Our Cotswolds Story

A boutique country inn in the heart of the Cotswolds, Wild Thyme & Honey is a relaxing retreat to escape for a taste of the good life.

Wild Thyme & Honey is a tranquil boutique hotel tucked away in the idyllic Cotswolds village of Ampney Crucis. Our story begins with a 16th-century inn that we've carefully renovated into a 24-room countryside escape, blending historic charm with modern luxury.

Ampney Crucis epitomises quintessential Cotswolds beauty with its winding Ampney Brook, rolling meadows, and ancient stone buildings. As the largest of the three picture-perfect 'Ampneys' (the others are Ampney St Mary and Ampney St Peter), it provides the ideal setting for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Our aim was to create a haven that captures the true essence of the Cotswolds lifestyle. The inn's design celebrates the region's architectural heritage through exposed Cotswold stone, timber-clad walls, and a calming palette of soft greys and creams. The hotel's soothing spaces keep you connected to the lush landscape that surrounds it.

We're committed to showcasing the best of the Cotswolds, especially through the seasonal, locally sourced menus at our pub and restaurant, The Crown. Our dishes are dictated by the seasons, sourcing the finest local produce to craft innovative and comforting British meals that celebrate the area's rich agricultural traditions.

Whether you're planning a Cotswolds wedding, seeking a luxury countryside escape, or just need a cosy base for exploring our idyllic village and beyond, Wild Thyme & Honey welcomes you. Make yourself at home in our historic hotel, pub and restaurant surrounded by the timeless Cotswolds beauty.