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
The Methuen Arms in Corsham started out as a nunnery, before becoming a brewery and coaching inn in 1608. Foodies will love the pub restaurant’s seasonal menus, lovingly crafted with the finest, locally-sourced ingredients (including many from their own kitchen garden), as well as the delicious list of accompanying beers, ciders and wines. It is the perfect place to unwind after exploring the ancient village of Castle Combe.
From steamed mussels steeped in cider to Butcombe Original beer-battered fish and chips, you’ll find something you love at The Crown restaurant. Fancy something sweet? Try the decadent warm chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream, or a New York-style cheesecake with maple-roasted figs and blackberry sorbet. The perfect pick-me-up after a day exploring Castle Combe.
The Horse & Groom
The Horse & Groom restaurant is a charming, Grade II-listed gastropub set in the village of Charlton. Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, the pub boasts a brand-new dining room that serves stunning seasonal dishes and modern takes on pub classics. With a tree-sheltered lawn and surrounding paddock outside, it provides a perfect space for al fresco drinking and dining after a trip to Castle Combe.
The King’s Arms
Steeped in history, The King’s Arms restaurant is a cracking 18th-century pub located in the historic market town of Melksham. Serving delicious seasonal dishes, the gastropub is renowned for its great food, alongside its excellent offering of beers, ales and wines – the perfect place to unwind after a tiring day at Castle Combe.
The Northey Arms
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. After spending the day at nearby Castle Combe, you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and cider and a wide range of wine and cocktails behind the bar to quench your thirst.
The Quarryman’s Arms
Boasting incredible views across the Box Valley, the family-friendly Quarryman’s Arms gastropub 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 – why not stop by to sample them after your day at Castle Combe?
The White Hart
Located in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, The White Hart inn 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. Behind the bar, it’s all about award-winning Butcombe beer – the perfect refreshing pint after a day exploring Castle Combe.
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!