Pubs Near Lacock Village
Lacock is a classic British village, with easy walking paths, babbling brooks, and plenty of instantly-recognisable sights from popular TV shows and films.
While film-spotting in Lacock Village, take a break at one of our local pubs for a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer and a classic pub meal, made from locally-grown ingredients.
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Pubs and inns near Lacock Village
After a day exploring the historic village of Lacock, take a break at one of our nearby pubs and enjoy a locally-sourced classic pub meal washed down with an award-winning pint of Butcombe beer or refreshing local cider.
The Methuen Arms
Formerly a nunnery, The Methuen Arms pub was transformed into 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. It also boasts a tasty range of award-winning beers and ales, perfect for sipping al fresco style in the pub’s spacious beer garden after a lovely day at Lacock Village.
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 after visiting Lacock Village, you’ll find your favourite classic pub dish at The Bear Inn.
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 after a busy day in Lacock Village. Sample the comforting menu at the on-site restaurant, chock-full of pub classics, with options for all dietary requirements, and the pickiest eaters.
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 after a trip to Lacock Village.
The King’s Arms
The King’s Arms pub is a charming, 18th-century inn located in picturesque Melksham. Whether you’re stopping by after a visit to Lacock Village 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 Northey Arms
Located in beautiful Box on the outskirts of Bath, The Northey Arms is a stunning pub and inn steeped in history, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We’re passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal, locally sourced produce and hearty pub classics. Behind the bar you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and cider, and a wide range of wine and cocktails. A haven for families, walkers, cyclists and locals fresh from a visit to Lacock Village, The Northey boasts a large beer garden, an extensive children’s play area and huge carpark.
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 an ideal place to unwind after a visit to Lacock Village.
The White Hart
Located in the village of Wroughton, The White Hart gastropub is a stunning thatched pub boasting bags of character. With traditional and charming pub interiors, large beer gardens, a menu packed with tasty seasonal dishes and a bar stocked with award-winning Butcombe ales, it has everything you need to recharge after a tiring day at Lacock Village.
A brief history of Lacock Village
Formed by the Saxons, Lacock Village is named after the word ‘lacuc’ which translates as ‘little stream’, a description referring to the babbling brook that snakes its way through the village.
During the Middle Ages, the village grew into a bustling town, thanks to a thriving wool industry, and its position on the main Bristol to London road, at one point having its own mill and weekly market, along with three farms, a brewery, and a handful of pubs.
Lacock Village is now owned by the National Trust, who work to preserve the village’s medieval buildings, many of which are rented out as private homes to families that have lived there for several generations.
What to see at Lacock Village
Virtually untouched for over 200 years, Lacock Village has an abundance of fascinating medieval buildings to discover. With its charming traditional stone cottages, the old workhouse, the medieval tithe barn, the old lock-up and the village church, it’s easy to feel like you’ve travelled back in time when visiting!
Lacock also boasts a lovely shopping scene, with its selection of quaint antique, chocolate and soap shops, as well as a bakery and pottery.
No visit to Lacock would be complete without seeing Lacock Abbey, a magnificent 13th-century building, and former filming location for the likes of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice!
Lacock Village on screen
Completely free of power cables, yellow lines and TV aerials, Lacock is a popular filming location for films and period dramas.
For a fee, the Lacock’s residents can clear its quadrangle of streets of cars, ready for the village to be transformed into the production’s era of choice, with many locals often standing in as extras when needed!
Lacock Village and Harry Potter
The most iconic production to have passed through Lacock over the years has to be Harry Potter, with the village providing a magical backdrop for several of the franchise’s films. Potterheads looking to retrace the steps of their favourite characters should visit:
- Harry Potter’s parents’ house (found at the end of Church Street), glimpsed briefly during the flashback scene in the Philosopher’s Stone when Hagrid is explaining to Harry how his parents were killed
- Horace Slughorn’s hideaway (found along Cantax Hill), seen at the start of the Half-Blood Prince when Dumbledore whisks Harry away to Budleigh Babberton to convince the professor to return to Hogwarts
- Budleigh Babberton – just after Dumbledore and Harry have successfully convinced Slughorn to come back to Hogwarts in the Half-Blood Prince, they stroll down the streets of Budleigh Babberton (aka Church Street), and apparate at the end of one road (the intersection between Church Street and Cantax Hill).
Lacock Village and Downton Abbey
Lacock’s perfectly preserved appearance saw it picked as a filming location for popular period drama Downton Abbey.
In 2015, the village’s streets were magicked into a bustling market scene, complete with sheep, pigs and a 1-tonne bull, which was visited by the characters Lord and Lady Grantham.
In 2018, the crew were back to film a major scene for the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey movie, which involved a spectacular royal procession down one of Lacock’s picturesque streets, with real-life Lacock residents standing in to form the excitable crowd!
Lacock Village and Pride and Prejudice
Lacock stood in as the village of Meryton for the 1995 BBC series of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, providing the backdrop for the scenes that saw the Bennet sisters, in particular, Lydia and Kitty, seek out the latest gossip, shop for bonnets and attempt to attract the attention of the officers!