- The WILD Rabbit Country Pub and Rooms
- WILD Thyme Inn and rooms
- The WILD Duck Inn
- WILD Air Bed and Breakfast
- WILD Garlic Restaurant and Rooms
- WILD Camping at the Tunnel House Inn
- WILD Rock Climbing
- WILD Swimming
- WILDLife Trust
- Cotswold WILDLife Park and Gardens
Wild about the Cotswolds?
I am and right now I’m in Los Angeles beating the drum for the Cotswolds and launching my book Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage. (Travel Guide included).
In addition I am launching the newly released Audible Book version of Cotswolds Memoir and giving talks and book signings to persuade visitors to come stay this summer in what is surely the most beautiful place on the planet. I am letting American visitors know that there are hotels and restaurants in the Cotswolds that will give London a run for its money, breathtaking scenery and yards of history.
Of course, lots of potential visitors are delighted to learn about this area as I show them gorgeous photographs and video. However, for every person newly introduced to the Cotswolds there are two or three who tell me I am preaching to the converted and they already have their plane ticket. The Tinsel Town crowd over here have decided that the Cotswolds is the cool place to be for a vacation and some of them are on their way already. Great to know that there are lots of travelers in the U.S.A. who are already wild about the Cotswolds.
“Where do you recommend we go when we get there?” is a frequent question and this gave me the idea of putting together ‘I’m just WILD about the Cotswolds list of great places to eat, stay and enjoy in this lovely region together with descriptions and contact info.
WILD about the #Cotswolds? 10 WILD Cotswold Ideas to EAT, STAY, ENJOY
The WILD Rabbit near Stow-on-the-Wold in the charming and tranquil village of Kingham.
The Cotswold stone building that houses The Wild Rabbit dates from 1750. After a thorough and very tastefully done renovation, The Wild Rabbit opened in September of last year.
Typical Sunday lunch menu includes starters such as potted rabbit, pickled vegetable salad and crab and scallop cannelloni and crab bisque.
Mains might include: roast rump of beef, poached tongue, bone marrow, and all the trimmings or skate wing, braised celery with beurre noisette
All the bedrooms are individually decorated and named after woodland animals. There are twelve in all, four of which are garden rooms and dog-friendly.
The Wild Rabbit, Church Street, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6YA
01608 658 389
WILD Thyme Inn and Rooms in Chipping Norton
Ideal if you want to indulge in the restaurant and simply stagger up to bed, or if you are looking for a base to explore the Cotswolds – three stylish rooms are located within this charming 400 year old, Grade 2 listed building.
The rooms are double bedded and en-suite with all the usual facilities. Breakfast is a substantial continental, served in the restaurant, or in your room.
Nick and Sally own and personally manage Wild Thyme Restaurant with Rooms and there is space for 35 diners. It is possible to hire the whole restaurant for exclusive use, or The Garden Room, which seats up to 14 people, for a smaller celebration.
Many original features have been retained within the Cotswold stone walls and a wonderful window seat blends perfectly with more contemporary elements to create a stylish decor.
A typical starter might include: Oven baked buckwheat blinis, Upton smoked salmon, lemon prawns and hollandaise.
Pan fried filet of Cornish mackerel, parmesan, parsnip puree, sauté girolles and crispy pancetta.
A main course might include: Barrington Estate partridge; roasted breast, ragout ravioli, savoy cabbage, roasted celeriac, girolles, crispy pancetta, Madera cream, game jus or
Pan roasted Cornish brill, Brixham mussels, truffle mash, baby spinach, parsley root and chives
The WILD Thyme Restaurant and Rooms, 10 New Street, Chipping Norton
+44 (0) 1608 645060
The WILD Duck Inn Ewen near Cirencester
This charming twelve bedroom 16th Century Inn is situated near the River Thames in the tranquil Cotswold village of Ewen near Cirencester.
Featuring old beams and portraits, the warm dining room at The Wild Duck serves a modern European and British menu. The chefs use local, organic produce, including some meats from the Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate. The Post Horn Bar serves traditional ales and wine.
Surrounded by the Cotswold Water Park, The Wild Duck Inn is close to 80 different lakes. Local activities include fishing, jet-skiing and sailing, and Cirencester is just 3 miles away
Some of the individually designed rooms have a stylish 4-poster bed, and all have tea/coffee facilities. The Grouse Room lounge has a cozy fireplace, and there is free Wi-Fi in the public areas. The Wild Duck Inn offers elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. There is a garden terrace for open air dining.
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WILD Air Bed and Breakfast
This delightful but affordable high-end Bed and Breakfast, more like a luxurious hotel actually, is close to Minchinhampton and Nailsworth. There is also accommodation available in a separate apartment. There are all the mod cons, fluffy towels and so on and a full English breakfast, locally sourced, is served either in the garden room or on the terrace.
Brendan and Kay Clements
Church End, Hampton Green, Nr Box, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 9AD
The WILD Garlic Restaurant and Rooms
All the food is made on the premises from fresh pasta and ice cream to the daily baked organic bread. Situated above the restaurant are three Four Star AA awarded spacious rooms available for Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Wild Garlic Restaurant and Rooms 3 Cossacks Square, Nailsworth, Glos GL6 0DB
Tel: 01453 832 615
WILD Camping in the grounds of Tunnel House Inn
Near Cirencester Gloucestershire
Wild camping available all year round for tents in the stunningly beautiful grounds of the Tunnel House Inn which are on the edge of Hailey Wood.
The unique 17th Century Tunnel House Inn is set in an idyllic rural location nestled between the Cotswold villages of Coates and Tarlton It is close to the River Thames and sits between the Thames and the Severn Canal. The relaxed and welcoming bar has a unique character as it is furnished with a vast collection of memorabilia.
Good food served all day
01285 770280 email@example.com
WILD Rock Climbing in the Cotswolds
Telephone: 01285 721090
The facility at Far Peak has ample free parking and camping facilities. Great for families. No shop or playground but plenty of free space for ball games and for children to explore.
There is a public house within walking distance across the fields and local amenities are available in the nearby Cotswold town of Northleach.
There are miles of wonderful walks to be enjoyed in the area and lots of villages and lanes to be explored by walkers and cyclists.
Farpeak Climbing Centre (formally Wildrock)
Far Peak, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3JL
WILD Swimming in the Cotswolds
Discover the best wild swim locations in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, whether a river swim, a lake or even a waterfall.
Find local news and events in your area, water campaigns that might interest you or join a group or a meeting of like-minded people.
Includes Cotswold wild swimming locations in the Windrush River, Near Lechlade etc.,
Their web site has a ‘Great places to see’ section to plan a wonderful day out in the Cotswolds.
Find out about nature reserves, webcams, local wildlife sites, family Welly walks, nest box making, how to contribute to the preservation of wildlife and lots more.
Cotswold WILDLife Park and Gardens
A great day out with or without kids. A lovely restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating means you can take a break while spending all day with the animals. Scenic, gardens with so much of interest. See their website for all kinds of ideas for adults and kids – like being a keeper for a day. Information about conservation, education and so much more. There’s a gift shop and a train – the list goes on.
Cotswold Wildlife Park is located 2 miles south of the medieval town of Burford, Oxfordshire, on the A361
SatNav Postcode for Cotswolds Wildlife Park OX18 4JP Look out for Bradwell Grove