eat and drink in the Cotswolds

Food & Drink in the Cotswolds

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Where to eat and drink in the Cotswolds

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in the Cotswolds? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

The Cotswolds are a foodie’s paradise. Chefs are travelling from around the country and making this tranquil haven their base in order to demonstrate their skills with the bountiful local produce. Locals and food loving tourists flock to the area and frequent the fantastic range of eateries, sampling some of the best food that is offered in the UK. Whether you are looking for simple, traditional meals or innovative and eclectic dishes, there are places to eat in the Cotswolds to suit any palette.

Want to relax in a laid-back, country pub setting without having to compromise on the quality of food? You are in luck. The pubs in the Cotswolds are some of the best in the country; the county could even be regarded as the gastropub capital. Visit The Kingham Plough, based in Kingham near Chipping Norton, for tasty and unpretentious meals, or The Lamb Inn, situated within the charming village of Burford, for the impressive wine menu and selection of vegetarian and meat dishes.

If you are looking for a more formal environment, there are plenty of restaurants in the Cotswolds that can deliver. Take a trip to Cheltenham and dine at The Daffodil, an Art Deco cinema that has been converted into a beautiful Jazz-era restaurant, complete with a stylish champagne and cocktail bar. Maybe even sample some of the Dry Gin, Single Malt Whiskey or other ‘Outstanding Natural Spirits’ produced locally in The Cotswolds Distillery. If quaint tearooms and coffee shops are more your thing, family-run Lucy’s Tearoom, located in picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold is a must-visit. Whether you are looking for a traditional afternoon tea service, a quirky bookshop café, or a stylish coffee shop, there is a wide variety of cafes in the Cotswolds for every eventuality.

  • The Cotswolds Distillery

    With an emphasis on producing high-quality results, The Cotswolds Distillery carefully creates award-winning and flavoursome single malt whisky, gins and liqueurs. Take a tour and discover the process behind such an in-depth and flawless journey of creation.

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  • The Daffodil

    Known for its delicious seasonal menu and vibrant atmosphere, The Daffodil lies in an old 1920s cinema, where much of the Old-Hollywood-style décor and glamour has been kept alive. With regular live music, an unparalleled cocktail menu and a benevolent service, The Daffodil is a truly unique and unmissable Cotswolds experience.

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  • The Hive

    Currently open for breakfasts, light lunches and teas, this family-run eatery is a cute and rustic rural escape. Serving homemade food, from sweet treats to freshly prepared sandwiches and salads, The Hive is an impressive combination of quality dishes served with a friendly smile.

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  • The Kingham Plough

    The Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire is an award-winning and family run restaurant with a selected focus on modern British cuisine using only the best quality, local ingredients. Set in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, this gastropub serves a large selection of homemade favourites for the whole family, including your four legged friends.

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  • The Lamb Inn

    This stylish countryside gem is a welcomed escape from exploring the outdoors, offering comforting dishes, fine wines and tantilisingly refreshing Real Ales. For a taste of the Cotswolds, visit The Lamb Inn for a relaxing and unique experience.

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