This review is in response to the question posed in a recent Trip Advisor email: "what is the quirkiest place you've stayed?" There's a contradiction here between that question and the pull down menu of choices in "when did you travel?" which limits you to dates since 2009. The question posed in the email didn't say "what's the quirkiest place you've traveled since 2009?", so I had to mark the oldest date even though the stay I'll describe took place long ago.
About 20 years ago my girlfriend and I loaded our bicycles onto a plane and took off to explore Ireland, England, and Europe. We had tons of gear because we were camping every night, just about. One day in England we were really tired going up a long hill on the B4077 and I said "when we get to the top of this hill, I'm stopping for a drink in the first pub I see." As it happened, The Plough at Ford sits at the top of this hill! Our drink turned into dinner and we had a marvelous evening chatting with the gentleman who was the publican then, Les Carter, and some of the local folks who had come in for ale and conversation. During dinner Les came over and told us that while we were welcome to camp overnight in the field beyond the car park, he thought it would be a cold night. As an alternative he offered to let us sleep on the floor of his "second bar" (which he used for large private parties), which was on the second floor (first floor for non-Americans) of a large stone barn-like building across the car park. We took him up on this and not only got a good night's sleep but enjoyed a huge "trucker's breakfast" in the pub the next morning. So I guess "a spare bar room" is the quirkiest place I ever stayed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are a countryside-lover, sports-fan or race-goer, The Plough Inn at Ford makes a perfect base for exploration of The Cotswold's.Bed & Breakfast facilities are resplendent in a fresh coat of paint and Craig and Becky are proud to announce the award of 4 Diamonds for guest accommodation from both the Heart of England Tourist Board and the AA since taking over the pub.B & B accommodation is provided in the Tallot. This quaint cobble-stoned building once used as a hayloft with stabling below for two- and four-legged visitors has now been converted to provide separate, comfortable accommodation for the modern visitor.Three comfortable en-suite (shower) rooms are available, beamed and differently shaped in true Cotswold fashion. Two family (double and a single bed) rooms and a double room arrangements are offered. We operate a non-smoking policy in our B&B accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Plough Inn At Ford Hotel Temple Guiting
- The Plough Inn At Ford Temple Guiting, Cotswolds - Gloucestershire