The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Gloucestershire Edition

Category: Pubs

Lock down Mother’s Day now!

13 Mar 2017

It’s countdown to Mother’s Day on Sunday 26 March and that means, quick, there’s still time to organise something worth getting out of bed for (however tempting staying in bed sounds, but, alas, this is a family day). Here are a few ideas to ponder for you and your family, you and your mum, even you and your mother-in-law (yeah, you can polish that halo).

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The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

24 Feb 2017

If you were holding auditions for a pub-cum-sophisticated-eaterie, the kind of place that walking boots or stilettos (muddy or otherwise) would be equally welcome, where you could casually grab lunch or fine dine for a special occasion, then The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold would definitely stand out in casting. For this award-winning inn, restaurant and boutique hotel has all the good looks and charisma of a bona fide screen star. And it’s got history, dating back to the 10th century, no less, which makes it a contender for the oldest inn in England.

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6 of the best walks and pubs

30 Jan 2017

There’s something about a walk and pub combo in winter that makes you feel both virtuous (without the need for Lycra) and cossetted (that’s the pub bit obv). And in Gloucestershire, we’re utterly spoilt for choice. This list but scratches the surface of great rambling and public house pairings; I’ve tried to cover a few geographical bases here and no doubt you’ve got your own favorites, which the muddy hound (here he is on the scent of a good pub) and I would be more than happy to check out, so do get in touch.

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