The Corinium Hotel is just on the edge of Cirencester town centre, about 5 minutes' walk from the Market Square. It has been created out of 3 old houses (one originally a wool merchant's house dating from around 1595), so has rather lovely twists and turns as well as a superb flagged-stone floor in the bar area and a proper fireplace with a proper fire.
There's also a lovely big garden, an equally big car park (always important when staying in the historical centre of any English town), pleasant, friendly and courteous staff.......and the hotel is on a quiet street. And the bar serves at least one draught real ale.
So yes, I liked this place very much. :-)
There is only one single room, which I had: small but warm and comfortable, with coffee/tea making facilities, iron & ironing board, TV, clean en suite and a comfortable bed. The only downside to this particular room is the spotlight directly outside, which flickered on and off for a couple of hours but (thankfully) went out altogether around midnight. When on, it lit up the room in a way that made sleep very difficult.
The breakfast was super too. Lots of choice of cold and hot foods, and the latter freshly-cooked and of good quality.
I ate in the hotel in the evening as well. Again, there is a good choice from the set menu but I chose one of the specials: beef stew with dumplings. Very nice indeed, very filling and ideal for the extremely chilly night I was there (a hard frost that night).
There were several business people staying in the hotel, and it clearly serves that clientele as well as the numerous visitors to the Cotswolds who make Cirencester their base.
Although not particularly cheap, the Corimium is not more expensive than any other hotel in this part of the country (England is cheaper the further north you go) and, from that point of view and given the very pleasant surroundings, food and service, it is very good value.
Directions: Cirencester has, inevitably, a one-way system. So look at the hotel website for clear directions if you arrive by car.
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