The Best Places to Eat in The Cotswolds

Whether you would like fine dining, organic local produce, pub grub or something quick The Cotswolds can offer it all.

Here are some of the best places to eat across the Cotswolds as recommended by locals and visitors alike.

Find a place to eat based on your dining preference:

Local Produce

Don’t miss out on these venues if you want to experience the best locally sourced organic farm produce The Cotswolds has to offer.

Daylesford Organic Fam Café, Near Kingham, Gloucestershire

Daylesford made their name as a luxury farm shop stocked with British foods sourced from the nearby farms. Their café offers a taste of this luxury with local produce at the core of their menu. Don’t skip a trip to Daylesford for an authentic taste of the Cotswolds. TripAdvisor score of 3.5 from 800+ reviews.

The Cotswold Food Store & Café, Longborough, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

A local farm shop that retains a rustic authentic feel. As a family run farm shop they stock only the best locally sourced products from farms in the region. Get there early to enjoy a Full Cotswold Breakfast or head in after a walk for lunch to choose from their extensive menu. The Cotswold Food Store is rurally located but this only adds to the charm. It’s near to both is near to both Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh. TripAdvisor score of 5.0 from 500+ reviews.

Pub Grub

The Bell at Sapperton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Located just outside Sapperton between Cirencester and Stroud, The Bell is a delightfully quaint English pub with log fires, a beer garden and cosy comfortable armchairs. They specialise in traditional pub grub and cater for vegans and vegetarians too. They also offer a range of takeaway options including pizzas. TripAdvisor score of 4.0 from 900+ reviews.

The Tunnel House Inn, Coates, Gloucestershire

An undiscovered gem tucked away in the small village of Coates near Cirencester in Gloucestershire is The Tunnel House Inn. Located near the bank of a disused canal it is the location, the fantastic pub food and the setting that combine to make this a must visit destination if you want to experience traditional pub grub in the region. The pub is the perfect stop for walkers because it is near public footpaths heading in every direction. The beer garden and outside seating make for gorgeous country dining in the warmer months with excellent views over the surrounding countryside. The twisting roads that get you there add to the magic and mystery of a visit to this excellent country pub. TripAdvisor scores of 4.0 from 90+ reviews.

Fine Dining

When only the very best will do The Cotswolds has more than its fair share of fine dining establishments for you to choose from. Here are some of our favourite venues that you should add to your restaurant shortlist if fine dining is your thing.

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, Oxfordshire

The Wild Rabbit is a fine dining restaurant recognised in the Michelin good cooking guide. They serve delicious meals throughout the evening, at lunchtime and breakfasts too. They cater for vegans and vegetarians with gluten free options also offered. TripAdvisor scores of 4.0 from 900+ reviews.

Wild Thyme Restaurant, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Wild Thyme is a fine dining option for those looking for a place to eat in Chipping Norton. Another Michelin recognised restaurant with a rustic feel that serves traditional British cooking. Wild Thyme is a favourite among visitors and locals who enjoy the welcoming family run friendly vibe while sampling the delicious menu. TripAdvisor scores of 5.0 from 600+ reviews.

Lords of the Manor Hotel, The Slaughters Gloucestershire

Lords of the Manor are one of the finest hotels in The Cotswolds. Their traditional country house accommodation makes the hotel the perfect venue for a country wedding, an opulent weekend retreat or to enjoy some traditional fine dining within their exquisite banquet hall. TripAdvisor scores of 4.5 from 1,300+ reviews.

Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Offering the best combinations of French, European and locally inspired cuisine Le Champignon Sauvage is one of the finest restaurants you’ll find in The Cotswolds. If you’re after a more exotic fine dining menu Le Champignon Sauvage’s a la carte menu for lunches or dinner will not disappoint. Set menus are available for those looking to eat during the week. TripAdvisor scores of 4.5 from 1,000+ reviews.

Takeaways

Looking for a quick bite to eat? A delicious takeaway? Or a home delivered treat? These are the best places to eat if you’re after something quick.

The Cotswold Chippy, Various Locations

The Cotswold Chippy is a mobile fish and chip van that travels the Cotswolds (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire) pitching up in village hall and football club car parks across the region on a bi-weekly cycle. If you find yourself close to them one evening we’d recommend stopping by. They source their fish from sustainable fisheries and offer fish and chip classics to please the whole family. Facebook Review scores of 5.0 from 100+ reviews.

Thai Emerald, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

For a truly authentic Thai experience look no further than Thai Emerald, Cirencester. They offer an excellent range of traditional Thai dishes to eat in or takeaway. Choose from their exquisite selection of authentic dishes top picks would be their Kaeng Pa (Jungle Curry) if you’re looking for something that will make your eyes water or their Kaeng Khiaw Wan (Thai Green Curry) for a more mellow taste of Thailand. You can eat in if you prefer but takeaway by collection is available. TripAdvisor scores of 4.0 from 600+ reviews.

Our Favourites

Tierra & Mar, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Our personal favourite is Tierra & Mar. It’s amongst the best places to eat in Cirencester and a truly special Cotswold restaurant. Offering Spanish inspired tapas their wide variety of authentic individually crafted dishes are perfect for sharing. There are tasting menus of 5 or 7 courses, depending upon how hungry you are and how many dishes catch your eye, which is fantastic value for money.

The restaurant has a personal, family run feel and has takeaway options if you don’t feel like heading out.

If you’re near Cirencester on your trip to the Cotswolds we would recommend a trip to this undiscovered gem. TripAdvisor scores of 5.0 from 300+ reviews.

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