The Bathurst Arms
“Smart and characterful Cotswold inn” - AA Inspector
NORTH CERNEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
This distinctive pale pink pub sits in the pretty village of North Cerney, which has a Grade I listed church and is set in the Churn Valley in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Recently refurbished, it’s a stylish, charming and cosy place, with wooden and tiled floors, exposed stone walls, mismatched furniture, fine panelling and several very impressive stone fireplaces, complete with woodburners. Menus might offer wild boar terrine with toast and chutney; followed by lamb shank with mashed potato and gravy; or roast chicken breast with port and fig sauce. Save room for pudding – perhaps carrot or chocolate fudge cake with cream, ice cream or custard; profiteroles; or caramel and peanut tart. Children have their own menu, and there’s a large garden for alfresco drinking and dining.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Main course from: £11
- Open all year
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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