The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill


Winter Escapes

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You deserve to escape this winter from £159.

After a long period of over-indulgence and stuffy central heating, this time of year is made for a crisp walk in the fresh air of The Cotswolds countryside followed by long nights relaxing by the fire.

With one of our Winter Escapes, we’ll send you off with a warming Chase Sloe Gin tipple to sip from the hip as you work up an appetite. After your hike, return to our warm and welcoming pub dining room and enjoy a reviving meal that’s been freshly prepared using seasonal ingredients. Then relax by the roaring fire with an Espresso Martini after-dinner cocktail before you call it a night and retire to one of our comfortable en-suite rooms.

Book your overnight escape with us this winter on throughout January, February or March from £159*, including (per person):

  • A warming Chase Sloe Gin tipple
  • A Blue Skies Cocktail Co. Espresso Martini
  • £35 dinner allowance
  • An a la carte breakfast
  • Complimentary dog stay
Click here to book

Alternatively, contact our Reservations team on

*Ts&Cs apply.

Winning tickets

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You may have received a special gift if you’ve dined with us in December: an envelope containing a mystery offer to enjoy in the New Year. Here’s how it works…


Make sure to keep hold of your envelope and keep it sealed (that means no peeking) until your next visit in January or February (excludes Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch) to find out which ticket you’ve won. It will either be a:

  • White Ticket- 25% off total bill
  • Silver Ticket- 50% off total bill
  • Golden Ticket – a complimentary three-course meal

Whichever you receive, you’ll be guaranteed a delicious seasonal British meal for four people with us for less.

Please read the terms and conditions below for the full offer details and we look forward to giving you your Christmas gift.


  • No seal, no deal! Customers must open the envelope after their meal. The pub will not accept tickets that have had their seals broken
  • Available from January 2nd – February 28th 2020, excluding 13th & 14th February 2020
  • Excludes Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch
  • A maximum of four people per party can take part in this offer (bigger parties are welcome to use several envelopes)
  • Discount applies to food bill only
  • Drinks are not included in the offer
  • Service charge is not included
  • Subject to availability and excludes special events and cannot be combined with any other offers

Muddy Paws

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You go everywhere with them, your trusty four-legged companion, so why should you leave them at home when you head for a night away?

Grab their lead, an overnight bag & your wellies and head to us for a dog-friendly escape in the countryside, including:

  • A welcome glass of fizz
  • Steak dinner*
  • Overnight stay
  • Dogs stay free
  • Noble Isle bath & body products
  • A la carte breakfast (for the humans)
  • Sausage breakfast (for the dog)

Whether your dog is the adventurous type or lives for the treats, click here to discover a series of walks near us in Hampshire.

When all paws and feet are satisfyingly muddy and have made the most of the fresh air, arrive back to a welcome glass of fizz before sitting down to a steak dinner (for the humans)*. Don’t forget to ask about our doggy beers!

At the end of what is hopefully a long day of exploring our beautiful British landscape, head to your bedroom and pamper yourself with our Noble Isle bath & body products, which are also environmentally friendly, before sinking into bed. Our overnight stays also include an a la carte breakfast, as well as a tasty sausage and treats for your companion too; fully preparing you all for your next adventure ahead. Sounds like a great deal. Woof!

*Vegetarian alternatives are available upon request.

Terms & conditions apply. Please click here to view full details.

(Please note: as part of our campaign to keep you as safe as possible, we have been forced to remove a number of soft furnishings from our bedrooms. Despite this, we believe our bedrooms are still wonderfully comfortable and perfect for a getaway in the countryside.)

Countryside Comforts

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Escape the day to day and enjoy the true comfort of a countryside pub getaway.

Don’t waste any time. Stretch your legs and work up an appetite with a ramble through the stunning British countryside. Keep yourself warm with a little something to ‘sip from the hip’ as we send you on your way with a Chase Sloe Gin.

