The Feathered Nest Country Inn
“Award-winning food in a beautiful rural location” - AA Inspector
NETHER WESTCOTE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The views over the Evenlode Valley from this old malthouse in picturesque Nether Westcote on the Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire border are marvellous. The inn retains its original character, especially in the log-fired bar, where rotating local real ales Hooky or Prescott’s Pitstop can be found. Local produce forms the backbone of the menus, with herbs and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. Matt Weedon’s food offers a modern take on classic combinations like Cotswold venison with braised red cabbage or roasted halibut with langoustine raviolo. Afternoon tea and Sunday lunch are also served. Individually decorated bedrooms with comfortable beds are available; look out for enjoyable events that run throughout the year, including jazz evenings, flower workshops and a vintage car rally.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £29
- Open all year
- Micro Brewery Ale
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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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