to say we took your advice and arrived early.  Fresh plaice goujons were perfect and service very friendly and efficient.  Keep up the good work!  Many thanks for helping get 2014 off to a jolly start.  Kind regards, Sarah – Jan 14

Thank you so much for excellent food and service last night for our xmas party, we all said how lovely the evening was.  merry christmas to you all.  Di – Dec 13

Thank you once again for another fantastic short break at the Horse and Groom.  This was our fourth stay and the food, room, service and welcome were as good as ever.  We look forward to returning again soon.  Stephen – Dec 13

Had a wonderful stay 4. Oct with my wife and daughter.  Fantastic service and food.  Thank you.  Dag – Oct 2013

Just wanted to say thank you for a lovely weekend’s stay.  Paul and I felt like we’d had a real treat.  Our room was lovely and the food was really good.  All of your staff were very friendly and smiley.  Kelly & Paul – Oct 2013

Thank you all so very much for a really amazing weekend, everything was just superb, could not fault one thing.  Tina & Martin – Sept 2013

You made Martin and myself so welcome. The food was absolutely gorgeous. Our stay on the whole was fantastic.  Richard and the rest of the staff give 100%.  The room was lovely and very clean.  We will be coming back again, very soon we hope!  Jean & Barry – Sept 2013

Both Terry and I were sorry not to have been able to tell you in person how much we enjoyed our stay at the Horse and Groom. The room was great, food excellent and everyone so friendly and attention to detail was paramount. I have no doubt we will be back next year. Well done.  Elizabeth – August 2013

Just to say thanks for a really lovely stay at the Horse and Groom on Saturday evening. We really enjoyed it, you and your staff were most welcoming and friendly.  The food at dinner and breakfast the following morning was excellent too.  Anita – August 2013

Thank you for another wonderful stay at the Horse and Groom. Everything was first class, happy friendly staff, excellent food and drink, owners who care, a lovely restful room.  All in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Who could ask for anything more.  We will be back.  Dave – July 2013

We just wanted to thank you for our stay on Friday night.  You have a wonderful place with a great atmosphere. The staff were fantastic and we hope to return some day. We’ve just left you a review on Trip Advisor.  Richard & Jo – July 2013

Had a brilliant meal at the Horse and Groom tonight.  Haven’t tasted carrots or potatoes with that much flavour for years. I had fishcakes and my partner had lamb burger and both were wonderful.  Thank you.  Jonathan – July 2013

I just wanted to thank everyone at the Horse and Groom for a lovely Sunday (7th) lunch experience. Everything from the quality of the food to all aspects of the service was excellent.  We had a young foreign student with us and I know it was a great advert for the best of British culinary culture.  I look forward to our next chance to visit you in the near future.  Rhydian – July 2013

I was sorry that I was unable to thank staff properly last week before I left for making my stay with you so enjoyable. I had such a good time – lovely comfortable room and reports of the food were not wrong – memorable.  Margaret – July 2013

Just a short email to say what a fantastic evening we all had last night, due in a large part, to Richard who was the star of the night. He is so good with customers and solves anything put before him. The food was excellent, as usual and please thank the kitchen staff for that.  Sandra – April 2013

Many thanks for a fabulous mini break even in the Arctic conditions. Lovely room, warm welcome, fabulous beer and a mouth watering evening meal – just had space for the full breakfast.  Clive & Sarah – Mar 2013

Thank you so much for ensuring that we had such a very special stay with you to celebrate my becoming an octogenarian. It proved to be a very special occasion for us and we are so very grateful – especially for the candle on the ice cream! We cannot fault the service we received in any way at all.  J&V – March 2013

We had a really delicious meal last Saturday. Say thanks to the cook/kitchen and all your staff – great service and lovely welcome.  John – March 2013

Just like to say a big thank you to you and your staff for looking after our party on Saturday night. The food and service was excellent and made for a memorable evening. One comment from our party was that it seemed we were the only people there, the service was so good, even though you were packed out!  Brian – March 2013

Just returned from a few days at your wonderful inn.  Comfortable room and exquisite food.  The breakfasts are the best we have ever had.  Fantastic.  Richard & Christine – Feb 2013

