With plenty of glass, twin awnings & a decked terrace out front complete with alfresco tables, this modern, informal brasserie has the cosmopolitan style that immediately makes it stand out from the crowd in the old Cotswold market town of Stow. Inside continues the relaxed, contemporary theme, with a stylish small bar & modern chairs & banquette seating in a white-linen free zone. The kitchen sets great store by the provenance of its ingredients, and, in harmony with the surroundings, delivers unfussy modern dishes executed with flair & accuracy; think classics like rib-eye steak with béarnaise, perhaps calf’s liver with bacon & sage, or more upbeat ideas like marinated venison with chilli & balsamic. A raspberry cheesecake or chocolate tart might provide the finish, while the short, well-chosen wine list comes with a decent selection by glass. With its welcome all-day opening, easygoing, unbuttoned service & buzzy atmosphere, a loyal following is secured.