Cheltenham Festival Guide 2024

Cheltenham Festival Guide 2024

The Cheltenham Festival, a 100 year celebration of horse racing excellence, returns in 2024, promising four days of exhilarating action, captivating rivalries, and unforgettable moments. Held at the hallowed grounds of Cheltenham Racecourse, nestled amidst the...
To The Wood ….. A Walk with Laurie Lee

To The Wood ….. A Walk with Laurie Lee

The Cotswolds is famed for its mellow stone cottages, rolling hills and pretty valleys – but one very magical feature we also have in abundance is woodland. Our pockets of woodland are carefully tended and preserved gems, there to be enjoyed through all the seasons....
Visit Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Visit Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

History of the Arboretum Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, Gloucestershire is a treasure trove of botanical wonders, with over 15,000 specimens and 2,500 species of tree from all over the world. Many visitors come from around the world to see the array of rare...
Summer in the Stroud Valleys

Summer in the Stroud Valleys

If you’re familiar with the geography of our part of the world you will be aware that our inn overlooks one of the famed “Five Valleys” of Gloucestershire, that converge on the substantial town of Stroud on the western edge of the scenically beautiful Cotswolds. Our...
Our Precious Pigs

Our Precious Pigs

Lots of artists, writers, celebrities and other people of note are associated with the Cotswolds, but we’re also fortunate to have a rare and special animal that owes its provenance to our lovely part of the world – the “cheese and cider” region of the Severn Vale....
Painswick Beacon: Tee Off & Take a Hike

Painswick Beacon: Tee Off & Take a Hike

Now that spring is in the air – along with a string of Bank holidays – we’ve noticed a distinct upturn in the number of visitors exploring our local area here in the village of Edge, overlooking the beautiful Painswick Valley and the historic town of Painswick –...