Great to eat with you on Sunday, was in with the family for a birthday Sunday Lunch.  Food was absolutely lovely…delicious! Thought Chef might want to know how impressed we were with the menu!  Tess – Feb 2013

Splendid lunch – excellent food, good beer, good wine, great service. And, value for money. Will visit again. We live in Wolverhampton and have realised the Horse and Groom is within easy reach for lunch. We will recommend to friends and family. David – Dec 2012

Thanks to all at the Horse and Groom for a great meal last night. Some of the flavours were simply fantastic – my wife loved her lamb shoulder and commented it was better than her main at La Gavroche when we went there.  Geoff – Dec 2012

A superb evening, thank you. I thought that your arrangements for serving the pre meal drinks was excellent. Everyone was most complimentary about the meal, your efficiency and general friendliness.  The evening was enjoyed by everyone.  Viola – Nov 2012

I just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time on Friday evening – the food was excellent and our table next to the fire was perfect. Thank you to all the team for making such a memorable evening for us with friends!  Sam – Nov 2012

Thankfully I’ve been able to stay several times and always find the welcome, the food, the staff and the rooms all to be a real treat & pleasure to keep coming back to!  Stephen – Nov 2012

Thank you for two great meals last September. Your Granny G’s Toffee Meringue was wonderful. You have a wonderful restaurant.  Sylvia – Oct 2012

Just a line to say how much we enjoyed our recent stay with you. Everything about your pub is first class, the Garden Room, beer, food and staff. In particular we enjoyed the leisurely breakfasts with the special touches. We travel extensively in the UK and have stayed in a number of excellent pubs, but yours is the best yet and we look forward to visiting next year.  David & Helen – Aug 2012

We had dinner at the Horse and Groom for the first time tonight and the food was fantastic!  We both agreed it was one of the best meals we have ever had. We can now see why the car park is always so full when we drive past.  Lovely, thank you.  We will be back!  Ali – June 2012

We all had the most amazing evening last night, and hope we were not too noisy!  Going home everyone said it was one of, or maybe THE best venue we have visited as The Munch Bunch.  “When can we go again?”, was the cry !!!! Seriously, the food was excellent, value for money obviously also excellent. Chef on top form, even though it was not Will. Staff serving us were spot on. In fact, I can’t fault anything. Thank you so much.  Sandra – June 2012

I did not see you when we left yesterday but I just wanted to tell you how much we all enjoyed our lunch. Everything was utterly perfect and it was a really happy family get-together. I just hope we didn’t upset any of the other customers with our noise!  Elizabeth – June 2012

Mark and I wanted to thank you for the incredible hospitality and warm welcome – (again) during our visit last Wednesday. This was our first overnight and we loved the room, it was incredibly comfortable and nicely presented. Once again the food was superb. Thank you so much for offering innovative and interesting veggie options. It really is worth travelling the hour to get to you. The broth was top notch and whilst possibly not suitable for the menu in the heat now, was worth trying then. Lots of great flavours and textures. Thanks to Richard and Magda for keeping us going with lots of lovely drinks too and for making us feel so welcome. Compliments too to the breakfast team. Great stuff!  Nicky – May 2012

I just felt that you might appreciate some feedback. Four of us dined at your establishment last Saturday evening, all for the first time. We were most impressed by the wonderfully cheery welcome we received when we arrived and then proceeded to have the most fantastic meal – none of us were disappointed. Do please pass our compliments to the chef and the staff who were all faultless – well done!  Celia – May 2012

We had a splendid lunch on Thursday. Excellent in every way!  Please thank all the staff who looked after us so well, but particularly Des and Richard, who made us so welcome. We hope to visit again for lunch before too many weeks go by.  Derran – Apr 2012

We stayed at your delightful pub last weekend, what can we say except that from the moment we arrived until the moment we left the service was outstanding, food amazing, lovely comfy room (3) with an excellent view down the road to the village. We had wonderful weather too!  You all worked so hard to make our visit truly memorable we will be back in the not too distant future. Many thanks to you all.  Wendy & Simon – Mar 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.  Definitely the most welcoming place with the best food we encountered during our four day stay in the Cotswolds!  Sutapa & Greg – Mar 2012

Thanks again for a lovely stay – a fantastic room and wonderful food, I hope we will be back soon!  Pearl – Mar 2012

