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The Howard Arms

££ - £££, British,
Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
+44 1608 682226
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“calves liver” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
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1 - 10 of 242 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A regular stop for us at lunchtimes. Dog friendly too. A large garden outside for the Summer and early Autumn and Cotswold stone interior for the other visits!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 285jaycee
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for popping in for lunch. Trust you had good time with us? Will look forward to welcoming you back during you to The Howard Arms during you next visit. All best,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a month-long stay in Ilmington, we ate lunch and dinner there several times and were never disappointed...Good menu and very good food and service. We loved the atmosphere. We also went for cocktails. The staff was attentive and very friendly. Our friends stayed for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lkilg3
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to having you and your friends with us. We keep working very hard to make sure our standards are consistently maintained. Please pop in to try our winter cocktails and mulled wine when you next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic country pub, in a lovely village. They catered superbly for our group, 17 people for Saturday lunch. The food was delicious and refined, with a good selection of wines and some much admired local apple brandy. Great walks from the door...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve R
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm very pleased to hear all went well and your party had great time with us. Please pop in in December for some mince pies and mulled wine after your walk at the front of our lovely fire place....More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We arrived here on a Monday evening with no booking during half-term week. We were lucky enough to get a table straight away and had a lovely meal and a relaxing evening. Food was superb, we both had fish, and the service was friendly, although...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roaminreviewer34
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your review. We're are delighted you appreciated our food and despite the place being super busy, you felt relaxed during your meal. We pride ourselves in friendly and attentive service and it's disappointing if it seemed like we dropped the ball...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Cotswold pub/restaurant /Hotel with very welcoming pub and restaurant areas plus nice wood fire. Busy too for Tuesday lunchtime. Efficient staff got us a nice window table and quickly took our drink and food orders. Real ales excellent followed by very good quality and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnhG6702BU
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi John, Thank you for popping in for lunch. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, food, drink offering and our people. I'm very sorry that we didn't quite make it with wine and water arriving to your table. Indeed, we had a...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018

I first visited the Howard Arms in the summer for lunch with old school chums and two of our Mothers and husbands. Both of the Mums used sticks and so it took us a while to organise our seating but we were not rushed. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RenaM1648
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. I'm so pleased we manged to serve you great food and made you feeling comfortable throughout all of you visits at The Howard Arms. We really appreciate you being a loyal customer and helping to share...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018

lunch on a drab rainy day today at the Howard Arms improved the day immeasurably. We hadn't booked but there were plenty of tables though we were advised for dinner and at weekends booking is virtually essential. Unsurprising as the food is genuinely excellent, as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue S
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi Sue S, Thank you for taking the time to send your review of the The Howard Arms. We work rally hard to serve best food in the great environment and I'm glad to see those efforts paid off on your last visit. If you...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Set in a Cotswolds village this is an outstanding little Hotel with individual themed rooms. A real coal fire for cold evenings and the smell of burning logs add to the atmosphere Great food in the restaurant and a great breakfast to set you up...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GerryMcCann
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for staying with us. We're delighted to hear we met your expectations throughout your 'guest journey' at The Howard Arms. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to our lovely place. Warm regards

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner whilst travelling on business. Both meals we had were delicious and the duck was wonderful. Would certainly recommend. Service was good too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travelkerry
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Travelkerry, Thank you for sharing your experience . I'm very pleased we've enjoyed your stay and dinner; the duck dish in particular. We'll look forward to welcoming you back at The Howard Arms. All best,

Reviewed 1 October 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch here today. We had not booked and they were quite busy, but they were very welcoming and the service and food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahwoodloes2018
Pawel S, Manager at The Howard Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your review. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed The Howard Arms hospitality and food. We'll look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Ilmington
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 682226
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