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Old Coffee Tavern, Warwick

Muddy says: A cosy traditional pub with rooms, charming features and a secret outside terrace in the heart of historic Warwick.

B&B

The Townhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon

Muddy says: Refurbished restaurant with 12 bedrooms and a lively cocktail bar in the centre of historic Stratford-upon-Avon opposite Shakespeare's Schoolroom.

Food & Drink

The George Townhouse, Shipston-on-Stour

Muddy says: A beautifully restored Georgian pub with rooms, re-opened in April 2016. Feels like popping into a very stylish friend's house and staying in one of her 15 bedrooms!

B&B

Arden House, Stratford-upon-Avon

Muddy says: Looking for the perfect home away from home for an overnight stay, wedding or a celebratory house party? This elegant B&B townhouse has 10 rooms, dedicated house hosts and is two minutes from fab sister hotel The Arden!

B&B

The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Muddy says: Fancy staying literally opposite the RSC theatres and the River Avon in Shakespeare's birthplace? Well, you couldn't get a better location than this luxe award-winning 45-room hotel!

Bars

White Hall Farm B&B, Long Itchington, nr Leamington Spa

Muddy says: Fancy staying in a quirky heritage building on the edge of a pretty Warwickshire village? This Grade II listed, part Elizabethan farmhouse will just be up your street!

B&B

One Abbey Lane, Southam

Muddy says: A luxe one-bedroom architect-designed apartment in a restored Warwickshire building dating back to1600. Owner Sally Forgan has thought of everything and offers guests B&B facilities with a continental breakfast.

B&B

Ardencote, Claverdon, nr Warwick

Muddy says A 4-star hotel in the Warwickshire countryside with an utterly fabulous Destination Spa featuring a Himalayan Salt Sauna, Aromatherapy Steam Room, Tyrolean Kilo Sauna and an outdoor heated pool. A recipe for pure tranquility.

Health & Wellbeing

Billesely Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon

Muddy says This historic 16th Century 4-star hotel is set in beautiful grounds, including the listed, 100-year-old Topiary Garden and an 11th-century church where Shakespeare is believed to have married Anne Hathaway.

caterers

The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club, Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon

Muddy says: A rural farmhouse retreat in a peaceful scenic spot just 5 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon with 32 bedrooms, a beautiful beamed Elizabethan barn, perfect for weddings, and restaurant surrounded by an 18-hole golf course.

caterers

Wootton Park Tree Pods & SuperPod, nr Henley in Arden

Fancy escaping to the country for the perfect romantic getaway? Stay in your very own Tree Pod with private hot tub on a beautifully-appointed former dairy farm in Warwickshire.

B&B

Ettie’s Field, Atherstone

Muddy says: This boho glamping ground is truly unique – it’s eclectic, fun and has tonnes of personality.

Boutique Stay

Mallory Court Country House Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa

A breathtakingly beautiful Grade II listed Warwickshire 4* country house hotel with a new boutique spa and restaurant boasting 3 AA Rosettes.

Boutique Stay

The Castle at Edgehill

Muddy says: This imposing castle manages to combine elegance with a casual, relaxed vibe and is a great venue for drinks, eating out and your ‘I do’ moment.

B&B

The Tythe Barn

Muddy says: A gorgeous, converted barn that's perfect for parties, corporate events or weddings. Hey, we love it so much one of our team got married there.

caterers

Stoke Park Spa

Muddy says: Vanity Fair called Stoke Park’s spa one of the ‘four Must Visit spas in the world’ and I’m not going to argue with that judgement – the five star facilities and relaxed, luxe vibe make it a dead cert for a perfect spa day.

Food & Drink

Hilltop Hideaways, Hunningham, Warks

Muddy says: A wonderful family-friendly rural retreat on a scenic farm & winner in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 for Best Glamping Site.

Fun Finder

BELMOND LE MANOIR AUX QUAT’SAISONS

Muddy says: Raymond's Blanc's pitch-perfect Oxfordshire institution needs no introduction. Thirty years of two Michelin stars, beautiful kitchen gardens and top-tier gastronomie: Le Manoir is Muddy's go-to for special occasions.

Hotels

THE MAYTIME INN

The Maytime Inn is a luxurious, 4 star gold rating hideaway, tucked into the historic village of Asthall, Oxfordshire. Dating back to the 17th century, it was bought by now-owner Dominic Wood in 2012 and has since been extensively renovated and remodelled. There is now a bar and restaurant for visitors to enjoy, as well […]

B&B

THE PORCH HOUSE

A handsome, Grade II* listed, Cotswold building with parts dating from 947AD, The Porch House, in the heart of historic Stow-on-the-Wold, claims to be ‘England’s oldest Inn’. It is also a stylish boutique retreat with restaurant, inn and 13 stylish rooms from £99 a night on a B&B basis. A light and airy bar with […]

B&B

THE SHEEP ON SHEEP ST

Muddy says: a boutique Cotswolds inn with 22 rooms which re-opened in July 2016. Featuring light, bright, contemporary spaces including an open-plan restaurant, a full-length bar top that flows into counter dining space facing the wood-fired oven specialising in pizzas

Hotels

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