41 Dyer Street, Market Place, CIRENCESTER, GL7 2NZ
This is a 17th-century coaching inn, once visited by Charles II. The bar, restaurant and lounge retain their original charms with wooden beams, a log fire and an outdoor courtyard for long summer days. A range of excellent Thwaites ales is offered. The extensive menu features deli boards; chargrilled steaks; and mains of roasted butternut squash risotto; or blade of beef cooked in ale with parsnip and potato mash. There are 28 bedrooms if you want to extend your visit and explore the Cotswolds.