152 weeks and 6 days | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury

Last week my boy and I celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary.


I distinctly remember my fifteenth birthday.

I was so very grown up *cough* — and can’t actually believe that I’ve now been married for, what it essentially, a lifetime.

Also, we’re now out of the realms of paper and tin — in terms of an appropriate gift — and have launched into another sphere entirely.


But given the fact that we have enough wine glasses to sink a ship; and lead-crystal decanters are not really our bag.My boy had to make do with a pair of personalised cufflinks and I was treated to a surprise weekend away!

My parents had generously offered to look after the twins overnight and my boy’s planning was meticulous. All organised beautifully.

Apart from the weather, which was totally out of his hands.

The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury

Saturday dawned cold and overcast. Actually that’s an understatement. Biblical rain and winds — courtesy of Hurricane Imogen — were sweeping the UK.

Even getting in and out of the car resulted in the ‘fresh out of the shower’ look.

Anyway. Unperturbed by the inclement conditions, off we went!

He’d booked for us to stay at The Hare & Hounds in Tetbury in The Cotswolds.

A beautiful honey coloured building, with mullioned windows and a lovely interior.

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Lounge | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Fabulous gallery wall up the stairs

Our room was a ‘very good double’ and it was, indeed, very good.

There was a big comfy bed, a little seating area with a TV (good job too as the rugby was on) and even a desk for me to sit and practice my brush lettering.

The perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Our room | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Little finishing touches
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Our lovely comfy bed | The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Seating area in our room — a ‘very good double’
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
My boy and a bottle of pop
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Even the logs had been beautifully designed at The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Our little seating area | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Even a little desk for me to practice my brush lettering
The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
Brush lettering whilst under the influence

We ate in The Beaufort Restaurant —which has been awarded a 2 AA Rosette (no pictures, sadly, as I’d banned my phone from coming along) — suffice to say the food was delicious.

Rock bass, scallops, venison. Complimentary amuse bouche and an extensive wine menu.

Needless to say, we went to bed very full and very happy.

The next day dawned bright and beautiful. We were treated to blue skies and not a whisper of the rain we’d had the day before.

Such a lovely, lovely place, in which to celebrate a special event and I’d highly recommend it. I’m only hoping that I don’t have to wait another 15 years to go again!

The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury
The Hare & Hounds in Tetbury

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

44 thoughts on “152 weeks and 6 days | The Hare & Hounds, Tetbury

  1. Ahhh happy anniversary! And how nice to get away :) What a stunning place. We have also just been there and it was lovely – love the Cotswolds. Your boy did good!!!!! xx

  2. That place is STUNNING! Well done hubby on such a great find and taking you there. They have put them rooms together so well, style beautifully. Your writing is great too!

  3. Wow, happy anniversary! And what a beautiful place. I adore the Cotswolds. Unfortunately it’s a bit too close by for me to be able to justify a night in a hotel, but I can dream ;)

  4. Oh what a gorgeous hotel. You’re a very lucky lady, if my husband was to book a hotel we would end up in Premier Inn! (Not that there is anything wrong with that but it’s not very romantic is it!!) #HomeEtc

  5. Oh, it looks lovely!! We are very fond of Tetbury (we have to drive through it on our way to visit family) but have never actually stayed there. It’s done up BEAUTIFULLY for Christmas! I’m definitely putting this one on the list – especially as we have a big anniversary coming up this year too! Glad you had such a lovely time xx #HomeEtc

  6. This looks so gorgeous – the decor is fabulous, and the perfect blue sky just sets it all off a treat! We had a wedding in Tetbury not that long ago – wishing we’d splashed out and stayed here now. Congratulations on 15 years – this is the kind of celebration that 15 years demands!

  7. Ah, gorgeous! It looks like it was a beautiful setting for a relaxing, child-free break. Well done on getting to 15 years. We are coming up on our 10th anniversary this year. It has flown!
    The hotel reminds me of Lough Rynn Castle in Ireland, where we treated ourselves to a night away last summer. Similar style.

  8. Happy Anniversary – and well done to your husband, what a lovely place to have booked. Dinner sounds wonderful (I’ve only heard of an ‘amuse bouche’ recently – great term and fab idea). Love the photo of you doing your brush lettering (which is beautiful – you and the lettering ;)).

  9. Congratulations to you both! And another lovely present, your boy seems fab at them!! It does look beautiful, I really like the gold dots on the chair at the desk, so contemporary and yet in keeping. I love the Cotswolds but we don’t go nearly as much since we moved back up north, I must endeavor to put this right. Thank you for hosting xx

    1. Aah it was SO lovely. So nice to to just potter around for an afternoon — my boy watched the rugby and I practiced my writing. I can’t remember the last time we were able to just do our own thing, with no interruptions and no agenda. Loved it :)

  10. Ooh you lucky lady, did’t he do well?! Very much deserved though! I’m so glad you were able to get a night away and Happy Anniversary. 15 years is a really good reason to celebrate and it looks like the perfect place to get away from it all xx

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