Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Hot tub hilly huts
Outdoorsy family adventure
400 acre estate
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)
Boutique Hotel? Houses? Huts? Treehouses? Actually, The Fish Hotel is a combination of all four and affordable with it. Hidden within the 400 acre Farncombe estate, not far from sister hotels Foxhill Manor and Dormy House, The Fish Hotel is the first of its kind in the UK.
Come here, to the heart of the Cotswold countryside, to enjoy the outdoors, to stay in a quirky hut or cosy up by the fire. Whoever you come with this stylish outdoorsy retreat is a breath of fresh air and we love it.
Dogs are accepted so let us know when booking and The Fish will provide a bowl, bed and treats.
Distinctive, addictive and unlike anywhere else in the Cotswolds, Hook takes dining at the Fish into new and uncharted waters. The vision of Farncombe Estate culinary director Martin Burge and the result of a £1million investment, the all-new restaurant is a laid-back but luxurious celebration of seafood that combines the sophistication and refinement of Martin’s head-turning gastronomy with the warm and welcoming rusticity that has made the Fish a firm favourite of Cotswolds visitors and residents.
Thanks to Hook, the Fish is at long last able to live up to its name, offering a menu of the finest, freshest responsibly sourced fish, sustainable shellfish and a few timeless classics from the land. Everything is prepared with the gourmet panache you’d expect from a chef with Martin’s credentials, and – with dishes such as Griddled octopus, chorizo, white bean & poached salmon served at the table with a little bit of theatrical flair.
The food and the experience are may be a few cuts above the usual, but Hannah Lohan’s tactile and naturally inspired interiors ensure the atmosphere is always as cosy and comfortable as an open-fired snug in a country cottage.
There is no place for pretension here where the prices are accessible and the chef and his team deliver on culinary excellence for all. Kids menus are available.
The most quirky of the rooms at The Fish are the Hot Tub Hilly Huts - the name says it all really! These brand new huts are private and romantic, cosy and rustic. Underfloor heating ensures you are toasty warm all year round and each of them have their own sitting room with woodburner. Don't worry, they also have complimentary WiFi and Smart TV as well as your own private hot tub, tempting mini bar and en-suite bathroom with power shower making glamping a thing of the past.
Spread throughout 4 buildings, the 68 rooms at The Fish Hotel and give you 4 room choices including Cosy (double room), Cosy Luxe (king-size/twin), Compact Suites and Spacious Rooms all with complimentary WiFi and Freeview. The Compact Suites, sleep up to 2 adults or a family of 4 and are located in The Outhouse and The Farmhouse, they are two rooms with a king-size bedroom and small sitting room with sofa bed and three of them in the Outhouse have two bathrooms. The Compact Suite in the Farmhouse has a normal double bed. If it is space you are after then book one of the Spacious Rooms which are the biggest and possibly the best rooms at The Fish. Ideal for couples looking for luxury or guests with kids each one has space for a cot, two have patios, two have wood-burning stoves and some have a sofa bed. En-suite wet rooms, Nespresso machines, complimentary WiFi and Freeview are all standard features in these rooms which can be found in The Stables.
The village of Broadway is a bracing 20 minute walk away across the 400-acre estate which is yours to explore during your stay.
Fitness fanatics will love the sprawling countryside, perfect for running, hiking and biking. Book a night away, nab one of the meeting rooms or get the team at The Fish Hotel to organise a picnic. If you are a fair weather friend it is still a great year-round hideaway! The games room has plenty to keep the competitive spirit going with a pool table and darts and with the bar, next door drinks and snacks are not far away. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the activities or fireside then head out and potter about the charming Cotswold villages, pop to Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham or Oxford. Or, if like us you hope for a rainy day so you can snuggle in and watch a film, do it anyway!
The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the year in the Cotswolds and takes place in the second week of March and is one of the best jump racing dates of the year where the best horses, jockeys and trainers compete for over £4million prize money. There are other festivals (wine, jazz and art) that take place throughout the year.
If you are after a house party up to 12 (it actually sleeps 13, but we all know that's an unlucky number) then book the Farmhouse which has beautiful countryside views and is only a few minutes walk from the Lodge, home to the restaurant and bar. In addition to the 8 en-suite rooms, it has a large sitting room featuring a big cinema screen.
How to get there
From the north
If you’re coming from Birmingham way, exit the M5 at junction 6 and follow the A4538 towards Evesham. After two miles, turn onto the A44 southbound (signposted Evesham). After 10 miles, the A44 joins the A46 to bypass Evesham. Rejoin the A44 (Broadway Road) at the second roundabout (first exit, signposted Broadway), and follow the road beyond Broadway for around six miles. When you reach Fish Hill (the road will bend sharply left), look out for the entrance to Farncombe coming up on the left. Turn onto the estate road, and follow it, taking the left fork, until you reach The Fish.
From the south
If you’re up from that London, junction 8 on the M40 will put you onto the A40 towards Oxford and Cheltenham. Head past Oxford towards Woodstock and Evesham, and at the Headington roundabout take the third exit onto the North Way, then the fourth exit at Wolvercote roundabout onto the A44 (signposted Woodstock). The A44 will take you through Woodstock and Chipping Norton. When you reach Moreton-in-Marsh, turn left at the mini-roundabout onto Moreton High Street, then right onto the A44 at the next roundabout, following signs to Evesham and Broadway. After about seven miles, you’ll pass the turn-off for Broadway Tower on the left – the entrance to Farncombe is half a mile further on the right. Follow the road up, then take the left fork to The Fish.
Birmingham airport - 1 hour
Free parking is available.