Cafe with Rooms
(re-opening later this year)
Legend has it that Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd, noticed his goats acting very frisky after eating a certain shrub. He took some of the shrub's berries for himself, caught the buzz and coffee's future was secured.
Coffee was cultivated in Africa as early as the 9th century, but it did not reach Europe until the 17th century, around the time that The Angel was first establishing itself as a coaching inn.
The 18th century London coffee house was a centre of political debate and controversy, frequented by many of the policy makers of the day. Such was their influence that at one point Charles II even attempted to ban coffee and close the coffee houses.
Today coffee has secured its position as a global favourite and is hugely important to the world's economy.
At The Angel, we think you'll understand why.
"Coffee, the favourite drink of the civilised world"
The Angel occupies a beautifully restored 17th Century coaching inn, situated in the middle of the Cotswold village of Sherston.
Ideally located for visits to the historic city of Bath, the elegant spa town of Cheltenham or trips to Bristol or Swindon, Sherston is perfect for a relaxing break.
Westonbirt Arboretum, the gardens at Highgrove and Badminton Estate are on the doorstep. The market towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury, with its historic abbey, are just minutes away.
Four beautifully appointed rooms provide the perfect base to explore the very best the Cotswolds has to offer.
"I have measured out my life in coffee spoons"
The Angel, Angel House, High Street, Sherston, SN16 0LH