Slap-bang in the middle of this pretty Cotswold village, with its lovely stone cottages, the Falcon is a charming old pub, run with loads of passion and enthusiasm by Gianni Gray and Natalie Birch. When they took over they had a vision of what makes a great village pub that truly fits in at the heart of the community – ‘a friendly place where you can relax, enjoy a good pint or a nice glass of wine and eat amazing food at a reasonable price,’ and this is what they’ve set out (very successfully) to achieve. You can expect genuine dedication to local produce, ensuring a reliable pint of real ale from some of the area’s independent breweries, enjoyed in a pub that marries contemporary comforts with age-old tradition. The fresh, vibrant menu changes every month to make the most of what’s available locally. The set price lunch menu is great value, while the à la carte offers more options. Kick things off with mixed game terrine followed by braised beef cheek. There’s a good range of steaks as well, and for dessert you could go for peanut parfait, caramelised banana and chocolate sorbet.
Closed: 25 December
Days closed: Monday
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 12–3 5–11 (Sunday 12–4)
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2.15, Sunday 12–2.30
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Credit cards accepted
From Cirencester 4 miles east on A417 towards Fairford.