Thursday 23 November 2017


12 Cotswold venues for private hire

Whether it's your birthday, anniversary, or you're looking for any excuse for a good old knees-up, plan a celebration to remember, with SoGlos lending a helping hand to find 12 Cotswold venues for private hire.

From big birthday bashes and family reunions, to sophisticated dining and memorable christenings, the Cotswolds are home to plenty of versatile venues which are available for private hire.

Encompassing everything from trendy restaurants and chic hotels, to cosy Cotswold pubs, be prepared to unleash your inner party planner with this hot list, sponsored by The Hangar.

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1. The Hangar

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Located in the Cotswolds village of Upper Rissington, The Hangar is a hidden gem and social hub for eating, drinking and mingling. The venue offers a stylish setting for celebrations and special events, having hosted everything from birthday parties with DJ sets, to laidback christenings.

Whether you’re searching for somewhere to hold a formal sit-down meal, or a stand-up event with delicious canapés, The Hangar can be hired for between 20 and 50 people, providing a versatile and intimate space. What’s more, with an on-site bar and delicious food, the venue promises a brilliant atmosphere from early morning into the night.


2. The Falcon Inn


A family-run pub and restaurant in Painswick, The Falcon Inn is home to a dedicated area for private dining and special occasions, with the picturesque space perfect for Cotswold celebrations.

The old stable block, The Shires, is designed especially for private parties and comes complete with its own courtyard, with the ability to accommodate everything from small weddings and christenings, to special lunchtime events, with capacity for up to approximately 60 standing, and 40 seated guests.


3. The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen


A bistro-style restaurant on the outskirts of Stroud, The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen is an industrial chic space which is available for exclusive hire on Sunday to Thursday evenings, with flexibility for individual requirements and budget.

Dedicated to turning event dreams into reality, the venue can be adapted for buffet get-togethers, sit down meals, and even a good old fashioned hoedown, welcoming groups of up to 40 for a sit down meal, and up to 100 for a drinks party or buffet.


4. The Green Dragon Inn

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Situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Green Dragon Inn in Cowley boasts a dedicated function room which can cater for up to 100 people making it suitable for private parties, wedding receptions and business meetings.

Not only does the private room open out onto a spacious patio area which is ideal for alfresco drinks and dining, but it can also be turned into a skittles alley – a unique feature which is sure to inject fun into your special event.


5. The Bell at Sapperton


A Cotswold hideaway, The Bell at Sapperton is a characterful pub and restaurant which offers a charming setting for private events, with its Garden Room suitable for parties, meetings and celebrations and comfortably sitting up to 14 people.

Boasting beautiful views and a secluded walled courtyard with alfresco dining area, the cosy room has a wood burner for the winter, and can be opened out on a summer’s day. Catering for everything from courtyard parties, to pizza and barbecue nights, there’s plenty of choice.


6. Egypt Mill


A charming 16th century converted mill near Nailsworth, Egypt Mill boasts a beautiful riverside location which serves as a brilliant backdrop for private functions, with its Millers Room and Garden Room creating the perfect atmosphere.

Suitable for daytime events, sit-down functions and parties, the team is dedicated to exceeding all expectations, with a range of menu packages to suit every special occasion, with room to fit up to approximately 100 for a seated meal and 150 for a party.


7. The Kings Head Hotel


Nestled in the heart of Cirencester, The Kings Head Hotel is a luxury venue which has a range of private dining spaces that can accommodate large parties and intimate affairs, providing a boutique backdrop for special events.

The atmospheric vaulted Wine Cellar is a unique setting which can sit between eight and 18; the sophisticated Panel Room is perfect for a small party or drinks reception of 10 to 30; and the old-fashioned Library fits up to 12 people. Meanwhile, for large groups, The Vaulted Cellar is perfect; along with The Assembly Room which is ideal for between 80 to 120 guests.


8. The Inn at Fossebridge

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A charming country venue, The Inn at Fossebridge near Cirencester is home to two elegant and adjoining dining rooms, The Coln Room and The Garden Room, which are available for exclusive hire and offer a stylish setting for your special event. There’s also The Parlour, located at the back area of the pub, which offers space for seating up to 20 guests.

With an open fireplace and views of the glorious gardens, The Coln Room can sit either 14 or 28 guests, with the option to transform the space into a dance area with a DJ. Meanwhile, The Garden Room is perfect for larger dos, with room for up to 40 seated, and 60 standing people.


9. The Wheatsheaf Inn


Part of The Lucky Onion Group, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach is home to two private dining rooms for up to 20 guests, offering a chic space in the country for private events.

The Private Room is suitable for between four and 20 people, while The Poker Room is a semi-private area which can accommodate six people, with both spaces available for large dinners, intimate gatherings, and business meetings.


10. The Fish Hotel


The Fish Hotel in Broadway not only boasts a brilliant Cotswold setting and view across the countryside, but serves as a great party venue, catering for special occasions big and small – with the chance to hire the entire hotel if you’re hosting the ultimate lavish event.

Other options include The Conservatory which seats up to 18 people; the Dining Room which can hold up to 50 people; or taking over the whole designer-styled restaurant area, which can seat 160 guests and promises a wonderful backdrop for any event.


11. The Blue Boar


A traditional pub in the Cotswold town of Chipping Norton, The Blue Boar is housed in a listed building dating back to the 17th century with original features and bursts with charm and a cosy country feel.

With flexibility for different types of event, there’s the choice of The Stable Room, a rustic space complete with beautiful beams which seats up to 50 people; and The Piano Room, which is suitable for 30 seated and 50 standing guests.


12. Dormy House

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An idyllic country retreat in Broadway, Dormy House boasts farmhouse chic interiors, warming log fires and cosy corners. It’s perfect for hosting private dining and special events and has a number of characterful rooms for hire.

The Top Table, a semi-private stone-walled area that’s home to a beautiful banqueting table; Scandi chic-inspired dining room, The Studio; and The Tack Room can all hold up to 14 guests. Meanwhile, The Garden Room has its own private terrace and beautiful views, and accommodates up to 70 people.


By Kathryn Godfrey

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