The Potting Shed Pub
The Potting Shed Pub

The Potting Shed Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepottingshedpub.com/
  • Phone: 01666 577833
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: John Jewell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: A mix of great British pub classics, with some more interesting modern options, a showcase of great local producers.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from The Potting Shed Pub
The Potting Shed situated in the beautiful Cotswold's is a dining pub, offering a fantastic menu, coupled with great beers on tap, an interesting wine list all served in a great, friendly warm environment. Voted National Pub of the Year for 2012, by the Good Pub Guide.
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The Potting Shed Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since 28 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)sunday lunch (44)special occasions (39)outdoor eating (22)group bookings (19)child friendly (16)good vegetarian options (16)business meals (16)romance (15)outstanding value (6)afternoon tea (3)brunch (3)Show More
  • Good but tried to take on too much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The pub had a great ambiance and the staff were really friendly, but the food was trying to be gastro but fail, it would have been better to stick with a few classics and get them right, rather than trying out new things
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potting Shed lunch
    Dars
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Booked at very short notice, we had a table that was in the thoroughfare between the back bar and the kitchen...not nice as it felt as if we were in a busy corridor. I spoke to the bar staff and we were moved quickly with no fuss and asked several times throughout if we were ok etc. food was lovely, beer battered fish was perfect with melt in the mouth batter! Good service, busy place with lots of buzzy atmosphere. I would easily recommend this dining pub.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    We visit the area once a year and always dine at the Potting Shed for one of our evening meals...a lovely cosy atmosphere & tasty food!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • KackHanded
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Met a friend and we were able to sit and talk for as Longas we wanted. The staff were friendly but not intrusive and the food was delicious and attractively served. The surroundings are attrCtive but not particularly disabled friendly. The loos are in very small cubicles! I can imagine it would be wonderful outside in the summer and good then for children. Entrance to the car park, coming to Crudwell from Cirencester, is easily missed. I shall look forward to my next visit
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Wonderful relaxing evening
    LesJeunes
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Having cycled past on many occasion decided to try the place out last Friday. Atmosphere was tremendous. Menu was varied and interesting. Wine lists was good with many available by the glass (great as I had to drive) Service attentive without being intrusive. Costs were very reasonable.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great setting
    Jean
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The Potting Shed is a lovely building and the main eating area is amazing. The menu was imaginative and very inviting. The food and service extremely good. We would love to eat there again and recommend the Potting Shed as a great place to eat.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Very Good
    MW22
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Lovely place, great decoration - this gives it a good feel even when it was quite quiet, which it was for us (mid week lunch). Really good food, excellent. Not cheap, but worth it.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Very nice country pub
    citymouse
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    We came here last weekend for Sunday lunch, and everyone enjoyed the food immensely (we had fish & chips, roast lamb, roast pork, and a vegetarian omelette). The only one disappointed was the vegetarian, as the only main course for Sunday lunch was an omelette, which felt a bit strange and insubstantial as a choice...I think the chefs must have thought the same thing, because when it came it was the largest omelette we had ever seen, with at least six eggs. Wine was fab, desserts were good, we'd definitely come back!
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    child friendly, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food for dinner with friends
    Paul
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Managed to get a table for 6 a few days before and had a great dinner with friends. The pub is a traditional old style, with some seating in window alcoves and a variety of old comfy chairs around a farmhouse style table. The menu was diverse with a great selection - making it actually challenging to decide what to eat! Comprehensive wine list and some good real ale on tap too.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Business Lunch
    NBay
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Great food in great surroundings with discrete and efficient service. Eclectic menu with some really clever dishes.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Lovely food in the country
    vanityflair8
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Beautifully decorated and with a warm vibe, the Potting Shed is ideal for foodies looking to take their time and enjoy delicious locally sourced food. It's obviously very popular with locals with a sprinkling of urban weekenders from the pages of Vogue. Dogs are treated beautifully as are children but this is a sophisticated option for grown-ups looking to settle in for the afternoon/evening. A good wine list too.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    AbyssalPlain
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We were 4 folk in for a Friday dinner. Two of us have been regulars over the last few years and have until recently (about 3 months) rated the Potting Shed very highly for food, ambience and service. Food-wise we are now disappointed. Last night we had a damson and apple strudel which rather than being moist and having a light multi-layered pastry was hard to cut into, had a heavy bone dry pastry and was filled with coarse cubes of crunchy apple. It had a slim if any resemblance to Apple strudel which is normally tender in the middle and easy to eat. My skate wing was fresh and well cooked but the accompanying rice and cabbage had very little distinction in flavour and were overloaded with butter. The elegance of the dishes has waned.
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  • Sunday evening meal
    Pricey
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The ambience of The Potting Shed is very good. Nicely presented restaurant. Food was good and the beer and wine were very good. Service was very attentive and the cheerful. The only issue is the cost of the drinks. £3.85 for a pint is excessive, and so is £5.80 for a 175ml wine. 1 prawn on a surf and turf meal is minimalistic to say the least (although it was a reasonable size).
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    special occasions
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  • The Potting Shed
    Jaws
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Interesting menu & good wine list. Friendly, helpful staff. Wish we lived nearer but hope to visit again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab!
