Out & About in the Cotswolds
Stow on the Wold is a lovely market town featuring mellow Cotswold stone buildings some of which date back as far as the 12th Century including parts of the White Hart Inn itself!. The large Market Square signifies the town’s former importance as at one end stands the town ‘stocks’ and the other an ancient cross.
These other local villages are all within easy driving and walking distance: Moreton in Marsh – 10 minutes, Broadway – 15 minutes, Chipping Campden – 15 minutes, Bourton on the Water – 10 minutes, Upper and Lower Slaughter – 10 minutes, Bibury – 30 minutes, Burford – 20 minutes
Stow on the Wold
Surrounding The Square are many interesting and individual shops including a number of antique shops, art galleries, a handmade chocolate shop, country clothing and cook shops and much much more. If you would like some exercise, you can also reach some of the pretty neighbouring villages just a short distance away on foot via bridleways and footpaths.
The White Hart Inn is perfectly placed for those wishing to visit the Cotswolds including Moreton in Marsh, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Bibury, Burford, Blenheim Palace at Woodstock and many other places too.
Our Dining Room features a log fire, well spaced tables and interesting artifacts. However if you wish to eat more informally then why not choose our relaxed bar, not to mention the delicious food. All food is sourced locally, and prepared on the premises to ensure that your satisfaction is met.
Local events in Stow on the Wold and the surrounding area.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town and along with Moreton in Marsh, perhaps the best known of the small Cotswolds towns. Stow-on the-Wold stands exposed on a 700 feet high hill at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way. At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.
The vast Market Square testifies to the towns former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses. Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine Antique shops, Art galleries, Gifts and Crafts and is a centre for Walking the Cotswolds countryside.