Just to say how much I enjoyed staying at the Horse and Groom last night. Annie and I had the most delicious dinner there.  Breakfast was a delight. You are all such lovely friendly people. My room was warm and comfortable (and not as noisy as I had feared). You have something very special there. I want to move in!  Frankie – Feb 2012

Thanks for a good stay which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Christine & Bill – Feb 2012

Thank you for a great stay a couple of weeks ago. The room was great, wi fi brilliant and breakfasts fabulous. Thanks especially to the ladies who made my breakfast and the man who gave me his windscreen de-icer when the big freeze came! I was travelling alone this time, but hope to bring my family back in the future.  Jane – Feb 2012

Many thanks to the team yesterday for another magnificent lunch. Mark and I were thrilled with the menu available and as a Vegetarian I can honestly say that you offer the most inspiring and satisfying food in the Midlands. Yesterday was the fourth/possibly fifth time that we have travelled over from Coventry, specifically to eat at the Horse and Groom and we love it.  Front of house are to be commended on their professionalism and warm welcome and the kitchen for superb, fresh, interesting and tasty food. It’s a tight ship and we are glad we found you. See you soon (and hopefully next time for an overnight stay). Nicky & Mark – Feb 2012

I wanted to say was a huge thank you to you and your staff for a fantastic evening on Friday, comments about the food and hospitality have been great. Penny – Dec 2011

Visited for the first time last week – fabulous food, lovely surroundings, excellent ambiance and service – probably one of the best meals we have ever had – thanks!  Linda & Robert – Dec 2011

Just arrived home after our stay with you. We would both like to thank you again for an amazing couple of days. The room was perfect, the food was the best we have ever tasted and all of the staff were extremely friendly and polite. Thanks again to everyone there. We would like to say a special thanks to Richard for making sure we felt very welcome and at home from the moment we walked in the door, and special thanks to Will for cooking the most delicious food ever.  Phil & Rose – Dec 2011

Thank you once again for another wonderful short break at the Horse and Groom. This was our third stay and we were pleased to find your high standards have been maintained. We look forward to returning again soon.  Pam & Stephen – Nov 2011

Thanks again for a great stay, really enjoyable, lovely room and wonderful food as always. I am sure we will be back in the Spring, we already are starting to plan!  Maria & James – Oct 2011

I miss the Horse and Groom.  Such a wonderful place with proper service.  Martin – Sept 2011

Just a note to say what an enjoyable time we recently spent at the Horse and Groom. Good accommodation, great food and excellent service. You have a very good team, in particular Richard, but everyone was a credit to you, please pass on our thanks to them. Many things made the stay special, fresh milk in the rooms, the bottle of milk at breakfast… I could go on.  On the downside, paper napkins!  Nigel & Sue – Sept 2011

I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you last week when my husband and I stayed at the Horse and Groom but I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit. The staff were kind and helpful, the room perfect in every way and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed the Dexter beef at the recommendation of a local gentleman we meet hiking the village paths. The preparation of the breakfasts and dinners we had beautifully highlighted the incredible quality of the produce and meat in your area. Your inn and staff are top notch and I hope to be able to return the next time we visit the Cotswolds.  Deborah – Sept 2011

We are back in Australia now and I thought that I should write a quick note from all of us who stayed at the Horse and Groom a few weeks ago. We had a really fantastic stay. Your staff are lovely and we were all completely blow away by the quality of the food. Absolutely delicious! We have been telling all of our friends and family about you.  Jaklyn – Aug 2011

Thank you, and thank you to your staff, for looking after us so well last week.  We had a really super time. The Garden Room was just right for us – comfy bed, brilliant shower – and the food was amazing. We love it that so much is local, even out of your very inspiring vegetable garden. If only we could stay every weekend in such a perfect place …Yvonne & Wayne – July 2011

I know it is quite a while now since I stayed but I would like to thank you for the welcome I received when I stayed at the Horse and Groom pub in April. I had a lovely time and the bedroom was great. I have told my family and friends about the accommodation and the evening food.  It was a lovely place and I will be coming back again to stay at the Horse and Groom, it was wonderful.  Linda – July 2011

