Located at the heart of the picturesque Cotswold village of Mickleton, Three Ways House Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and is home to the world-famous Pudding Club, formed in 1985 to promote and preserve traditional English puddings. The ambience is warm and welcoming, with a quirky home-from-home atmosphere. The 48 bedrooms are all individually styled, and the seven Pudding Themed rooms are particularly fun and characterful. There are a number of ground floor rooms; some of these have pretty, private patio gardens. There are two dining rooms: the informal Randalls Brasserie-Bar and the AA Rosette-winning Salford Restaurant, which is open for dinner and Sunday lunch. Both benefit from the wizardry that comes from the kitchen, the Cotswolds’ ample larder and the cheerfully attentive service. Expect fresh, seasonal produce, sourced locally wherever possible and, of course, amazing puddings. The famous Pudding Club dinners take place every Friday, starting with a glass of Buck’s Fizz, followed by words from the Pudding Master, a light main course, then the (in)famous Parade of the Seven Puddings. The mood is fun and informal as guests sit together on larger tables. There are miles and miles of walking and cycling routes leaving from the front door, and Three Ways House is a wonderful base from which to explore the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, which is just 15 minutes away. This is also the closest place to stay and eat when vising the gardens at Hidcote, and there is an amazing variety of events, festivals, stately homes, gardens and vistas nearby.