The Masons Arms
“Family- and dog-friendly village pub”
MEYSEY HAMPTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Sitting proudly on the village green in the heart of the Cotswolds village of Meysey Hampton, this 17th-century, stone-built inn used to be owner Paul Fallows’ local pub. Now running it, he has transformed it into a bustling community pub with a warming log fire in the large inglenook, and well-kept Arkell’s ales, and Thatchers ciders in the convivial beamed bar. Good value home-made food includes coconut and chilli steamed mussels; and pan-roasted duck breast, mustard mash and cherry jus.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- 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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