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay with you. The room was lovely with lots of extra little touches to make our stay very comfortable. The meal was outstanding – fresh local ingredients that were cooked to perfection with each component tasty in its own right along with the breakfast next day which was very good. We will definitely stay again if we are in the area.  Audrey & Bob – July 2011

Thank you for our weekend stay at the Horse and Groom we really enjoyed ourselves. The service and food were excellent and we will certainly tell all our friends – hope to see you again when we are next in the area.  Sue & David – July 2011

I would just like to say what a pleasure it was to dine at your establishment on Thursday 14th July. Everything about the place was excellent, the informal relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful beer garden, the food. We both loved the haloumi starter we shared and the steak my partner had was incredible, tender and very rare, the best way to have steak in my opinion. The staff made our night, I think it was Tom who was behind the bar? He was an incredibly friendly chap and he made us feel very welcome. Little things like addressing me by my name really make you feel like a valued guest. Our serving staff were also very friendly and knowledgeable and they are a credit to your organisation. Hopefully we shall return again soon. Dan & Nicola – July 2011

What an experience. Excellent food and very very hospitable people. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent views. It was a pity the weather was unsettled because it would have been nice to have eaten outside. Got to go back for more!!! Elaine – July 2011

Just a note to thank you for our excellent lunch on Monday, everyone enjoyed it very much. The service was quick and efficient and the salmon and pannacotta delicious. Please thank those who looked after us so well. Julia – June 2011

What a great find!  A really warm welcome from all staff who seem genuinely pleased to be there. We had lunch (delicious) in the garden and will recommend and hopefully revisit.  Steph – May 11

We wish to thank you for a most enjoyable time during our visit 20th/22 May. Our thanks to you & Richard for excellent service and to Will for his culinary delights. Our guests enjoyed their stay & also send their thanks. We look forward to visiting again in the not too far distant future. Keith & June – May 11

Thank you to you and your staff for making our family reunion so special. We’ll be back!  Ann & Sam – May 11

Thanks for yet another fabulous stay. Stress melted away with the first sip of Pimms in the garden setting the scene for the weekend; even the car breaking down didn’t spoil our stay. Food great, room lovely staff absolutely the nicest bunch of people. We will be back…..again. Fiona – April 11

A huge thank you to all at the Horse and Groom for making my 60th birthday celebration so enjoyable! As keen walkers, we have often called in for a drink and have always loved the friendly atmosphere. My special birthday provided a wonderful opportunity to try your food which has such a splendid reputation. The variety and quality of the food was absolutely amazing! My plaice was cooked to perfection. The menu offered so many enticing dishes that choosing was really hard – we wanted to try everything! We loved the ongoing update of the menu board which gained the attention of all in the bar! The welcome was as always friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to return.  Linda and Alun – April 11

My mother and I recently had a holiday week in a cottage at Bourton-on-the-Hill and very much enjoyed our evening drinks/meals at the Horse and Groom. Not only did we come away from our week in the Cotswold feeling that your pub was one of the finest we’ve ever visited, your follow-up on this matter is just further evidence of the caring nature that makes the Horse and Groom a most special place! We long to return! Jenifer – March 11

As ever Tom (& team), thanks very much for the weekend. Absolute personal highlights were the duck salad & chicken on Saturday evening.  Chris – February 11

We all had a great weekend, hospitality and food were excellent. Hope to stay with you again. Steve – Feb 11

A perfect place to stay. Great food, service and a really lovely room. Everything was just right. Thank you.  Helen – December 10

I just wanted to say how much our family enjoyed our meal with you on Saturday lunch time – it was an 80th birthday celebration and it was lovely to have all the family together – everyone enjoyed their meals and it all went extremely well – thank you again – the food and service was excellent.  Gill – December 10

Thank you for ensuring that everything was so superb on Thursday evening.  The food, the staff, the service and the timing were all quite excellent. Everyone was so complimentary. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to all involved. Viola – December 10

Sorry it’s a bit late but I just wanted to thank you all for your kindness and hospitality on Saturday night.  Both of us agree that we had a wonderful time when we visited and the food was absolutely spot on; I quote, “best steak I have EVER had” – kudos to the chef! We will no doubt be visiting you again (as we almost did Sunday) and will happily stay for a long weekend. I have already started recommended you to friends and family!  Garry and Hayley – October 10

