A family-friendly pub makes for a very relaxing addition to a holiday. A gourmet pub or inn with...
Anyone planning a visit to the Cotswolds may hear about the famous North. Home to chocolate box villages with their honey-coloured houses, the northern part of the region is truly unique. This is where you’ll find ancient streets with some of Britain’s best and oldest pubs. If you’re exploring the area for the first time, head to Blockley for a day out and some of the finest pub grub around. Here are some of our favourite pubs to wine and dine at:
The Great Western Arms
A great local with equally great atmosphere. This traditional village pub is a wonderful place to relax and everyone is always friendly. Walkers and cyclists can leave their cars in the car park if they phone ahead, and can even arrange for a meal to be ready and waiting after their ride or ramble. The kitchen serves lunch, dinner and a selection of light bites throughout the week (with Steak Night every Thursday and their famous roast every Sunday). The signature dish to try though is cod fried in Hook Norton beer batter, from their brewery of choice.
The Crown Hotel is located on the High Street, on the doorstep of our beautifully presented ‘Knoll Cottage‘, which has been stylishly refurbished recently. Not only does it have a traditional pub with comfortable seating and a pool table, but the 18th Century inn also has a separate dining area. Guests are welcome to pop in for a pint post-ramble, or you can book a table at the Rafters Restaurant, where you’ll have classic British and international dishes to choose from.
Excellent food and drink, with some of the best ales and tastiest fish and chips around! The Ebrington Arms is a local favourite, and its set in an unspoilt village with amazing views of the countryside. Located just 10 minutes away from the village of Blockley, and as the starting point of the Foxcote circular walk, Ebrington is a great place to add to your Cotswold bucket list. The pub itself is what we consider to be a real English pub, brewing its own smooth ales. And it was even voted as the ‘UK’s number 1 village pub’ in The Times, 2017.
The Churchill Arms
The Churchill Arms in Paxford is just over 5 minutes from the centre of Blockley, and it’s one of the best country pubs in the area. Set inside a 17th Century stone building, there’s a perfect mix of old world charm with contemporary touches. Head Chef and Proprietor Nick Deverell-Smith offers modern dining in a traditional setting, and the heart of his menu is created using local suppliers for ingredients. The bar itself oozes so much character, with flagstone floors and its inglenook fireplace. If you’re looking for elegant wines from around the world or beers from independent breweries, you’ve found the right place.
Whether you are visiting with a group, just for the weekend, or on a romantic getaway you should always make time to visit some of the best pubs around. For more information about our properties in Blockley, get in touch with us today.