11 Festive Cotswold Pubs with Real Fires

(Last Updated On: 17th December 2019)

Here’s our choice of 11 festive Cotswold pubs where you can eat fantastically, sample local brews and most importantly enjoy a roaring log fire over the Christmas and New Year holiday! Bring on the snow!

Kings Head, Bledington

One of the best Cotswold countryside pubs for a Sunday roast dinner, The Kings Head Inn in Bledington is not just worth a visit on a Sunday but any day of the week!

Horse & Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill

An award-winning pub, with great food, real ales, a beer garden and a lovely open fireplace.


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The Fleece Inn, Bretforton

The National Trust-owned Fleece Inn holds several awards including the most recent ‘Daily Telegraph / Sawdays Pub of the Year 2019’ and very worthy it is of all of them!


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The Green Dragon, Cowley

Dating from the 17th century, the Green Dragon is a very popular retreat for those appreciating good food, fine wine and real ales. It is beautifully decorated too!

The Bell at Langford

The Bell is an excellent and widely acclaimed pub run by Peter Creed and Tom Noest, and recently reviewed by Giles Coren Booking is advised!

The Golden Ball, Lower Swell

A family-run pub, serving excellent food and Donnington beers. Sit by a roaring log fire and play traditional pub games, such as Aunt Sally.

The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns

A picturesque pub in Coln St Aldwyns, one of a few undiscovered Cotswold villages.


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The Bell at Stow

The Bell is open all day every day, serving everything from a pint of real ale through to a three-course supper in the dining room or bar snacks at the bar!


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The Britannia, Nailsworth

The Britannia, or ‘Brit’ as it’s affectionately known, is a vibrant town centre bar with an open plan restaurant, a cosy bar, snugs and log fires that sits in Cossack Square in the centre of Nailsworth.

The Angel at Burford

The Angel at Burford has been run by The King family since 2011 and is loved by both visitors and locals for its blend of Cotswold charm, delicious food and drink and a warm, friendly welcome.


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The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury

A cosy, locals’ pub serving a good range of meals and Butcombe brews with a logburner in the restaurant.


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