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The Falkland Arms

Ancient inn replete with English character

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

Named after Lucius Carey, 2nd Viscount Falkland, who inherited the manor of Great Tew in 1629, this venerable creeper-clad inn, at the end of a charming row of Cotswold-stone cottages, is a classic. Its wooden floors, exposed beams, high-backed settles, low stools and an inglenook fireplace characterise the intimate bar; a huge collection of beer and cider mugs and jugs hangs from the ceiling. Wadworth ales vary from the well-known such as 6X, to various seasonals from the brewery’s Victorian Brew House and Beer Kitchen. The menu mixes modern with traditional, but attention to the provenance of ingredients is an overriding factor here. Small plates include faggots, mashed potatoes with onion gravy. The butcher’s board presents pork pie, chicken liver pâté, honey-roast ham, Scotch egg, chutney and rustic bread. Expect to find poached salmon or pan-seared chicken breast among the main courses. Finish with bread and butter pudding or a seasonal fruit crumble.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 8am-11pm
  • Lunch: all week 12-2.30
  • Dinner: all week 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: 6X, Henry's Original IPA and Horizon, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Heritage

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


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

Getting here

Off A361, 1.25 miles, signed Great Tew

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