By Katie Wilson
The Double Red Duke hotel in the Cotswolds opened its doors for the first time this week – here’s a look inside.
A 17th-century wisteria-clad coaching inn, you’ll find this luxury pub with rooms in the picturesque village of Clanfield, near Bampton.
It is the third offering from the Country Creatures group, run by husband and wife duo, Sam and Georgie Pearman.
Their other establishments include The Chequers pub in Churchill, and The Swan inn with rooms in Ascott-under-Wychwood.
The Cotswold stone coaching inn boasts 19 individually designed bedrooms which have all been created with informal luxury in mind.
Expect plush mattresses, roll top baths and 100 Acre apothecary products. While the two large family rooms located on the ground floor are pet-friendly.
When it comes to the food, The Double Red Duke has collaborated with Hawksmoor’s Richard Turner to create a hearty menu with an emphasis on open-fire cooking.
The dining room has bespoke built rotisseries and a wood-fired grill. While the breathtaking garden room seats 40 guests, and has an adjacent private feasting room.
Sunday lunch is a strong affair, with Saddle of Lamb, Spit Roast Porchetta, and Prime Rib of Beef on offer – or the option to try a bit of everything for the table to share.
The Double Red Duke is launching a Shepherd’s Hut Treatment Room later in the year.
And if you’re wondering where the name comes from, The Double Red Duke is a character in local folklore, which you’ll find out more about if you book a stay.
Rooms start from £120 a night
Book a stay at the Double Red Duke here
All images courtesy of The Double Red Duke
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