Hare & Hounds Hotel
“A mix of professional and helpful service delivered in a friendly manner” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
This popular hotel, set in extensive grounds, is situated close to the Westonbirt Arboretum. The stylish bedrooms are individually designed; those in the main house are more traditional and the cottage rooms have a contemporary style. The public rooms include an informal bar and light, airy lounges – one has a welcoming log fire lit in colder months. Guests can eat either in the relaxed bar or the award-winning Beaufort Restaurant.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 42
- Family rooms: 8
- Bedrooms Ground: 13
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 85
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £105
- Double room, minimum price: £140
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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