SOME KIND WORDS FROM GUESTS OF THE FALCON
This was a lovely very welcoming Inn, we were friends who had met on holiday in the Caribbean and decided to meet up again. Five couples stayed at this place in Painswick which was excellent. At breakfast you could have anything you wanted very obliging and evening meal was delicious, ate here on the two nights we stayed. John and Sue who run this establishment could not have been more friendly and their staff as well. Definitely recommend staying to explore the Cotswolds. The couple are still in the process of re- decorating but did not interfere with our stay, thoroughly enjoyed. Best nights sleep we had had for sometime.
Spit the dog Wales
Sloping floors, view of churchyard and steeple, and the hills were magic. Lovely décor, great meal, helpful staff, comfortable bed. Loved it. Able to find out a bit more regarding the area from the lovely lady who served us breakfast. Those friendly interactions add so much to make a holiday truly enjoyable.
Cogs2013, Victoria, Australia
With an enviable location in the main street of one of the most interesting villages in the Cotswolds, and therefore a good centre for exploring the area or, in our case, a perfect stopover during a journey from the north to the southwest, this traditional coaching inn retains its authentic atmosphere without any attempt at ‘tarting up’. We stayed in Room 7, not the only one to offer great views over the church and its greenery to the hills beyond, which was spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable with very large double bed and en suite. The stay was complemented by an excellent dinner menu (including vegetarian), beautifully cooked and presented, as was the substantial breakfast. Julie and all the staff were welcoming, approachable and very helpful. Plenty of parking space (rare in Painswick) at the inn itself. A thoroughly relaxing experience, and amazing value for money.
Jon Jonsson, Yorkshire
I organised a weekend at The Falcon for my husband’s 40th birthday. The Friday night was just my husband and I, then a large number of friends joined us on the Saturday. We stayed in room 7 which really nice. I’ll be honest, the floor sloped here and there, and as mentioned in earlier posts the toilet flush and water system noise can be a bit noisy now and then. But the inn is very old, and with old comes character. There’s only so much you can do with regards to improvements and as far as I can see, the issues aren’t big enough to be of concern. The rooms were very tastefully decorated, as were the rooms of my friends. There are White Company products in the bathroom and a good selection on the tea tray, with a fresh jug of milk available if you ask at the bar. The view of the churchyard from the bedroom window was lovely and the little binoculars provided was a nice touch. We ate at the inn on both nights. Friday night we had the venison and also the beef blade cassoulet, both were very good. When the group of friends arrived on the Saturday I’d asked the landlord (Neil) if he could put on some sandwiches for us and a couple of bottles of Prosecco. They also brought out a cake I’d had made. We had a table booked for dinner and everyone agreed the food was great. At my request, Neil organised a live singer for the evening who was brilliant and we all had a dance and chatted to some of the locals who were good fun. We all went for the full breakfast in the morning which was very much needed after the previous nights merriment, we stayed up fairly late chatting to Neil and the barman who were really good company. In fact all of the staff were lovely and accommodating, especially as we are quite a large and rather loud group! I’d spent some time organising this weekend and Neil very patiently put up with my various requests and changes. Can’t recommend this place enough. Thanks to all at The Falcon Inn!
Nicola F, Wales
I have taken my family here once, and friends’ from out of the area as well. On one occasion we ate here for lunch, another time just a drink. On each occasion they allowed us / accommodated our Spaniel (non-doggy people need not worry, as the dogs aren’t allowed in most areas). The food was very good and the red wine was served at a good temperature. It’s a firm favourite for us.
Phil H, Bristol
Lot’s of good choices in Painswick from what I see on Tripadvisor. We were looking for a cozy pub, real fires and good food. So, as usual, I read a few Tripadvisor reviews and we headed off to the Falcon Inn. It lived up to all expectations. Firstly, it’s right in the village, so we parked at the public pay-and-display carpark. There is a carpark behind the Falcon, and maybe we could have parked there from what I could see. We arrived for rather a late lunch on Sunday, after 2pm, yet the place was still full. There was one table remaining, near a big window and opposite the woodburning stove, so I was very happy! Service very good. We were warned of a 20 minute delay for food orders before we sat down, however service was actually very quick we thought. Great choice of beers and even a Gin Menu that invited a return trip one evening to try them out! Food was excellent. We had the Turkey Roast and Lamb Shank. Great traditional choices, perfectly prepared and presented. Thoroughly enjoyed the Falcon and looking forward to our next visit.
Mark R, South West
An early Christmas dinner with friends. Two of us usually have trouble finding somewhere with a vegan option but a phone call a day earlier did the trick and we had a lovely sharing platter of pitta, hummus, olives, stuffed vine leaves to start. Main course was beef tomato stuffed with mediterranean veg with couscous and salad and the staff had really done their homework and also offered vegan versions of some of the other meals. A really lovely evening and we got to chat with the chef in the bar afterwards. Very comfortable and really nicely decorated.
Arthur B, Cheltenham
My husband and I almost always, go to The Falcon in Painswick every Sunday! The staff are delightful, welcoming and friendly. The food is fantastic (especially the beef and ale pie) and they have a wonderful selection of wines. The restaurant is cosy and I love it. It really is worth a visit! If you want to go there on a Sunday, ring and book a day or two before. Dogs and children are welcomed there! We have been going to the Falcon for almost a year now!
Spoilt angel, Banbury