Cotswold Pubs & Restaurants
We are lucky to have an enormous number of great pubs and restaurants locally. Here are some of our favourites.
Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach
Sam and Georgie Pearman have created probably the best pub in the Cotswolds. In fact, it has become so popular that reservations are now practically always necessary. Luckily it’s only two miles away in Northleach. Telephone: 01451 860244
Plough Inn, Cold Aston
Tom and Josie took over the Plough Inn in March 2018 and have already turned it into a reliable, welcoming local with some great food and a comfortable ambience with friendly, efficient service.
Telephone: 01451 822602
Curious Wine Cellar, Northleach
The former Ox House was transformed by a new team in 2018 and is now on its way to being a great winebar and café. An eclectic range of wines chosen by (and in some cases, made by) Mark Savage MW. An extraordinary find. Open 9am-11pm, but closed on Mondays. Telephone: 07881 021032
King’s Head, Bledington
A classic Cotswold pub with a brasserie feel inside and traditional ducks on the village green outside. Prime Ministers and Presidents are not always included. Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2018.
Telephone: 01608 658365
Wild Rabbit, Kingham
Just round the corner from the King’s Head in Bledington, The Wild Rabbit is an outpost of Carole Bamford’s Daylesford empire. Lady B. announced that it would be a “proper local”, but straw-chewing yokels have remained few and far between.
Telephone: 01608 658389
Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold
Peter and Louise Robinson returned to the Old Butchers from the Fox at Oddington in 2015 and the Old Butchers has gone from strength to strength ever since. Unusually, locally, they do great fish and shellfish.
Telephone: 01451 831700
Black Horse, Naunton
A thriving local Donningtons pub with very good food and great service at surprisingly reasonable prices. Exceptionally dog friendly and a great stopping point for walkers, but no food on Sunday or Monday.
Telephone: 01451 850565
Inn at Fossebridge
This 300 year old traditional coaching inn is set in a dramatic dip on the Fosse Way and has an enormous garden which is a great spot for dinner in the Summer. Telephone: 01285 720721
If you need to grab a bite in Bourton-on-the-Water we recommend The Croft at the Chester House Hotel and The Rose Tree.
Although The Croft is part of the Chester House Hotel, it is actually by the river and, as it’s bookable, it also provides the opportunity to enjoy Bourton without the crowds.
Telephone: 01451 821132
The Rose Tree
The Rose Tree is also just by the river but often presents a better option than Bourton’s other eateries. Telephone: 01451 820635