In general Painswick village is a nightmare for driving, and even more of a nightmare for parking. But the Falcon is handily sited on the main road, near a public car park. So that's the first plus!
The outstanding aspect of this restaurant - we didn't stay, just came for lunch - was the service. I came with an elderly relative with Alzheimer's, and when I asked for the Disabled lavatory so that I could accompany him to help him, they told me that there wasn't one, but that they would take us to an unoccupied ground-floor bedroom where we could use the bathroom. Outstanding!
The table service was good too, friendly and professional.
The food was fine. Crab cake, hollandaise sauce, asparagus and quail's egg, bangers and mash. It isn't London food, and it isn't the Cotswold88 200 yards away in Painswick, but it was above average for a tourist spot. I was a little taken aback, however, when I asked for bread to accompany the meal (having to ASK for bread?), and then when it came it was, neatly arranged on a plate, 4 half slices from . . . a sliced loaf.
The décor was charming, olde-worlde but comfortable, with a fireplace. Just the sort of place to take foreign guests.
In fact, I suggest that you DO take foreign guestst here, for a lovely English experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Falcon Inn sits opposite a quintessential English village church with its famous 99 clipped yew trees sitting in its grounds. The Falcon was first opened as a coaching inn in the 16th century and carries out the aims of the coaching inn to this day, the transport to it is just a little bit different. Great food, service and hospitality are provided at value for money prices. Painswick is not to be missed and the Falcon is the place to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Falcon Hotel Painswick
- Falcon Inn Painswick, Cotswolds