Stow-on-the-Wold Pubs: Six of the Best



Stow-on-the-Wold has a fantastic collection of friendly, charming pubs, from contemporary designs to traditional retreats. Popping in for a quick pint, or even a hearty meal, is a crucial part of any holiday in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Whether you’re visiting with family, friends or as a couple, we’ve picked six of the best pubs in Stow-on-the-Wold for you to try during your cottage break:

The Porch House
1 Digbeth St, Stow-on-the-Wold

Having recently undergone restoration, the Porch House is a Grade II listed Inn which combines traditional details with a modern rustic atmosphere. With low ceilings, exposed beams and flagstone floors, it’s a fantastic example of a traditional English pub. They serve a selection of craft ales, as well as some carefully selected wines and spirits. The cosy bar area is dog-friendly, and open between 11am and 11pm (although you can enjoy a coffee from 8am).

Kings Arms
Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold

This 500-year-old dog-friendly pub can be found on the corner of the Square, and combines a relaxed atmosphere with centuries of history. It’s easy to imagine how the beamed ceilings and crackling log fire welcomed visitors in days gone by. The serve a wide range of real ales, lagers, wines and spirits, as well as food and bar snacks.

Queens head
Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold

The Queens Head is a favourite with locals and visitors alike, so if you’re planning on popping in for a weekend meal, it’s a good idea to reserve a table. The friendly service and popularity mean that this dog-friendly pub always has a warm, welcoming atmosphere – perfect for both a quick drink or a longer meal. Choose from two local ales and a selection of homemade specials.

The Bell at Stow
Park St, Stow-on-the-Wold

This stylish country pub can be found on the edge of Stow, and comes complete with a traditional bar (exposed beams, flagstone floors and all) and a lovely garden – both perfect spots for enjoying a drink or a meal after a long walk. Whether you sit down for a three-course meal, or just fancy a snack to go with your ale, you’ll be able to enjoy it here. The Bell also hosts regular live music, including piano and acoustic sets, on Sunday evenings. Open between 8am and 11pm.

The Golden Ball Inn
Lower Swell

The family-run Golden Ball is located about a mile outside Stow-on-the-Wold, and is another lovely example of a traditional British pub. It’s worth a visit in every season, with crackling wood fires in winter and a lovely garden (complete with games!) to enjoy in summer. The pub is part of the nearby Donnington Brewery, and serves a menu of fresh local produce which changes daily. Open between 12pm and 11pm.

The Old Stocks
The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold

The team in charge of renovating The Old Stocks wanted to combine 17th-century charm, modern-day luxury and a passion for great hospitality, and they certainly delivered! The bar area is a relaxed, welcoming area with a fantastic array of unique cocktails made from a range of local spirits. They also serve a good selection of Craft beers, including some from the Warwickshire-based Purity Brewery. Open 8am - 11pm.

Stow-on-the-Wold has a great selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy during your cottage break. Our charming collection of holiday cottages are all perfectly located for exploring everything this charming town has on offer, so why not book your cottage break today?



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