Thank you both for a wonderful stay here earlier this month. You made us feel so welcome, rooms were very comfortable and food was excellent. A real gem.  Sue – September 10

Tom and Will, I wanted to record my real appreciation to Richard and the team for making my stay earlier in the week such a pleasure and much like home from home! I travel regularly and have been consistently impressed with the various recommendations from the Alex Polizzi little black book of hotels which is very complimentary, rightly so about you! I look forward to returning!  Stephen – Sept 10

Just wanted to say thanks for one of the best meals we have had! We will be back next time we are in the area. Thanks again. Stuart – Aug 10

Hello Tom and Richard, Thank you so much for the great weekend. All the family really enjoyed themselves and our 18 year old grandson thought his room was the coolest ever and wants one just like it at home now!  Hope to be over again before too long.  M&B – July 10

We had everything we could wish for during our stay with you….a really good choice!!! Not only were WE very happy with room/food/location etc…the STAFF were happy too and it shows!!!  C&A Bohanan – May 2010

My boyfriend and I happened upon the Horse and Groom after walking from nearby Moreton where we were staying. I can honestly say this was our best pub experience ever. A beautiful pub, warm and cosy with a lovely view from the window seat of our table. The food was so delicious, special mention for Granny G’s toffee meringue. The best part of the evening though was definitely the service which was second to none. All staff encountered were genuinely friendly and helpful. We had to walk back the two miles to Moreton in the dark and pouring rain but both agreed it was worth it. Our only regret was that we didn’t book a room. We shall in the future. Thanks for a lovely evening. Stephanie – May 2010

We are a Spanish couple that has had the chance of having dinner at the pub this Easter, we went there 2 consecutive nights, we find ourselves very lucky of having the chance of discovering this great place in the heart of England. Thanks a lot for those wonderful two nights!!  Paula & Jon – April 2010

Just had our third stay at the Horse and Groom and it never fails to delight. The rooms, the food, the welcome and the whole feel of the place are just fab. In the face of stiff competition, definitely one of our favourite places in the whole wide world. Via Alistair Sawday’s – April 2010

We had such a great stay with you and I have been recommending you to everyone. Many thanks again for a wonderful weekend. We never usually visit a place twice but we agreed that we will be back….what more can I say? Please pass on our thanks to everyone for being smiley friendly people, amazing food, everywhere beautifully decorated and clean. Just perfect.  Justine & David – April 2010

Dear prospective patrons, do not waste your time looking for eateries, in our experience this is “the one”, and only one in this area, in a word “Brilliant”, a foodies retreat.  Thanks for the experience.  Alan & Michelle – Feb 10

Thanks to all for a very pleasant stay – well up to expectations, good room, spotlessly clean, and wonderful food. How about porridge on the breakfast menu?  Alistair – Jan 10

Thank you once again for another wonderful short break at the Horse and Groom. We were made to feel most welcome and look forward to returning again soon.  Pam & Stephen – Dec 09

Thanks to tom and will and a great team, for wonderful food, great rooms, super service, hope we are not classified as the second type of visitors on the the sign above the bar!  John – Sept 09

We’ve just arrived back from our brief stay last night at the Horse and Groom and just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay.  The staff were all friendly and efficient as ever and the food was absolutely first class, both at dinner and at breakfast.  The pork belly in particular was out of this world! Keep up the good work, we’ll definitely be back.  Paul & Jayne – Sept 09

Hi Will, Tom and all at the Horse and Groom. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for another two superb evening meals with you last Friday and Saturday. We will be back again in the not too distant future. Janet & David – August 09

Many thanks for the meal last evening. It was delicious. Various comments from around the table were: that’s the best herrings I’ve had and then there was a chorus of that comment for the hake and burger mains and the puds were good too!

