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loucestershire is one of England's prettiest counties. Timber is harvested in the Forest of Dean, which was once a hunting ground for kings. The gently rolling Cotswold Hills have spectacular views that can be enjoyed from the highest points. The town of Tewkesbury is renowned for its medieval architecture, and the cathedral city of Gloucester, the county's capital, lies just ten miles to the south.Click Here For a List of Links to Inns with Websites

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Anchor Inn

Church Road, Oldbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, BS35 1QA  Tel: 01454 413331
Back to top MAP Good Food Good beer Camra Listed Walking Distance to the Severn Estuary
AnchorRural pub within sight of the first Severn suspension Bridge. Great food and real ales. Home of Sheep Dip whisky, distilled in Scotland.

Anchor Inn

Central Lydbrook, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9SB Tel: 01594 860822
Back to top MAP Accommodation Real Fire Children Welcome Close to the River Wye Goodrich Castle
Traditional old pub with buildings on site reputed to be 15th century. Close to the River Wye and the magnificent Goodrich Castle, the Anchor serves ale straight from the wall, is a restaurant at weekends and hosts folk nights on Wednesdays.

Bathurst Arms Hotel

North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BZ  Tel: 01285 831281
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Delightful old fashioned coaching inn located in the wonderful Cotswolds serving good food. Easy to find as it's the big pink building next to the babbling brook !

Bear Inn

George Street, Bisley, Gloucestershire, GL6 7BD  Tel: 01452 770265
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1007.jpg (32515 bytes)1007b.jpg (35369 bytes)Dating back to 1631, The Bear Inn has been used as a Manorial Court up until 1838, was a cobblers shop and at one time was owned by one of Nelson's captains. Located in a wonderful Cotswold stone village, the Bear serves home cooked food and good ales. A Stone Colonnade makes for an impressive frontage, with oak settles and an enormous stone fireplace, the Bear is a homely place to call in.

The Bell

Sapperton, Gloucestershire, GL7 6LE  Tel: 01285 760298
Back to top MAP The Bell Home Page Email the The Bell Excellent Food Children Welcome Very Comfortable Thames Path Close to the River Frome Great Service Close to historic Cirencester Highly Recommended
1006.jpg (27745 bytes)1006b.jpg (29007 bytes)When you first walk into the Bell at Sapperton, you feel as though you're out of place if you're just looking for a drink as the Bell is very much a food led operation. However, there is a very homely seating area towards the rear of this very stylish and contemporary inn. Locally sourced ingredients along with fresh fish from the south coast ensure that the menu at this excellent Cotswold inn is superb and along with fine ales, an excellent wine list and a very friendly, professional service, the Bell is an excellent choice of venue whilst exploring this delightful part of England.

The Boat

The Quay, Ashleworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 4HZ  Tel: 01452 700272
Back to top MAP The Boat Home Page Excellent Ales Camra Listed Picturesque Location Riverside Setting Independent Review
Have we really got to go now ?Sorry DJ - I'm in the pub15th-century cottage beside the river Severn that’s remained in the same family for more than 400 years. Front and back parlour bars serve real farm cider. A range of real ales served straight from the cask. Accommodation can be found at nearby Ashleworth Court Manor House.

Buckland Manor

Buckland, Gloucestershire, WR12 7LY Tel: 01386 852626
Back to top MAP Buckland Manor Home Page Email the Buckland 14 Rooms Excellent Food Real Fire Very Comfortable Thames Path Wonderful Grounds Luxury Accommodation
Superb 13th Century house which has been converted into an award winning luxury hotel.

The Bull

Market Place, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4AA  Tel: 01285 712535
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Parts of this imposing Cotswold pub date to the 15th century when it used to be a monk’s chantry house, but in its heyday it was a busy coaching inn on the great London to Gloucester turnpike - and today it still provides outstanding hospitality for weary travellers.

Butchers Arms

Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 7RH  Tel: 01452 812113
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Butchers Arms17th Century inn located in a glorious Cotswold village. The area is awash with old English inns and most are well signposted. The Butchers serves traditional ales and excellent food.

