Arriving at The Five Alls in Filkins is rather like meeting up with a special friend. Comfortable, friendly, stylish and fun pretty much describes this Cotswold stone village pub with rooms.
One of its delights is a fabulous award-winning restaurant set out in a number of dining areas with chef Sebastian and partner Lana Snow at its helm along with four lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, each designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, a buzzing bar for locals and guests and an outdoor garden with space to relax under large cream canvas sun-shades with a chilled glass of something, or some local brew, or whatever takes your fancy.
The Five Alls is charming through and through set on the village lane with car parking alongside. Arrive for lunch or evening meal you are likely to be steered to one of its comfy sofas to mull over the menu with a glass and nibbles in hand. Open log fires blaze, contemporary art hang from most walls, lanterns glow inside and out, and engaging staff are on hand to guide the guest through the changing, seasonal menu. All produce is tip-top fresh and locally sourced as much as possible, and the wine list is chosen carefully to compliment everything.
Staying for breakfast is a treat with a comforting selection of fresh juices, local jams, freshly baked croissants, muffins, or cooked full English. Staying here is a delight and after breakfast a gentle wander through the village is just the ticket before venturing further perhaps to medieval market town, Burford, or one of many small villages clustered around and about such as Eastleach, the Barringtons, near-by Broadwell, or Kelmscott to visit the home of William Morris, before heading home or onwards on your travels.