Add to that good service with a smile and you can detect that we had a lovely evening.  Gordon – August 09

I just wanted to let you know how much I and the family enjoyed my “special birthday” week-end at the Horse and Groom. The food and accommodation were superb, and your warm welcome contributed greatly to making the occasion such a happy and memorable one. Sian – June 09

I know I said last night how much I enjoyed the brill, but I wish to reiterate how fabulous I thought it was. A beautiful piece of fish, cooked to perfection, with delicious, seasonal veg and sauce. That dish could hold its own in many a swanky London restaurant, and surpasses fish I have eaten in Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Sheekey’s to name but two. Looking greedily forward to our next meal with you.  Anne – May 09

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for looking after us last week – we thoroughly enjoyed it – everything was perfect!  Amanda – May 09

Johnny and I just wanted to thank you so much for the stay back on the 4th.  We had a lovely time and it was great to be back. The food, our room and the hospitality was all perfect. We will definitely be returning. I am continually spreading the word about your little haven and I’m sure a few of our friends will be visiting you soon. Thank you again for a great night and hope to see you soon. Niamh & Johnny – April 09

Thank you for a lovely lunch today, great food, great company and a wonderful atmosphere. Well done everyone. Linda – April 09

What a great place as a basis for touring the North Cotswolds, and how beautiful it is. It was a splendid stay. What makes it memorable for me is that the hosts and staff are all so pleasant, helpful and wanting you to have a good time as well! The food was magnificent, and the 12 who sat down to Sunday lunch enjoyed it thoroughly. We stayed in Room 2 – very tastefully decorated, and the bed, King size, was magnificently comfortable. Breakfast was a treat too – I have never seen blue shelled hens eggs before! We hope to come back! Robin Wilson – April 09

Guys – just wanted to say thank-you for going the extra mile when we were with you last weekend. Great food, great company, fine wine – and I can’t find enough superlatives to describe the toffee meringue! We had a marvellous evening, and a very comfortable night. We will be recommending you to all our friends. Gus – April 09

Just to say how much Mick and I enjoyed our stay at the weekend. It really is a stunning place and the food was delicious – so disappointed we didn’t eat with you on the Friday eve but never mind……!!  Amanda & Michael – March 2009

A quick note to thank you all for a great stay – lovely place, good food and excellent service from the team lead by Richard.  I had a very happy birthday – we will recommend you!  Susan & Richard, March 2009

We stayed in February 2009, lots of snow around but we had no problems finding the Horse and Groom.  As the web site says, it is a Georgian building of honey coloured Cotswold stone with loads of character and period features plus the views over the surrounding landscape from its hill top setting.  The frontage and ground floor bar present the original nature of the building; our bedroom was spectacularly modern, but very much in keeping.  All the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. In the restaurant area there was none of the “this is not my area”. All the staff, including Tom the boss, cleared tables where necessary as well as looking after customers orders. The menu for the Saturday evening was impressive without being over ambitious; as a result our food was well prepared and extremely enjoyable. It was most encouraging to see the restaurant almost full on a cold February evening; clearly a good measure of reputation and success. Obviously Will and Tom have created an impressive team who share their enthusiasm and commitment. We happily recommend this Inn and will return, perhaps without the snow.  Geoff Kerry – Feb 2009

Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful weekend! This was our first trip to The Cotswolds and the staff at the Horse and Groom made it perfect! From the moment we arrived we were greeted by name and treated like regulars. We really felt at home. The rooms were incredibly comfortable and surprisingly peaceful despite the crowd in the pub. Our breakfast on both mornings helped us start our day off right! The fresh squeezed juice was delicious. Dinner on the first night convinced us that we had no other option but to eat at The Horse and Groom on our second night, too! Thank you so much for make our visit memorable. We can’t wait to come back!  Jennifer Kipphut – Feb 2009

I just got back to Florida from the UK, and the highlight of my visit was my stay at the Horse and Groom. My visit was absolutely perfect in everyway. I stayed in the room with a door to the gardens. I especially loved the food in your delightful restaurant. The breakfast was fresh and delicious, and the dinners were first rate. I loved the fire in the fireplace, the smell of burning wood, and the wonderful, courteous staff who truly wanted everything to be perfect. I look forward to my next stay with you!  Laura Kipphut – Feb 09

Just a line to say how much Claire, Lucy and I enjoyed our lunch on Sunday. In fact I’m still dreaming about it…….! Thank you. It was terrific. It really was.  Jenny – Jan 09

My wife and I recently visited the Horse and Groom and were exceedingly pleased. In fact we had planned to stay only one or two nights, before moving on to other locations in the Cotswolds, however our two night stay, became four. We loved our comfortable room, and ended up eating in the pub every night, as the food was truly excellent. I’ll also put in a good word for the staff, who were friendly, helpful and efficient. Oh yes, it would be terrible oversight not to mention the dessert of a lifetime, Mrs. G’s toffee meringue! Wow! Without a doubt, we would return happily.  John & Brenda Banks, Montreal, Canada – October 2008

