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“A quest for a special meal.”
Review of Cotswolds88 Hotel

Cotswolds88 Hotel
Ranked #9 of 10 Restaurants in Painswick
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Searching for the venue for a special meal, one to occur the day before a wedding, we looked carefully at The Painswick. Greeted warmly, directed out into the sunshine by the most welcoming of staff was a real delight, our ordered drinks followed us shortly all beautifully served. The menus were delivered with explanations of the waitresses firm favourite (the venison pie) and time given to absorb each offering. Having tried the stunning garden we moved in doors to a lounge where a variety of warmed bread was served...such a nice touch & quite delicious.
On now into the dining room to await our choices..mine was the venison, it was exceptional, well flavoured and beautifully cooked, not a scrap was left! The other dishes chosen by our party was the baked cod and the chicken Kiev, clear plates were collected at the end of he meal. I could only manage the tempting ice-cream which was quite outstanding. My favourite salted caramel was saved until last but it was only narrowly better than the vanilla & the chocolate scoop. I am so glad I don't live closer to this super venue as I would be so very tempted to move in!!
Needless to say it had our full approval for the proposed pre-wedding meal when the bride asked for our feed back!!

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Thank hillaryh4
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Name has changed to The Painswick. Completely restyled and much improved now from the disastrous 88! So, look at the new listing and reviews then book. Part of the Calcot Manor Group of hotels now.

Thank Rory A
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Sadly a disappointment. Now called Painswick Hotel after a refurb.
Plus points. Asparagus fantastic. Great setting and breathes an updated history.
Really good front of house which I suspect her charms are required on a regular basis.
Bad points. Beef Wellington we were advised was rare. What was served was a piece of well done dry meat. No apology.
Service did not get a tip. Says it all.
Wanted an 8 pm but had to have a 7.30 slot but didn't get to table till 8.20!
Bill never arrived so had to go to "checkout"
Sadly memories of a night in Dec 1990 remain in the past.
We won't be recommending here to our friends.
Dinner for 2 including drinks £106 so bit toppy.

Thank Malc L
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stunning views, great service, fashionable hotel with super menus.

What a great place to stop off for lunch.

Thank rkyme
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited friends who were staying overnight for an afternoon drink. It was a warm but windy afternoon and when we retreated inside it was great attention to detail that they had lit the fires. We ended up staying for supper and had an excellent meal in the busy dining room. A nice surprise on a Sunday evening. The food was the high standard we always get at Calcot and the waiter was very engaging despite not being able to remember thank you in Mandarin or Icelandic.

Thank Keith M
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