We have compiled our 13 favourite Cotswolds pubs with interesting and unusual names. With names inherited from both mythological...
Burford is renowned for its magnificent landscape, local colour, a thriving social personality, and its many delightful and distinctive pubs. Burford is situated in the heart of Cotswolds and the local pubs offer local patrons and visitors a wide variety of food and beverages and world class Burford hospitality.
Cotswolds pubs are renowned for being lively and diverse. Many have been providing food and beverage services for centuries, and many of the pubs are situated in the same buildings in which they originated.
The Cotswold Arms is a highly regarded pub and restaurant located at 46 High Street in Burford, Oxfordshire. The Cotswold Arms also features a terrific sun-trapped patio garden with amazing roses, a waterfall, pond, assorted flowers and an outside bar with ice cream.
This is a poplar Summer social setting. The traditional 18th century pub is a five star venue that retains it magical charm. The distinctive flower baskets and tubs are always appealing. Visitors to the area make viewing these arrangements one more reason to stop by.
All Cotswold Arms beers and wines are carefully selected and cared for with precision. The cuisine is traditional home-cooked pub food. The emphasis is on locally-sourced foods, with both lunch and dinner equally appetising!
The Royal Oak rests quietly at 26 Witney Street in Burford, Oxfordshire. Jacky and Irish welcome local and visiting diners to this friendly pub. This is a dog-friendly environment. The traditional offers a relaxed bar, large open fire, separate dining rooms and a game room. The enclosed, rear beer garden is vibrant. The Royal Oak has 2 letting rooms.
All meals are prepared with fresh, local ingredients. They are served all day, every day. The popular Wadsworth Ales and a good assortment of other ales are always on hand.
For the sports minded, the Royal Oak sponsors regular dart games and cribbage contests.
The Swan Inn personifies the qualities that best represent the traditional lore of the English village. Located in Swinbrook, Burford, this pub symbolises everything the famous Cotswold Inns on the banks of the River Windrush have come to represent.
The Swann Inn is a great place to unwind, relax, enjoy carefully prepared and planned meals and interact with other guests. The Inn lies just outside Burford, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds. This quiet inn serves as a central launching pad for memorable trips to Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds.
Great hospitality and terrific live music events keep the Bee Hive at 18 Black Bourton Rd in Carterton well and truly buzzing all year round. A lively dance floor featuring some of London’s best bands and outstanding cuisine make a night at this pub unforgettable. On band nights, the quiet pub transforms itself into a dance club – The Bee Hive is a happening pub!
Arguably one of Burford's hidden gems, The Angel at Burford occupies a stunning 16th Century Coaching Inn, and is the perfect location for a quick pint and a hearty lunch.
Popular amongst locals and tourists alike, The Angel retains it's local vibe and welcomes families, couples and pets.
If you want a straightforward, traditional pub, the Rose and Crown may be right up your alley. Friendly service and long, open seating benches help guest absorb warmth and hospitality around a big open fire. Great beers, smooth ales and a solid selection of wines set the relaxed atmosphere that makes the Rose and Crown a favourite gathering place.
Outdoor service is available during the summer where you can enjoy every scent, sound and aroma that sets the Cotswolds apart from the typical British countryside.
Located on Park Street in Stow On The Wold (near Cheltenham) the Bell Inn is a family run pub that specialises in traditional English pub food, beer, lager and real ales and wine. The comprehensive menu features organic, local meals all cooked on the premises every day.
The Bell Inn offers a sports bar, snooker and pool tables, comedy nights, entertainment nights and playgrounds for children. Like other Cotswold pubs, the Bell Inn is dog friendly. Their famous Sunday lunch is a weekly ritual for many locals!
The Plough prides itself on its Wadworth ales that are “quality real ales served in quality pubs”. The Plough is located on Main Rd in Alvescot, Bampton. The Plough is one of 250 international pubs operated by Wadworth.
Dependable cuisine, great bar menus and a varied lunch menu make The Plough a favourite meeting place. The next big event is the Winter Beer Festival which begins on December 7, 2013.
Rustic buildings, traditional bars, classic lunch and dinner menus located at the social hubs of many Cotswold towns. You have not fully experienced the Cotswolds until you have frequented some of the most hospitable pubs in England.