The Feathered Nest Inn

“High quality cooking in rebooted country inn” - AA Inspector



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The Feathered Nest is a born-again country hostelry that’s seriously worth a detour. The views over the Evenlode Valley from this old malthouse in picturesque Nether Westcote on the Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire border are glorious. There's pretty accommodation including a cottage in the grounds if you fancy staying the night after a memorable meal. The Cotswold-stone building looks good both inside and out, with a contemporary country-chic interior – stone walls, flagged floors and antique, stacked logs and leather sofas – the feelgood factor is ramped up by inviting real fires in winter and bucolic views from the terrace and garden in the warmer months. Expect a genuine welcome and a modern British menu that fizzes with good ideas and appealing combinations. Local produce forms the backbone of the menus, with herbs and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. There’s à la carte, a six-course tasting menu and a plant-based menu to choose from. So, maybe start with sea bream, lime, avocado, rose harissa, coriander, mango and smoked mayonnaise, or ravioli of Cackleberry Farm egg yolk and truffled potato with mushrooms and spring white truffle. Then enjoy fillet of Belted Galloway beef, sticky blade, wild garlic, beef croquettes, tomato mushrooms, watercress and red wine jus; or roasted hake, white asparagus, caramelised onion, sautéed potatoes with white wine and caviar sauce. If no meat and no fish is your thing, then the four-course menu dishes might be white gazpacho with green olive focaccia, Wye Valley asparagus, celeriac and toasted hazelnuts; chargrilled fennel, kohlrabi, Granny Smith apple, grapes and endive; finishing with avocado with cocoa, blood orange and passionfruit. Traditional, English afternoon teas, Sunday lunches and live music in the bar are extra temptations to consider.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Feathered Nest Inn


  • Seats: 20
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 3
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

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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