Welcome to the Dial House
As a privately owned business, The Dial House demonstrates the best blend of traditional and modern to bring a traditional country hotel experience whilst being located in the heart of one of Britain’s prettiest villages. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Dial House extends a warm welcome to you. The perfect place for a weekend or a longer break, The Dial House has earned an enviable reputation as a base to explore the Cotswolds.
The hotel is situated in idyllic surroundings and is built from the famous mellow Cotswold Stone. The Dial House dates back to 1698 and is one of the oldest building still standing in the village - it even pre-dates the bridges over the River Windrush.
In the sitting room guests love to relax by the real log fire in the chillier months but in the summer find themselves nodding off in the peaceful walled garden.
If you are any kind of foodie then look no further than our restaurant which has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Open Wednesday to Saturday evening it offers you a delicous dining experience with dishes that will tempt, challenge and delight. Please book in advance to take advantage of our dining packages when you are staying at the hotel.
The Dial House welcome children over the age of 10 years old.
Please note that our restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday but does also close on other dates. Please check availability online below or book your table direct on 01451 822 244.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR RESTAURANT IS CLOSED THE WEEKS COMMENCING 8th and 15th AUGUST.
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Dial House awarded 3 rosettes
The Dial House, a restaurant with restaurant with rooms located in Bourton on the Water, has been recognised as one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Cotswolds. The AA has awarded The Dial House it’s third rosette making it one of only a handful of restaurants in the area to receive this prestigious accolade.
Elaine Booth, owner of the Dial House was absolutely delighted. ‘This recognises the hard work and dedication of the kitchen brigade and the front of house team. Our head chef Paul Nicholson’s creativity and talent is clear to see and taste in the delicious food that is served.’
The AA inspectors were particularly impressed by Paul’s creativity and skill, commenting that ‘Techniques are spot on, and imaginative, confidently handled combinations extend to main courses - poached fillet of brill, of superb quality, with sautéed spinach, a deeply-flavoured oxtail raviolo, roasted salsify, cep purée and tempura samphire.’
Head Chef Paul Nicholson (aged 33) has worked at the Dial House for 5 years and prior to that he worked at The Arch restaurant in Bath and Bath Priory. His French influences were further enhanced by a six month position at Hotel La Sivoliere in Courcheval 1850.
If you love racing then Cheltenham racecourse is the place to be. Offering some of the greatest events in the sporting calendar, the course is just half an hour from the Dial House.
Football in the River
Yes you did read it right. August bank holiday sees the ritual of football in the river. Come and watch this amazing spectacle and perhaps follow with a delicious cream tea at the Dial House Hotel in the garden at the back. All the fun kicks off with a fete in the morning with the real kick-off at 4pm