The Plough Inn
“Full of period charm” - AA Inspector
COLD ASTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Thomas and Josie Hughes are the enthusiastic young owners of the grade II listed, 17th-century Plough, whose Cotswold flagstones, oak beams and big open fire make it look and feel very welcoming. With a dedicated craft beer tap, lagers from the Cotswold Brewery down the road, and their own Plough Bitter, there's plenty to sample, and food is all sourced locally. Try the devilled kidneys on sourdough toast, followed by the 12-hour smoked short rib.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £10.50
- 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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