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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. 

01285 760298

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. 

01608 683653


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. 

01249 730263  

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. 

01608 658365

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.

01993 830465

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.   

01386 584316  

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.

01386 584215

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. 

01285 720630

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.  

01285 740421


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.  

01452 813429