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Where to eat and drink in the Cotswolds from 12th April...

With the good news that many of our local establishments will be reopening on 12th April for outdoor dining and drinking, we select some of our favourite haunts that have put some extra measures in place to make your outdoor experience as pleasant as possible...

The Pheasant Inn, Toddington

The outdoor dining pods that were installed last summer have been a huge success at this family-friendly pub. Over the winter, modifications have been made to make them more suitable for the cooler months, including installing canopies, heaters and doors. Finished with fairy lights, they look as welcoming as that first pint of beer will taste! There will also be four new outdoor tables that seat 6-8, each with its own floor, so no more muddy feet! With outdoor seating for 100 customers, there will be plenty of space for diners and drinkers alike.


The Fleece, Bretforton

Regulars will have been keeping up with pub gossip via the weekly Fleece TV programmes and the Virtual Pub Zoom chats. But you can’t beat holding a proper pint in your hands and sitting in an English pub garden – an award-winning one at that! Voted Best Beer Garden in the Cotswolds 2020, the orchard is now open for bookings. There is a new marquee and heaters to keep drinkers and diners warm as they enjoy mingling amongst the apple blossom. From St George’s day on 23 April, the menu will showcase the famous Vale of Evesham asparagus with dishes such as asparagus, ham and hollandaise, and a seasonal take on the award-winning pies with a Chicken, asparagus and pancetta option.


The Crown, Minchinhampton

Taking centre-stage in the market village of Minchinhampton, The Crown has been sorely missed by residents. It is part of the Lucky Onion group of pubs and hotels which includes 131 in Cheltenham. From 12th April, guests will be able to eat and drink in the pub’s impressive, enclosed garden which accommodates 25 tables. There is a substantial marquee to offer protection from the elements and there is additional heating in the marquee and on the terrace. Menus are available online and tables can be booked in advance, although you can also take your chance and drop by.


The Broadway Hotel, Broadway

Fine dining will be a possibility from 12th April at the Broadway Hotel thanks to the installation of a new clear-topped marquee where diners can enjoy dining al fresco but in comfort from the British weather! The front terrace has also been renovated in preparation for the grand reopening to allow for more outdoor seating. The menu will feature seasonal, local produce and the bar is readily stocked up with local ales and ciders with a great new menu of seasonal cocktails! All orders will be taken on handheld terminals and there will be sanitising stations throughout the hotel. Thebroadway-hotel.co.uk


Foston’s Ash, The Camp, Stroud

Otherwise known as the Polo Pub, this local favourite has made use of lockdown to offer customers even more outdoor dining and drinking areas. These include a covered, heated outdoor seated area for 100 guests, an outdoor bar, firepit and enclosed children’s play area. Strict Covid measures are still in place to protect your safety. Food is sourced locally, featuring a number of Taste Club favourites such as Todenham Manor Farm and Jesse Smith butchers. A new concise and seasonal menu will feature alongside the current takeaway menu.