The Gloucester Old Spot
“Traditional pub run by enthusiastic owners” - AA Inspector
Simon and Kate Daws' free house ticks all the boxes with its quarry tile floors, roaring log fires, farmhouse furnishings and real ales such as Wye Valley. Local ciders and perries are on offer at the bar. The baronial dining room takes its inspiration from the local manor, and game and rare-breed pork make an appearance on a menu that includes crispy pressed pork belly, tiger prawns and ginger confit; roast duck breast with game faggot, infused beetroot, pumpkin purée and star anise sauce. The lovely gardens are just the place for enjoying a drink or lunch, or a perhaps a barbecue that is available for private groups.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: false
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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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