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“Fantastic Host & Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Hollow Bottom

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The Hollow Bottom
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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic Host & Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

Just spent the weeknd at Cheltenham races and told I had to visit the "Hollow Bottom" well when we arrived at the "pub" it was very busy at the bar but the staff looked after our party with ease and had our table for dinner all ready and waiting. One of the owners Hugh was a perfect host and helped us choose from the great wine list and specials which were on offer. Everyone enjoyed the great food and the we all had a fantastic night. Thank you.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 1 December 2012
I must agree Hugh is brilliant!! Seriously though, it was nice to have you and really glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you for the next races! Hugh.
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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed one night in the Bindaree room. This pub was everything we were looking for in a country pub.
We had to travel down narrow English roads to get there, which was fantastic. We arrive late in the afternoon and received a friendly greeting when we arrived. Were shown to our room which is situated out the back of the hotel. The room was large, big bathroom and nice and comfortable bed.
We then headed inside the pub for a couple of drinks. Great bar, really enjoyed taking in the atmosphere. We had dinner in the dining room and the food was terrific. Service was great, so we had a really good night.
No problems with noise in our room, had a great night sleep except for a couple of calls from Australia (couldn't work out time difference).
Breakfast was excellent, fresh and well cooked.
Overall really enjoyed our night in the Hollow Bottom. Would highly recommend as a great English pub to visit.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 1 December 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Everything you picked up on is what the Hollow Bottom prides itself to be: Atmospheric, Welcoming and of a High Standard. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Hugh.
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Haverfordwest, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night - had booked the standard room but got upgraded! Fantastic room with comfy bed and lovely bathroom. This pub/hotel is certainly the hub of the local community.
Ate in the pub in the evening - fantastic pub food (the thickest gammon we've ever seen!) and a fantastic variety of specials available. Breakfast the next morning was freshly cooked with good thick bacon & sausages!
Would definitely stay here again when visiting the Cotswolds!

  • Stayed November 2012
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you! What a lovely review. It's nice to see our hard work does pay off and that your stay was an enjoyable one. The Gammon is one of my favourites too! We look forward to welcoming you back! Hugh
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

The atmosphere is terrific as this is a very old Inn The food is terrific as they have a very good chef. Try the Sunday Cavery , very British and very good.. The downside is that the bar stays open until 12:30. if you get the room above the bar you get to listen to every conversation shouted over the Shena Easton tunes until they shut it down. We spoke to another couple who had stayed at the HB and they had the same room , same problem.
Have lunch there but sleep elsewhere.

Room Tip: even if they tell you 'it won t be a problem" which they told me. don't stay in the roo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you for your review. We're sorry you seemed to have issues with noise. We have recently added more sound proofing to the floors and ceilings to try to eliminate this rare problem. We do also offer a room outside of the pub, Bindaree, a superking ensuite. We are however very pleased you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere we provide and hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Hugh.
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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We stopped one Saturday night on the way home from Cheltenham. The Hollow Bottom is a very nice Cotswold pub/inn, and the rooms are well maintained and decorated. Even having the one room that has a separate bathroom across the hallway was no real inconvenience - all the other rooms that have ensuites were booked that night.

The pub itself has a great selection of real ales to try - always a bonus when so many places just serve the Green King IPA/etc.

The restaurant is also well run and appears to be well used by locals and passing visitor alike. The food on offer in the evening and at breakfast is really good quality and value for money.

As another reviewer has highlighted, the only real downside is that certain regulars feel the need to punctuate their discussions with "select" obscenities in very loud voices (maybe we were in the bar on the wrong night). I'm a regular in different pubs in the West Midlands, but the language was certainly "choice" in the Hollow Bottom.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and that your room and your choice of food was a good standard. We're glad you found us to be value for money and feel that the restaurant is run well. We apologise for some of the language used on this particular night, unfortunately in a pub atmosphere this does happen occasionally, but we are trying to knuckle down on this. We hope we will welcome you back in the near future. Hugh
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

As an American expat to beautiful Britain, I've always been enamored with the Cotswolds. What a beautiful area and beautiful, adventurous drive. The boyfriend and I drove from Leamington Spa on a crisp, but sunny, Sunday mid-morning. We had no plans in mind, but just happened to see road signs for the Hollow Bottom! Curiousity got the best of us, and we decided to venture to the pub for Sunday roast. Best decision ever! The pub is a bit of a ways down, but is wonderfully authentic and absolutely charming. I enjoyed hearing the locals talk about their horses and life in the village!

We sat outside and had a lovely hostess check up on us a few times on our food, and offer desserts. For a pub, I was surprised by this. I had the vegetarian nut roast (delicious!) and the boyfriend had the traditional roast, we had no complaints about anything. Beer was tasty, too. We had a wonderful experience (even just walking around the village afterwards too) and we'll be sure to stop back here when we venture into the Cotswolds again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
We're glad curiosity got the better of you, after all you'll never find another pub called the Hollow Bottom!! We're glad you enjoyed your Sunday Carvery and the Nut Roast too. Isn't Guiting Power beautiful? We hope to welcome you back very soon. Thank you for your kind words. Hugh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

My wife and I stayed here for one night as were going for wedding locally. The staff were so kind, welcoming and helpful from the moment they arrived. They let us check in early and even made sure some of the items we left behind in the room made their way to us. We stayed in the Binderee room outside the pub. We had a lovely large comfortable bed and a massive room. It was all tastefully decorated and well kitted out. The breakfast was very tasty too!

Room Tip: We stay in the Bindaree room. It was large and well furnished and quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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TalkisGood, Owner at The Hollow Bottom, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Excellent news that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for such positive comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. Hugh
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Property: The Hollow Bottom
Address: Winchcombe Road, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5UX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cheltenham > Guiting Power
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Guiting Power
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hollow Bottom 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hollow Bottom is a beautiful, traditional 17th Century Inn. Recently refurbished to blend the rustic with the contemporary. We have 4 letting rooms, 3 above the bar area and 1 outside near the rear garden. The Hollow Bottom is a bustling, busy country pub and restaurant and therefore noise can be heard in all the bedrooms on occasions despite the heavy acoustic underlay. It is a great place to visit for a unique atmosphere in the most beautiful village in the world. Come and see for yourselves! ... more   less 
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