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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

The Howard Arms

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKiftsgate Court Gardens8 min drive
    Popular LocationHidcote Manor Garden8 min drive
    Popular LocationSt Eadburgha's Church12 min drive
    AirportBirmingham (BHX)45 min drive

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Double Room (The Oak Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room (The Village Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double or Twin Room (The Summer Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Double Room (The Old Beams)

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double or Twin Room, Ground Floor (The Garden Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Double or Twin Room (The Study)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Double or Twin Room (The Country Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Double or Twin Room (Cotswold Room)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

Shipston on Stour

Located in Shipston on Stour, The Howard Arms is in a rural area and in a regional park. Royal Shakespeare Theatre and British Motor Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Broadway Tower and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Don't miss out on a visit to Stratford Butterfly Farm.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens - 8 min drive
  • Hidcote Manor Garden - 8 min drive
  • Chipping Campden Church of St James - 11 min drive
  • Shakespeare County Raceway - 11 min drive
  • St Eadburgha's Church - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Moreton-In-Marsh Station - 15 min drive
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 45 min drive


  • The Butcher's Arms - 6 min drive
  • The Horseshoe Inn - 8 min drive
  • The Bower House - 8 min drive
  • Shipston Bengal Cuisine - 8 min drive
  • The George Townhouse - 8 min drive

About this property

The Howard Arms

Luxury inn with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and concierge services are available at this smoke-free inn. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and free newspapers are on-site. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and free long-distance calls. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, free bottled water and free toiletries.
The Howard Arms offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to arrival; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash and mobile payments

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Property is also known as

Howard Arms Inn Ilmington
Howard Arms Inn Shipston on Stour
Howard Arms Ilmington
Howard Arms Shipston on Stour
The Howard Arms Inn
The Howard Arms Shipston on Stour
The Howard Arms Inn Shipston on Stour

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Howard Arms and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Howard Arms offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Howard Arms cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Howard Arms?
As of 14 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Howard Arms on 15 Apr 2021 start from £130, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Howard Arms pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Howard Arms?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Howard Arms?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Howard Arms?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Howard Arms located?
Situated in a regional park, this luxury inn is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Hidcote Manor Garden, and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Cotswolds Distillery and Broadway Tower. Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Charlecote Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 67 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 67 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 67 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 67 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 67 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very helpful staff. COVID- safe and very well organised. Unfortunately, the room upon arriving was rather cold (all heating in the room had been turned off). The worst part, which really spoilt our stay was the shower that fluctuated between scorching hot water and freezing cold. There was no happy medium. Otherwise the staff were warm and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
An enjoyable experience
We enjoyed staying at the Howard Arms. The food and atmosphere were excellent and the staff very friendly. Our bedroom (the Oak Room) was clean and nicely furnished, although we found the bed a little on the soft side. There was only one thing that marred our room and that was an intermittent knocking noise could be heard on occasions even twice after midnight. We reported this to the management and they were unaware of the problem.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We thought the armchairs and wooden chair in the room (old beams) needed replacing, or needs upholstering
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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