Grab a green bench seat by the folding glass doors to catch the morning sun.
Channel updated country looks if you’d like, or make yourself at home: no one will bat an eyelid if you came down for breakfast in your slippers, so long as you don’t take a page from the Emperor’s New Clothes with your other sartorial choices.
One of Cheltenham's most renowned restaurants, Prithvi, jumped at the chance to relocate to No 38's dining space with its centrepiece Czech railway mirrors, industrial hanging lamps and sturdy beams. The menu is a tastebud-thrilling tour of India's finest flavours using the very best local produce, worthy of its local star-tipped status. Dishes change with the seasons, but look out for the Welsh lamb with spinach pakora, split pea lentils and mooli, the turmeric and coconut-accented sea bass, and some invitingly inventive desserts. Indian summer? Dine alfresco in the courtyard garden. If you want a more secluded evening, there’s a small private dining room – with its beautiful fireplace, it’s particularly welcoming on blustery days. Come morning you'll find a Continental buffet spread and all your early-hours favourites (we're partial to the fluffy pancakes topped with crisp streaky bacon and a creatively concocted Bloody Mary).
The restaurant-entrance corridor is home to a well-stocked, artfully arranged bar area where staff will surface to take your order. Beers and ciders (including one made by the owner's family, no less) are on hand to soothe a spicy supper and there's a wine list peppered with nimble whites and bolshy reds.
Early risers rejoice: breakfast is available from 7am to 10am. Prithvi is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday and serves lunch on Fridays and Saturdays only.
Just ask if you fancy breakfast in bed.