On the timeless Village Green of Ilmington, nestled between Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswold escarpment, lies The Howard Arms, a stunning, 400-year-old Cotswold-stone inn.
“Built during Shakespeare’s time.
If the bard were still around, you would find him with the locals in the Howard Arms”.
The Howard Arms is a glorious pub, restaurant and bed & breakfast. Peacefully overlooking the old chestnut tree on the green, it lies in the heart of the idyllic village of Ilmington. Inside, the fire crackles and the bar bustles with locals and visitors drinking from our carefully chosen selection of ales, beers and wine. Our award-winning chef has created a menu of top-quality pub favourites alongside imaginative starters, mains and irresistible puddings. There are 8 spoiling bedrooms, full of comfort and character with a hearty breakfast included in the price. The atmosphere is warm and easy-going, and the staff are renowned for their friendliness and efficiency.
The pub and dining room combines an appealing mix of old furniture, broad polished flagstones and a log fire that burns for most of the year. It is an especially attractive and relaxed place to drink and eat, with dogs welcome to join their owners in the bar area. Particular attention was given to the lighting.
The Howard Arms is well-known for the quality of its menus, locally sourced food, home-baked bread, Sunday roasts, amazing puddings, choice of real ales and discerningly chosen wines.
Luxury, comfort and attention to detail are the focus of the bedrooms. Each offers en-suite bathrooms, large beds with hand-stitched and sprung mattresses, attractive fabrics and a clever mix of antique and modern furnishings to ensure that every room offers its own individual personality.
The Howard Arms is sited away from main roads or street lights so a good night’s sleep will leave you revitalised and refreshed, ready to enjoy our wholesome three-course breakfast.
Awarded TOURISM PUB OF THE YEAR 2017 FINALIST in the Visit England Awards