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Award-winning, historic Cotswold inn

At a glance

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

In the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold, this stone-built inn claims to be the oldest pub in England. Parts of the building date back to 947AD, when it is believed to have been a hospice built by the order of Aethelmar, Duke of Cornwall, on land belonging to Evesham Abbey. The Porch has a relaxed feel about the place, especially the bar which dispenses a range of real ales, including several from the pub’s brewery owners Brakspear.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8–11 (Sunday 8–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9.30, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8.30

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 garden

Getting here

A429 into Stow, off main square at end of Digbeth Street.

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