Eating and Drinking in the Cotswolds
Weather you live in The Cotswolds or you are visiting the area on business or as a tourist then you will probably be interested in places to eat and drink. Whether you are looking for a small country pub or gastro pub, a fine dining restaurant or simply a town centre cafe, this section of the Cotswolds website aims to bring you information on places to eat and drink in the Cotswolds.
Whether dining in the stylish restaurant, enjoying a light snack in the cosy bar or eating al fresco in the delightful garden, all of the food is prepared using the freshest of ingredients and sourced from local Cotswold suppliers wherever possible.
The varied menus offer both modern British and European dishes alongside daily specials, which are complemented by a well-balanced wine list. All food is cooked to order and a great emphasis is placed on quality and freshness.
Food is available in both the Restaurant and Bar every lunch-time from midday until 2pm, and in the evenings from 6.30pm until 9pm (last orders).
Contact the Corinium Hotel on 01285 659711
Cowley Manor, Near Cheltenham
The Restaurant at Cowley Manor overlooks the 55 acres of gardens and lakes. Guests can dine on modern British food in the former ballroom or outside on the terrace. The new all-British menus focus on great local and organic ingredients.
There is also a private dining room which seats up to 16 guests and can be reserved for lunches or dinners if you are staying with us, or even if you are not.
Reservations are recommended.
T: 01242 870 900
The Priory Inn
The Priory Inn deserves its strong local reputation as a great place to eat. The ever-popular gastro-inn has won many awards since being taken over by the current private owners in 2004. These include a Harden’s Remy Restaurant Award, Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards (“Most Distinctive Local Menu”) and Taste of The West Silver Dining Pub Awards.
The inn has Cotswold stone walls, bare floorboards, oak tables, bright contemporary canvases from The Thin Dog Gallery in Cirencester, a huge walk-around fireplace and free on-site car parking. Every Sunday from 8pm there is chilled-out live acoustic music - see Cirencester Events
The award-winning food speaks for itself: simple, seasonal, modern/rustic dishes at affordable prices, all sourced from local farms, growers and producers; fresh Cornish fish and gourmet pizzas from the wood-fired oven. The Priory Inn has developed a great reputation for local drinks including real ales, Cotswold lager, wine and liqueurs, all developed by passionate, talented people. There is more to read on your table or on the website. English-style tapas is served every night at the bar from 5pm.
The Priory Inn is focused on welcoming families: they have staff with the right attitude, high-chairs, changing facilities, a toy box and kids menu - it is worth booking in advance.
Contact The Priory Inn on 01666 502251
The Old Boathouse
- Stunning lakeside location
Large alfresco dining area
Home cooked, fresh food Open all day, 7 days a week
Value for money
Relaxed atmosphere and service
Contact The Old Boathouse on 01285 864111
Country Pubs, Gastro Pubs and Town Centre Pubs/Inns
The Crown & Trumpet Inn
A traditional 17th Century Cotswold Inn offering accommodation with local and seasonal home-made dishes
Situated just behind the village green of Broadway this traditional 17th Century Inn, built in Cotswold stone, provides accommodation with four rooms for midweek and weekend breaks. Serving lunch and dinners all through the week using locally produced ingredients to make seasonally cooked home made dishes. Wireless internet access.
Link: The Crown
& Trumpet Inn, Broadway
Tel : 01386 853202
The Crown in Cirencester can be found in West Market Place near the Church. A popular drinking pub in the evenings, the daytime dining experience is extremely pleasant and the pub food extremely pallatable.
Contact The Crown on 01285 653206
Barnsley, near Cirencester
The Village Pub
The Village pub offers high standards of English cooking using local and organic or traceable meats and fresh produce from local suppliers. The menus are changed twice daily and all dishes are cooked and prepared to order. All main courses include homemade bread and vegetables.
Contact The Village Pub on 01285 740421