Review on The Village Pub

Situated directly opposite Barnsley House and run by the same team, the self-titled Village Pub certainly lives up to its name in this affluent Cotswold village not far from Cirencester. Flagstone floors, rough-hewn stone fireplaces, bookcases and botanical prints set the tone in the civilised bar, and there's a well-designed brick courtyard for al fresco meals.

The interior divides up into a maze of little rooms and one menu is served throughout the pub. The choice changes from day to day, depending on the market: vegetables come from the auspicious gardens at Barnsley House, meat is from a local butcher and fish comes up from Cornwall.

To start, you might be offered deep-fried baby artichokes with chicken livers or marinated skate with potato, olives and capers - as well as English asparagus in season. Main courses promise anything from lamb's sweetbreads with broad beans and wild mushroom risotto cake to John Dory with braised octopus, chickpeas, tomato and oregano, while desserts could feature rum Baba with roasted peaches or chocolate and espresso tart. Real ales are on tap and the enterprising wine list includes a fair number by the glass.

The Village Pub is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat & 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu (10.00pm Fri & Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Village Pub

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers


Accomodation is available, (6 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


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