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4 Must Visit Pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water

As one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on-the-Water hosts several shops, restaurants, hikes and family-friendly activities. Settle down after a long day of walking and put your feet up in one of these Bourton-on-the-Water pubs.

Bourton-on-the-Water is a quaint village located in rural Cotswolds. Whether you want to explore the Cotswold Motoring Museum or embrace avian life at Birdland, there is something for everyone in Bourton-on-the-Water.

After a day of adventure, push open the doors to some of the best pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water. Lean back with a refreshing drink and enjoy the atmosphere that comes in plenty at these Bourton-on-the-Water pubs.

Read more to find out more about the 4 must visit Bourton-on-the-Water pubs…


The Mousetrap Inn – High Street

The Mousetrap Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water

Featuring in the CAMRA ‘Good Beer Guide’ for the past nine years, The Mousetrap Inn is one of the most well-known pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water. Located a short walk from High Street, the yellow stone pub is the perfect stop for those looking for a bite to eat. You can tuck yourself up near the crackling fire with a selection of local spirits and cask ales that alternate throughout the year.

Whether you are looking for somewhere to eat or need somewhere to rest, The Mousetrap Inn caters for all. The mouth-watering menu incorporates a variety of local ingredients to give you a fresh bite of the Cotswolds.

With a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, you can pop in at any time throughout the day to refuel. The breakfast menu is between 7:30 and 9:30, and the bar recommends booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

With its welcoming atmosphere, The Mousetrap Inn makes our list of 4 must visit Bourton-on-the-Water pubs. You will be sure to find what you are looking for at The Mousetrap Inn with a range of craft ales and local food.

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 21:30

Pet Friendly: Yes
Address: Lansdowne, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AR
Contact: 01451 820 579, bookings@themousetrapinn.co.uk


The Duke of Wellington – Sherborne Street

The Duke of Wellington, Bourton-on-the-Water

Located across from the Old Manse Hotel, The Duke of Wellington is a traditional English pub with a lot of heritage. The beer garden sits on the edge of the River Windrush, perfect for an evening listening to the water flowing by with a refreshing drink.

If you are looking for an authentic Bourton-on-the-Water pub, The Duke of Wellington is the ideal choice. The stone walls, chequered carpet and comfy seating give this pub a warm, welcoming feeling that you expect from a rural inn.

Relax and take in the atmosphere as you tuck in to the local specialities with a choice of craft ales from around the area. The food served is a selection of traditional English dishes. That includes gourmet burgers, crispy fish and chips and a daily homemade curry.

The Duke of Wellington is a fantastic choice for everyone, whether you are looking to rest your legs or take the family out for a home-cooked meal. The atmosphere and choice of local drinks puts The Duke of Wellington on our list of must visit Bourton-on-the-Water pubs.

Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 – 23:00, Sunday, 12:00 – 22:30
Pet Friendly: Yes
Address: Sherborne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BY
Contact: 01451 820 539


The Kingsbridge Inn – Riverside

The Kingsbridge Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water

Be sure to stop by The Kingsbridge Inn after taking a relaxed stroll along the River Windrush. Everyone is welcome at Kingsbridge, including your family dogs. The spacious beer garden is perfect on a warm summer evening while you enjoy a range of craft ales, refreshing ciders, wines, spirits or soft drinks.

Whether you are stopping by for a quick drink or a three-course meal, Kingsbridge has it all. The leisurely lunch menu is available between 12:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday, and is a selection of light snacks. If you want something more filling, the main menu offers a selection of British pub classics. From veggie burgers to curries, The Kingsbridge Inn has it all.

Throughout the week, the pub hosts a series of poker and quiz nights. So, if you fancy yourself as a quiz master, get involved. Take on the experienced locals in the Bourton-on-the-Water battle of the minds.

Whether you have spent the day exploring the Miniature village or venturing to the Whelford Pool Nature Reserve, The Kingsbridge Inn is a great choice for the whole family.

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 12:00 – 22:00
Pet Friendly: Yes
Address: Riverside, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BS
Contact: 01451 824 119


Old Manse Hotel – Victoria Street

Old Manse Hotel, Bourton-on-the-Water

Heading further into the bustling village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Old Manse Hotel sits next to the River Windrush. Full of history, the 18th-century pub is a great choice to rest your legs. Settle down, grab a bite to eat and take in the views of the town known as the Venice of the Cotswolds.

With a range of Greene King beers and ales, the Old Manse Hotel is a family-favourite that serves both British and world cuisines. Catering for both vegan and vegetarian, food is served between 11:00 and 22:00.

The Old Manse Hotel is a historic pub with a modern twist. Overlooking the river, the Old Manse hotel beer garden is a village favourite, full of life.

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 – 23:00
Pet Friendly: Yes
Address: Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BX
Contact: 01451 820 082


Bourton-on-the-Water is a charming village with a lot of character. Check out this Bourton-on-Water travel guide to help plan your visit. During your stay, you can fill your time with many different family-friendly activities. But, there is no better way after a long day of exploring than to enjoy a refreshing drink in one of these Bourton-on-the-Water pubs.

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