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The Wheatsheaf Inn

  • Where:Northleach
  • Why:To live that rustic country life, even if only for a night.
  • When:May 2014
  • Who:Me and my boo.
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The rolling English hills.

Local snacks.

The small, cozy, and perfectly formed bedroom.

Luxurious robes and ambient lighting.

Basking in the bath – most highly recommended.

The inside of the garden bar.

The grassy roof.

The snug – note that they will kindly deliver chocolate cake and whisky to you as you lounge.

Quaint local sight-seeing.

The ivy-laden front of the inn.

Highs & Lows

  • The Wheatsheaf Inn really is the perfect mix of British countryside coziness without being too twee or contrived.

  • The in-house restaurant is seasonal British comfort food at its finest.

  • Attentive and friendly staff – they really do cater to your every need.

  • Delicious locally sourced breakfast included in the price. Think farm fresh eggs and green juice for the health conscious.

  • It really would be nice if there was an actual mini bar in the room.

  • The room got quite hot at night, some sort of fan would have been appreciated.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Cotswolds pub/revamped coaching inn.

  • Vibe

    Landed gentry with a touch of rock and roll (there’s a painting of Kate Moss by Sebastian Kruger in the dining room).

  • Location

    In the heart of Northleach, a small Cotswolds market town set amongst an idyllic background of rolling green hills.

  • Rooms

    14

  • Music

    Reggae, reggae, reggae.

  • Year Opened

    March 2011

  • Designed By

    The owners, Sam and Georgie Pearman.

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but they do have a spa treatment room in the garden.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, and all of the food is locally sourced and seasonal. It is most delicious!

  • Bar

    Yes, the Wheatsheaf is a pub so it has a great bar filled with a mixture of loyal Cotswolds locals and hotel guests - not to mention a fine array of whiskeys, wines, and local ciders and beers.

  • Minibar

    No, but there is a little welcome basket of nuts and crisps.

  • Children

    Bring them, but you’ll probably have more fun if you leave them at home!

  • Price

    Fair when taking into consideration the killer breakfast that is included in the rate.

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