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"Always amazing food and hospitality from the young team” says a fan of this revitalised Grade II-listed inn squirrelled away in a pretty little Cotswold village just a mile from Chipping Campden. Inside, the Seagrave Arms still retains many of its original features (beams, roaring fires, farmhouse furniture) and pleases drinkers with its real ales – look for beers from Hook Norton and the Prestcott Brewery. But the main business is food, with a smart dining room, an alfresco courtyard for fine-weather meals and a menu peppered with carefully sourced produce. Sea bream tartare with oyster mayo, pickled celery and sea herbs has a modish seasonal ring to it, while mains might run from a witty cod ‘BLT’ (roast loin, braised lettuce, dried tomato, bacon sauce) to flat-iron steak with charred leeks, garlic and the pub’s renowned chips. For afters, try something simple such as lemon posset or chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream. Polite staff and excellent bedrooms earn bonus points.
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