We had a fabulous meal at the Horse and Groom yesterday after a recommendation from our son’s friend. The food was amazing, the service perfect, staff friendly and welcoming, and the price excellent value for money. The warmth of the atmosphere in the Pub more than made up for the gloomy, foggy weather outside. We viewed one of the bedrooms and were most impressed by the standard and comfort. We hope to return for a longer visit soon and would recommend this venue most highly to everyone! Thank you Tom & Will and your team!  Wilson Family – November 2008

Four of us had a late lunch at the inn today. The food was great but what we particularly liked was the exceptionally friendly intelligent nice service from the barmaid (don’t know her name) with dark hair. A very enjoyable visit.  Bill – November 2008

I came in for lunch yesterday – and very good it was too! The food was fab – and the views were amazing.  Grant – September 2008

I haven’t even been to the Horse and Groom yet but I have to say how impressed I was when I contacted them about my visit in September. I contacted the Greenstocks via this web site and advised them that on Friday 5th September 2008 there will be 14 hungry and thirsty bellringers that will more than likely want some food at lunch and will want to sample the real ale! When I e-mailed them to say that I didn’t want to book a table as I didn’t know who would want to eat or not it wasn’t a problem at all, they even e-mailed me back within an hour of me sending them one! Having seen the rest of the comments on this page I am really looking forward to my visit albeit for about 2 hours! See you in September.  Ryan – August 2008

Will and Tom. An amazing evening – delicious food that appeared almost instantly, wicked pud in a bag and enjoyed with a bottle of wine on the train back to London. Thanks so much for looking after us and making sure we caught that train (just!). We will be back!  Marilyn and Nathalie – August 2008

Thank you so much for your help regarding our visit to the Horse and Groom. We had a lovely time and took some of the best photos there. Tom looked after us perfectly. Mrs. G’s Toffee Meringue… Please tell Tom that it came to the top in our research after trying over 35 puddings!  Yumiko – July 2008

We enjoyed a truly excellent lunch at the Horse and Groom yesterday. That pork was brilliant – all four of us ordered it and it was a happy choice. In fact everything, not least your cheerful and accommodating staff, did you credit.  Mike – June 2008

To say that we had a wonderfully, spectacular, special time would be putting it mildly! We have told and will continue to tell all our friends (& anyone else who will listen) & family about you all & the time we had @ the Horse and Groom….and how we were treated!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS TRIP SO SPECIAL…..only wish that our husbands had been with us during our time there….they think we are exaggerating about how you all treated us!!! And I have fresh flowers in my cute milk bottle sitting right here on my desk!!! Give my best to all & thank you again for making us feel so special! We’ll be sure to shout our praises on “trip advisor” too! Most sincerely, A Texas Friend Forever.  Tami, Texas – June 2008

I am home. Kathy is on the Queen Mary. Just wanted to thank you for our lovely stay. Kathy said she did not expect to have a better meal the rest of her trip than she did at the Horse and Groom – a REAL compliment coming from a seasoned world traveller! I can confirm her compliment. I had good food in Normandy and Paris, but none better than the Horse and Groom. I certainly was not as well cared for as with you!! I wish you continued success and hope to return and bring my friends. If my husband is lucky, he can come as well! Keep up the good work. We loved our stay with all of you.  Dianne – May 2008

We recently stopped at the Horse and Groom during an impromptu break down to the Cotswolds. Just wanted to drop a quick line to say how fantastic the food and accommodation was. Everyone was so friendly and we can’t recommend the place highly enough to our friends. Thanks.  Alistair – May 2008

I was one of a party of eight that thoroughly enjoyed our first evening at the Horse and Groom. Great atmosphere, staff, ambience, food and wine. And what a fabulous informative web site.  Amanda – April 2008

Just to say thanks for a wonderful weekend, it made our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed both the accommodation and the food and will be back for another cider.  Judith & Tony – March 2008

Thanks for a wonderful weekend – great food, amazing room and a fantastic location for walking. I definitely recommend a stay here, particularly for a special occasion.  Maz – Feb 2008

