The Dorset Cereals B&B Awards 2016 - The Old Stocks Inn

Following on from our previous post on the Dorset Cereals  B&B awards, the second one up for judging was The Old Stocks Inn. Situated in the heart of Stow, Cotswold, this b&b brings together a mix of 17th-century charm with modern day luxury. We were completely smitten.

Wanting to move away from the dark and rustic feel of so many Cotswold hotels, The Old Stocks Inn underwent major refurbishment in the last year. Keeping the best of their 17th century heritage – the beams, the Cotswold stone walls and the oddly-shaped rooms sprinkled with modern colours and fabrics that feel fresh and inviting.

From restful rooms and hearty food, to artisan coffees and hand-crafted ales, The Old Stocks Inn has something special to offer and gives the warmest welcome in Gloucestershire. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, with a super friendly staff we immediately felt at home. This b&b is full of quirky corners that we were busy off exploring and taking pictures.

Theres a delightful coffee shop where we indulged in cakes and coffee upon our arrival. We also highly recommend the restaurant, as the food was delicious and they offer a really interesting menu. To finish the evening we sipped cocktails by the bar which we were very impressed by! The following morning we had a mighty breakfast to kick start the day! Again we were spoilt for choice.


The Cotswolds is located in South Central England and spans across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The region’s most iconic landmark is of course the rolling Cotswolds Hills, but it’s also famed for its picturesque villages, river valleys, beech woods and lush green meadows.

Stow is a welcoming, cosmopolitan town and a captivating place to visit. Brimming with history, it’s also home to contemporary coffee houses, traditional tea rooms, antique shops, pubs and boutique hotels. A farmers’ market takes place on the second Thursday of every month and is packed with fresh local produce.

Dorset Cereals has a brilliant relationship with B&B's across the UK, with many owners serving their cereals as part of the all-important breakfast. As a result, Dorset Cereals set up their annual B&B Awards in 2015 to celebrate wonderful and unique places to stay in the UK. The awards honour Britain's breadth and variety of B&B's - from beautiful and quirky, to rustically charming or magically modern.