18 places to dine with a view in Gloucestershire

Discover where to enjoy fantastic food and a beautiful backdrop, with SoGlos's pick of 18 places to dine with a view in Gloucestershire.

Charming countryside? Flowing rivers? Rolling hills? Gloucestershire boasts plenty of breathtaking views – and what better way to soak up the sights, than with delicious food and a drink in hand?

Ranging from fine dining feasts and hearty pub grub to classic café treats and laidback alfresco lunches, SoGlos has curated 18 places to dine in Gloucestershire with incredible views.

About the sponsor – The Maytime Inn

Nestled in a stunning rural setting near Burford, The Maytime Inn is a Cotswold country pub just over the Gloucestershire border offering classic British dining and a gorgeous pub garden too.

The Maytime Inn’s award-winning chef uses local produce to offer a range of excellent quality dishes. And it’s a gin lover’s paradise, boasting more than 140 types of gin on its menu that’s dedicated to juniper!

For more information, visit themaytime.com.

1. The Maytime Inn in Asthall

Located deep in the Cotswold countryside in the village of Asthall, The Maytime Inn near Burford is worth the trip just beyond the county border for its stunning views across the sweeping countryside from the award-winning pub garden.

The independent Cotswold inn is perfect for foodie get-togethers with family and friends, serving some fantastic local dishes in its pub and award-winning garden – and there’s even a massive garden chair for an impulsive photo op too!

2. Thistledown Café at Thistledown Farm

Located at a nature spot, Thistledown Café near Stroud offers a cool, country setting for casual dining nestled among acres of countryside.

Thistledown Café offers indoor and outdoor seating, don’t miss the speciality pizzas cooked in a wood-fired clay oven.

3. The Royal Oak in Gretton

A village pub in Gretton, The Royal Oak remains a favourite for its views across the rolling Cotswold countryside, with the Vale of Evesham and Malvern hills in the distance.

With its stylish conservatory and beer garden providing the perfect areas for taking in the sights, diners can also expect classic pub dishes and select ales, while the children’s play area is good for keeping little ones entertained.

4. The Black Horse in Amberley

A country pub located on the edge of Minchinhampton Common, The Black Horse in Amberley boasts enviable views, reaching across the Cotswold countryside and surrounding valleys.

With a beautiful beer garden for optimum gazing, the pub also has a conservatory for rainy days, with a menu of traditional pub dishes.

5. The Edgemoor Inn in Painswick

Overlooking the pretty Painswick Valley and located in the quiet village of Edge, The Edgemoor Inn is known for its panoramic views across the countryside.

Diners can tuck into traditional, home-cooked food made from local produce, as well as soaking up the views.

6. The Mount Inn in Stanton

Situated just beyond the Gloucestershire border in the village of Stanton, The Mount Inn’s roaming views reach across the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern hills.

As well as an incredible backdrop for diners, its traditional, quality cuisine complete the pleasant setting – with a seasonal menu spanning British favourites.

7. The Horse and Groom in Bourton-on-the-Hill

A hidden gem situated in Bourton-on-the-Hill, The Horse and Groom offers a hillside location close to Moreton-in-Marsh.

As well as a pleasant beer garden perched in a prime viewing position, diners can expect a welcoming atmosphere and award-winning cuisine.

8. The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter

For quaint country charm and riverside views head to The Old Mill in Lower Slaughter, with the small café offering a slice of tranquillity and delightful sights for as far as the eye can see.

Settle down on the riverside terrace and select from the menu of traditional tearoom favourites. The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter is due to reopen in September 2020.

9. The Boathouse in Tewkesbury

Offering beautiful riverside views, The Boathouse in Tewkesbury is perfect for relaxing and watching the world – and boats – go by.

Situated just off Tewkesbury’s High Street, the cosy eatery has large windows looking out onto the river, in addition to a spacious terrace.

10. The Butchers Arms in Sheepscombe

A homely village pub nestled in the picturesque Sheepscombe Valley, The Butchers Arms offers more than just delicious dining, with the surrounding panoramic scenery providing a stunning backdrop.

Its garden terrace is in an ideal position for appreciating the views, with a classic menu serving up the best of British cuisine, alongside cask-conditioned ales.

11. The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote

An award-winning inn located just beyond the border in the chocolate box village of Nether Westcote, The Feathered Nest is a country pub renowned for its splendid views.

As well as glorious views over the Evenlode Valley countryside, the Feathered Nest’s modern British menu champions local producers.

12. The Lock Keepers in Gloucester

The Lock Keepers offers a lovely riverside location in Gloucester, boasting views across the Over Canal Basin and a peaceful environment away from the busy city.

With access to gentle waterside walks, visitors can work up an appetite before sitting down to relaxed dining from a restaurant menu of contemporary British cuisine.

13. The Trout Inn in Lechlade

A traditional English pub in the pretty Cotswold town of Lechlade, The Trout Inn boasts an idyllic riverside garden which overlooks the tranquil Thames.

Remaining true to tradition, the inn cooks up premium British fayre to order, with a varied selection of dishes and seasonal specials.

14. The Woolpack Inn in Slad

Made famous for its association with Laurie Lee, The Woolpack Inn offers a scenic setting for dining and drinking, with its breathtaking views across Slad Valley.

Aside from its location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the community pub also has a welcoming atmosphere, some delicious dishes and refreshing real ales.

15. The Bell at Selsley

Offering an idyllic setting in a pretty village, The Bell at Selsley is a traditional Cotswold inn which benefits from brilliant views of the surrounding Stroud valleys.

Its terrace offers a perfect spot for soaking up the sights, with a classic yet contemporary menu and a varied drinks list on offer too.

16. The Vine Tree in Randwick

A country pub situated in the village of Randwick, The Vine Tree remains popular with locals, ramblers and diners alike, with its tiered beer garden offering splendid views across the five valleys, taking in Rodborough, Stroud, and Selsley common.

As well as the views, The Vine Tree’s home-cooked food, great ales and welcoming atmosphere make for an enjoyable Cotswold pub experience.

17. The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden

An unspoilt 17th century inn near Chipping Campden, The Ebrington Arms is bursting with country charm, stylish interiors and a beautiful beer garden for warmer days.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, the serene setting is completed by beautiful views, which visitors can enjoy alongside award-winning ales and delicious pub classics.

18. The Vineyard Restaurant in Newent

Located at Three Choirs Vineyards in Newent, The Vineyard Restaurant overlooks vine-clad valleys and rolling hills, providing an unique backdrop you won’t find anywhere else in Gloucestershire.

Boasting the best of British, the restaurant’s seasonally-changing menu is sure to go down a treat, with the glorious setting making for a unique dining experience.

For more information, visit themaytime.com.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 28 May 2019

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