Thank you for a fantastic stay on the weekend of the 15th, the hospitality of your staff was second to none. The food was fantastic & what fantastic duvets you have. Thanks again for a very relaxed evening and overnight stay. Look foward to seeing you again soon.  Julie – Sept 2007

Our Birthday lunch at the Horse and Groom on Sunday was a HUGE success.  Thank you all, so much, for providing such excellent food, a wonderful family venue and the most friendly and professional staff.  Penny – Sept 2007

Just spent 3 days in a cottage in Bourton and ate 3 nights at the Horse and Groom.  Why go elsewhere? It was excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed the experiences.  Top food complemented by top staff.  You made an impression and expect an invasion from Yorkshire – you have been warned. Brill! Thanks.  Ron & Lynne, Wakefield – August 2007

Excellent food, great real ale, impeccable service from helpful young staff – we very much enjoyed our stay!  Ian & Heather, Best of British Magazine, Deeping – August 2007

To Tom and all the gang in the Horse and Groom, many thanks from all of us for Friday night’s dinner.  The Meals were beautiful and that along with the wonderful ambience and atmosphere made it a most enjoyable night.  William Loughnane, Birr – July 2007

Only had chance for 1 night away and the the Horse and Groom did not fail to deliver in any aspect! Fab food, wine and accommodation. Top drawer service from Richard and the staff. Already looking at the calendar to plan our next trip. Have already told our friends to visit.  Steve & Alex , Cheshire – July 2007

Now that we are back in london, we wanted to thank you for ensuring that our long weekend was a memorable experience, despite the cold and rainy weather. We have really enjoyed the ambience of the pub, our pretty room, your amazing breakfasts and the smiling and helpful service. Well done and please do not change anything – the concept works! We will be recommending the Horse and Groom to our friends here in London as the perfect spot for an escape into Cotswolds nature and good food. We will be back… Marta & Sebastian, London – May 2007

Just a quick note to say thank you for last night. The feedback from the team has been very favourable, food super, beer great, good night all round. Thank you.  Bob, Moreton in Marsh – May 2007

Many thanks once again Tom and Will for another wonderful stay at the Horse and Groom. Delicious food, excellent service and a wonderful bedroom – 5 stars as usual! Looking forward to staying again very soon.  Roger & Jennie, North Devon – May 2007

Tom and staff – Tim and I really enjoyed our stay at The Horse and Groom. It was definitely the most memorable part of our trip to England. The rooms were wonderful, the food outstanding and your employees were very friendly. For those not familiar with the area, and without a car, there is much to do on foot!  If we are in the Cotswolds again, we will be sure to stay with you.  Tim & Sue, Florida – May 2007

The dream team; many many thanks for spoiling us whilst we were staying with you over the last two nights. We wished we could have stayed longer and felt happy enjoying your first class cuisine and most memorable customer care. We wish you well this summer and will return once our stomachs have disappeared. 10 out of 10 for everything.  Andrea & Guy, Regents Park – May 2007

I just wanted to say thank you so much for last weekend. The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic and the room was fantastic!!!! We had a really enjoyable evening and will definitely be back.  Zoe & Dylan, Shipston on Stour – April 2007

I don’t tend to write to people about their restaurants very often but I wanted to mail you and say how much I enjoyed eating at your place over the weekend. I spend a good deal of time in the Cotswolds and eat out quite a bit. It can be a bit hit and miss sometimes, but I honestly thought that your place was great. The food was fantastic, the staff were lovely and it’s a really nice space, so congrats on all fronts.  Liz, Dublin – April 2007

Thanks again for another superb weekend at the Horse and Groom – dinner Friday night delicious, breakfast Sat and Sun fab and “groove” Sat night really good fun. Thanks Tom and Will for making our very rare weekend away everything we wanted it to be and sunny as well!! Looking forward to our next visit, hopefully it wont be too far away.  Fiona & Clive – April 2007

Stopped on the way back from a ride out, very helpful staff, lovely location and scrummy puds, will be back.  Sam – April 2007

Thanks for a great time. Fantastic food, comfy rooms, great service and a beautiful location – highly recommended.  Natalie & Jim, Brighton – April 2007

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