The Painswick Hotel

Part of the Calcot Manor group, this handsome 18th-century house has recently been sympathetically re-invented and re-styled as a restaurant with 16 stylish, retro-chic bedrooms.

Food here is sophisticated but un-fussy; the hotel chef has a Michelin Star and only the best, predominantly local, produce passes through his kitchen.

Enjoy your sublime meal while you gaze through the mullion windows of the Grade-II listed building and take in spectacular views of the Painswick Valley and one of the prettiest towns in the Cotswolds.

why we like the painswick

Attention to detail is important here; you get your own copy of Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie (based in the nearby Slad Valley) to read whilst soaking in your roll top bath.


Borrow some wellington boots and head off for a day rambling in the stunning Painswick Valley or simply explore the quaint pale-grey limestone town itself. The nearby Painswick Rococo Gardens beg a visit before returning for a culinary feast and nightcap in the hotel's theatrical bar.


  • 16 rooms: the garden rooms offer views over the Slad Valley while George's suite comes complete with its own Romeo and Juliet balcony
  • Spa rooms with treatments supplied by Calcot Manor
  • Feast in the Painswick Restaurant or go smorgasbord style in “The Hearth”


The Painswick is situated in the small village of the same name half way between Stroud and Gloucester, about two and a quarter hour drive from London.

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