Restaurants Near Castle Combe
Whether you’re exploring the beautiful village of Castle Combe or racing friends on the world-famous track, pop into one of our welcoming Wiltshire restaurants near Castle Combe where you can re-fuel with a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal and discover our excellent range of award-winning Butcombe beers.
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Restaurants Near Castle Combe
Offering delicious, locally-sourced meals and award-winning Butcombe beers and ales on tap, our range of restaurants near Castle Combe are the ideal places for a bite to eat after a busy day exploring the attraction.
The Methuen Arms
A former nunnery-turned-coaching inn, The Methuen Arms is a cosy country pub and restaurant dripping with character. Based in Corsham, foodies flock here from far and wide to taste the pub restaurant’s modern, seasonal dishes, crafted by a team of talented chefs who are dedicated to sourcing the finest local ingredients, and making everything on-site from scratch where possible.
The Horse & Groom
The Horse & Groom is a charming, Grade II-listed pub and restaurant set in the village of Charlton. Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, the pub boasts a brand-new dining room, serving stunning seasonal dishes and modern takes on pub classics, with the tree-sheltered lawn and surrounding paddock outside providing perfect spaces for al fresco drinking and dining in the summer months.
The Quarryman’s Arms
Boasting incredible views across the Box Valley, the family-friendly Quarryman’s Arms in Box Hill has great food at its heart. The country pub and restaurant is renowned for its award-winning pies, sausage rolls and delicious Sunday roast, all of which can be enjoyed in the pub’s cosy dining area, or outside in its newly-covered, heated beer garden!
The King’s Arms
Steeped in history, The King’s Arms is a cracking 18th-century pub located in the historic market town of Melksham. Home to a restaurant focused on serving delicious seasonal dishes, the pub is renowned for its great food, alongside its excellent offering of beers, ales and wines.
The White Hart
Located in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, The White Hart is a beautiful thatched pub with spades of character. Passionate about great food, the pub’s restaurant is focused on local produce, seasonal ingredients and modern takes on pub classics, and behind the bar, it’s all about award-winning Butcombe beer.
The Smoking Dog
The Smoking Dog is a delightful 18th-century pub based in the gorgeous town of Malmesbury in the Cotswolds. The pub houses an acclaimed restaurant serving an exciting array of delicious meals created from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, which can be enjoyed in the pub’s characterful dining area, or beautiful beer garden in the warmer months.
The Wiltshire Yeoman is a gorgeous 18th-century farmhouse-turned-pub located in Trowbridge. The pub’s restaurant specialises in creating stunning, home-cooked dishes, each perfect for washing down with a pint of one of the many refreshing Butcombe beers on offer.
Located in the Cotswolds, Castle Combe is known as ‘England’s prettiest village’.
With no new houses built there since the 17th century, Castle Combe attracts many visitors each year looking to explore the quaint village’s medieval buildings and architecture.
A brief history of Castle Combe
Castle Combe takes its name from a 12th-century fort that once stood on top of the hill next to the valley where the village now lies.
Like many villages in the Cotswolds, Castle Combe prospered during the medieval era as both a market town and for its wool trade. The village was particularly well-known for producing a white and red fabric called ‘Castlecombe’, which was in demand at markets across the country.
The village was home to many talented weavers, who resided in the beautiful, Cotswold stone cottages that attract so many tourists each year.
What to see at Castle Combe
Frozen in time since the 17th century, there are lots of interesting medieval buildings and architectural features to spot throughout the village. There’s the market cross monument – erected when the village was granted the privilege of holding a weekly sheep and wool market, the old village water pump, and a set of stone steps previously used by horse riders to mount and dismount.
There’s also the pretty church of St Andrews, a Grade I-listed building originally financed by medieval merchants and farmers hoping their generosity would provide a place for them in heaven. Inside St Andrews is a 15th-century faceless clock that used to ring the hours from the church’s tower, which is now one of the oldest working clocks in England!
Castle Combe’s beautiful honey-coloured cottages, once home to the village’s talented wool weavers, are a must-see. Photography enthusiasts should head to the bridge that crosses over Water Lane to snap a picture of them from the village’s iconic viewpoint!
Once you’ve finished exploring Castle Combe up close, take a lovely country walk in the surrounding hills to appreciate it from afar. Head to the top of The Street to access a woodland footpath which will take you on a beautiful 5-mile circular route.
Castle Combe on screen
With the National Trust prohibiting modern features such as wires and TV dishes being added to the exterior of its medieval houses, Castle Combe has changed very little since the 17th century.
As a result, the village is a go-to filming location for film productions, with the likes of Stardust, The Wolf Man and War Horse all shot there.
Castle Combe Race Circuit
Castle Combe also boasts a race circuit, which runs for 3km around a former World War II airfield.
The race track was opened shortly after Silverstone in the 1950s, and in its heyday attracted star names like Stirling Moss and John Surtees!