Since gastro pubs burst on the scene and started offering us finer fare than the typical Ploughmans we have gone crazy for these cosy establishments with the great food. By very definition, a gastro pub is a pub offering top quality food and as our tastes become every more discerning in terms of dining out it is little wonder that we would rather go here to titillate our taste buds than the local greasy Joes.
If you live around the Chipping Campden area then you must be used to having a party going on in your mouth to which everyone’s invited as this area of the Cotswolds boasts some of the best gastro pubs around. You don’t have to trawl around either checking out which are the best as we’ve done the work for you! After several beverages and some truly delicious food here is our pick of some of the best gastro pubs around Chipping Campden.
The Horse and Groom
From the moment you pull up outside this Grade ll building created from honey Cotswold stone it looks the part. The hilltop location adds a wonderful view into the mix and sitting in the beer garden is what summer’s are all about. The Horse and Groom is one of the worst kept secrets in Bourton-on-the-Hill and the modern British menu with it’s Mediterranean touches is an absolute delight.
The Eight Bells
An olde worlde inn that combines the best features of a traditional pub with modern comforts and great food. The 14th century structure has undergone a recent refurbishment and is now one of the most popular meeting places for people of all ages. Located on Church Street it’s also within crawling distance for many so no designated driver is required.
The Ebrington Arms
A firm favourite for foodies the Ebby Arms, as its affectionately known, is a frequent winner of the North Cotswolds Pub of the Year award. From outside it looks for all the world like a Lilliput Lane collectable, and you aren’t disappointed once you get inside either. With oak beams and inglenook fireplaces this pub really ticks all the boxes. Add the awesome food and award winning ales into the mix and you have an inn that really is the heart of its village. Booking is essential here such is its popularity and reputation.
The Churchill Arms
This Paxford pub has everything you could want from a great gastro pub. Award winning food, top ales and wines, a 4 star rating on TripAdvisor and one of their esteemed certificates of excellence in 2014 and a superb location in one the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. Once you have sampled the fare at the Churchill Arms you will want to return. Whether dining beneath the thatched roof or enjoying some al fresco sun is your thing you are well catered for here.
Huxley’s Cafe and Wine Bar
Located right at the heart of Chipping Campden, Huxley’s is a period gastro pub that offers fine British fare with a Mediterranean twist. Priding themselves on their warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the quality of the food and drink they serve, Huxley’s is now open 7 days a week due to popular demand. Italian Antipasti and light bites are the order of the day here and a cosy sitting area complete with real fire is the perfect place for some pre dinner drinks.
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