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The best country pubs in The Cotswolds

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Visiting The Cotswolds is more than a breath of fresh air and it has long been seen as one of Great Britain’s most stunning areas of natural beauty, with its pastoral landscapes dotted with charming villages of honey hued Cotswold stone homes. 

It’s certainly an area the Hartwell Clothing team are very familiar with, and the Pubs!

After a fantastic ramble through the countryside of The Cotswolds, or a village to village walk there are few things better in life  than settling in for a freshly pulled pint and some classic hearty food for lunch or dinner at one of the region’s fabulous countryside pubs and pub restaurants.

And what better stage to show off the fantastic contemporary countrywear range from Hartwell Clothing, that depicts all that is great about the British countryside with chic styling and quality fabrics.

We have just a few pubs to mention from the hundreds to choose from. Enjoy.

Great Cotswold Country Pubs

If you love good old fashioned pubs, then the Cotswolds is the perfect place for you. The entire region is full of picture postcard cottages with immaculate gardens and historic inns with modern facilities.

The fantastic farms in the region mean that local produce is top quality and plentiful, making The Cotswolds a popular gastronomic destination, serving world class cuisines with excellent local ales and wine lists

The Porch House

The Porch House in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold is widely known as England’s oldest inn, The Inn, dates back to the 10th century and it seems that every nook and cranny of this stunning building exuberates centuries old character with its rustic stone walls, twisting crooked staircases, roaring open fires and low slung ceilings that are beamed with ancient timber.

It has a menu of traditional meals with a modern twist, all made from local ingredients, served up in a quintessentially Cotswold setting and is a prime example of how to blend Cotswold heritage with contemporary styling. Your Hartwell Clothing Ladies Shirt will look magnificent in such a setting. 

Dining is available in the restaurant, bar, lounge or garden, as well as private dining options too. The food always leaves you satisfied, with just enough room for a long slow last pint.

The Chequers

Set in the heart of the charming village of Churchill, The Chequers is what you would exactly expect from a rural country pub. The Chequers is well known for its cosy & friendly atmosphere, with three softly lit beamed rooms that are comfortable and full of character. All rooms feature flagstone flooring, cosy low ceilings and log fires in the winter. The bar area can be dated back as far as the 15th century so the original building has a wealth of history to explore.

There is a light and airy conservatory restaurant behind the bar areas and children and dogs are welcome in the bar area with free wifi being available.

Serving a variety of real ales, including locally brewed products the Landlord has both Cask Marque accreditation and is a Fuller’s Master Cellarman. There is also a wide choice of wines and other cocktails, and the game pie and fillet of pork wrapped in parma ham are divine.

The Fox at Oddington

Recently refurbished, The Fox at Oddington boasts a laid-back menu that makes the most of seasonal, organic produce. The stylish pub is decorated in earthy tones with plenty of exposed Cotswold stone and charming period features, and even uses sheep’s wool from the nearby Daylesford farm to insulate the roof.

With crackling log fires in the winter and a welcoming bar specialising in local beers and cocktails, the menu celebrates local producers including their sister farms at Daylesford Organic and Wootton alongside seasonal produce from British growers and producers.

The bedroom interiors are inspired by the surrounding countryside so that’s why the  Hartwell Clothing team feel so at home here with a kindred spirit of contemporary British Countryside designs.

The Horse and Groom

The Horse and Groom is a stunning Georgian property that is a great place to visit for a meal. The chefs here don’t simply change their menu daily, but they also alter it throughout lunch or dinner using fresh ingredients from their garden. Breakfast is particularly popular, but it’s also a great place to visit for a classic Sunday lunch.

The Horse and Groom is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. Standing at the top of Bourton-on-the-Hill, this charming pub commands gorgeous views of the village.

After spending some time at the pub, you can go on a scenic stroll down the road and visit village attractions that include the unusual Sezincote House, Batsford Arboretum, and Cotswold Falconry.

With so much to do make sure you pack a change of a Hartwell Clothing shirt or top to cover gravy spills and step out with a different look during the evening.

If you have not packed enough, just a 20 mins drive away is Bredon Hill Country who are one of our lovely Hartwell Cotswold area stockists.

The Five Alls

The Five Alls is a beautiful eighteenth century traditional English coaching inn, and often appears on lists as one of the best pubs in the Cotswolds. The Five Alls nestles in the chocolate box village of Filkins, and has a flagstone bar which is delightfully furnished with leather chesterfields next to crackling log fires when it’s cold. 

The dining area is warm and inviting, full of bright textiles, vintage style wallpaper and quirky antiques. Visit for the tasty local ales and scrumptious Sunday lunches and pub classics. There’s also a delightful pub garden for the summer months.

The Fuzzy Duck

The delightfully sounding”Fuzzy Duck” is a more modern Cotswold pub that has been sensitively remodelled and renovated and opened its doors in 2013. Situated in the hamlet of Armscote which is at the very northern reaches of the Cotswolds, the pub offers a main menu and a bar menu packed with nibbles, snacks, sandwiches and seasonal dishes.

Its beautiful decor is perfect for a romantic supper, family feast or lazy lunch. If you fancy a stay, there are four bedrooms all offering a touch of luxury. In such a contemporary themed pub, the Hartwell Clothing range will see you attracting many admiring glances, so make sure you show it off for all to see. 

The food consistently receives wonderful reviews and The Fuzzy Duck’s Head Chef, has an unrivalled aptitude in sourcing exceptional local produce to create both innovative and classic dishes for their seasonal menus and daily specials that offer a delicious culinary experience.

Calling Time

Serving up classics like locally farmed Steaks, Sunday roasts, sticky toffee pudding and fresh pints of ale, these pubs are the perfect places to unwind at the end of the day exploring the towns and countryside in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Hartwell Clothing and The Cotswolds go together like “peas and carrots” and our lovely local Hartwell Clothing stockists are perfectly located for some retail therapy during your Cotswold visit.

Live well, dress well, Hartwell.

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