Tarlton Road, COATES, Cirencester, GL7 6PW
Built for the navvies who spent five years constructing the two-mile long Sapperton Tunnel, this rural inn overlooks the entrance to the tunnel which hasn't been navigated by a barge since 1911. Three winter log fires warm the curio-filled bar, where oddities include an upside-down table suspended from the ceiling. Food, all home cooked, is served every day from noon onwards and you may eat in the bar or restaurant, starting perhaps with prawns and smoked salmon platter, followed by wild mushroom risotto. The garden is tailor-made for relaxing with a pint of one of the mostly local real ales - typically from Uley, Wye Valley and Hook Norton breweries - or a Somerset or Herefordshire real cider, while enjoying the views over the fields. A beer and cider festival in August, a children's play area and delightful walks add to the pub's popularity.
Tel: 01285 770280
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Uley Old Spot & Bitter, Wye Valley Bitter, Stroud Budding Pale Ale, Hook Norton, Butcombe
All day all week
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.