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 took on The Wheatsheaf in Northleach in 2012 and created the best pub in the Cotswolds. They went on to create the “Lucky Onion” group with Julian Dunkerton (of Superdry fame) before moving on themselves to The New Inn at Coln St Aldwyns in 2017. Even sans Pearmans, however, The Wheatsheaf remains our top local dinner recommendation. Telephone: 01451 860244
Plough Inn, Cold Aston
Tom and Josie Hughes took over the Plough Inn in March 2018 and have already turned it into a stunning little restaurant with some great food ably produced from local produce (some very local!) by Sam Valentine. The very comfortable ambience is backed up with friendly, efficient service. This is quickly becoming a real local favourite. 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. A splendid range of wines with just a simple menu most nights but often a pop-up restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays. A brilliant new local addition. No booking required (or possible!) Open 9am-11pm, but closed on Mondays. Telephone: 07881 021032
Seven Tuns, Chedworth
Tom Conway and Simon Wilson-White re-opened one of our favourite local pubs in October 2018 after a speedy but apparently extensive refurbishment that has created a proper upstairs dining room. Initial reports from early diners have been fantastic. An excursion will have to be organised before it becomes impossible to get a table! Telephone: 07905 054099
King’s Head, Bledington
The classic Cotswold pub with a brasserie feel inside and a traditional village green outside. Prime Ministers and Presidents not always included, but the food is always brilliant. Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2018.
Telephone: 01608 658365
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
The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold
The Robinsons bring a definite touch of chic to Stow-on-the-Wold with a casual and yet really rather good High Street (well, Park Street) restaurant. They specialise in fish, but produce a fine steak too.
Telephone: 01451 831700
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