Review on The Porch House

Located in picturesque Stow on the Wold, The Porch Inn formerly known as The Royalist Hotel, re-opened in September 2013 after a complete refurbishment programme by the Brakspear group of pubs. Claiming the title 'England's oldest inn', this venerable hostelry can trace its lineage back to 947AD and was originally used as a refuge for lepers. The Grade II-listed building still shows its ancestry with 1,000-year-old beams, a medieval frieze and 'witch's marks' etched into the ancient fireplace

The kitchen sources locally for ingredients wherever possible and is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There are thirteen stylish bedrooms available should you wish to extend your stay and visit some of the many attractions in the area.

The Porch House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European


Stephen Small

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Porch House

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 30 covers


Accomodation is available, (13 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Porch House
Digbeth Street
Stow on the Wold
GL54 1BN

Customer Ratings on The Porch House

5  / 5

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  • avatar
    March 2013

    6 people found this review helpful

    My partner an I spent the night's a cosy historic place. Great food..set out on the plate nicely...made our taste buds bloom! The chef actually explained what went into what I'd ordered when I wasn't sure about an item on menu.
    The staff are approachable an friendly.

    I recommend this place for a good meal... and stay over if you can the history is amazing.
    Will definitely return.

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