Our Pick of the Best Cotswolds Pubs

Where Are the Best Cotswolds Pubs?

The quintessential UK break will typically feature a pub of some sort, and a break in the Cotswolds is certainly no different! Whether its a traditional roast dinner on a Sunday, an afternoon refresher in the beer garden or a pint by a cosy fire no trip is complete without a visit to a classic Cotswolds pub. As the experts in all things Cotswolds, weve got a great guide to some fantastic Cotswolds pubs which are a must during your Jigsaw stay.

The Fox Inn, Lower Oddington

Cotswolds pubs don't come any more traditional than The Fox Inn, which is really a perfect postcard example. Clad in Virginia creeper greenery, antique interior and a cosy warming fireplace, this is a welcoming pub for travellers of all descriptions. Ideal for families, couples, groups and individuals, theres great food and a friendly atmosphere waiting for you.The perfect pub stop at any time of year, visitors will love the roaring fires in winter and the beautiful garden in summer with delicious seasonal menus to match. The food is highly recommended, with a good blend of British and European dishes to enjoy at any time of day.Need to know: In the summer, enjoy The Fox Inns beautiful garden space - ideal for al fresco dining. For the chillier evenings, theres a covered off area as well as a heated terrace allowing you to dine outdoors no matter what the weather holds.Where to stay: Pear Tree Cottage is just a short walk or drive to The Fox Inn, and sleeps up to 8 for a family or getaway with friends. With a sleek, modern dining area and a fantastic outdoor space, this Cotswolds cottage has plenty of character for a perfect stay.

The Fleece Inn, Bretforton

For a traditional Cotswolds pub experience like no other, a visit to the Fleece Inn is a must. Named Good Pub Guides Country Pub of the Year 2016, it has a stellar reputation, which is also aided by being owned by The National Trust. For those looking for Cotswolds pubs with a bit of history, The Fleece will not disappoint. Originally opened in the 15th century, the pub still has many of its original featuresand continues to be a popular destination for Cotswolds visitors.The pub features an extensive food and drinks menu, which is compiled around locally sourced products to add to the authenticity of your Fleece Inn experience. Supporting local suppliers, the pub is highly regarded in the area and should certainly be one of the stops along your Cotswolds adventure.Need to Know: The Fleece Inn is also host to a number of events, from local groups to larger annual events. Take a look at whats on and dive in to the community spirit.Where to Stay: Watery Park Barn is a magnificent property which sleeps up to 14. With plenty of modern features and traditional aesthetics, youll long for its open spaces and grand dining space long after youve left.

The Angel, Burford

Burford is often called the gateway to the Cotswolds and what better way to start your journey than with a visit to The Angel? Built in the 16th century, it is a fine example of a medieval pub and offers a warm welcome to families and groups, as well as friends of the canine variety.The Angel is well-known for its welcoming atmosphere and traditional pub features. The food menu is impressive and offers traditional pub meals as well as other delights. The Angel works with a local brewery which provides some much-loved real ales, whilst its extensive wine list is also a favourite with both locals and tourists. Mark your Cotswolds stay with a visit to The Angel and experience its many wonderful features.Need to know: The Angel also serves breakfast so if youre planning a long walk around the Cotswolds countryside, make The Angel your first stop for fuel before you set off.Where to Stay: Berry Cottage sleeps 4 for a great country escape from city life. With traditional features and housed in a quiet area, youll feel relaxed and refreshed after your stay. Just a short distance from The Angel, why not make it your local for your stay?

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

The Wild Rabbit is an attractive inn with an updated interior and plenty of traditional features. Offering delicious meals and a big Cotswold welcome, youll enjoy your visit to this much-loved Chipping Norton pub.The beauty of The Wild Rabbit lies in its simplicity, and its wonderful features make it a fine example of countryside dining. The menu features plenty of locally produced ingredients, including those from Daylesford Organic Farmshop which is also run by the pubs owners. There is plenty to choose from the drinks menu, with locally produced ales and wines featuring heavily for a more traditional feel.Need to know: The Wild Rabbit has private dining facilities so if youre looking to make your Cotswolds break even more special, why not book a meal here and celebrate a special occasion or family get together in style?Where to stay: Small families or groups of friends will love the charm of Little Garth, whilst The Old Smithy is perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat. Both are located in Kingham itself, providing easy access on foot to The Wild Rabbit.

The Five Alls, Filkins

Awarded Best Pub in the Southwest Region and Best Pub Gloucestershire 2016 by the National Pub and Bar Awards, The Five Alls is one on the most luxurious and popular Cotswolds pubs in the area. Retaining many of its original features, the pub is picturesque and beautiful on the outside, whilst the inside offers plenty of comforts and delights. Its no wonder that Kate Moss has been known to hangout here on occasion!The Five Alls is well-known for its dining experience, with many dishes having an Italian flavour to reflect its chefs background and upbringing. Local suppliers are another key feature of the menu, which changes each month to reflect the season and keep things fresh. From brunch through to dinner, youll find something tasty to enjoy at any time of day. With regular music nights and other events, your visit to the Five Alls could also feature a fantastic soundtrack too.Need to know: The Five Alls has a sister pub, The Plough, in Kelmscott, Lechlade, which is another great location to visit during your Cotswolds stay.Where to stay: Cleevely Cottage is within easy reach of the Five Alls, offering cosy accommodation for 4. It has a beautiful interior and plenty of modern comforts to provide a memorable stay for families and small groups.Whichever Jigsaw property you choose to make your home from home, you can rest assured there will be at least one or two classic Cotswolds pubs nearby. Visit one of our recommendations above for what is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay.

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