||We stayed at this inn for the duration of our 2 day visit to Chipping Campden in May 2008. The Volunteer is a
typical 17th century coaching inn situated in Lower High Street opposite the junction with Hoo Lane which is the very
northern end of the Cotswold Way with the route beginning in Hoo Lane and going up onto Dover's Hill.
It offers only Bed and Breakfast, no dinner, although there is an Indian Restaurant incorporated into the building.
There are also many choices of places to eat in the High Street within easy walking distance and you can also choose to
have an evening meal in the Indian Restaurant as we did - and very nice it was too.
The inn has no car parking facilities of its own but there is plenty of roadside parking both in Hoo Lane and Lower High
Street although you may have to wait a little for your ideal place.
||When we arrived we were met by Mark, the proprietor, who was very nice and immediately volunteered to help get
our luggage from the car, which we had parked a few hundred yards along the road, and then carried it up to our room.
Our room, on the first floor, was a good size, had a comfortable large sofa on one side and the room overlooked the
garden at the rear of the hotel. There was, of course, an en-suite bathroom with only a shower, no bath, but it was,
however, a particularly good shower. There was a television in our room but we didn't even turn it on so I can't tell you
what it was like.
We paid £80.00 per night for the two of us, in May 2008, which included breakfast. The breakfast was good with a
reasonable choice of options on the menu.
There is a little stream at the bottom of the garden and this view was from there looking back to the inn.
||This is the view from our room looking down the garden.
Our room had windows facing back and front which made the room very light. The bathroom had a net curtain which meant
that anyone in the room opposite couldn't see in during the day but there were no ordinary curtains in addition so that
when it was dark and the light was on it would be possible to see in. We did suggest that some extra curtains or blinds
would be appropriate.
The inn advertises free wireless internet access but we found that, from our room, the wireless connection was very
erratic and not really useable. There is nothing, however, to stop you taking your laptop into the bar where the signal is
If you are looking for a nice little 'no frills' inn in Chipping Campden then we would recommend this inn.