Great British Grub: Best Places To Eat In The Cotswolds
Running through five counties, the Cotswolds is an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty offering something for everyone. Whether it’s outdoor sports, wildlife or camping, the Cotswolds has you covered.
Alongside the breathtaking countryside, the Cotswolds is famed for its amazing array of historic towns and picturesque villages. If you’re looking for independent shops, antique stores, tearooms, traditional pubs and amazing restaurants, the Cotswolds is the place to be.
And when it comes to Great British grub, some restaurants stand out from the rest. Here are some of the best places to eat in the Cotswolds…
The Porch House
The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold is almost certainly one of the best places to eat in the Cotswolds. This home away from home is a traditionally British pub, restaurant and hotel – plus, dogs and children are welcome. So, you can treat the whole family to some truly scrumptious grub.
Enjoy nibbles in the sun on the glorious garden terrace, delve into fine dining with your family and friends in the rustic restaurant or tuck into hearty British fare in the pub, which is brimming with historical charm.
The Sheep On Sheep Street
If you want a wood-fired pizza to rival that of Italy’s, then you need to pay a visit to The Sheep in Stow on the Wold. This uniquely eccentric pub with its innovative interiors and contemporary character is a real fresh of breath air for anyone visiting the Cotswolds.
Alongside sensational wood-fired pizzas, this show-stopped watering hole also offers a variety of beautifully British dishes, carefully crafted using fresh ingredients.
Perhaps tuck into the Oxford Gold Ale Battered Haddock & Traditional Chips, or enjoy a Mount Grace Farm 35 Day Dry-Age 12oz Sirloin Steak! Vegetarian and vegan diets are also catered for and there’s a menu for the little ones.
If you’d like a lunch or dinner date with a twist, why not book one of the Beach Huts, which are located on The Sheep’s beautiful terrace.
The Frogmill in Cheltenham isn’t only one of the best places to eat in the Cotswolds, it also holds the title of the Best Pub in the UK! Judges at the National Pub & Bar Awards 2022 praised The Frogmill for its flawless operation, attention to detail and genuine hospitality.
This stunning 16th-century pub and restaurant is tucked away in the heart of the Cotswolds and offers sensational seasonal fare along with tantalising tipples. It’s also a 28-bedroom boutique hotel! And better yet, it’s dog-friendly.
The Frogmill’s masterly chefs craft divine dishes that have tourists and locals alike flocking to sample the flavoursome fare.
But what makes The Frogmill the best restaurant in Cheltenham? Well, that would be the Spanish Josper coal-fired oven and American smoker, which is the key to many of the special, signature grill dishes on offer.
From sensational Sunday Roasts to tremendous vegetarian dishes, The Frogmill is an all-around crowd pleaser.
The George Townhouse
The George Townhouse is not just a pub and restaurant, it’s the beating heart of the idyllic town of Shipston-on-Stour. This blindingly British establishment offers fantastic food, ravishing refreshments and an ‘undeniable notoriety for providing a rip-roaring time’.
The George Townhouse proudly uses fresh, local ingredients delivered directly to our kitchen from the best local, free range and artisan suppliers. Their talented chefs whip up exceptional meals including palette-pleasing nibbles and hearty British dishes.
Treat your taste buds to the Great British 100% Wagyu Burger or tuck into a Mount Grace Rump of Lamb. Alternatively, opt for one of the fresh fish dishes or try one of the delicious vegetarian dishes. There’s something for everyone at The George, including a Children’s Menu (and dog treats for your four-legged best friend!).