How To Spend 48 Hours In The Cotswolds

If you haven’t seen already on my Insta, Joe and I went to the Cotswolds last weekend and it was b-e-a-utiful. Lots of cute cottages, scenic walks and lovely pubs and cafes.

I thought I would do a mini travel guide, those who want to spend a weekend in the Cotswolds and perhaps you’re not sure where to go, well this is the blog for you!

Where to stay?

We found a little gem in Burford named The Maytime Inn. A cute pub that had these beautifully decorated rooms.

The room we stayed in was quite small, but it was cosy and just lovely really. The bathroom was also lush, it had underfloor heating and a fixed standing bath which I took full advantage of!

It was £120 per night, which I think is pretty standard for the Cotswolds.

What to do?

Visit the cute villages near by. I’d recommend driving everywhere and doing short walks once on foot, this way you get to see more of the Cotswolds.

Soo… where’s interesting to visit? Bibury is lovely. And has the famous Arlington Row of houses near the river. Famously known in Bridget Jones Diary and also inside your passport (if you’re from the UK).

We also stopped off for lunch in Bibury at the Catherine Wheel pub. Which we highly recommend. The gnocchi and sandwiches were incredible!

Another cute town not too far from Bibury is Cirencester. This is more of a built up town, brimming with lots of lovely shops and cafes. We paid a visit to Jack’s, a quaint coffee shop, where we indulged on a scone and vegan chocolate cake. Delicious.

If you get the chance, visit Bourton-on-the-water, a gorgeous little village that has lots of small bridges to walk along, has tons of tea rooms if you’re craving some cream tea and just has a really nice vibe.

Close by to Bourton-on-the-water is the Slaughters (upper and lower), tragic name I know! Any who, it was worth a drive through to see some stunning cottages, but not much else to see.

And lastly, Stow-on-the-wold was a lovely little village that we wandered around. Again lots of cute shops, tea rooms and pubs! I wish we’d spent more time here.

Where to eat?

The Maytime Inn where we stayed! As Joe and I are veggie’s, there wasn’t that much choice on the menu. However, the halloumi fries and mushroom risotto were both amazing. Also, their breakfast feast was incredible! Poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach, vine tomatoes and veggie sausages, accompanied by pastries, berry yogurt, berry smoothie and cereal’s. It’s safe to say me and Joe were royally stuffed!

Another great pub in Bibury was the Catherine Wheel (as mentioned above), Joe and I shared the gnocchi and cheese sandwich, both tasty.

If you’re on the hunt for something sweet, Jack’s in Cirencester was great, there was a variety of cakes, they even had a vegan chocolate cake which Joe and I shared, along side a scone, because you must of course!

Also, if you’re in the mood for a hot chocolate, the Cornish Bakery in the Bourton-on-the-water is a fab spot.

So, that’s my mini travel guide to the Cotswolds, I hope it was some what useful!

Have you visited the Cotswolds? Please leave your recommendations down below so other readers can check them out also!

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  1. January 18, 2020 / 7:58 pm

    Gorgeous photos and the food all looks amazing! My boyfriend took me to Painswick for my birthday last year and I’d definitely go back on a tour of the Cotswolds 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • zoey
      January 19, 2020 / 6:34 pm

      Ooo I haven’t heard of Painswick, i’ll have to check it out! x

    • zoey
      January 19, 2020 / 6:35 pm

      It’s so beautiful there! x

    • zoey
      January 20, 2020 / 11:16 am

      You must :)! It’s so gorgeous there. x

  2. January 21, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    Lovely photos, it looks like you had a great time!

    • zoey
      January 21, 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks Sammy, I did indeed! x

  3. January 23, 2020 / 9:19 pm

    Cotswolds looks beautiful. I would love to visit there one day ♡ Great post!

    • zoey
      January 24, 2020 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Eleanor! It was beaut. x

  4. January 28, 2020 / 12:30 am

    What beautiful pictures! The Cotswolds is one of my favourite places in the world – it’s just stunning, isn’t it? x

  5. March 23, 2020 / 7:05 am

    Staying in this small town made the rest very enjoyable. The visit to the nearby villages was also impressive. It is great that you felt all the charm of the local atmosphere

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