Eating Out in the Cotswolds Our Ultimate Guide

Our Picks for Eating Out in the Cotswolds

Great scenery, great company and of course great food thats what makes eating out in the Cotswolds such a treat. As well as the beautiful landscapes, what draws many people to the Cotswolds is the food. There are plenty of fantastic places to enjoy delicious dishes from breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, right through to dinner. Enjoy Jigsaw Holidays pick of our favourite places to eat out in the Cotswolds and be sure to pay them a visit.

The Chefs Dozen, Chipping Campden

There arent many places which boast a full 5-star rating on Trip Advisor, but The Chefs Dozen is most certainly one of them, and with good reason. Regularly lauded with awards and recognition from top critics, this is one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds, rivalling any you would find in a city setting. Working with local producers, owners Richard and Solange have produced a wonderfully British menu, with plenty of high quality dishes to try. The good news is, if youre finding it difficult to decide, the restaurants Chefs Dozen menu offers you the chance to try four of its dishes from a selection of 12, to ensure you get to sample the widest range of flavours.Alongside the mouth-watering menu is a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Youll receive a friendly welcome from Richard and Solange which makes dining at The Chefs Dozen a real treat. Dont just take our word for it though, book yourself a table and see for yourself.Need to know: Booking is essential for The Chefs Dozen and recommended to avoid disappointment. They can only accommodate a maximum of 4 people on any one single table. A cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice. There is no dress code to ensure a relaxed, enjoyable environment.Where to stay: Diamond Cottagesleeps up to 4 people. Boasting a boutique feeland an attractive sunny garden, youll certainly feel at home in this Cotswolds Cottage. The Chefs Dozen is just a short walk away meaning you can leave the cars at the property, have a few drinks and enjoy a walk through the beautiful Chipping Campden.

Burford Garden Centre, Burford

Burford Garden Centre is much more than your average garden centre. There is plenty on offer in terms of flowers, plants and garden furniture to buy as well as original art, textiles and home dcor items so much in fact that we cant guarantee you wont walk away with a car load of treasures! As well as this, Burford Garden Centre is also home to a glorious caf, full of home grown treats to sample including renowned cakes, baked goods and tasty lunches. It's a great place to put your feet up after exploring the garden centre itself, and feel sure you won't be disappointed with the food on offer.The Burford Garden Centre caf has a friendly atmosphere and is perfect for families looking to enjoy a bite to eat surrounded by beautiful scenery. A lovely way to enjoy a Cotswolds lunch, its a must-visit caf at any time of year.Need to know: The caf is open for breakfast and lunch and is open all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday.Where to stay: Cleeveley Cottageis located near Burford and is a gorgeous Cotswolds cottage which sleeps 4 (+2). Its ideal for families or couples and a short drive to Burford Garden Centre. With spacious bedrooms and dining areas, you can enjoy a restful break in this tranquil location.

Russells Fish and Chips, Broadway

It wouldnt be a British holiday without classic fish and chips and Russells Fish and Chips is one of the best you could ask for away from the seaside. Regularly awarded five-star reviews, Russell's has a high reputation in the Cotswolds thanks to its well-cooked offering and friendly atmosphere. Unlike your traditional chippy, Russells Fish and Chips offers a bit more to its menu, with satisfying starters, desserts, non-fish items and a great drinks menu too making a visit a must for your trip.Led by Cheltenham-born Ross Cameron, the staff at Russells offer a warm welcome and a relaxed dining experience for families, couples and groups every day. The restaurant itself is an attractive location, situated just off Broadways main high street. With a great range of fresh fish and plenty of character, this is one of the Cotswolds most-loved eateries.Need to know: Theres no need to book at Russells and the menu is available for both dine-in and takeaway.Where to stay: Top Cottage in Broadway provides easy access to Russells Fish and Chips and were sure it will make a regular feature of your stay. Sleeping 4, it is perfect for small groups and families and offers plenty of home comforts and modern dcor housed within a charming Cotswolds cottage.

