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The Kilcot Inn, Newent, Gloucestershire
The Kilcot Inn is a popular country pub with four modern, comfortable, en-suite rooms on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, just outside Newent. Inside there's a cosy, warm bar area on one side and a large restaurant on the other; there are also picnic benches outside at the front and a big garden at the back with more picnic benches and a children's play area. The food is great, with a blackboard of daily specials as well as a favourites menu that includes hearty main dishes and yummy puds. The bar serves local beers and ciders, and the wine list includes vegan, organic and natural wines.
The International Centre for Birds of Prey Centre near Newent has wonderful birds to see close up, including beautiful owls and falcons.
The Kilcot Inn is in Kilcot, a sleepy little village two miles outside the pretty market town of Newent, in the Forest of Dean.
By car: the hotel is 1 hour 20 mins from Birmingham, 2 hours 30 mins from Manchester and 2 hours 45 mins from London. There is free parking on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Gloucester takes 1 hour 45 mins. The hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
It's great for couples, families and groups of friends - but book well in advance as there are only four rooms. It's popular among cyclists who flock to the area, too. The friendliness is wonderful - the inn is full of local characters who sit at the bar and love to chat.
Service & Facilities
The inn has thoughtfully provided a covered cycle shed so guests can store their bikes safely and in the dry.
- Beer garden
- Play area
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
We love the Malvern Suite, with a king-size bed, sofa and a large bathroom with bath and shower. It's at the back of the property so less road traffic noise. It's a simple pub B&B but you're still offered bathrobes, which is a nice touch.
May Hill, Brown Snout, Old Rosie, The Malvern Suite
Facilities include: ensuite with bath and/or shower, bathrobes, towels, desk, chair, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities
Food & Drink
We love the range of special nights - Fish Friday, Tuesday Steak Night - and daily specials. Our favourite dish is the Mammoth Mixed Grill, with a sirloin steak, venison, gammon, Welsh Dragon sausage and two fried eggs - nom!
The Kilcot Inn: hearty British dishes, local produce, weekly seasonal menus, daily specials, kitchen garden. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (except Sunday nights).