Canning Arms

Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BT  Tel: 01452 700275
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Canning ArmsSituated on the Gloucester- Ledbury Road approx. 6 miles from Gloucester. Very friendly family run local pub Specialises in food on evenings and weekend all home cooked and excellent quality Homely and relaxing atmosphere. Also provides B&B accommodation and over night parking for caravans and tents. Great centre for touring Forest of Dean, Malvern's and surrounding areas.

Carpenters Arms

Miserden, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA  Tel: 01452 821283
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Carpenters Arms18th Century inn located in a protected village in the delightful Cotswolds. Good reputation for food and traditional ales.

Colesbourne Inn

Colesbourne, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NP Tel: 01242 870376
Back to top MAP Accommodation Real Fires Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Close to the River Churn
18th Century traditional coaching inn with log fires and exposed beams. Traditional cask ales are served alongside an A la carte menu is also available for lunch and dinner alongside a choice of more traditional bar snacks.

Crown at Tolldown

A46, Dyrham, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HZ  Tel: 01344 891231
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Excellent village inn close to junction 18 of the M4 with superb food and an excellent range of ales.

Crown Inn

Frampton Mansell, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8JG  Tel: 01285 760601
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Delightful stone inn located in an idyllic location halfway between Stroud and Cirencester with lovely views over the Cotswold Hills countryside.

Eight Bells Inn

Church Steet, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6JG  Tel: 01386 840371
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Excellent 14th century Cotswold inn which was built to accommodate Stonemasons who were building the town's Church. Eight Bells was used to store the Bells' for the church tower. The candle-lit Dining Room has a number of stone fire places, oak beams - and even a Priest Hole. The Eight Bells serves excellent ales and great quality food.

Frogmill Inn

Shipton, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HT  Tel: 01242 820547
Back to top MAP Frogmill Home Page 16 Rooms Excellent Food Roaring log Fires Children Welcome Superb Garden River Colne
513.jpg (39814 bytes)Built entirely of local Cotswold stone, the Frogmill sits in its own five acre grounds within the Cotswold Hills and with the river Coln running through the centre. The food is exceptional and Children are well catered for with a playground.

Falcon Inn

New Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6UN  Tel: 01794 814222
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The FalconDating back to 1554 and set in the one of England's traditional picturesque villages, the Falcon serves excellent food and traditional ales and is home to the World's oldest bowling green.

Fleet Inn

Twyning, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6FL  Tel: 01684 274310
Back to top MAP Fleet Inn Home Page Email the Fleet Inn Excellent Ales Real Fire Children's shop & Pets Corner Picturesque Location Wheelchair Friendly Japanese Water Garden M50 J1 Riverside Setting Nominated by Geoff Earnshaw
Fleet InnWait for Me !Picturesque 15th Century multi award winning inn located in an idyllic location on the banks of the River Avon. Full of old English charm with a massive inglenook fireplace and numerous paintings and photographs on the walls. The garden area has great views of the river along with lots of animals to keep children amused and is the landing point of the Twyning Fleet Ferry.

Fox Inn

Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire, GL56 OUR Tel: 01451 870555
Back to top MAP Fox Inn Home Page 3 Rooms Excellent Food Excellent Ales Real Fires Wel Behaved Children Welcome Close to the River Evenlode Great Service Close to Chastleton House (NT) Highly Recommended
719.jpg (32151 bytes)719b.jpg (36203 bytes)Wonderful 15th Century Cotswold stone inn clad with Virginia creepers and filled with flagstone floors, beams, open fireplaces and fresh flowers. The award winning Fox Inn serves excellent high quality home cooked cuisine, serves extremely well kept ales and has an extensive & well priced wine list. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds close to Stow on the Wold, the Fox is a gem amongst many good quality inns in the area.


High Street, St. Briavels, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TA   Tel: 01594 530228
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Very popular pub, full of character close to St. Briavels Castle.

George Inn

Peter Street, Frocester, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TQ Tel: 01453 822302
Back to top MAP George Inn Home Page Email the George Inn Real Fires Cotswold Way Lovely Garden M5 J13 Close to the River Severn St. Leonard's Priory
597.jpg (28985 bytes)Coaching inn dating back to 1716 with a warm welcome serving real ales and excellent home cooked food. Located just outside Stroud and only 3 miles from Slimbridge Wildfowl reserve, the George has a lovely courtyard garden, overlooked by the original coaching stables.