The Hare, Milton Under Wychwood

If its a traditional British country pub youre looking for, then youll certainly get it with The Hare. Conveniently located for those staying at our Burford, Chipping Norton and Stow on the Wold cottages, youll be greeted with a warm welcome, a tasty menu and some stylish surroundings. The Hare is very popular with local residents, which is a good sign of a good British pub.Serving lunch and dinner, the menu at The Hare includes everything from large sharing platters to delicious meat dishes and theres a lighter dining menu perfect for those taking a break from a Cotswolds stroll. If youre looking to enjoy private dining for a larger group during your stay, The Hare can accommodate up to 20 in its intimate private dining area, with a menu designed according to your partys preferences. The Hare also offers a Champagne Happy Hour on a Friday at 5pm for those of you looking to start your holiday in style! An excellent place to enjoy a Sunday lunch or experience a true Cotswolds pub dinner, a trip to The Hare will make your British break complete.Need to know: The Hare does not operate an allergen-free kitchen. If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements however the team will be more than happy to discuss them to be able to meet your needs.Where to stay: The Old School House is located in the centre of Milton Under Wychwood meaning a trip to the Hare is just a short walk away. A stylish former school house renovated into stylish accommodation for up to five people, youll be impressed with the large outdoor dining space and modern facilities.

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

Another stylish country eatery, The Wild Rabbit has a stylish interior with the feel of a warm and inviting British pub. Whether you want to warm up by the fire in the colder months or enjoy a cold pint in the summer, there is something to suit all. Once described as the poshest pub in Britain, it attracts customers from far and wide, with many a good reason. The food menu offers plenty of variety, from bar snacks to a wonderful a la carte, which is designed according to the season. The chefs work closely with local suppliers and farmers to ensure the freshest food and to support local businesses.The Wild Rabbit also offers private dining which can cater for various group sizes. If youre planning a Jigsaw Holiday for a special celebration or a family get together, The Wild Rabbit will be more than happy to accommodate your group and make your visit special - just remember to book as far in advance as possible!Need to know: The Wild Rabbit is owned by the Daylesford Farm Shop which is popular with people looking to pick up some excellent treats to take home. They also offer picnicking products to take with you on country walks, alongside plenty to take back to your Jigsaw cottage so you can prepare some dishes from your home from home.Where to stay: Little Garth is located in Kingham itself, which means you can walk to The Wild Rabbit easily. It sleeps 3-4 making it perfect for smaller groups and families and offers welcoming accommodation and modern facilities to make your stay unforgettable.

The Horse and Groom, Bourton On Hill

The Horse and Groom has won many awards, including being featured in The Good British Pub Guide 2016 and the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand three years in a row. Not only that, but its popular with customers too. Offering a fresh menu designed with ingredients from local producers, as well as food grown at the pub itself, there is plenty to suit all tastes. Despite the many accolades, the Horse and Groom will provide you with a friendly welcome, and offers a friendly atmosphere for dining ideal for families, groups, and couples to get together and enjoy some quality time in a truly British pub.With an ever-changing menu, you will always find something new at the Horse and Groom which makes it an essential part of your Cotswolds visit. The outdoor dining area makes it a great place to enjoy the summer sunshine, whilst the inside offers charming dcor.Need to know: Booking is advised as the Horse and Groom can get busy. Theyll also be happy to advise you on things to do whilst youre in the area, allowing you to benefit from some valuable local knowledge.Where to stay: Slatters Cottage is an idyllic country cottage which is perfect for small group stays, sleeping up to 3. This charming Cotswolds cottage offers all of the home comforts youd expect, making it a great base for your Cotswolds visit. Slatters Cottage is just a short walk from The Horse and Groom, so make sure you pay them a visit whilst youre there.If you require any further information or recommendations about eating out in the Cotswolds during your stay, our team at Jigsaw will be more than happy to advise you to help ensure the most memorable stay for you and your party.

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