Pubs Near Cotswold Paddleboarding Locations
Stand-up paddleboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Cotswolds. See the Cotswolds from a different perspective as you paddle along the River Avon, and get a good workout in, too!
Many of our Cotswold pubs are nearby, where you can sample our impressive range of award-winning Butcombe beers and re-fuel with a satisfying classic pub meal made with local ingredients.
Check Out some of our locations
Pubs And Inns When Paddleboarding In The Cotswolds
Paddleboarding can be a lot of fun, and for those who don’t want to invest in their own equipment, there are many places in the Cotswolds where you can hire everything you need.
Stop by one of our lovely Cotswold pubs before (or after) your exciting day of paddleboarding and enjoy a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beer. If you’re feeling hungry, try one of the delicious meals, crafted with locally-sourced ingredients.
The Bear Inn
In the heart of the historic market town of Cirencester, you’ll find The Bear Inn, home to hand-pulled beers and ales, locally-sourced modern twists on pub classics and a beautiful beer garden. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick pint, short snack, or something more substantial after an exhausting day paddleboarding, you’ll find your favourite classic pub dish at The Bear Inn.
The Beckford Inn
For excellent beer, excellent food, and friendly, welcoming staff, close to the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, you can’t do much better than The Beckford Inn. Before (or after) your exciting day of paddleboarding, treat yourself to your favourite pub meal, enjoy a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer in the beautiful beer garden, and relax in a rustic setting at The Beckford Inn.
The Prince Of Burford
The perfect base for exploring the Cotswold countryside, the Prince Of Burford is a quintessentially British pub, complete with a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar and a menu full of delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meals. If you’re feeling thirsty after your day of paddleboarding, we’ve got the perfect pint for you here.
If you’re looking for a riverside pub close to the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, and Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’re in the right place at The Fleet Inn.
Expect a relaxing place for a pint, with an excellent menu of modern pub dishes, comfortable rooms, and a range of Butcombe beers to choose from – perfect before (or after) a day of paddleboarding.
The Frog & Fiddle
Offering cocktails, local ciders, wines, premium spirits, and an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers and real ales, The Frog and Fiddle is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. With live sports for the big game, plenty of pub games, an intimate courtyard area and regular live music nights, our town centre pub has all the ingredients for a memorable evening. For added convenience, we’re located near to many of the Cotswolds paddleboarding locations.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak pub in Prestbury is located near Cheltenham Racecourse and is perfectly located near to many of the Cotswolds paddleboarding locations. Sit back and relax with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer and a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal in a traditional old-world British pub – great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere… what more could you want?
The Victoria Arms
After exploring the Oxfordshire countryside, or taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Oxford, stop by The Victoria Arms in Old Marston.
Nestled on the picture-perfect banks of the River Cherwell, you can enjoy a refreshing pint in the riverside garden, or a hearty classic pub meal indoors – from fish and chips to delicious roast dinners, and everything in-between – before or after your exhausting day of paddleboarding.
Before You Start Paddleboarding
There are a lot of places to paddleboard in the Cotswolds, so you should think about whether you want to try stand-up paddleboarding along the River Avon or at one of the many lakes.
Then you should consider whether you want to bring your own paddleboard – if you have one – or if you’d rather hire a paddleboard in the Cotswolds.
If you’re new to SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), a thick and wide paddleboard is generally best, but if you’re more experienced, you might prefer something thinner and more agile. The ideal length of your paddleboard is around 9-10 inches taller than your height.
It’s best to check the weather before you go paddleboarding, as strong winds and waves can make it more challenging.
Finally, you’ll need to research whether you’d like a guided paddleboard session or you’d prefer to go it alone.
Places For Paddleboarding In And Around The Cotswolds
There are plenty of places for paddleboarding in the Cotswolds during your visit.
You’ll see a totally different side of the Cotswolds on your SUP (stand-up paddleboard) as you take to the waters.
Here are our recommendations for where to paddleboard in the Cotswolds
There are several start and finish points along the River Avon that are ideal for paddleboarding.
Whether you would like to explore the edge of the Cotswolds around Bristol, dip into the South of the Cotswolds near Bath, or go deeper into the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Westonbirt Arboretum, the River Avon ticks all of the boxes.
If you’re looking for a supervised paddleboarding session (ideal for children or those new to SUP), 4 Lakes Water Ski School is a great choice.
Offering supervised watersports for the whole family, you can have fun and get fit at the same time.
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits
Situated at Lake 32 in the Cotswold Water Park, Waterland Outdoor Pursuits boasts a lake that has been divided so that multiple watersport activities can be enjoyed at the same time.
It also offers an onsite café and is approved by all of the National Governing Bodies for watersports.
South Cerney Outdoor
Located between Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, South Cerney Outdoor offers its own lightweight SUPs for you to hire during your paddleboarding session.
You can also enjoy canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking, or indulge in a tasty treat or a drink at The Lodge.
Cotswold Country Park & Beach
Whether you prefer paddleboarding, kayaking, or you’d like to captain your own pedalo or rowboat, Cotswold Country Park & Beach has it all across 2 lakes.
Visitors can also opt to take a leisurely stroll around the lakes, enjoy a hot drink or snack in the cafe or bring their four-legged friend for a bit of fresh air by the water.