Cotswolds, United Kingdom

The Close

Rates from (inc tax)$112.33

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21GBP), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Country heir


Village high street

With ivy clinging to its grey stone exterior, The Close in Tetbury epitomises Cotswolds charm. Its modern-country-house interior – all Kate Lightfoot paintings, two thoroughly British eateries and a cosy bar with roaring fireplace – has us planning our escape to the countryside… 

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A welcome glass of chilled Prosecco each on arrival


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Need to know




11am; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible by two hours for £20, subject to availability.


Double rooms from $112.33 (£92), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP110.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates include breakfast; choose from a Continental buffet, full English, cooked-to-order and à la carte options.


Become one with the Cotswolds and indulge in a cream tea (with champagne, of course)in the hotel’s bar or gardens.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, on-site parking. In rooms: TV, WiFi, homemade flapjacks, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Molton Brown bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are individually decorated and have pops of vibrant colour. We love the eaves in Jubilee, a cosy top-floor Very Good Room; there’s a separate seating area, too. For light-flooding windows and a relaxing soak, spring for the Dove Excellent Room, which has garden-view windows, a feminine four-poster bed and an impressive roll-top tub in the bathroom.

Packing tips

Bring a book to read by the fireplace, a whimsical picnic basket to take on your country strolls, and a longer-than-average-lead for your furry four-legged friend.


The Cloisters Room is available for private dinners or special celebrations. Arrange anything from a cosy lunch to a formal dinner party.


Pampered pooches can join you in one of the five dog-friendly rooms (three of the Good and two of the Very Good Rooms) for £20 a night, per dog (doggy beds and bowls are included); they’re also welcome in the bar, library and garden. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cotswolds.


Welcome, but there isn’t much space for running around in the quiet communal areas or the guest rooms. Kids can eat in the Close Brasserie until 9pm; there are special menus and chairs for littles.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Whether you choose the Dining Room or Brasserie, try to snag a seat by the window for the garden views, which are all lit-up and twinkly at night.

Dress Code

It’s a relaxed and homey hotel, so cosy country cardigans won’t go amiss… but no one will bat an eyelid if you fancy getting glammed up for dinner in either restaurant.

Hotel restaurant

The two restuarants are mirror images of one another: on the left, you’ll find two Rosette the Dining Room; on the right, the Close Brasserie. Both have banquet seating, garden views, moody colours and an ornate fireplace. In the Dining Room, order from the à la carte menu, or go all out with the eight-course tasting menu and accompanying wine flight. The Close Brasserie is less formal, with a seasonal mod-British menu; the Sunday lunch is a local favourite. Breakfast, which includes homemade preserves and pastries and à la carte offerings from eggs to French toast, is served there, too.

Hotel bar

With its high domed ceiling and candle chandelier, inviting leather seating and walls of Katherine Lightfoot paintings, the cosy bar is a serious Cotswolds crowd-pleaser. Curl up with a book and a warming dram of whisky or decadent mug of cream-topped hot chocolate by the fireplace, or snag bar-side bucket seats for apéritifs. Order light bites, sandwiches and sharing plates throughout the day, and sip afternoon tea from 2.30 to 6pm.

Last orders

The Dining Room is open for dinner from 6.30 to 9.30pm.

Room service

Have anything from the bar or brasserie menu delivered to your room, from sandwiches to sharing platters and the full children's menu.


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The Close
The Close Hotel, Long Street, Tetbury
United Kingdom


Bristol Airport is an hour away by car; arrange a transfer with the hotel for around £70.


Trains from London pull into Kemble station, eight miles from the hotel; arrange a taxi for around £20.


