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When visiting the Cotswolds, alongside the outstanding natural beauty and picturesque town and villages, you will find a true abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink as well.
These are 27 pubs in the Cotswolds that are sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your palate.
A special rendition on the traditional English inn, The Wild Rabbit is located centre in the Cotswolds. All menu ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal to magnify freshness. The inn provides a relaxing place to eat, drink and sleep.
Perfectly located in Chipping Norton’s central market place, The Fox is a traditional 16th century English inn. It’s famous for its cask ales and the best British food in town. The inn comfortably houses 10 themed suites which come in single, double and twin occupancy. Don’t miss the covered courtyard garden!
Found in Churchill, this pub owned by the group The Lucky Onion offers traditional classics such as steaks and sauces and world-class roasts. Wash down your big meal with a lengthy wine and ale list, plus a selection of delicious ciders and bubbly.
Situated near the River Windrush in Burford, this true Cotswolds pub and inn is only 30 minutes from popular historical landmarks. Locals and visitors alike frequent the pub due to its heritage and character, and maybe a pint or two of cold ale.
Once a 1748 coaching inn, this pub in Long Compton offers a venue of comfort and relaxation. Menus include finger-licking cod and chips, crayfish and scrumptious sandwiches served on a crusty ciabatta bun. Take your meal and a glass a wine onto the outdoor terrace and enjoy the sun.
Located in the picture perfect Cotswold village of Upper Oddington, this English Country Village Inn dates back to 1580. With it’s exposed stone-walls, original oak floorboards, hefty beams and mesmerising fires, the Horse & Groom is full of character. The inn boasts an outside terrace and beer garden, a large dining hall, and cozy suites, making it the perfect getaway spot.
With fresh fish delivered daily and local strawberries to satisfy your sweet tooth, this pub should not be missed. Located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Plough Inn serves hearty meals, yummy desserts and a selection of ciders, ales and wine.
This public house is an iconic landmark in trendy Montpellier, Cheltenham. It puts a modern twist on English classics and adheres to using only fresh, local ingredients and produce. The public house serves large parties and has a tempting wine wall.
Located in the pretty village of Winchcombe, this pub is renowned by local diners and offers a traditional and informal dining experience. Its traditional bar menu has a long list of ales, wines and ciders. Dishes include fresh and local ingredients from the best suppliers.
A warm welcome is a common theme at this wonderful dining pub in Alderminster near Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s spacious, sophisticated and offers the perfect place for al fresco dining whether indoors or outside on the terrace. Just make yourself at home in this beautiful space with delicious treats.
Best known as Winchcombe’s worst kept secret, this one time coaching inn now has a restaurant and bar that creates delicious home-cooked, locally sourced dishes that are tantalizing to everyone’s palate. And don’t forget the ale! The bar has a menu that goes beyond local wine, ales and bubblies.
The White Hart is a wonderful pub and restaurant located in the iconic Stow-on-the-Wold. In the summer, enjoy your freshly sourced meals on the patio, and in the winter curl up by the log fire with a snifter of sweet brandy. How ever you enjoy your hearty, good quality meal, The White Hart is the perfect setting.
A free house that offers the very best in seasonal dishes and an ever-changing menu. Only the highest quality ingredients are freshly prepared for the home-cooked meals served in this wonderful restaurant. Food is passion here and so are crisp local ales.
This small pub in the Cotswolds is charming and full of character. Wines supplied by the Oxford Wine Company and real ales that change to add new flavours to the palate are famous here. Lunch and dinner menus feature savoury treats like deli boards and Old Spot Sausages and Mash.
All hail Burger Night Mondays and Fish Special Thursdays! This Shipton-under-Wychwood pub has hand-made dishes that are fresh and contain only the most mouth-watering seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your burger with a pint of ale or glass of tart wine.
This wonderful new pub in Stow-on-the-Wold is actually a new and much improved version of an old pub in the popular Cotswold town. The Sheep on Sheep Street is all about the great food and drinks, known for its speciality gin menu that features 10 classic gins. Worldly wines and local ales compliment the wood-fired oven pizzas that are always a great choice. If the weather is nice, patrons may enjoy their meal outside in the garden.
For a super list of places to go in the area near The Sheep on Sheep Street, don’t miss our super Visitor’s Guide to Stow-on-the-Wold.
This 17th century inn overlooks the historic Tadpole Bridge in the Cotswolds. The pub and inn offer a certain kind of comfort that is inviting and will leave you wanting more. Fresh fish and local game can be found on the menu, and the drink menu is a selection of amazing spirits, ales and wine.
With the beef and lamb at this pub supplied by none other than the Gatcombe Park Estate, owned by HRH Princess Anne, you’re in for a royal treat when you dine here. Daily deliveries of fresh produce compliment the quality meat served. For those who are gluten-free, the Amberley has one of the best gluten-free menus in Cotswolds.
Nestled in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, this pub offers tasty British cuisine and soothing beverages. An ever-evolving menu showcases seasonal ingredients and diverse dishes that are always listed on old school chalkboards. Step outside to the beautiful garden that has tables and chairs in all the nooks and crannies.
This charming restaurant and pub is part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of fine dining established selected by a luxury style magazine. With that, you know this place is going to be good and its classic British comfort food with a modern twist is always delicious.
For a great selection of places to go in the area near Seagrave Arms, don’t miss our super Visitor’s Guide to Chipping Campden.
Originally built in the 15the century, this historic pub is an essential part of the community. Locals and tourists enjoy changing selection of guest ales and the authentic taste of Worcestershire in its menu. And if you want to pay homage to the Asparagus, come to the Fleece Inn where they do the vegetable justice.
A 16th century inn, this lovely pub features a menu of the highest quality in food and drink specials that will definitely quench and local or tourists thirst. Winner of many awards, the pub is always a top pick.
What’s on tap? Well, only a generous stock of craft ales, a keg or few of crisp ciders and a vast selection of wines. Any choice in drink pairs nicely with the most delicious country cuisine that is served in the welcoming dining room and bar.
Sitting between the towns of Stroud and Cirencester, this Sapperton pub and restaurant keeps a roaring fire during the winter and is home to a beautiful garden patio in summer months. It’s all about good food, great prices and bringing smiles across guests’ faces.
A classic English pub that welcomes locals and visitors from all walks life, just as eclectic as their menu items. Serving traditional, wholesome English food and offering a wide selection of ales and wines, this pub brings fresh ingredients from the field to the table.
Located in one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages, Painswick, this pub and restaurant is great place to sit among 99 yew trees and taste test the delicious, freshly prepared meals. Don’t miss the Gloucestershire breakfast—it’s a great way to start the morning.
In Tetbury, this classic Cotswold inn has been transformed into a freehouse and dining room. It is a fun and friendly getaway where guests can enjoy hearty home-cooked food, like The Workers Pot, that truly feeds the soul. Plus, every Sunday is DIY Bloody Marys’right, that settles it!