Lovely ambience, timeless setting: mix-match wooden furniture, big old fire place . Sufficient window seats were vacant, service was fast and amiable.
We choose the à la carte lunch menu, though the fixed price one was tempting, also intriguingly served from 6 - 6.45 pm.
Starters chosen were an excellent 'beef strips' dish, and a disappointing squid ink coloured gnocchi choice that was unattractive on the plate and rather bland to eat.
Mains were a very good fish and chips, with light batter and chunky chips. The more expensive (£17+) calves' liver was on a bed of lumpy mashed potato , the liver was cooked well with soft interior, but not a large quantity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Howard Arms Hotel Ilmington