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5 superb gastro pubs in The Cotswolds

We are certainly spoilt for choice with so many amazing pubs in The Cotswolds. We've selected a few of our favourites...

The Bell, Sapperton

Sapperton is a stunning Cotswold village and at its heart sits The Bell which serves honest, fresh, homemade and delicious food. This multi-award winning pub is very welcoming with roaring log fires and cosy corners in the winter, and a beautifully landscaped garden and courtyard for summer. It is a fabulous place to finish a long walk in the surrounding stunning Cotswold countryside and be greeted by its lovely friendly team. Quite simply, The Bell is a firm favourite.

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Pic credit: The Bell, Sapperton

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

As The Telegraph quite rightly puts it: "The Wild Rabbit is a haven of eco-elegance a few fields away from sister enterprise Daylesford, the organic farm shop, deli, spa". Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, not far from Chipping Norton, The Wild Rabbit is a home away from home, serving exceptional food under the direction of Nathan Eades, with locally sourced produce from Daylesford Organic Farm, in a cosy, warm and light setting. If you fancy making a trip of it, The Wild Rabbit has a selection of gorgeous and beautifully designed rooms. To top it has also made it into Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs in England. Go see for yourself, it's worth the visit!

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Pic credit: The Wild Rabbit

The Swan, Southrop

Part of Thyme, a beautiful English country destination, this former 17Th Century coaching inn is full of charm and history. The Swan has been thoughtfully designed with sofas for cosy feasting, The Old Bar for informal dining, and The Snug for intimate diners, alongside The Garden Room and Restaurant. The outside dining space is just as impressive as the inside with two wonderful courtyard gardens designed by Bunny Guinness and sweet picnic tables which adorn the village green. The food is sourced from the farm at Thyme alongside carefully chosen artisanal suppliers. The culinary delights are superbly presented and exceptionally tasty!

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Pic credit: Thyme

The Churchill Arms, Paxford

The Churchill Arms is a multi-award winning pub in the heart of The Cotswolds and the first solo venture for Nick Deverell-Smith, who mastered his exceptional culinary skills working under Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Marco Pierre-White. The food is exquisite and created using the finest locally sourced produce. Cosy and welcoming, this is a superb village pub in the heart of Paxford, near Chipping Campden.

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Pic credit: The Churchill Arms

The Bell Inn, Langford

The The Bell Inn in Langford in Langford is another fantastic Cotswold pub which has made it into the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs in England. Run by Peter Creed and Tom Noest, they focus on offering a fabulous setting with really good pub food and a good wine list. The restaurant has a great open fire with a view of the pizza oven and the bar area is cosy and comfortable. The beer garden is ideal for the summer months and perfect to while away the hours with friends. We have been hearing wonderful reports about this gorgeous Cotwold inn and we reckon it should be high on anyone's list of places to visit in The Cotswolds!

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Pic credit: The Bell, Langford