The Howard Arms is a glorious Cotswold pub, restaurant, and bed & breakfast. Peacefully overlooking the old chestnut tree on the green, it lies in the heart of the idyllic village of Ilmington. Inside, the fire crackles, and the bar bustles with locals and visitors drinking from our carefully chosen selection of ales, beers, and wine.
There are eight spoiling bedrooms, full of comfort and character, with a hearty breakfast included in the price. The atmosphere is warm and easy-going, and the staff are renowned for their friendliness and efficiency. Luxury, comfort and attention to detail are the focus of the bedrooms. Each offers en-suite bathrooms, large beds with hand-stitched and sprung mattresses, attractive fabrics and a clever mix of antique and modern furnishings to ensure that every room offers its own individual personality.
The award-winning chef has created a menu of top-quality pub favourites alongside imaginative starters, mains and irresistible puddings. The pub and dining room have been refurbished to combine an appealing mix of old furniture, broad polished flagstones and a log fire that burns for most of the year. It is an especially attractive and relaxed place to drink and eat, with dogs welcome to join their owners in the bar area. The Howard Arms is well-known for the quality of its menus, locally sourced food, home-baked bread, Sunday roasts, amazing puddings, choice of real ales and discerningly chosen wines.