- Our Culture / Ethos / Our People:At The Feathered Nest Country Inn, our staff aim to ensure that your experience at our Cotswolds pub, restaurant and inn is both memorable and enjoyable.
- Our Awards / Investors In People / Charitable Work:Sunday Times "The Top 100" & Editors Choice Awards 2017 & 2016 - The good Hotel Guide.
- Company Size:25
- Established In:2009
About The Feathered Nest Inn
Welcome to The Feathered Nest Country Inn, nestled in the scenic and historic village of Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire, in the heart of the Cotswolds, with panoramic views over the Evenlode valley.
The proprietors, Tony and Amanda Timmer, previously owned “Pequeno Mundo” a highly successful restaurant situated in the Algarve, Portugal. On returning to the United Kingdom and raising a family, The Timmer’s next venture, of opening a Gastro-Pub in the heart of the Cotswolds, was born.
In August 2009, Tony and Amanda saw the potential of the old Westcote Inn and then spent one full year re-building, refurbishing and updating the old Malthouse and restoring it to its original beauty. All the gardens have been re-landscaped and the verandah areas have been extended for al fresco dining with views overlooking the Evenlode valley.
The parish of Westcote lies on the eastern edge of the Gloucestershire county, 4 miles south-east of Stow-on-the-Wold and 6 miles north of Burford (Oxfordshire), its eastern boundary coinciding with the county boundary with Oxfordshire.
In the earliest records the area forming Westcote parish was called Icomb and later Combe or, more commonly from the 13th century, Combe Baskerville. By 1212 the name Westcote seems to have been used perhaps for the village rather than the parish, and the name Combe Westcote also was used from the late 13th century. By the early 12th century the manor was held by the Baskerville family of Eardisley (Herefordshire) from which time it was usually called Combe Baskerville until the family sold it in the 16th century. It was not until the 16th century that the whole parish was simply called Westcote.
In 1960 Nether Westcote included about 15 houses, most of them small. The village stocks, last used about 1840, were on the green at the Nether Westcote end. A well on the green was at one time reputed to be beneficial to the eyes, and people used to come from the neighbouring parishes to use the water.
Many of the buildings in Westcote are of stone in the traditional Cotswold style with Cotswold stone roofs, mullioned windows with dripmoulds, and dormers or gables. Several of the larger houses are partly of the 16th and 17th centuries.
In 2002, a Panorama Stone was erected on the Tattle (the green between Church and Nether Westcote) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne and the Westcote Millennium Project. The Stone marks the distance in miles and directions to all the local villages that surround Westcote – Idbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Fifield, Kingham etc, with panoramic views over the Evenlode Valley and the towards the Wychwood Forest.