The New Inn
What We Love
- A 16th-century inn in the charming English countryside, with breakfast and gourmet dinner Slowing down your pace of life with a peaceful break and plenty of fresh air
- Eating up a storm at the hotel's restaurant, headed up by a multi-AA Rosette-awarded chef
- Donning your Hunter wellies and exploring the classic Cotswolds countryside
What To Know
- There's a sun-splashed terrace and garden for al fresco dining
- It's an easy two-hour drive from London
- Free WiFi
The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyn is a beautiful 16th-century retreat in a peaceful corner of the Cotswolds, ideally placed for visits to Oxford, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Having recently undergone a major renovation, the pretty building has been given a modern revamp, whilst maintaining its quirky charm and character. With a multi AA Rosette-awarded chef at the helm of its restaurant, and an idyllic country village setting, this hotel is perfect for anyone looking to slow things down for a day or two.
Coln St Aldwyn in Gloucester was ranked the seventh most desirable village in the country by Country Life magazine. With easy access to Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold and the M5, the village boasts a central location, but fully benefits from the breathtaking beauty of the Cotswolds – officially designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with miles of lovely walks and stunning natural views.
How to Get There
We visited the New Inn for a traditional Sunday Roast following a recent recommendation.
The pub set in Coln St Aldwyns just a short drive from Cirencester is a pretty little Cotswold village.
Ambience inside the pub is lovely with everything you’d expect from a Old Cotswold Pub.
The food was tasty although lacking in gravy ( we could have asked for more) and both the beef and chicken were very nice.
Certainly up there in the top five Cotswold Sunday Lunch spots.
Stayed for a couple of nights, for a wedding, and having seen the latest reviews, I was concerned.
We were very happy with the room, it could do with a little investment. There is no mirror in the bathroom, and the shower was too hot or too cold, but the mixer tap wouldn’t allow to get the temperature spot on. Some of the furniture was a little tired.
The bed was extremely comfortable, with great sheets.
We ate in the restaurant which was very busy, and I think was very tasty and sensibly priced. Given the room price, I think a cooked breakfast should be included, but for us this was not a big issue.
Free Wi-fi throughout which was free and reasonably fast.
Highlight was the staff, who were friendly, welcoming and helpful.
I’m sure a little investment would pay dividends, but wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again
Stayed for a one night break , easy parking, very comfy bed, beautiful location. Food and service awesome. Dog friendly, great walking, what’s not to like? Great wine, awesome hot chocolate. Perfect place to stay/dine/chill and chat. Room was lovely. Thanks !
Not sure where to begin. We stayed last July and had an amazing break. Staff, food, atmosphere all brilliant. Returned to find it’s under new ownership, and what on earth has happened? Room awful and run down, TV didn’t work, hot water hit and miss and all round in desperate need of some love. The bar was dead on the Friday evening whereas last year it was packed with locals whom we had a great time meeting and chatting with. Food was ok but incredibly expensive for what you get. The entire place felt cold.they also have the nerve to charge for a cooked breakfast, which would be fine if the cost of a room wasn’t already top of the range, for a shockingly bad product. We didn’t leave angry, we left sad and bemused as to how a business can go from being so brilliant to so terrible in such a short space of time. What a shame.
Travelled a long distance to be disappointed and pay a small fortune for the privilege.
Room was supposed to be a suite but it was very tired, bed uncomfortable, not enough tea/coffee so didn't bother with it. Not enough light in the bathroom to do make up so take your own make up mirror and light.
Breakfast is only continental and at their prices should have included a cooked breakfast.
Dinner was late we occupied 3 tables with our group and the were only 4 eating on our table and yet everyone in the group had eaten been cleared and we were still waiting. Poor.
Lovely setting, wouldn't come back unless standard and attention raised.