We arrived without a booking frantically looking for a suitable b&b for one night in Stow on the Wold. Were feeling quite discouraged till we chanced upon the Kings Arms around almost 7pm. John took our booking and was most helpful and welcoming. We were told about the steep stairs but being adequately fit we took the chance and lugged our bags up… we had two double rooms 8 and 11.
Extremely clean, luxurious and quaint… my room 11 was beautiful and looked out onto the main square. The windows had a warning notice [being over 500 years old there was a risk of them falling off if opened…I found that very charming!] and although fully carpeted the floor boards had a muffled creak and at various places sloped quite alarmingly…wonderful! The large pedestal fan was very welcoming …
Breakfast is served in the 1st floor restaurant – again, charmingly decorated with unusual chairs and pretty artefacts. We were served by the very friendly and charming Kim who went out of her way to print out maps and directions for the next leg of our journey – very much appreciated! A delicious hot English breakfast with an array of cereals, fruits, along with marmite and peanut butter… excellent choices and plentiful.
Although it is in the centre of the bustling square the noise or lights do not intrude into the rooms and I would heartily recommend this lovely old inn in the heart of Stow.