Drivers are in luck: the M4 and M5 from London, the Midlands and the South West make motoring to the hotel a breeze, so long as traffic cooperates. There’s also free on-site parking behind the garden; to get there use postcode GL8 8DU for the SatNav.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Close is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, from its little market towns and greenery-filled rambles to historic Bath and royal gardens. Enjoy the foliage at Westonbirt Arboretum, with its manicured walks and viewing platforms, or take a tour of beautiful Highgrove Gardens, and book a champagne tea for afterwards. In town, markets of the antique, farmer and crafsts kinds pop up every Wednesday and Saturday, and if you’re visiting in September, be sure to check out classically-inclined Tetbury Music Festival. Active types will enjoy a spot of sailing in the Cerneys and walking in nearby Malmsbury. Afterwards, treat yourself to a massage at Calcot Manor

Local restaurants

For gourmet wood-oven-cooked pizza, head to locavore-loving the Priory (+44 01666 502251) on London Road. For fine dining, dinner at nearby Calcot Manor’s Mediterranean restaurant The Conservatory is not to be missed. Five minutes out of Tetbury on Cirencester Road, The Trouble House Inn (+44 (0)1666 502206) is a traditional Cotswolds country pub serving a daily-changing blackboard menu of specials such as Cornish fish soup and hay-roasted ribeye of beef. For fresh fish lunch, make the 20 minutes drive to William's Kitchen (+44(0)1453 832240) in nearby Nailsworth. Further afield, The Potting Shed in Crudwell is wonderful for lunch or dinner. The menu changes seasonally, but start with the smoked duck and end with the maple roasted figs if you’re given the chance.

Local cafés

Quirky Cafe 53 (+44(0)1666 502020) on Long Street is a good bet for pancake breakfasts and warming coffee breaks. For lunches and afternoon pick-me-ups, stop by Church Street’s the Blue Zucchini Brasserie (+44 (0)1666 505 852), which serves bistro food, insane-looking milkshakes, and giant slices of homemade cakes.

Local bars

Pull on your wellies and ramble over to the Snooty Fox for drinks, or work up an appetite with an hour’s country stroll to The Cat & Custard Pot (+44 (0)1666 880 249): the perfect spot for Sunday lunch. Just past Westonbirt, local favourite The Holford Arms (+44 (0)1454 238669) has local ales and modern British pub fare.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Tetbury and unpacked their home-made shortbread and ambitious pack of flower seeds, a full account of their luxury Cotswolds break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a postcard from The Close in Gloucestershire...

If The Close in Tetbury were our home, rather than a modern Cotswolds boutique hotel, our wine-colored wellies would always be spotless and our quirkily named English spaniel could do no wrong. Sadly, that’s not the case, but we are taking interior-decorating notes as we nurse our whiskies by the oversized fireplace; sink-into-able leather armchairs definitely make the list. It’s the kind of place you could happily be rained-in at, even if that meant having to enjoy the hidden garden through picture windows. Excuse us while we work up an eight-course appetite with our John le Carré novel.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Close’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The afternoon tea, dinner, breakfast, was very quiet. We had a lovely big spacious room, with a well designed bathroom. Perfect for a mini break away. The arboretum is a must see!

Don’t expect



Stayed on 12 Aug 2016

We loved

The location as there's lots to do in the area. Food at hotel amazing. Loved Stow on the Wold

Don’t expect

More parking


Stayed on 25 Jul 2016

We loved

Drinking champagne in the sunshine in their wonderful garden. Recommend The Queen Matilda in Aveney and the Potting Shed – both great food

Don’t expect

Hustle bustle


Stayed on 8 Jul 2016

We loved

Food and service

Don’t expect

Luxurious rooms or comfy beds


Stayed on 4 Jun 2016

We loved

The hotel itself, the grounds, the location, the staff, the food, the service!! We loved everything!

Don’t expect

To have any complaints


Stayed on 4 Jun 2016

We loved

The quirkiness of The Close. The lovely lawn at the back of the hotel where you can sit in deckchairs with a chilled glass of wine enjoying the sunshine. Sonja on reception was so helpful and charming. Food excellent. Westonbirt arboretum lovely.If you want to visit Highgrove you need to book well in advance.

Don’t expect

Loads of nightlife, although there are a few good pubs.


Stayed on 14 May 2016

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