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16th-century coaching inn in a historic Cotswolds town

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

Close to Malmesbury Abbey, which was founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 7th century, the inn offers two very different bars, separated by a covered walkway: one is the residents' bar, within the Elmer Restaurant, while the other is the more contemporary Bar 29. The latter serves home-cooked meals such as sausages and mash; pie of the day; fish and chips; omelettes; and the house speciality, double egg, Wiltshire ham and chips. There's live entertainment in the bar at weekends. The real ales – 3B, Moonlight and Wiltshire Gold – are from Arkell's, which owns the pub.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • 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

M4 junction 17, A429 to Malmesbury. Follow town centre signs. Pub on left in town centre.

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