editorial

3 Foodie 'Must-Trys' in
The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is jam-packed full of delicious foodie options for all to enjoy - from the delicate afternoon teas in dainty country cafes, to sumptuous and hearty home-cooked dishes in traditional pubs and bistros, there's a menu to whet your appetite. Join us as we take a closer look at three of our favourite eateries, just a stone's throw from our exceptional self-catering cottages in the picturesque village of Great Tew...

THE FALKLAND ARMS, Great Tew
20 minute stroll or 3 minute drive
FYI: Voted one of the Times' 30 best pubs to visit this summer!
One to try: Their iconic shortcrust pastry pie of the day!

This beautiful 16th century building has historic links with the Great Tew community, and still to this day is run as a traditional local pub. The cosy interiors with oak beams and roaring fireplaces are perfect for crisp winter days, and the extensive gardens are ideal for summers spent outdoors with a fruity beverage and delicious local fayre.

With a wide selection of tipples and superb food sourced from award winning local suppliers, you can guarantee a tasty lunch or mouth-watering supper, just moments from our luxury cottages.



THE MASONS ARMS, Swerford
4 minute drive
FYI: There is a fantastic, oversized garden to the rear where the friendly team offer table service in the summer!
One to try: Seafood Platter with scallop ceviche!

With the perfect blend of cosy and contemporary and the added ingredient of good, old-fashioned delicious food, The Masons Arms is one to add to your culinary bucket list when visiting the beautiful Cotswolds. For fresh fish, cooked in a variety of mouth-watering and creative ways, their 'blackboard fish specials' are legendary, with something to please all.

Ideal for families, there is a wonderful, manicured garden where mini explorers can roam safely, whilst the young at heart can munch on the flavour-packed creations from Head Chef Jamie Bailey, admiring the far-reaching country views.



DUCK ON THE POND, South Newington
7 minute drive
FYI: Keep your eyes peeled for the resident ducks that occasionally wander in!
One to try: Cauliflower cheese & bean burger with melted Camembert and sweet potato fries - a vegetarian dream!

If the weather's fine, there's nothing more enjoyable than taking to the Duck On The Pond's al-fresco patio, ordering a smorgasbord of home-made delights and watching the resident ducks splash alongside the fish in the pretty pond. If you're looking for a cosy corner, head inside, where the lovingly-refurbished interior gives way to a well-stocked bar, large open fire and original oak beams.



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