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The Tunnel House Inn

Delightfully timeless Cotswold village inn

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area

Built for the navvies who spent five years constructing the two-mile long Sapperton Tunnel, this rural inn overlooks the entrance to the tunnel which hasn’t been navigated by a barge since 1911. Three winter log fires warm the curio-filled bar, where oddities include an upside-down table suspended from the ceiling. Food, all home cooked, is served every day from noon onwards and you may eat in the bar or restaurant, starting perhaps with prawns and smoked salmon platter, followed by wild mushroom risotto. The garden is tailor-made for relaxing with a pint of one of the mostly local guest real ales or ciders, while enjoying the views over the fields. A children’s play area and delightful walks add to the pub’s popularity.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday to Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Uley, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Cheddar Valley and Heritage, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, 1st weekend August
  • Cider festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available


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

Getting here

A433 from Cirencester towards Tetbury, 2 miles, right towards Coates, follow brown inn signs

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