Jenny Zeko

The Double Red Duke

  • Where:
  • Why:A change of scenery
  • When:March, 2022
  • Who:Rob, Jenny + Bump
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The Double Red Duke A 17th century Coaching Inn with a modern makeover

A 17th century Coaching Inn with a modern makeover

The Double Red Duke After checking in we relaxed in one of the snugs with a hot drink

After checking in we relaxed in one of the snugs with a hot drink

The Double Red Duke Fireside, of course

Fireside, of course

The Double Red Duke The bedrooms are warm and welcoming

The bedrooms are warm and welcoming

The Double Red Duke Some even come with a roll top bath in the room

Some even come with a roll top bath in the room

The Double Red Duke Cosy robes to curl up in after your bath

Cosy robes to curl up in after your bath

The Double Red Duke The 100 Acres toiletries are jam packed with essential oils and all made in the English countryside. They smelt like an English country garden

The 100 Acres toiletries are jam packed with essential oils and all made in the English countryside. They smelt like an English country garden

The Double Red Duke The local walks are picture perfect. I’d recommend one before dinner to build up your appetite!

The local walks are picture perfect. I’d recommend one before dinner to build up your appetite!

The Double Red Duke The restaurant is the main attraction at the Double Red Duke. Take a seat at the chef's counter to enjoy the theatre of the open fire cooking

The restaurant is the main attraction at the Double Red Duke. Take a seat at the chef's counter to enjoy the theatre of the open fire cooking

The Double Red Duke Paul serving up our perfectly cooked Porterhouse straight from the fire pit

Paul serving up our perfectly cooked Porterhouse straight from the fire pit

The Double Red Duke I have one rule in life. If Sticky Toffee Pudding is on the menu, we order it

I have one rule in life. If Sticky Toffee Pudding is on the menu, we order it

The Double Red Duke That morning light…

That morning light…

The Double Red Duke Book direct and a continental breakfast buffet will be included in your stay

Book direct and a continental breakfast buffet will be included in your stay

The Double Red Duke Complete with British twists on the classics

Complete with British twists on the classics

The Double Red Duke Who doesn’t want to eat breakfast by the fire?

Who doesn’t want to eat breakfast by the fire?

The Double Red Duke Making new friends on our morning walk. I love the Cotswolds in the springtime

Making new friends on our morning walk. I love the Cotswolds in the springtime

Highs & Lows

  • The relaxed yet luxury feel of the hotel. It’s the perfect place to escape and unwind.

  • The staff are so friendly and warm. From remembering your name to your drink order, the personal touches really make a difference.

  • There’s a unique charm to the hotel created by the thoughtful, colourful design throughout. It’s small enough to feel cozy but with so many individually designed snugs, nooks and bars you can uncover a different perspective every time you leave your room.

  • That’s IF you venture out of your room. The roll top bath, white robes and 100 Acres toiletries lured me into a deep state of relaxation.

  • The open fire cooking concept married with the highest quality, seasonal produce makes the food alone worth visiting for.

  • It’s a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. Ask for a walking map at reception and head out through the fields, or drive to one of the many quintessentially British villages within 30 minutes of the hotel.

  • You really need a car to get to the hotel (the closest train station is about 30 minutes away) and to explore further afield during your stay.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Restored Inn

  • Vibe

    English country charm with a vibrant twist

  • Location

    A 2 hour drive West of London but it feels like a world away

  • Rooms

    19 individually designed bedrooms across the main building and a garden annex

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    Booking directly is the way to go as a complimentary breakfast will also be included. When we arrived at the hotel we received the warmest welcome from Flossy who made us feel like we were guests in her own home

  • Future Forward

    We were thrilled to find that there were no single-use plastics in the rooms. The in-room toiletries are all in full size, reusable containers and water is provided in large glass bottles

  • Music

    Relaxed and ambient

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    A mix of local and British designers

  • Health & Wellness

    There’s a shepherds hut treatment room in the garden where you can get massages and facials. Or, you can simply recharge with a bubble bath and country walk

  • Food

    The kitchen concept was designed in collaboration with Richard Turner from Hawksmoor, so it’s no surprise that it revolves around open fire cooking, high quality produce and seasonal ingredients. There’s only one menu but you have a choice of multiple different restaurant settings. We opted for the chef's counter but the main Dining Room / Bar and Garden Room each have their own allure. A continental breakfast is served buffet style, or you can order a hot breakfast. All of the bread and pastries are sourced from the local bakery — Blake’s Kitchen

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The bar staff are master cocktail makers and they have an extensive list of spirits and botanicals to work with. The mezcal based “Barbecue Pineapple” is the most popular cocktail among guests but you can’t go wrong with a classic negroni in front of the fire, or a pint in the beer garden when the weather permits

  • Minibar & Retail

    There’s no mini bar in the room but they provide tea, coffee and homemade cookies. The 100 Acres toiletries are available for purchase along with a selection of curated kits to help you enjoy your stay

  • Accessibility

    There are bedrooms and disabled bathrooms on the ground floor but it’s an old building, so there are still a few small steps and narrow doorways to navigate

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes, dogs are encouraged if you're staying in the garden annex

  • Children

    ​​Yes. There are 3 family rooms suitable for families of up to 5

  • Price

    Good value

  • Tel.

    +44 1367 810222

  • Website

    Visit website

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