The Howard Arms

Ilmington, 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon
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With its glowing stone walls, flower-baskets and welcoming arched windows...

The Howard Arms is a place you fall in love with before you even go inside. Sitting comfortably beside the village green for more than 400 years, it still looks over unspoiled pastureland and the idyllic village of Ilmington.

The bar remains a central meeting place for the village. A large choice of local ales and other drinks are served by friendly staff. Settle yourself in comfy leather seats by a huge log fire and in summer drink and eat in a beautiful garden with a small stream.

Award-winning head chef Gareth creates exciting surprises alongside classic favourites such as fish & chips and liver and bacon. Puddings are irresistible. You can choose from the full menu and eat at cosy tables round the bar or in the elegant, dining room.

Newly refurbished bedrooms in the main house have a charming old-world feel, some with four-poster beds, antique furniture and specially chosen paintings. Garden rooms are extra large and more contemporary. All are different but each exudes comfort and luxury with excellent en-suite bathrooms.

If you enjoy sightseeing, there are plenty of beautiful Cotswolds villages and towns to choose from, the famous gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate, Batsford’s Falconry Centre, Warwick Castle, and miles of countryside to walk in, cycle through and explore.

Plan an evening at Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Company. And if you don’t fancy any of that you can just eat, drink and relax at the Howard Arms.

Useful Information


On site free parking.

Google maps

Nearest railway station Moreton-in-Marsh

Booking information

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Or ring 01608 682226

Average Room Rate

Rooms start from £88 single occupancy per night. Breakfast included


Dogs welcome in bar area and garden.

Large garden for summer eating

Children any age welcome

Z beds and sofa bed available

Access information 

Designated parking for guests with disabilities. No steps to bar eating. One groundfloor bedroom available.

Lively bar, good stock of real ales and carefully chosen wine...

Open Mon-Sat 12 midday to 11 pm

Sunday 12 midday till 10.30 pm

Hearty breakfast included in accommodation.

AA rosette for food. 

Using carefully selected local ingredients whenever possible, everything is freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Food is original without being fussy, the portions are generous, quality pub standards such as fish & chips are always available and the puddings are “wicked”.

Full menu available in bar area, Snug, Restaurant, and garden in summer.