The Old Post House Barn, Ashton Under Hill

If you need somewhere to stay in the Cotswolds we cannot recommend the Old Post House Barn enough.

The owner Karen is the loveliest and most welcoming host ever and her cottage is so homely, cosy and gorgeous. We had the best time staying at the Old Post House and its excellent value for money.

It boasts 2 double bedrooms (1 can be made into a twin room if needed) a large open plan kitchen living room and 2 bathrooms.

The cool thing about this cottage is that it is topsy turvy, so the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor, you then walk up a gorgeous spiral staircase to the open plan kitchen & living room.

The kitchen is massive and has all that you would want for a self catering kitchen. Our favourite is the fire in the corner of the living room which makes the whole cottage toasty warm. We love open plan kitchen living rooms because it means some people can be in the kitchen and others chilling on the sofa but everyone can still interact – making chill time in the cottage absolultely perfect.

There are 2 bathrooms which both had soap that smelt delicious (haha we really do notice the strangest things, but they make a difference for sure!). They both had very large showers which were extremely powerful we could’ve spent hours in them!

In the summer you also have access to a small table and chairs opposite the cottage which will be perfect to chill at on a summers evening with a book and glass of wine.

There are lots of things to do nearby the cottage including lots of walks, a visit to Broadway or Cheltenham and not to mention the pub which is opposite the cottage serving delicious food and a large variety of gins!

The Star Inn, Ashton Under Hill Review

We love exploring the UK countryside and going on mini breaks in our home country. The Cotswolds are a beautiful part of Great Britain, the most beautiful walks, stunning countryside and also amazing food.

We recently stayed in a cottage in Ashton Under Hill, which is very close to Evesham. The cottage was opposite The Star Inn. We could not have asked for a better location for the cottage being located opposite the cutest nicest pub. Being able to drink and literally walk 30 seconds home was pretty epic!

We would recommend this pub if you are staying nearby, or want to do a walk around Bredon Hill. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fab. The staff are super friendly and relaxed.

There is also lots of outside seating for the summer and kids play area too so we can imagine when its a hot summers day it can get pretty busy.

Sunday Roast
The Sunday roast was INCREDIBLE, I don’t think we can rave about this enough. There are lots of meats to choose from, pork, lamb, beef or chicken, or for £2 extra you can have the mixed meat roast. This is what we went for and it was well worth it.

Each guest is given a plate with meat, roast potatoes, new potatoes, roast parsnips, stuffing balls, pigs in blankets, the crispiest Yorkshire pudding and covered in gravy. Vegetables are given to the whole table to share: carrots, broccoli, green beans, cabbage AND cauliflower cheese. They also provide more jugs of gravy too! There is just SO much food, no one will go hungry!

There is also lots of choice for dessert, the afogato is the perfect end to the meal. However the bakewell sponge is also amazing. For chocolate lovers there are plenty of chocolate puddings to choose from too.

Monday quiz
We attending the Monday evening quiz which was an interesting experience. The quiz was basically full of locals but they made us feel so welcome! The host was brilliant and made sure we knew what we were doing too and kept checking up on us. However the questions were SO hard and we were very useless and lost the entire thing! We still had fun none the less. It costs £1 per person to enter. Afterwards they bring out sandwiches and chips for everyone to enjoy.

Twosday
This is like Dominos two for Tuesdays only a billion and one times better. Buy one main course and get one free – how epic is that. There is a small menu to choose from but its excellent value. We recommend you book in high season.

Gin
There are soooo many different gins to choose from and they come in a massive goblet just how we like it. We would love to return to sample them all! The staff take great pride in making the gins too which is lovely.

If you are ever in the area we suggest you pop into this traditional pub or why not do a walk in the area and stop off half way round or after your long walk, you wont regret it!