EXCEPTIONAL food and a warm welcome are guaranteed for any guest paying a visit to the charming Churchill Arms.

After relaxing in the room we made our way to the restaurant, where we enjoyed a drink before dining. Ale lovers are well catered for with a variety on offer. The Churchills was particularly refreshing and hit the spot, and an extensive wine list is also available.

But then we were ready for the main event - the exceptional dining experience on offer at the Churchill Arms.

The menu contained a host of delicious sounding items, spoiling us for choice.

Before our starters arrived we were presented with a delicious surprise - a wild mushroom arancini as an appetiser. It was extremely tasty and left us wanting more.

I chose a smoked haddock souffle with chive veloute for my starter, while my wife opted for the cream of sweetcorn soup with chilli bengits. We were delighted with both of our choices, as the souffle was light and delicious while the soup was packed with flavour.

The starters had set a high standard so our taste buds were eager to sample the mains.

I went for the pan roasted guinea fowl, with forest mushrooms, artichoke and local broccoli, with a side of mash. It was an outstanding dish that was beautifully cooked. The guinea fowl was succulent and tender and the accompaniments on the plate complemented it perfectly. My wife chose the pork T-bone with caramelised apple, crackling & sage, mash potato and greens, which was equally tasty and generous in size.

For pudding we opted for a dish that is on offer for two people to share - Churchill’s chocolate pudding with glazed bananas and vanilla ice cream.

It was as appetising as it sounds and the fact that it was devoured quickly shows how much we enjoyed it.

After coffee we left the restaurant fully satisfied, having enjoyed a wonderful meal that showed attention to detail that would please all diners.

Prices are also reasonable for the quality of food on offer, with starters ranging from £6.50 to £8.95 and mains from £15.50 to £21.50.

The following morning we enjoyed a full English breakfast that matched the high standards set the previous evening, with perfectly cooked food. Toast with homemade jam was also a splendid addition.

The head chef and proprietor, Nick Deverell-Smith, has more than 15 years’ of experience in award-winning restaurants and it shows in the dishes he creates. He promises clever twists on British classics and delivers a fantastic dining experience that is thoroughly recommended.

The Churchill Arms is located in Paxford, Chipping Campden.

For more information visit churchillarms.co.