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Visit The Cotswolds – The King’s Arms Pub

 

Enjoy a trip to The Gloucestershire Cotswolds and stay at The King’s Arms Pub while exploring the area.  This is wonderful at any time of the year but we enjoyed a relaxing pre-Christmas visit to stay here in the heart of The Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Visit the Cotswolds!

A traditional British pub, The King’s Arms was beautifully decorated and was warm and welcoming. The cosy bar is pictured above and it is dog friendly too so Freddie and Zarya enjoyed coming along.  We enjoyed the roaring fire with a nice glass of wine for me and local beer for Stephen.  Always a winner!

PHOTO: A cosy room to relax and unwind at The King’s Arms

The King’s Arms is very chic with black walls and comfortable rooms. I loved the George Stubbs  equestrian paintings and the Bramley  products in the shower room.  Our own tray with good coffee, tea and biscuits was a welcome treat.  They have two cottages for families too.  Take a look at the website, link at the bottom of the page.

PHOTO: Faraday, our room at The King’s Arms

The pub has a really cosy bar and restaurant, with a friendly atmosphere and locals.

PHOTO: Visit The Cotswolds – The King’s Arms pub restaurant and Christmas Tree

Enjoy a delicious dinner of hearty British classics made from fresh, local ingredients and seasonal menus.  We started with Smoked Duck for Stephen and Hot smoked Salmon for me.  Both delicious and ENORMOUS portions!  Followed up with Roast Rump of Lamb for Stephen with Cavilo Nero, Celeriac Gremolata.  I had the most delicious fish pie I have ever eaten with Salmon, Smoked Haddock and Prawn Pie and buttered greens accompanied with a nice bottle of house white wine.

I can’t tell you about the deserts because we were too full to eat another thing.  They looked really good though with some hearty puds to choose.

PHOTO: Delicious dinner at The King’s Arms

How lovely is  the charming private dining room, pictured below!

PHOTO: The Private Dining Room

A goodnight’s sleep and then a hearty breakfast!  Full english for Stephen and boiled eggs and Marmite on toast for me (I bet some of you haven’t tried Marmite!). They offer a good selection of cereal and pastries too. Then we were ready to explore the area.

PHOTO: Breakfast at The King’s Arms

What to do in The Gloucestershire Cotswolds:

We enjoyed a visit to Westonbirt Arbotorium. Home to one of the worlds finest tree collections.  Take a stroll exploring the Arbotorium.  And a winter picnic amongst the beautiful trees!  It was a little bit chilly but wonderful nonetheless.  Can you see Freddie on this beautiful tree carving below?

PHOTO: Westonbirt Arbotorium

Don’t ask about what I’m wearing…..Purple Cashmere seemed like a good idea at the time!

Then take a country walk.  Badminton House is within walking Distance of The King’s Arms.  I spent happy days here as a teenager horse lover, attending Badminton three day event.  It is a beautiful place to take walks even without the eventing.

PHOTO: Views of Badminton

Perfect if you are an eventing enthusiast! Lovely walks on the public footpaths. Or, if shopping is for you, then visit Tetbury nearby.

PHOTO: Tetbury, historic Cotswolds town 

Visit the Cotswolds? Tetbury is a delightful little town and some famous residents live in the surrounding area.  Prince Charles and Princess Anne both have homes nearby, so you are in good company! Browse the lovely local shops in Tetbury.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

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Tel: +44 (0)1454 238 245

The King’s Arms, The Street, Didmarton, Near Badminton, Gloucestershire,GL9 1DT

Epicurean Club: http://www.epicurean.club

Westonbirt: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

Badminton Estate: http://www.badmintonestate.co.uk

 

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