In the picture-postcard town of Burford, the southern gateway to the Cotswolds, is the charming Bay Tree Hotel. Set amidst the celebrated ancient black and white timbered buildings and those constructed from the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone, a scene is created which beyond doubt has an aura of yesteryear. An impressive location for country breaks whatever the season, the Bay Tree Hotel is well situated for exploring the countryside, for visiting National Trust properties and famous Cotswold gardens, for a trip to the races or just to simply relax. The hotel is proud to announce winning the Enjoy England Award for Excellence 2011 Small Hotel of the Year - Gold Award and well as the Enjoy England breakfast award. An oak staircase leads to our luxurious bedrooms, each having individual character and decorated in warm traditional colours with fine, often antique, furniture for a true country feel, generously stocked with Molton Brown products. Dining in the Bay Tree Restaurant at Burford is a unique and distinctly pleasurable experience. The tapestries, flagstone floor and original leaded windows, overlooking the patio and garden, combine to give the dining room an elegant, country feel. Here you can relax and enjoy the finest in traditional and modern English cooking and first-class service. Enjoy award-winning cuisine in an intimate, candle-lit atmosphere and choose from the extensive wine list. Be tempted by a diverse choice of dishes, prepared from the freshest local produce, with seasonal twists redolent of your countryside location. Alternatively, lighter meals can be enjoyed in the hotel s country-style Woolsack Bar. With their open log fires, stone flagged floor and comfortable armchairs, the Woolsack Bar at The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford, and adjoining library are ideal for relaxing with the newspaper, taking afternoon tea or enjoying your coffee and liqueurs.
Location of the Bay Tree was excellent for visiting Burford. My husband and I dined in the restaurant and the food was very good. Choice of breakfast also very good. The receptionist, a young lady from Berlin, was helpful and very pleasant.
Having worked in the hotel industry (a long time ago - Head Office Personnel for thf Hotels, hotels in Paris, Sardinia and also as pa to Executive Director of the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, Loondon)for many years, I noticed our room (Walnut) was in need of some cosmetic work I.E. chipped paint on the walls. I'm also not entirely convinced that the bottom sheet on the bed had been laundered properly (rather creased with marks on it) and there was also a stain on the top cover. Not noticed until we got into bed and I didn't think housekeeping would be on hand at that time of night. When you are paying £137 per night, I feel the standards should be higher. I also noticed a special offer on reception for midweek for a double room considerably cheaper and wonder why this was not available when I booked on-line?
The atmosphere, old building with nice details....living inside of History !
Quiet, clean, comfortable and excellent service which was unobtrusive but sensitive to needs.
The comfort, furnishings, decor, luxury, value for money, atmosphere.
Staff very efficient and food excellant.
Thought wine prices a bit steep and £3.75 for a bottle of water for my wife at dinner, not really justified. We could of course asked for a jug of tap water, which was what we expected.