Located in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Hill, The Horse & Groom is the perfect retreat for a leisurely bite to eat, a few drinks, or a relaxing Cotswolds stay.


For an ideal starting point to discover the captivating wonders of this remarkable region, The Horse & Groom stands as a charming and hospitable pub, boasting cosy accommodations.

Indulge in delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, while our bar proudly features a wide selection of refreshing Butcombe beers on tap.

Known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds,” Bourton-on-the-water is renowned for its idyllic setting with the River Windrush flowing through the village, creating a series of small bridges that give it a distinctive character.

Bourton-on-the-Water has a rich history dating back to the Anglo-Saxon period. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and its name refers to a settlement near a fortification built on the River Windrush. The village grew around the wool trade during the Middle Ages and later became known for its limestone quarries.

Take a leisurely stroll through the village and admire the charming limestone buildings and beautiful bridges. The low bridges that cross the River Windrush are particularly iconic and make for excellent photo opportunities.

Visit the Model Village, a one-ninth-scale replica of the village itself. It was built in the 1930s and showcases the architectural beauty of Bourton-on-the-Water. You can wander through the miniature houses, gardens, and even the Old Water Mill.

Or if you are a lover of animals, you should visit Birdland Park and Gardens, located near the centre of the village. It is home to a wide variety of bird species. You can explore the park’s natural surroundings and enjoy interactive exhibits, daily feeding sessions, and bird shows.

Whether you’re interested in history, nature, or simply soaking in the village’s charm, there’s something for everyone in this delightful Cotswold gem.


Getting to the Horse & Groom will take approximately 15 minutes by car.

Head west on Lansdowne towards Green Lake Close

Turn right onto A429 and keep going for four miles

Turn left onto Evesham Roadd/A424
Continue to follow A424 for 2.5 miles

Turn right

Then a slight left at Ganborough Road. Continue for two miles

Turn right onto A44 and the pub will be on your right