With a stunning setting beside the River Churn and boasting a proudly local and organic menu, this candy-coloured Cotswold gem is country pubbing at its best.
Just a stone’s throw from the lovely market town of Cirencester you’re out in the lushest of countryside in the village of North Cerney, and this traditional village local with ducks waddling on the banks and pretty beer garden make it a heavenly place for a Spritz and a scotch egg on a sunny day.
The Bathurst really stands out in the galaxy of great and good local pubs for its incredible food. It was the first pub to receive a 5 Star Organic Rating in the Cotswolds, with more than 95% of its menu sourced from local farms and suppliers. Head chef, Michal Wlodarcyk puts a firm focus on celebrating the best of British ingredients and showcasing them as a small plate menu – all accompanied by a wide range of wines and ales.
Tempted? We’re not surprised. And 2021 also saw the addition of a unique, 24 foot circus-themed tipi in the garden, so you can sit outside come rain or shine with a thoroughly Greatest Showman vibe.
Stay overnight in one of its six, stylish bedrooms, all with a cooly contemporary feel. There is one large super king with garden view (can be made as twin) with en-suite bath and shower room, three king size doubles with garden view, all with en-suite bath and shower room and two standard doubles with en-suite bath and shower room. Plus if you have a pooch coming along just call ahead and this friendly pub will accommodate you.
You always get a warm welcome at this fabulous place (it’s one of muddy’s faves, especially for Sunday lunch), and if you want to explore the area ask at the bar for their brilliant map of three lovely circular walks you can do from here.