Standing proud beside the green, this instantly alluring Cotswolds hostelry has been charming customers since the 17th century, and now does its duty as a pub/restaurant complete with a skittle alley, bar and pretty dining room. The kitchen is attuned to its surroundings, with much of the produce from a network of suppliers in the region, and plans for a vegetable garden in the pipeline. British ingredients meet European flavours on a smart menu that might feature the likes of line-caught cod with cavolo nero, chickpeas, chorizo and aïoli, grilled calf’s liver with Swiss chard gratin, chilli and oregano dressing, or roast breast of guinea fowl with pea purée, roasted beets and mint oil. If you’re not up for the full works, the bar menu is also tip-top. Accommodation is available in cottages on the nearby Southrop Manor Estate.