    Lamtisk
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Stopped off here between Cornwall and Peterborough. The restaurant is a favourite in the Cotswolds and never disappoints. Food is gorgeous, staff are friendly and welcoming. Dog friendly too!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary meal
    samandal
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    It was our first time at the potting shed and we loved it. The food was excellent, so much more different than other places we have visited. Excellent value for money for a special occasion. We enjoyed the setting and ambience, overall we would rate it as excellent. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and i hope we do not have to wait until our 40th to return!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    HannahBerr
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Amazing food, amazing service and fabulous wine. I cannot recommend this pub enough!! Think it's relatively good value for money - for three of us to have staters, mains, wine and soft drinks it came to just under £100.00. I will definitely be going back!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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    Gladiator
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    I eat a lot at the Potting Shed and usually it is a good experience. This last occasion was not. Three people for lunch. Two starters served together then a fair wait for the third. Quails egg on pigeon starter supposed to be soft and runny but it was not. Service and attentiveness was very poor.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mid-week lunch
    ladyatlunch
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Lovely food, generous sized servings so warrants the near restaurant price tag! Fallow deer ragu was simply delicious, with the accompanying nut ravioli a revelation!
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  • Fine dining
    mikefa
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Excellent quality food at a reasonable price but slow/poor service let the overall occasion down slightly...
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great
    Jackal
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    As always the Potting Shed lives up to its reputation as a great place to eat in Wiltshire
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  • 30th Birthday
    Alice
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Fantastic thank you, great food and lovely to have the hide to ourselves. The dog came too and was made very welcome and had a great time.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 10th August 2014
    Feline
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had a secluded alcove for two, which was perfect for the occasion. The food was top notch (especially the Pork wellington with pearl barley) and the service excellent. Good atmosphere and good clean decor.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    TheDuchess
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    A Visit en route to Tenbury. Highly recommended. Lunch was delicious, local beers, very quirky decor and wonderfully pleasant staff. Find an excuse to visit.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potting Shed, Crudwell
    AnniversaryDiners
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Unbelievably disappointing. We have passed the Potting Shed so many times and promised ourselves to visit on a special occasion. Tuesday was that special occasion. It was very busy .. almost always a good sign. We ordered our drinks and then food. Staff, obviously very busy, were courteous. But the food was very poor; presentation, portions and the way in which it was cooked. We did a very un-British thing and told the young member staff how we felt; 'very disappointed'. Suppose it's a commercial success, but at our expense.
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  • Disappointing
    jerrylondon
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    We had lunch outside, the tables were dirty and not cleaned when places set. The calamari starter was rubbery and almost off. The waiter kindly took it off our bill and the woman on the next door table also sent her calamari back. The main course plaice was OK but the accompanying vegetables disappointing. There are better places in the area.
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  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    Penevans
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    This was our first visit to The Potting Shed after being recommend by a friend. We had a great time, food, drinks and service were excellent and will return again.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • First Visit - Lovely evening
    SarahTT
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    It was a very busy evening and most tables were full both inside & out. Service was very friendly & our orders were taken promptly. A nice touch the complimentary bread & butter. Our starters arrived promptly and two opted for the Tapas sharing platter very generous platter. Salt & Pepper squid was presented beautifully but perhaps lacking in the salt & pepper, cod & quails egg was the other starter & was delicious. The main course arrived again with a reasonable time between courses and were generous portions, I can definitely recommend the rabbit it was superb. Fish & Chunky chips was a generous portion and The steak was cooked well. Coq au vin also very good. We were all too full for puds but will be back to sample next time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant.
    carob244
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    After a hectic day, a lovely lunch at the Potting Shed was just what I needed and it didn't disappoint. We all loved our meals and look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rather disappointed
    gillietennis
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Although we had an enjoyable evening in many ways, a nice table and plenty of atmosphere, both busy and noisy, but we have to say that the food was disappointing and not good value for money. Starters and puds were both very good but the mains were not up to the sort of standard I would expect for a pub with the reputation of the Potting Shed. Two small lamb chops called rack of lamb and a few vegetables for £17.00 ? The other main course was duck salad, the duck was good if a little dry, and the salad rather bland and unimaginative, over all disappointing !
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Alex
    Fenal
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Good atmosphere and friendly service if a little slow with the bill. Food good. Great steak and delicious lamb but rather disappointing veal that was over cooked and rather small. With a little more attention to detail this place would be excellent and I am sure that I'll return again.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Trucks
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have always enjoyed food here but it was definitely not as good on Saturday.We had very mediocre dinner.It was dissapointing.I don't know if the chef has changed?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than last time.........
    Brian
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We've been there several times, this time with friends. Everything was great - food, service and ambience. Brian
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely Birthday
    Dadey
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    We needed a central place to have lunch to meet friends to celebrate my wife's birthday and we chose the Potting Shed pub. We came upon it by chance but make a note of it because we had a great lunch in a superb setting and excellent service. We will be back again!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stepped up
    mooey
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Haven't been for a year as disappointed on the last occasion, they have really stepped up, food, wine and service top notch.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Waldorf
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Second time here and was sceptical after reading mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, however we had no reason to be as the service, food and value was all worth us going back. Well Done TPS
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • SWCM
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    We have had lunch at this pub twice recently, both times a very pleasant experience. If the weather is good the garden is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch.
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    the whole experience was very good BUT the vegetarian option of Halloumi fritters was disgusting! There was very little Halloumi and the batter was thick and tasteless. Not at all what I expected, I could have done better myself and I am not a trained chef. Having said that the Lamb which our guests had was excellent.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Sunday Lunch
    2dineornot2dine
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    very nice interior it was very busy when we went and were forgotten after we were shown to our table but when we were attended to by another waitress the service was fine. The food roast beef was good quality but was slightly on the cool side, but the lemon tart was lovely. Would go again perhaps when not so busy.
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    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    crick1566
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Tried the Potting Shed for the first time last Friday evening and we were very impressed. Food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly and we liked the look and feel of the dinning area some nice touches.
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