Real Ale Pubs in the Cotswolds
Calling all beer buffs and real ale aficionados!
Pay a visit to our CAMRA-recommended pubs in the Cotswolds to sample our unrivalled selection of proper Butcombe beers, and treat yourself to one of our locally-sourced classic pub meals in our characterful, individual pubs with plenty of atmosphere.
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Real Ale Pubs & Inns in the Cotswolds
Stop by one of our real ale pubs in and around the Cotswolds, close to popular attractions like the Roman Baths, Blenheim Palace, Westonbirt Arboretum, and Gloucester Cathedral, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beers, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals.
The Methuen Arms
Formerly a nunnery, The Methuen Arms pub in Corsham was transformed into a coaching inn and brewery from 1608, full of history and character. With a passion for great food and drink at its core, the pub serves up a mouth-watering menu of food lovingly made with ingredients sourced from its kitchen garden as well as a tasty range of award-winning beers and ales, perfect for sipping al fresco style in the pub’s spacious beer garden during the warmer months.
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, a beautiful beer garden for alfresco dining and drinking, and a crackling open fire. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick pint, short snack, or something more substantial, 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. 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.
Catch the big game with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer at The Beehive gastropub in Carterton, close to Oxford and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Relax in the beautiful beer garden, sample the menu full of pub favourites, and bring your four-legged friend with you – everyone’s welcome at The Beehive!
Broad Street Townhouse
Take a break from exploring the beautiful golden city of Bath, and stop in for a light bite, craft beer, win, or cocktail in our ground floor café/bar at Broad Street Townhouse hotel, a stone’s throw away from popular Bath attractions like Thermae Bath Spa, the Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey. If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, pop next door to their sister venue, The Pig & Fiddle gastropub, for a hearty pub classic meal.
The Cotswold Gateway
The perfect base for exploring the Cotswold countryside, the Cotswold Gateway 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 a day in the Cotswolds, we’ve got the perfect pint for you here.
Settle in front of the cracking open fire at The Crown pub in Dyrham with a pint of Butcombe real ale. With its rustic stone-clad interior, authentic wooden beams, and a beautiful beer garden, you can be sure of a relaxing drink at The Crown. Sample the comforting menu at the on-site restaurant, chock-full of pub classics, with options for all dietary requirements, and the pickiest eaters.
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.
Fleur de Lys
There’s nothing like the rustic ambience of the Fleur de Lys pub in Norton St Philip, with its vintage stone walls, historic wooden beams, and comforting, crackling open fire. For a swift pint, light bite, or a substantial, hearty pub meal, close to Bath and the Cotswolds, you can’t do much better than the Fleur de Lys.
Frog & Fiddle
Cocktails, local ciders, wines, premium spirits, and, of course, an unbeatable selection of Butcombe beers and real ales… what more could you want, in the heart of Cheltenham? The Frog and Fiddle pub 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 for memorable evenings in the town centre.
The George Inn
Take a break from exploring the Roman city of Bath for an award-winning pint at the historic George Inn in Norton St. Philip. In the Grade II-listed inn, dating back to 1397, you’ll find stretching wooden beams, stone-clad walls, and a cosy atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the South West. Treat yourself to your favourite pub meal from the menu, including classics like fish and chips, pie and mash, and one of the best roast dinners in the region.
The Horse & Groom
A grade II-listed pub located in the picturesque village of Charlton, The Horse & Groom pub-restaurant dates back to the 16th century and retains many charming original features, including its beautiful flagstone flooring and open fireplace. With a top-notch food menu and tasty beer selection, there’s something to tickle all taste buds, and with a tree-sheltered lawn and sun-trap paddock, the pub offers plenty of space for al fresco drinking and dining.
The King’s Arms
The King’s Arms pub is a charming, 18th-century inn located in picturesque Melksham. Whether you’re stopping by to sample their hand-pulled real ales, enjoy their menu of seasonal, home-cooked food or while away the hours in their inviting beer garden, you can be sure a very warm welcome awaits you.
The Pig & Fiddle
An iconic building in the heart of Bath, the refurbished Pig & Fiddle pub offers all-day food offer, regular live sport, and a buzzing atmosphere, any time of day. Get stuck into hearty seasonal pub classics, banging bar snacks, a delicious brunch menu, and Piggy sharer Sunday roasts in Bath, perfectly paired with a variety of craft beer, cask ale, wine and cocktails.
The Quarryman’s Arms
The Quarryman’s Arms inn is a family-friendly country pub located in picturesque Box Hill. The boozer offers a mouth-watering menu featuring pub favourites made with the finest seasonal produce, as well as award-winning pies and sausage rolls, and the best Sunday roast in the area. Behind the bar, you’ll find a delicious selection of ales, craft beers, local ciders and wines, while outside the pub’s newly-covered and heated beer garden is ideal for al fresco drinking and dining all year round.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak pub in Prestbury is the closest place to stop for a pint near Cheltenham Racecourse, a mere 10-minute drive from Cheltenham town centre, between the Cotswolds and Mendip Hill Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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 pub-restaurant 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.
The Old Restoration
Sample the ales and proper Butcombe beers behind the bar at The Old Restoration pub – a Grade II-listed building, and the oldest public house in Cheltenham. Put your skills to the test with a game of darts or pool, or catch the latest game on the big screen, and treat yourself to a home-cooked classic pub dish, perfectly paired with an award-winning Butcombe beer.