“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,”...
What better way to round off an active day spent in the Cotswolds than to find a great dining pub in which to enjoy a lovely meal and a glass of wine? Wherever your Cotswolds holiday cottage happens to be, you won’t be too far from some great dining pubs in the region. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourites below to give you somewhere to start from.
First up is The Angel at Burford. This inn dates back to the 16th century and has always been popular thanks to its location. It is positioned at what is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, wonderful Burford. They have a bar menu including such delights as smoky bacon Scotch egg and duck spring roll. But don't go without checking out the main menu which features their signature slow-roast Old Spot belly of pork. If you want to get an early start they offer a breakfast menu as well, including their famous full English.
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Meanwhile, the National Trust is the owner of The Fleece Inn in Bretforton. Not far from Broadway and Evesham, this is known for the greatest in pub grub and guest ales. You can check out the casual bar menu or book a table to try out the main menu, which changes with the seasons. At this time of the year, braised blade of beef and the wonderfully-named Warwickshire Whizzer sausage are among the options.
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Finally The Bell at Alderminster has made something of a name for itself. It is worth making a journey to sample the gastronomical delights of The Bell, even if your Cotswolds holiday cottage isn’t nearby. It dates from the 18th century and is actually a coaching inn that forms part of the Alscot Estate. Indeed, you can enjoy sampling some Alscot Ale if you fancy, or try one of the guest beers that are regularly available for sale. The restaurant features a tempting a la carte menu, and it isn’t surprising to learn it is award-winning. Warm ham hock salad features among the starters, with such delights as the garlic-buttered whole Cornish plaice among the main courses. Make room for dessert as well if you can!
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Wherever you are staying in the Cotswolds, and whatever you have in mind to do while you are there, a visit to at least one of these pubs is definitely in order. Which one would you go for first?