Bull Hotel, Fairford
A historic coaching inn on the market square in the middle of the beautiful town of Fairford, the Bull has been renowned as a fishing hotel for more than 150 years. The hotel has its own stretch of the River Coln which is available on a day ticket basis and offers excellent dry fly fishing for trout and grayling. The food and accommodation is excellent and the bar serves an excellent pint of bitter, just what’s needed after a thirsty day on the river.
Minster Mill & Old Swan, Minster Lovell
The Minster Mill straddles the River Windrush in Old Minster Lovell. This luxury hotel offers beautiful rooms overlooking the river, an excellent restaurant and a spa and pool if you need pampering. Equipped with a tennis court, croquet lawn and lovely riverside walks through the flood meadows, this is a great spot for a weekend escape. It also has its own trout fishing with a spectacular mayfly hatch at the end of May.
Swan Inn, Ascott-under-Wychwood
Our local! This is a proper Cotswolds pub with comfortable rooms that serves fabulous food, good beer and boasts an impressive wine list. It is perfectly located for fishing the Cotswold streams, with eight different rivers and two stillwater fisheries within half an hour’s drive.
Double Red Duke, Clanfield
The Swan’s sister pub, the Double Red Duke, has recently reopened to fab reviews. Well located for Lechlade and the River Coln, it boasts a restaurant which has already gained a local reputation for the quality of its steaks cooked over an open flame.
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