We’re over the moon to receive such fantastic coverage following our refurbishment, with plenty of great comments on our gorgeous hotel rooms, our sumptuous food and our brilliant troupe. But don’t take our word for it – read on to see what the press thought.
The Times’ Cool Hotel Guide is the ultimate guide to the best hotels all over the world, so as you can imagine, we were pretty excited when Tom Chesshyre came for a visit. We were even more excited when we found out we’d scored a fantastic 8.5/10!
Tom said …
“Out went gloomy furnishings and in came restored 1970s chairs, striking art, cocktail menus and a bijou café serving espressos and freshly baked pastries.”
Jade Conroy from The Telegraph stays in amazing hotels all the time, so she’s got high expectations. We’re proud to say we met them, and she gave us a brilliant 8/10 review, with loads of praise for the troupe, the bedrooms and our great cocktail menu.
Jade said …
“Since its reopening at the start of 2015, it’s gone from an average Cotswolds guesthouse to a stylish boutique inn with a lot of soul.”
Condé Nast Traveller
In the February 2016 issue of Condé Nast Traveller, you’ll find features about luxury hotels in Marrakesh, a list of Jack Black’s favourite hotels and … a review about us! They adored our décor and our in-room packs, and had plenty of nice things to say about our Elderbarb Chaser (with special mention to head barman Pete).
Features Editor Fiona Kerr said …
“…a funky new take on the typical cutesy coaching inn, and it’s shaking up sleepy Stow – equal parts tea rooms and antiques shops – with a hefty dose of Scandi design.”
Although we weren’t too surprised, it was fantastic to see that the Guardian couldn’t find a single flaw with our inn. Rachel Dixon came along to enjoy the sights of Stow and thought that our restaurant was second-to-none.
Rachel said ...
“From the amazing food to the well-kitted out rooms and great service, this refreshingly modern take on a Cotswolds classic gets just about everything right.”
We like to think that we’re in good company with GL Magazine – we’re stylish, contemporary and all about the Cotswolds, and so are they. They paid us a visit and wrote a lovely feature about us.
Editor Jonathan Whiley said …
“… if you make a hotel as good as this – complete with flawless furnishings, friendly staff and fantastic food – it can be very hard to explore further afield.”
Express and Star
Lisa Bailey from the Express and Star came to enjoy a relaxing family break after Christmas. Even though the sun wasn’t shining outside, she thought that our staff’s sunny disposition and the cosiness of our rooms more than made up for it.
Lisa said ...
“Whether it’s a romantic retreat you are looking for or a family break, the Old Stocks Inn is both quirky and quaint. The owner has tried to work with the characteristics of each room to ensure it is contemporary and a little different.”
Gemma Peplow from the Leicester Mercury had every intent of using the Old Stocks as a base from which to explore the Cotswolds, but found it hard to drag herself away from our relaxing rooms and delicious dishes.
Gemma said ...
“So, here's the problem: we've been encouraged by our hosts at The Old Stocks Inn to explore the local area. While they want us to enjoy the hotel and all it has to offer, they also want to shout out to the beautiful surroundings of Stow on the Wold and the rest of the Cotswolds.
Which is great, obviously. No-one likes a limelight-hogger. But when a hotel is as lovely as The Old Stocks Inn, it's hard to drag yourself away.”
Slummy Single Mummy
As it’s one of the best parenting blogs in the UK, we absolutely had to invite Slummy Single Mummy to try out our bunker room. Daughter Belle loved the Xbox and the triple bunk bed, as well as our great autumn menu.
Jo said …
“The food, obviously, was amazing – properly beautiful and delicious too. My duck starter was the stuff of duck starter dreams, and a cocktail or two definitely didn’t hurt our enjoyment of dinner.”
Award-winning parenting blog Actually Mummy paid us a visit on a cosy autumn weekend, using us a base to go and explore the Cotswolds. GG and the Bug had a fantastic time in the bunker room, and everyone enjoyed our truffle-oil fries.
“We think the Old Stocks Inn is rather special. The owners have taken a 17th century building and turned it into a smart, modern hotel and restaurant, without losing any of its Cotswolds character.”
The Well-Travelled Postcard
The Well-Travelled Postcard made the most of a trip to the Cotswolds by using The Old Stocks Inn as a base for their explorations. However, Virginia was glad of our cosy beds and uniquely furnished Great Rooms after a busy day of walking and sightseeing!
Virginia said …
“I adored staying in our suite, with its gorgeous bathroom, its windows overlooking the Market Square, its unbeatable pillows and extra touches such as the tones of Classic FM playing in the background as we checked in. It’s a hotel that I imagine would be great for a romantic retreat.”