Welcome Herdy!

11th January 2019

New to Cotswold Inns & Hotels; meet our little Herdy’s!

Having arrived just before Christmas, they are now available to take home from each of our Cotswold hotels as the perfect memento of your stay.


Sheep are synonymous to the Cotswolds – so much so that the area is actually named after them!…

“Cots” meaning sheep, and “Wolds” meaning hills.

The Cotswold breed of sheep (sometimes nicknamed Cotswold Lions) was first brought to Britain by the Romans and they roamed the Cotswold hills in their thousands.

During the middle ages, the Cotswolds became centre of the wool trade, producing great wealth for the area (and beautiful manor houses and churches as a result!)

When the wool market slowed in the early 1900’s, Cotswold sheep became a rare breed. Thankfully, however, numbers have built back up in recent years and there is a thriving Cotswold Sheep Society ensuring that this is the case!

If you’d like to see Cotswold breed sheep while you’re in the area, you can find some at the Cotswold Farm Park

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Cotswold Inns & Hotels

Welcome to Cotswold Inns and Hotels - a unique collection of charming places to stay; relaxing locations to gather and a good excuse of an indulgent bite to eat. Located within the quintessential beauty of The Cotswolds, find out more by clicking on the map.

We are delighted to announce we have opened up online bookings from 17 May at all of our hotels. We will also be opening the gardens for food and drink at the following properties from 12 April:

The Bear of Rodborough

The Close, Tetbury

The Swan, Bibury

We wish all of our customers, and their families, good health in these difficult times and we hope to see you soon.

The best way to contact us is to email enquiries@cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk