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“A high-style gastro pub with rooms freshly refurbished by private owners. Very pleasant garden attached, with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a weekend away, for passing by, or as a base for a Cotswold holiday.”

“A high-style gastro pub with rooms freshly refurbished by private owners. Very pleasant garden attached, with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a weekend away, for passing by, or as a base for a Cotswold holiday.”

Hotel Review

Sleek smart gastro pub in this sleepy village, in what was a small village pub. Upstairs four bedrooms with a modern comfortable style painted in Farrow and Ball greys and greens – good beds and mattresses, excellent towels, quality bathrooms, furry throws. Service is willing and able and the staff are clearly highly motivated to make this a success. OK wine list, good chef (a memorable risotto). The Fuzzy Duck has a large and welcoming garden attached with comfy outdoor sofas as well as pub tables and outdoor dining is offered when warm enough. The rooms are not large, but are restful although at times there can be a gentle buzz from the pub below. The road outside is surprisingly busy, though the village itself is charming. In sum, ideal for a short stay to visit, walk, or en route to somewhere else.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The food comes recommended by The Times, The Telegraph and CN Traveller - clearly they're doing something right!
  • Country Escape
  • Easy access from London makes this the perfect weekend bolt-hole.
 

Written by Gavin Don

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • The food comes recommended by The Times, The Telegraph and CN Traveller - clearly they're doing something right!
  • Other Activities
  • The Cheltenham Race Courses are withing driving distance - check the calendar for race dates.
  • Sights nearby
  • Catch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or visit one of Shakespeare's family homes.
  • Great walks
  • The miles and miles of scenic Cotswolds walking paths are worth exploring.
  • Learning
  • Take the kids to the 'Mad Museum' and get their imaginations going!
  • Country Escape
  • Easy access from London makes this the perfect weekend bolt-hole.
  • Sailing
  • Take a canal boat ride down the River Avon.
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Riding
  • Owner managed
  • Family Suites
  • Designer
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Gourmet
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • B+B
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Pet friendly
  • Quirky
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Charming
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Suites

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • The Cheltenham Race Courses are withing driving distance - check the calendar for race dates.
  • Sights nearby
  • Catch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or visit one of Shakespeare's family homes.
  • Great walks
  • The miles and miles of scenic Cotswolds walking paths are worth exploring.
  • Learning
  • Take the kids to the 'Mad Museum' and get their imaginations going!
  • Sailing
  • Take a canal boat ride down the River Avon.
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Riding

Map & Location

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Other Reviews

The Cool Hotel Guide: The Fuzzy Duck, Armscote, Wa

This inn with four rooms is in the hamlet of Armscote, hidden away in rolling countryside at the far north of the Cotswolds (only a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon).

Originally published by The Times (view article)

The Fuzzy Duck, Warwickshire, Cotswolds: hotel rev

The Fuzzy Duck, near Stratford-upon-Avon, is a charming Cotswold inn with thoughtful touches.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

IDEAS FOR WEEKEND BREAKS IN THE UK

A stout, orange-brick pub with rooms in the tiny village of Armscote on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Originally published by Condé Nast Traveller (view article)