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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
On the picturesque village green of Ilimington, set in the crook of the Cotswold Hills, lies The Howard Arms, a stunning, 400-year-old Cotswold stone inn.The stylish pub and dining room provide the ideal backdrop for an appealing mix of old furniture, broad polished flagstones and a log fire that burns for most of the year. Upstairs, three beautiful bedrooms have been joined by five newly-built sumptuous and spacious bedrooms which all boast separate power shower and bath, free internet access and iPod docks. Ultimate luxury and comfort are the focus of each bedroom which offer beautiful bigs beds with hand-stitched and sprung mattresses, modern fabrics and a clever mix of antique furnishings to ensure that each room offers its own personality. As the Howard Arms is sited away from main roads or street lights, a good night's sleep will leave you revitalized and refreshed, ready to enjoy our 'famous' three-course breakfast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
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Been meaning to write a review for a while. We were very happy with our stay here. There was a small issue with our room which the owner pointed out (not us!) and he then promptly gave us a significant discount, so impressed with his generosity we vowed to spend the money saved
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Response from Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time and sharing your feedback. I'm delighted to hear you had great time with us and appreciated our generosity. Sorry to hear about lightning. We continuously look for improving things. I've added light bulbs to my list to look into.We hope to seeing you returning to The Howard Arms in the near future All best
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We have been here a few times before and were not disappointed this time. We had The Old Beams room which is full of character and has a lovely view over The Lower Green. We ate in the lovely dining room both nights and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Service was very efficient and
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Response from Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Lesley H Thank you for sharing your experience. It was great to heaving you with us and I'm very pleased to hear you had great stay. Please visit us again summer time. There are plenty unexplored walks around with picturesque views waiting.. Looking forward to seeing you soon All best,
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I have been visiting the Howard’s Arms for the last 5 years. For drinks and feast. The staff is helpful and professional. Never disappointed always departing happy. Wish it was closer to Stratford-upon-Avon
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Response from Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms
Responded 9 Feb 2019
Thank you for such wonderful remarks. I'm delighted to hear we've been your favourite for drinking and feasting. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon. All best,
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Nice room with bath and shower, good basic toiletries. The radiator in bedroom was not working, another room was offered or an extra heater, another couple also said that their room was cold. The portable heater soon warm s things up. The bar area has an big open fire with
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Response from Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms
Responded 6 Feb 2019
Thank you for staying with us and posting your review. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed major aspects of you stay. I do apologise for radiator's malfunction in your bedroom. It was a temporary issue and already has been solved. We'll look forward to seeing you in the near future All best,
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Booked a lunch with family - including me hobbling on crutches and a ten year old. The team were very helpful and obliging and checked my table was accessible. The open fire was beautiful. The food excellent and the ale battered cod the best ever. Similarly, the mulled wine was
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Response from Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms
Responded 28 Dec 2018
Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. I'm so happy to hear you had great time with us and enjoyed our food and mulled wine. We work very hard to ensure all guests have an amazing experience and truly enjoy Howard Arms hospitality. We'll look forward to seeing you again. All best in a New Year,
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There are four steps up to the restaurant so I would recommend the bar area as it is on the ground floor. We have toilets on the ground floor however we do not have hand rails. Any further help do not hesitate to contact us.
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What time do you stop serving lunches on Saturdays?
"The Old Beams has a nice view of the village green."
"Some rooms in extension, we had one on front of pub."
"The room called The Study where we stayed was up steep stairs if you have a problem, but I'm sure there are other rooms to suit."
"The steep stairs might be a problem for some guests."
"Not sure as did not stay overnight but rooms look lovely"
US$154 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the howard arms hotel ilmington
United KingdomEnglandCotswoldsIlmington
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