Traditional Inns (Pubs)
Bell at Sapperton
Popular dining pub given to natural stonewalls, polished flagstone floors, and the winter log fires provide a comfortable ambience. Local beers. Al fresco in summer. Beneficiary of a hilarious review by the late Adrian Gill.
Falkland Arms, Great Tew
A traditional pub with flagstone floors, oak beams, inglenook fireplace, mugs and bric-a-brac hanging from the ceiling, and ale in many potions to whet your senses. Garden. B&B, two bedrooms with 4-posters.
George Inn, 4 West Street, Lacock
The George Inn dates back to 1361. Its interior is so evocative of 'Ye Olde Worlde' that you would be forgiven for imagining that the man at the bar is Cromwell, and that the dogwheel by the huge open fireplace is still being turned by a specially bred dog known as a turnspit. Now with accommodation.
Kings Head, Bledington
A former C16 cider house that has a dream-like setting, on a village green beside a meandering brook. A local inn proud to use produce from University Farm in Bledington, and to remain, foremost a pub that serves great food. The bedrooms are pretty special, too.
Lamb Inn, Shipton-under-Wychwood
Inviting C16 hostelry with a flourish of C21 interior design. Multi-ethnic bedrooms relive the proprietor’s past travels. Food is eclectic, too. B&B. Family room.
Mount Inn, Stanton
This pub can be a very welcome refuge if one’s tackling the Cotswold Way, or a fine spot to sink a pint, take in the view, and sample some tasty cuisine. Best to book.
Plough Inn, Ford
The first pub my 90-year old Grandmother entered, and surprisingly, she was markedly impressed at how civil and well behaved everyone was. She was drawn to the advertised, asparagus. Its all flagstone floors, beams and old-world charm. Jonjo O’Neill’s yard is across the road so expect to pick up some tips from the visiting stable lads.
Seven Tuns, Chedworth
This wonderful, ancient inn has been given a loving make-over by Liz and her sister, Sarah. More comfort and delicious nosh will prepare you for long evenings of vivid conversation, dominoes and bountiful pints of golden ale. Live music and quiz nights.
Village Pub, Barnsley
A warren of little rooms serving ambitious pub food and local beers. Child/dog friendly. Luxurious B&B. Part of the Barnsley House empire opposite so expect a professional touch.
Woolpack Inn, Slad
Traditional Cotswold pub with exceptional food, simply cooked, and home to a cup of Rosie’s cider, and the spirit of Laurie Lee. The Landlady has the voice of an angel, and can she sing! Newspapers, a pastoral view, Beer Fest, cricketers...bliss.