The Rectory Hotel and Potting Shed Pub in Crudwell in the Cotswolds is to reopen on July 5, following a refurbishment throughout.
Under the same ownership, the two properties have been given a sensitive overhaul to offer ‘unpretentious country hospitality and fun’, and are located a short walk away from each other in between Malmesbury and Cirencester.
The Rectory Hotel is home to 18 bedrooms, 15 in the main house and three in a separate cottage, plus a sitting room, drawing room and wood-panelled restaurant and The Glasshouse.
The dining rooms are open to non-residents and menus evoke a country house hotel of old, but updated and refreshed, with unfussy, unpretentious presentation, such as: venison wellington, local crayfish, smoked eel, Dorset crab Thermidor, Wiltshire hogget, and rhubarb soufflé.
Each bedroom has goose down bedding, fast Wifi and a library of films streamed direct.
There are tiles from Bert & May, furniture from Pinch, Benchmark, Another Country and Julian Chichester and lighting from Jamb. Bathrooms have locally made, Bramley Products.
Alex Payne, co-owner, said: “We really wanted to create something very genuine, everything we would like in a county house hotel but just couldn’t find. We want to offer every single one of our guests great hospitality and great value and we are all really looking forward to doing just that.”