Green Dragon

Elkstone Road, Cockleford, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NW  Tel: 01242 87271
Back to top MAP Green Dragon Home Page 9 Rooms Excellent Ales Real Fires M5 J11A  
DragonExcellent l7th century Country pub with good quality ales and excellent service. Located just of the A417 but certainly worth the quick detour.

Halfway House Inn

Kineton, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, GL54 5UG Tel: 01451 850344
Back to top MAP Accommodation Real Fires Cotswold Farm Park
17th Century Inn, situated in the peaceful hamlet of Kineton. Up until 1975 it was owned by Corpus Christi College of Oxford. The Halfway House serves real ales and good food.

The Highwayman

Beechpike, Elkstone, Gloucestershire, GL53 9PL   Tel: 01285 821221
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16th Century Coaching Inn situated on the main Gloucester - Cirencester road Servers Arkells 2B 3B and Kingsdown Ales. Food all day Excellent quality from main menu and blackboard specials Bar meals and restaurant very friendly staff always pleased to help. Log fires in winter and resident ghost.

Inn For All Seasons

The Barringtons, Burford, Gloucestershire, OX18 4TN Tel: 01451 844324
Back to top MAP Inn for all Seasons Home Page Email the Inn for all Seasons 10 Rooms Real Fires Excellent Food Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Period Furniture Wheelchair Access Listed Building Close to the River Windrush
Lovely 16th Century family run coaching inn, very close to the Oxfordshire border near Burford in the heart of the beautiful English Cotswolds. Excellent food using local meats and fresh grown produce, real ales, over 100 malt whiskies and a fine wine list are served in comfortable surroundings with stone walls, flagstone floors, roaring log fires and period furniture.

Kingsbridge Inn

Riverside, Bourton-on-the-water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BS  Tel: 01451 820371
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Situated in the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water under the shadow of the Cotswold Hills, the Kingsbridge Inn enjoys unrivalled views of the river Windrush.

Lamb Inn

Wotton Road, Iron Acton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS17 9UZ Tel: 01454 228265
Back to top MAP 5 Rooms M4 J19 Nominated by Gavin Lewandowski
Interesting 300 year old inn which used to be a 13th century monastery located in a lovely village setting. Easily accessible from the M4 or the M5. Quiet and cosy with a lovely enclosed beer garden and covered patio area. Along with the accommodation in which William of Orange was reputed to have stayed, there is a function room and skittle alley.

New Inn at Coln

Coln St. Aldwyns, Near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5AN   Tel: 01285 750651
Back to top MAP New Inn Home Page 14 Rooms Superb Food Great Inns of Britain Website
16th Century inn situated in one of the most desirable villages in England. Has a superb reputation for food.

New Inn Hotel

Market Square, Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AB Tel: 01367 252296
Back to top MAP New Inn Home Page Email the New Inn 27 Rooms Real Fires Thames Path On the Banks of the River Thames
17th century coaching inn with traditional bar, A la Carte restaurant and views across the River Thames.

Old New Inn

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF Tel: 01451 820467
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Traditional country Inn dating back to 1714 when two cottages and a barn were joined together. Located in the heart of the Wonderful Cotswolds area.

Washbourne Court Hotel

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HS Tel: 01451 822 143
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Magnificent 17th Century typically English hotel standing in four acres of grounds alongside the River Eye. Originally three farm workers cottages and then a boy's cramming school for 'Eton', The Washbourne Court offers great hospitality in delightful surroundings.

Wild Duck

Drakes Island, Ewen, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BY  Tel: 01285 770310
Back to top MAP Wild Duck Home Page Email the Wild Duck 12 Rooms Excellent Food Excellent Ales Real Fires Children Welcome Well Behaved Dogs Welcome Thames Path Cotswold Water Park Nearby Highly Recommended
435.jpg (37921 bytes)435b.jpg (36109 bytes)Delightful Cotswold stone country inn, located in glorious countryside just outside Cirencester, which has been dispensing good old-fashioned hospitality - as well as wonderful real ales since 1563.

The Woodman

Parkend, Nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4JF Tel: 01594 563273
Back to top MAP Woodman Home Page Email the Woodman Real Fires Close to the River Wye and River Severn Dean Forest Railway
Traditional country Inn located in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Real ales are on tap.