Historic and romantic inn
If you’re looking for a dining experience with oodles of history and a romantic atmosphere, Sign of the Angel offers it in spades.
Creaking wonky floorboards, stone fireplaces and winding stairways make this inn a favourable dining destination for fans of period dramas and historical romances.
The stone cottages and cobbled streets of the National Trust-owned village of Lacock have appeared in many a costume drama, including Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey.
Whether you’re visiting for a light lunch or a special evening meal, the dining ethos at this pub is purposely relaxed and easygoing. On a summer’s day there’s also a beautiful garden where you can enjoy small plates, salads and cream teas next to a babbling stream.
In winter, the oak‑panelled lounge, with its antique furniture and stone floors, is a characterful spot in which to linger over an aperitif before heading into a candlelit dining area of intimate nooks and open fires.
The 15th‑century coaching inn may retain much of its original charm but the dining offering showcases the best of modern British cooking.
Chef Ashley Jackson makes it his mission to seek out sustainable produce from farmers, growers and butchers in order to craft classics like duo of lamb (cutlets and stuffed breast), pork tenderloin, and fish dishes paired with prime Cotswold fruit and veg. There’s a very tempting offer of three courses for £29 at lunch, with plenty of options for vegetarian and vegan diners.
Homely rooms with original features offer the opportunity for full exploration of a drinks list that includes local damson vodka and Lacock Gin.