Upon your return, head to our dining room for a comforting two-course menu filled with seasonal ingredients, including local game or steak & ale suet pudding and warming desserts, accompanied by a large glass of Chilean Merlot. Why not order a digestif or after dinner Blue Skies Cocktail Co. cocktail as you relax by our open fire before retiring for the night in one of our sumptuous bedrooms.

To ensure you’re fully nourished and recharged for the day ahead, tuck into an a la carte breakfast before setting off. With comfort and countryside like this, you’ll be back in no time.

Our Countryside Comforts start from £130*, please click the button below or contact our Reservations team on to book your stay today.

*TS&CS apply – click here to read full Ts&Cs. 

(Please note: as part of our campaign to keep you as safe as possible, we have been forced to remove a number of soft furnishings from our bedrooms. Despite this, we believe our bedrooms are still wonderfully comfortable and perfect for a getaway in the countryside.)

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Here’s what you need to know about our new normal…

As the storm clears and the sun peeps from behind the clouds we can start to return to our new normality and be one step closer to you.

1. Firstly, THANK YOU.

We’re back open and raring to go because of your love & support.

Thank you for your patience.

As we open our restaurants, to ensure best practice in social distancing and to provide a safer environment, we will have fewer people working on each shift. We also have fewer people in our kitchens which means serving a reduced menu over reduced hours. Although we’re not expecting a change in our service level, we appreciate your understanding while we get to grips with the lay of our new land.

Thank you for helping us keep safe and healthy.

We understand the new government safety requirements may feel weird to start with but don’t forget it’s not forever, it’s for the best and we’re still the same old us…just an improved version!

2. Importantly, we’ve got safety covered!

We have been diligent in following government guidelines to create a clean, hygienic, and most importantly, safe environment for you to enjoy.

We ask that you kindly practice caution if you are feeling unwell in any way or if you have been in contact with anyone who is ill or experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms (including but not limited to: cough, temperature, loss of taste or smell).

We’ve conducted controlled tests to arrive at, what we believe, is the safest way to re-open our pub:

This is a non-contact sport. Let’s get social but keep our distance. You’ll see lots of reminders of this around the pub.
Don’t go moving. We’ve carefully planned the position of our tables and chairs to make sure everyone feels safe with social distancing, we’ve also added screens for your privacy & comfort.
It’s a one-way system ‘round here. Someone will be there to greet you and show you to your table, we’ve also added signs to help you.
You’re never too far away from a freshen up. We have plenty of hand sanitizer stations; positioned at the entrance and dotted around the site.
We’ve gone all technological. We’ve invested in new systems & software to reduce touchpoints.
We’ve removed all soft furnishings and implemented rigorous cleaning procedures on top of our usual day to day cleaning.
We’re encouraging contactless payment where possible. We’ll still be accepting cash
Be a washer, not a walker Please wash your hands after visiting the bathroom.

3. We’re up to date with technology

We’ve introduced a brand-new way of enjoying your time with us….contactless!

Scan QR code & registerBrowse the menus & order online*Pay & enjoy

*Disposable menus will also be available for those that prefer.

Save time and register at home

Click on this link to register and view our menus before you arrive, leaving you time to enjoy your experience and company.

(link coming soon)

4. Have you booked?

To safely reopen our doors for you and our teams as possible, we have implemented a few changes in the short term. We will be operating a reservation-only policy as this enables us to control the flow of people as and when we are able to welcome you back.

To book, please click on the book buttons in the header.

5. Excuse us while we change…the table

When you’re shown to your table, you’ll notice a few little changes. Our cutlery will live in pouches and we’ll have placemats to ensure everything is clean & safe as and when you need them.

If you need anything else just ask and we’ll grab it.

6. My Pub Grub

We know, we know, you’ve spent three months indoors and you can’t wait to see us. Trust us, the feeling is mutual. But don’t let us get in the way of that series binge, enjoy the same Great British pub experience you have with us, in the comfort of your home with our new takeaway service.

See you soon x

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