14 cosy Cotswold pubs

During colder months, retreat to a cosy Cotswold pub – with SoGlos handpicking 14 destinations that promise charm, character and cheery warmth.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Cosy up at one of these gorgeous Cotswold pubs when the weather turns cold.
Cosy up at one of these gorgeous Cotswold pubs when the weather turns cold.

With evenings getting chillier and roaring log fires beckoning, it’s the perfect time to unwind at a cosy Cotswold pub.

Whether you’re looking forward to a traditional Sunday lunch, enjoying a round of drinks with friends or warming up by the fire, SoGlos rounds up 14 cosy pubs in the Cotswolds.

The Fox at Oddington

Recently refurbished, The Fox at Oddington is owned by Daylesford's Carole Bamford and boasts a laid-back menu that makes the most of seasonal, organic produce. The stylish pub is decorated in earthy tones with plenty of exposed Cotswold stone and charming period features - and even uses sheep's wool from the nearby Daylesford farm to insulate the roof! 

The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold

England’s oldest inn, The Porch House, dates back to the 10th century, and is a stunning example of how to blend Cotswold heritage with contemporary styling. It has a menu of traditional meals with a modern twist, all made from local ingredients, served up in a quintessentially Cotswold setting in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold.

The Royal Oak in Tetbury

Slanted beamed ceilings, low lighting and a lovely wooden bar create a stylish yet traditional 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.

The Red Lion Inn in Chipping Campden

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

The Crown and Trumpet Inn in Broadway

Located in Broadway, The Crown and 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.

The Potting Shed in Malmesbury

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.

The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote

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.

The Fleece Inn in Bretforton

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 it well worth a visit.

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, corners to cuddle up in and rustic features.

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.

The Green Dragon Inn in Cowley

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 is bursting with cosy Cotswold charm.

The King's Head Inn in Bledington

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.

The Crown Inn in Minchinhampton

Dating back to 1715, The Crown Inn Minchinhampton has been lovingly modernised while still retaining its distinctive period features. The food menu changes seasonally and champions local produce, and gin fans will love the extensive cocktail menu.

The Churchill Arms in Paxford

With a host of real ales, a menu of comforting British dishes and a crackling log fire, 17th century inn The Churchill Arms in Paxford is the ideal place to get cosy, especially with four boutique bedrooms to stay over in.

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