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The Sheep, Stow-on-the-Wold

Bringing a little of London to the countryside

Bringing a little of London to the countryside

The Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold has recently undergone a complete overhaul, so when deciding on where to meet friends in the area for dinner and a catch up it seemed the perfect opportunity to visit.

Tucked away in a small English village The Sheep belongs to Brakspear, a family run company who own eight hotels and have many more pubs dotted around the Cotswolds, London and Brighton. The building dates back to the 17th century so from the outside it appears unassuming, however from instantly stepping into the hotel, bar and restaurant you see why it has been such a success, creating a complete contrast to the quaint, traditional hotels, pubs and bars in the area.

The interior is a refreshing and welcome change to the competition in the town, you can see how the owners have taken influences from their London sites with elements of Soho style whilst in keeping with the buildings heritage. Bare stone walls, exposed beams and original antiques are complemented with bold colour schemes, cool contrasting textures and patterned furnishings.
The drink and food menu follows on the tone with craft beers, speciality gins and an extensive food menu, offering a range of dishes from wood-fired pizza to Malaysian curry and everything else in between – a little different to most food offerings in the area. The staff are friendly, the food delicious and after filling your stomachs there is a welcome seat by the fireplace in the bar. This is just what young professionals and families need, let’s hope other pubs and bars in the area start to follow suit.