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The best South Cerney pubs to visit this year


Love great food? If you need another reason to love the Cotswolds, and South Cerney in particular, delicious food, the promise of a friendly atmosphere and a great selection of local produce will tempt you in…

If you’re thinking of heading out for a bite to eat in the Cotswolds, you’re gonna want to get yourself in for those cosy dinners at one of the following pubs in South Cerney. Packed with local produce and exceptional service, if you’re dying for a Sunday lunch, you’ve come to the right place…

The best pubs in South Cerney

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, South Cerney boasts some seriously cosy and friendly pubs. Whether you fancy a snug corner with a pint by a crackling fire or want to soak up the sun on a garden terrace, South Cerney’s pubs have got you covered.

They’re all about good vibes, tasty pub grub, and that undeniable Cotswold charm. And let’s not forget the stunning views of the countryside that come with the territory.

So, whether you’re a local looking for your go-to spot or a visitor eager to soak up the local flavour, these pubs need to be on your foodie bucket list.

The Eliot Arms

Located near Tetbury and Cirencester, The Eliot Arms offers tastebud-tingling menus, excellent service and a vibrant buzz in the South Cotswolds village of South Cerney.

Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect for Sunday lunch from this outstanding inn:

  • Starters include seasonal soup with house bread, baked camembert and maple smoked Bibury trout pate.
  • Mains include roast pork shoulder with roasted apple ketchup and crackling, roast butternut squash and roast cornfed spring chicken on the bone.

Plus, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the Cotswolds, The Eliot Arms is also home to seven bedrooms, featuring kingsize beds, flat-screen TVs and plenty of space to unwind. Their completely restyled contemporary rooms make for the perfect Cotswolds getaway.

Take a look at their sample Sunday lunch menu here.

Read more on The Eliot Arms, their offerings and location via our community.


Clarks Hay, South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5UA, UK

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The Royal Oak

If you’re looking for an extremely cosy, typical English country village pub, The Royal Oak certainly ticks all the boxes. With great food and drink on offer, dive into the likes of their Sunday lunch with homemade Yorkshire puddings and real ale gravy!

Of course, there is a wide selection of other delicious food options, including hunters chicken, burgers and rump steak.


High Street, South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5UP

Old George Inn

This 17th century coaching inn is set in the idyllic Cotswolds countryside and is without a doubt, a must-visit.

Serving delicious pub food, within a cosy atmosphere, the Old George Inn is frequently praised for its welcoming staff and exceptional service, reasonably-priced food and dog-friendly vibes.


Clarks Hay, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 5UA, UK


Although Lakeside may not be your traditional ‘pub’, this South Cerney foodie spot is not to be missed. With a range of fantastic wines, bottled and draught beers and of course, tasty food, you can even catch live sport while you’re there.

If you’re looking for food without the fuss, Lakeside Bar and Restaurant will certainly deliver great food within a delightfully relaxing atmosphere.


The Watermark, Spring Lake, Station Rd, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 5TH

Why visit South Cerney?

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney is a must-visit destination for those in search of an authentic English countryside experience. This charming village is only a stone’s throw away from a network of picturesque lakes, offering visitors the chance to sail, paddleboard, canoe, or even indulge in a spot of fishing.

The historic pubs and quaint shops provide a taste of local culture, while the warm hospitality of its residents makes every visitor feel like part of the community.

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Just a short distance away, Cerney Wick adds to the charm, making South Cerney an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds and all it has to offer. Whether you’re seeking natural beauty, water-based activities, or a tranquil retreat, South Cerney promises an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience.

Where to visit near South Cerney

Just a short drive away, the enchanting village of Cerney Wick offers a taste of traditional Cotswold life, with its historic architecture and quaint atmosphere.

Nearby attractions include the Cotswold Wildlife Park, where you can encounter a variety of exotic animals, and the charming town of Cirencester, with its rich history and bustling marketplaces. Whether you’re seeking cultural experiences or the beauty of nature, South Cerney serves as a perfect launchpad for exploring the wonders of the Cotswolds.


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