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The Slaughters Country Inn

Much-loved Cotswold-stone village inn

At a glance

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

Formerly Washbourne Court, and once a crammer school for Eton, this handsome inn stands close to the River Eye, soon to join the Windrush and eventually the Thames. Well positioned for exploring the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is within walking distance and Cheltenham is only a 30-minute drive away. The spacious beamed bar and stone mullioned windows are a good example of how to successfully balance the appealing qualities of a 17th-century building with the demands of the 21st century. Two AA Rosettes signify that good food is paramount, from sandwiches and light bites to the chargrilled Hereford flat iron steak with watercress and fries. In between might come braised ham hock croquette, parsley mayonnaise, sauce gribiche; followed by roast cod, wet polenta, samphire, chorizo, caper confit. A final flourish might be cherry cheesecake and pistachio ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Brakspear, Wychwood Hobgoblin
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water on A429 follow 'The Slaughters' signs.

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