We are staying in Stow on the Wold and wanted a reco for really good pub food in the area. Hear that Seagrave Arms in Chipping Camden is well rated. Anyone have thoughts on that or other good pubs in that part of England? Needs to be somewhat family friendly and not full on gastro pub as we have picky eating 13 year old son in tow...
Not my neck of the woods, but check this out: http://www.stowonthewold.info/places-to-eat/pubs-inns.php - decent places to go and eat/drink without leaving Stow! There's also another section on restaurants.
Have a great trip!
Will you be as far as Evesham?
On the way there is a super neat pub owned by the National Trust (operated by tenant licensees) called the Fleece. So many great things to say about it. I'll let the Good Pub Guide speak:-
For reliable reviews I like the Good Pub Guide - you can even use it in Yorkshire.
True Nigel, true. But it's not especially forthcoming as to which pubs you can take your sheepdog in and enjoy a pint of mild over a fiercely contested game of fives and threes!
The Ebrington Arms in Ebrington, which is only 13 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, two miles from Chipping Campden. Make sure you take your camera, walk around and see all the beautiful thatched houses and cottages.
The Plough in Ford which is about five miles from Stow and Eight Bells in Chipping Camden. Good food in both pubs and family friendly.
We stayed at Corsham Fields Farmhouse near Stow in the Wold several years ago. We had good meals at three convenient pubs/inns.
The first was Horse and Groom...horseandgroom.uk.com
Second was the The Fox at Oddington ....thefoxatoddington.com
Third Kings Head Inn Bledlington...thekingsheadinn.net
We had very nice meals at all three. All three served good ales. While we didn't have children with us all three seemed like they would be family friendly.
Hope this helps.
Great site Nigel - Thanks!
The Plough Inn at Ford has really tasty pies and pints. It also has a large outdoor space complete with two play areas for little ones and older children. The Pheasant Inn was good too and had family friendly foods.
The Lygon Arms in Chipping Campden had wonderful food. We ate there twice last summer, my 17 year old son enjoyed it as well. You might need reservations if a Friday or Saturday.
The link to the pub listings for best pubs in the U.K., which Nigel posted, has a link to an app for iPhones. I just had a look at it and it's great. It has a section for best pubs by tube stations too.
Another great contribution.
Ps.,The app is $4.99.
My last visit to the Cotswolds, in a southern and very fox-and-hounds rural area, included a pub where dogs were treated as clients. I was bending an elbow with a games-keeper (female, sorry Lady Chatterley) who was obsessed with the Colorado Avalanche ice-hockey team and knew I was Canadian. Meanwhile her Springer spaniel, perched on its own bar stool, was sniffing my pint. Nobody except me noticed. Presumably the dog was considered just another employee of the estate. A dog that knows its beer is indeed mankind's best friend.
Advice? I've liked them all. Just ask the nearest inhabitant. Tell your kid that if he behaves he might meet a nice pooch.
The Horse and Groom in Upper Oddington has wonderful food. It's a gastropub, but check their menu online to see if your son might like it. It's a beautiful little pub, and is only a few minutes outside Stow. Maybe a 5 minute drive? Enjoy!