Monday 20 November 2017


14 cosy Cotswold pubs

The colder months are here and it's the perfect time to retreat to a cosy Cotswold pub, with SoGlos rounding up 14 destinations that promise charm, character, and cheery warmth.

With the arrival of autumn and winter weather calling for warm knitwear, soft blankets and roaring log fires, it’s the perfect time to unwind at a cosy Cotswold pub, relaxing within a snug setting as the temperature drops outside.

Whether you’re looking forward to a traditional Sunday lunch, enjoying a drink with friends, or simply want to warm up by the fireplace, SoGlos rounds up 14 cosy havens in the Cotswolds, in this hot list sponsored by The Hollow Bottom.

For more information about the pretty country pub, visit hollowbottom.com directly.


1. The Hollow Bottom

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A country pub nestled in the heart of the Cotswold countryside in Guiting Power, The Hollow Bottom offers great views, a peaceful setting, and all the cosy charm you could wish for, creating a warm and welcoming setting to eat, drink and relax.

Whether you’re visiting for some delicious British food, a refreshing drink at the bar, or stopping off during a country ramble, the popular pub exudes quintessential Cotswold character, complete with exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, open fireplace, and country-chic décor.


2. The Red Lion Inn


Located in the market town of Chipping Campden, The Red Lion Inn boasts characterful features, a roaring fire, and rustic pub décor that sings of tradition, providing a great backdrop for drinks and dining, and an enticing seasonal menu to boot.


3. The Crown & Trumpet Inn

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Located in Broadway, The Crown & Trumpet Inn is an award-winning 17th century inn with honey-coloured Cotswold stone exteriors, fuss-free pub furniture, a warming fire, and a cosy atmosphere, serving up classic British dishes and quality brews.


4. The Potting Shed


With its flagstone floor, open fireplace, beautiful beams, and contemporary but classic bar, The Potting Shed in Malmesbury is a gastropub that blends style with cosy character, offering a lovely setting and serving creative British meals.


5. The Feathered Nest


An award-winning Cotswold pub in Nether Westcote, The Feathered Nest welcomes guests into a cosy and comfortable setting, where a host of cask-conditioned ales, lovely log fire, and vibrant ambience are sure to delight guests.


6. The Wild Rabbit


Combining modern décor with rustic Cotswold charm, The Wild Rabbit in Kingham serves up traditional British food, artisan beers, traditional ales, and wines, with guests able to soak up the cosy surroundings, relaxing by the roaring fire or at the well-stocked bar.


7. The Fleece Inn


Run with a love of tradition and owned by The National Trust, The Fleece Inn in Bretforton is a heritage pub that serves up real ales and locally-sourced British food, while its rural location, roaring fire, and historic interiors make for a delightful visit.


8. The Wild Duck

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A historic Cotswold inn in Ewen, The Wild Duck Inn offers a lovely space for tucking into hearty British food, or enjoying drinks within a cosy setting, enhanced by the warmly-coloured walls, exposed beams, fireplace, and traditional pub furniture.


9. The Bell at Sapperton


The Bell at Sapperton is a charming pub in the heart of the Cotswolds which, aside from offering an enticing seasonal menu, provides a pleasant pub atmosphere thanks to the roaring log fires, cosy corners and rustic features.


10. The Snowshill Arms


Head to the pretty Cotswold village of Snowshill and its traditional pub, The Snowshill Arms, for an olde-worlde experience. Snuggle up by the log fire and soak up the sights, which include beams, brick walls and a well-stocked bar.


11. The Bell at Selsley


Boasting a picturesque Cotswold setting, The Bell At Selsey is a 16th-century grade II-listed inn that offers a peaceful country escape and heaps of cosy character, in addition to serving real ales and locally-sourced food.


12. The Green Dragon Inn

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Located in Cowley on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Green Dragon Inn promises delicious food, good drink, and a tranquil setting in the Cotswolds. And thanks to its homely setting and pretty décor, the pub bursts with cosy charm.


13. The King's Head Inn


An idyllic country pub nestled on a pretty village green, The King’s Head Inn in Bledington ticks all the boxes for a picture-perfect Cotswold pub, with its low ceilings, quaint nooks and crannies, and traditional pub décor creating a cosy atmosphere.


14. The Royal Oak


Slanted beamed ceilings, low lighting, and a lovely wooden bar create a stylish yet classic pub setting at classic Cotswold inn, The Royal Oak in Tetbury, which also offers organic food and a host of regional and guests ales that promise to delight guests.


By Kathryn Purvis

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