Review: The Maytime Inn, Burford

A few days ago I told you all about our dinner at The Maytime Inn near Buford in the Cotswolds, which was really great, so how did the rest of our stay shape up?

We arrived mid afternoon after a lovely trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is less than 5 miles away. We were a but windswept and in need of a sit down, so were pleased to find check in a breeze. We were shown to our room in the courtyard, just a few steps away from the main building. We were in the Hunting Room, one of 6 themed rooms at the Maytime. The room boasts a superking bed, Waterfall shower and stand alone bath – which I was very much looking forward to sinking into. They even provided a travel cot for Imogen.



The nods to the hunting room theme were seen throughout the room and the bathroom too.



As well as flat screen TVs, all the rooms also have complimentary Wifi and an iPod dock. The large wooden desk sported a variety of local magazines and guides, as well as coffee facilities, fresh milk and homemade shortbread.





The bathroom cam kitted out with full sized Cowshed products, which were lush!



Imogen made herself right at home….


The exterior of the pub as well was pretty special, even in the February gloom. Traditional Cotswold stone, with a gorgeous large patio area overlooking endless countryside.



We had a great night sleep, and despite it being her first night away from home, and first night in a travel cot, Imogen slept well too! Needless to say thought with a 6month old we bound to be the first ones to breakfast, and we were! It was nice to take in the bright and airy garden room by ourselves.


The spread for breakfast was extensive, with fresh pastries, kilner jars of fruit compote and yoghurt and granola as well as the requisite cereals and juices. As well as this there was a choice of a cooked element too, from a Full English, to mushrooms on toast and all the Eggs!



I had Avocado, Poached Eggs and Bacon on Sourdough while Lee had the Eggs Royale. No complaints from either of us here – a very decent breakfast and runny eggs all round!




I could try really hard to fault something with our stay at The Maytime, but honestly, there really isn’t anything and to stay. From the courteous friendly staff to the lovely homely rooms, from the gorgeous exterior to the great food it’s a great place to stay!

Disclosure: Our stay at the Maytime was complimentary for purposes of review, all opinions are our own. No other compensation was received. 



Review: Dinner at The Maytime Inn

The Maytime Inn lies right on the Southern border of the Cotswolds, and like most of the area is set amongst picturesque villages and rolling countryside. A few weeks ago we took Imogen on her first night away from home to stay in this lovely pub with rooms. I’ll tell you more about the rooms and the place itself in a few days but for now lets concentrate on dinner!

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Preview: The Bell at Belbroughton Relaunch

Local favourite The Bell in the gorgeous village of  Belbroughton is set for an exciting new relaunch this November.


Currently undergoing a big overhaul and refurbishment it will re open on the 10th Novemeber with a look that is a lot more modern, colourful and contemporary. The new look will see an additional 13 tables to accommodate extra guests in the bar and dining area and create a relaxed more atmosphere. There will be a much lighter and brighter feel to the pub with a different layout meaning a more flexible option for patrons to enjoy their food or a drink.




The beautiful converted barn and Waldon function room have also been given a revamp and update with more contemporary décor, making them the perfect space for business or pleasure.


As well as a fabulous new look, the pub will also be launching a brand new seasonal menu featuring delicious options such as including Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken and Caramelised Fig and Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza. Alongside this their will of course be daily specials and pub favourites, freshly prepared by local head chef, Neil Taylor.


Simon Joyce, General Manager at The Bell, comments: “The Bell provides a fantastic venue for friends and families to get together and enjoy a meal or night out, so we are excited to continue to do this with new, improved surroundings. The pub will have a fresh new look and a brand new menu that will give us the chance to show what we do best at The Bell – great quality home cooked food.

“We’re passionate about offering those who enjoy the finer things in life a place to discover and share great tasting food and drinks and we look forward to unveiling the brand new Bell to guests in November. We are offering something different to anything else in Belbroughton and we’re confident we’ll attract new guests as well as our many regulars.”

The pub will be ready to welcome the public on Thursday 10 November.

Visit for more details.

Bromsgrove Rd, Belbroughton, Stourbridge DY9 9XU