A grand country pub, The Cotswold Gateway Hotel, has reopened as The Prince of Burford, after a major refurbishment which has transformed the building into a warm, atmospheric pub with rooms that displays a traditional design.
The new name signifies the start of a new, exciting chapter. Whilst the new owners, Butcombe Brewery, will ensure it remains a ‘proper pub’ for locals, it has many new features that make it a destination for visitors from across the UK.
The pub boasts sixteen guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms that have been transformed with beautiful, decorative panelled walls, tasteful historic and equestrian-themed art, and are lit by dramatic chandeliers and statement wall or pendant fittings.
A new, purpose-built bar is very country-esq with its wood panelled bar front, copper gantry’s and tiled back bar. It sits next to the new snug which has all the classic elements of a cosy nook. For maximum cosiness and to add to the rustic feel; rugs, paint finishes in warm colours and reinstating original beams all come together to create a warm and inviting space.
Adjacent to the snug is a reconfigured reception complemented with an original piano, a plush and shutters which close off the reception area when not in use. Even the bathrooms have dramatically changed with wallpapers, mirrors, feature tiles, panelling and decorative lighting.
Outside, visitors can expect to see a timber built, covered pergola and large decked area. This classic pub is complete with a wonderful new brand identity seen on its classic swing sign and signage.