News at The Feathered Nest Country Inn
The Feathered Nest has been awarded Gold in the Pub of the Year category for the second consecutive year at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 Ceremony, held on 12 May 2014 at The Jockey Club, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. The Gold Award is the highest Award for Excellence in Tourism in England, which VisitEngland can bestow.
I am about to share with you a stunning country Inn that I recently experienced on the Wiltshire border called “The Feathered Nest” in Nether Westcote, situated off a country lane via main Stow on the Wold to Burford road.
Alan Coxon's article "Re-group & Reflect" shares his experience at The Feathered Nest:
Having lived in the Cotswold area for over 15 years, I am always in search of that idealistic country pub retreat that we can so often dream about, but seldom find. ... I can now honestly say that I have found the holy grail of country inns! .... Yes it has that roaring log fire with huge comfy sofa's, it has a stunning wine list with over 200 worldwide wines to choose from ... ' ' If you choose to saddle up then you will the convivial banter of Carl Morgan with his profound knowledge and ability to share it on all things wine, beer and spirits (a rarity in many establishments in the UK today)....'
Tony and Amanda Timmer of the Feathered Nest Country Inn celebrate being shortlisted in the Beautiful South Award. Competing with the big boys is one of the major pressures facing small businesses. But eight small county firms have now been recognised for their success and believe they can still thrive in the company of bigger rivals. They have been shortlisted for this year’s Beautiful South Awards.
Favourite Table votes The Feathered Nest Country Inn as one of the Top 10 hand-picked BEST PUBS to dine at in the UK. View publication.
There’s nothing like a pub break to celebrate the start of autumn. You can enjoy a hearty walk in the country, a great evening at a cosy traditional inn serving hearty food and good beer – then amble upstairs to the comfort of your hotel room.
Blog post by Visit SouthEast England: On a recent venture to the Oxfordshire Cotswolds - a beguiling region full to the brim with stunning countryside, lovely teashops and charming pubs – I decided to consult Great Country Pubs in search of a place to stay. Somewhere that would deliver top-quality food and drink while still retaining that charming pub atmosphere – and what a gem I found, The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote. More ...
David Hancock has been a pub and restaurant inspector for more than 25 years, writing for publishers including Egon Ronay’s guides, Which? and the AA, and serving as a judge on numerous panels. He edits the Alastair Sawday Pubs & Inns Guide, which has just celebrated its 10th edition. Here he picks five favourite pub gardens to enjoy in summer.
The Feathered Nest Country Inn - The village is tiny, the bar lively, the food a treat. This 300-year-old malthouse had a recent facelift and now shines. The view is the best in the Cotswolds, drawing you to the terrace where quilted fields run to a distant ridge. You get beds of lavender, swaths of lawn, and a vegetable garden that serves the kitchen. Bedrooms upstairs are gorgeous. More ...
Relish Publications will be launching its latest fine dining guide and recipe book on 18th June 2013 at the prestigious Ellenborough Park. Relish Cotswolds and Oxfordshire brings together the finest selection of chefs and restaurants from across the region, in the first book of its kind to reach the area. The books feature wonderful food photography, exclusive chefs recipes (including Kuba Winkowski from The Feathered Nest) and a contemporary design making the book an ideal book for any committed food lover. More ...