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The Horse & Groom Inn

Cotswold-stone inn specialising in local beer and food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

In a conservation village in the Evenlode Valley, this pretty 16th-century inn boasts pale polished flagstones, stripped stone walls, oak beams in the ochre ceiling, and a double-sided inglenook fireplace. Well-kept ales, cider and lager from the Cotswold Brewing Company, plenty of wines by the glass and 20 malt whiskies add up to a faultless choice of drinks. After ordering liquid refreshment, take a menu out to the terrace or walled garden for a seat beneath a green parasol. Three courses of classic but imaginative pub food could start with smoked salmon and crayfish, red chard and lemon mayo. Follow perhaps with a popular choice like Gloucester Old Spots sausages with mustard mash; or confit Gressingham duck leg with egg noodles, stir-fry and sweet and sour sauce. Puddings may include a chocolate marquise with meringue, toasted almonds and brandy crème anglaise.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11 (Sunday 12-3 6.30-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9, Sunday 7-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Wye Valley Bitter and HPA, Goffs Tournament, Prescott Hill Climb, Otter Bitter, North Cotswold Shagweaver
  • Real ciders: Cotswold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1.5 miles south of Stow-on-the-Wold, just off A436

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