Royalist Hotel

Digbeth Street, Stow On The Wold, EN, GL54 1BN, Un
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Had a delicious English lunch...

by Krystynn

Had a delicious English lunch inside this 16th century pub/ hotel (see pic below).

The KING'S ARMS PUB (pictured below) claims to have had King Charles as a Royal Guest at the time of the Battle of Naseby and this Royalist Hotel has had timbers carbon-dated to as far back as 987 A.D.

It is believed to be the oldest inn in England! Cool!

Hey, how often do you get to dine inside a 16th century pub huh?! English fare... like Yorkshire pudding... Fish & Chips.... etc. Real yummy too!

But be warned: The portions aren't very large though. :-((

If you're an American, you may not be used to the 'bite' sized portion of food here!

The Cotswold

by Krystynn

"ONE LAST GLIMPSE...."

One last look at Stow-on-the-Wold..... before we moved on to our next Cotswold Village.....

"BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER"

"THE SCENIC BEAUTY OF BOURTON"

"THE QUAINT KNIGHTSBRIDGE INN..."

"BARCLAYS BANK HERE IN BOURTON!"

Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds.

It's Royal Charter was granted in the year 1107 and since then, it has been an important Cotswold crossroads for almost a thousand years.

Eight roads intersect here, so I don't foresee you'd face much trouble finding Stow.

Have fun!

"STOW-ON-THE-WOLD"

"AN OVERVIEW"

There is a local rhyme which goes: "Stow-on-the-Wold, where the wind blows cold".

Stow-on-the-Wold is located roughly at 800 feet above sea level and visitors are recommended to spend at least a week to get themselves accustomed to the altitude level before venturing out into the Market Square!

IF by any chance you do feel faint after inquiring about the price of a Jacobean oak refectory table here, that is more likely to be caused by the exhorbitant price than a lack of oxygen! :-))

Visitors from the Andes (in South America) can of course dispense with these high-altitude precautions. Still, they should (at least) be seated when inquiring about the price of these oak tables!!

"QUAINT COTTAGES...."

If you want to visit this part of the Cotswold, a good time to come is during the Stow Fair, held in May and October every year.

The annual Stow Horse Fair is a grand affair when the town sees thousands of horses being bought and sold.

And round the picturesque square.... the many pubs and tea-rooms, shops and quaint hotels jostle for space.

Truly a great place to spend an idyllic holiday... Far from the maddening crowd!

"THE KING'S ARMS PUB"

We had a sumptuous English meal at this 16th century pub.

The King's Arms Pub (pictured above) claims
to have had King Charles as a Royal Guest at the time of the Battle of Naseby and the Royalist Hotel has had timbers carbon-dated to 987 A.D.!!! It is believed to be the oldest inn in England.

"THE BEAUTIFUL ENTRANCE TO ST EDWARD'S CHURCH...."

The Church of St. Edward's located in Stow-on-the-Wold, like most Cotswold churches, deserves a visit.

Dating back from Norman times, this church includes a 15th century 28 meter high tower. The North Porch (above) and its two flanking Yew trees look so magical.... almost as if it came straight out of a Tolkein fantasy!

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The village centreThe village centre

Early Medieval carving 2.Early Medieval carving 2.

Yew trees protecting the church.Yew trees protecting the church.

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