South Cerney has three wonderful village pubs, which all serve food along with a great atmosphere. In the village centre, on Silver Street, are 2 great pubs, both before the bridge over the Churn.
The Old George Inn is on the right. Very definitely a ‘village pub’, with low beams and a great pint of Pheasant Plucker cider! The George also serves up fab food, lunch through dinner. Enjoy main meals in its newly renovated dining area, or more traditional bar food in its nooks and crannies by the bar and open fire.
The pub also has a pool table and hosts live music several times a month, as well as the occasional fund raising evening. If you are visiting in December, there is a very special Christmas Carol evening with live music, festive nibbles and everyone encouraged to sing along! Click here to visit their website.
The Elliot Arms coaching house, is on your left, just before the bridge over the River. The pub is open 7 days a week, and serves food all day, every day except Sunday evening. Their menu is huge, with something for everyone! Look out for their special midweek evening deals. They also have a pool table in the back.
The other great thing about these two locals – they’re walkable, so leave the car, take a torch and enjoy yourselves!
The Royal Oak is a little further away. Carry on down Station Road, past both village crosses, and it’s on your left before you leave the village heading west. This pub serves excellent food – restaurant standard.
Something Different? If you fancy something spicier, the village also boasts an excellent Indian restaurant. The seating area is very small, but rarely overcrowded.
Take Out, and finally, if it’s a take-out you’re after, again look no further than our wonderful village. There is a Fish & Chip shop and the Indian also does take-out – and they are both fantastic.
Just out of the village, on the Spine Road heading back towards the A417, is the Four Pillars Hotel. Again, food is served here each day, either in the hotel where you need to book, or in the wine bar next door – The Old Boathouse. Good food here too, with the added attraction of a great deck to eat outside over one of the large lakes, weather permitting.
Or next door, by the Cotswold Outdoor Centre, is The Gateway – an informal café and visitor information centre.
Almost all local villages have their version of a quaint country pub with a great range of ales and delicious, locally sourced menus.
Why not try The Greyhound at Siddington which is just 3 miles away?
The Wild Duck Inn at Drakes Island in Ewen, another nearby village, is also worth visiting if for the building alone, which dates back to 1563!
Or try The Crown of Crucis at Ampney Crucis, Cirencester (Tel: 01285 851806, Website: The Crown of Crucis)
So many places to eat!