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Bathurst Arms

4.3
4.3
269 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

The Bathurst Arms Arms is a fantastic, community pub that’s loved by locals. Welcome to the Bathurst Arms in North Cerney which sits beside the River Churn in the beautiful Cotswold countryside a few miles north of Cirencester. At the Bathurst Arms you will find wonderful freshly prepared pub food, a fine selection of wines and ales and a warm welcome from your hosts. The Bathurst Arms also offers a selection of well-appointed guest rooms so you can relax and stay with us as well! We look forward to welcoming you to the Bathurst Arms for a drink, a meal or an overnight stay and on a sunny day come and enjoy our lovely garden. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–22:30
    Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01285 832150

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

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What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child Friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Healthy

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Scenic View

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    simom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Sunday lunch and what we got was a very special well cooked, well served Sunday lunch - which was substantially a cut above the norm. The brisket had amazing flavour and was light and full of flavour, the roast sirloin was delivered pink as requested - and they were both served with a lovely Yorkshire Pudding, flavoursome gravy and veg that was al dente and full of flavour. After feeling rather full we shared an amazing berry and fruits crumble, with a lovely custard, followed by some amazingly flavoured cheeses and home made biscuit. All served by genuinely helpful and interested staff, and accompanied by good soulful music - that wasn't intrusive but just a light accompaniment to our relaxed lunch. The Bathurst Arms was recommended to us - and I will in turn recommend it you. Well worth a visit.

  2. KR

    KathrynR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very friendly. We had a great service! The food portions were huge. Our venison roast was superb. We shall be coming back again soon. Thank you for our perfect impromptu lunch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  3. JL

    JackieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to my local, lovely setting and the burger was well worth the money, advise not to order chips with it unless you have a huge appetite! Staff friendly and open fire was a bonus

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Booked for Sunday Lunch, the best we’ve had put in a long time locally. Well presented, hot and full of flavour and plenty of delicious vegetables. Looked after by Jordon and staff. We will return

  5. SM

    SMR01

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The owner practically lived at the table next to us which was unsurprising given they were ordering dishes one after the other at a price of £15+ each. He spoke to us once as an after thought after we'd paid. The food was sadly not at all appealing when it arrived. We ate from the grill, the lamb was predominantly fat and the pork was ok at best. The choice of garnish with the grill was nill and the mushrooms were too fancy, stringy and not nice at all (and I like mushrooms). All the grills come with peppercorn sauce and mushrooms (??) ...but no alternatives. We had extra veg which was nice. The principle of what they are trying to achieve was great but not very well executed at all and certainly not worth the money. That said, the staff were polite, drinks nice and the decor/ambiance was lovely. Food however was really disappointing given the reviews and our expectation.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite foods but expensive as worth it

  7. AF

    AlanF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent venue and well managed service - great food with an slightly different approach to courses on offer. Will be back...

  8. AN

    ANDREWD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food, and a lovely place to eat. Organic dishes a nice change.

  9. RF

    RachF

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    We found the front of house lady welcoming (thank you!), the ambience and surroundings cosy, the music choice nice although the volume was uncomfortably loud for relaxed conversation, and the food pleasant but shockingly overpriced.

  10. GM

    GilesM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent country pub - very friendly, outstanding food and in a lovely setting by the river.

  11. d

    davidc

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Something totally different but interesting. Good food and worth a visit if you have a healthily bank balance

  12. P

    Plato

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderfully imaginative menu, welcoming and friendly service from lovely people and great cooking. Loved it. Highly recommended

  13. E

    Eame

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The food was good although for my friend with dietary requirements, it was difficult to find something that could be altered. There was music being pumped into the garden area which felt out of place. Would have been nicer to just have the ambiance of the river. And there was only one person doing the service for the entire outdoor area and he seemed exhausted, which meant everything took longer than expected. We hope you are able to find more staff soon. But all in all, a great location and good food.

  14. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous visit to the pub. Thank you to all the team.

  15. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak and pork cutlet are delicious . Tomatoes are very fresh. Chips are tasteful. Fresh air and feeling of relaxation for dinning in outdoor area. Friendly and polite staff.

  16. S

    Simono

    Hampshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning small plates. We had such a delightful late summer lunch sat right by the stream. Super friendly service. Authentic atmosphere. Delicious food. We have booked to stay. The real deal. The owner was super friendly. We were given a mini tour before we left.

  17. EC

    EdwardC

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An unexpected gem. The food was delicious, the service exactly right, a lovely memorable lunch.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Went for Sunday lunch for our anniversary,food excellent,service poor.Waited for over an hour for main course,no dessert offered,eventually gave up ,paid at desk and left.

  19. JF

    JohnF

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Interesting small plate food. Friendly professional service and great location

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    tomtom

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    really great food and very friendly staff.

  21. F

    Fillfi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit and overall very impressed. Staff were all great; engaging, helpful, knowledgeable. Food was generally very good as well. The Tiger prawn and octopus salad lacked flavour unfortunately, and the parfait didn't come with toast, but the scollops were fab as was the brisket. The small plates vary in size from large starter to what I would call almost a main course. We definitely couldn't have eaten 2 each - so those with a smaller appetite might want to order 2 at a time. Dishes are served 'as they are ready', which isn't my favourite approach, and it seemed strange that the brisket (hot) came out before the parfait (cold). Drinks choice is good on the beer side, but no chardonnay was a surprise (wifey not happy!). But all small gripes on what was otherwise a pleasant evening. Garden is by a small river and a main road; the latter didn't bother us. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back, and will actually become our not-so-local local.

  22. MR

    MaryR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was delicious and the service really good. Loved it will certainly recommend it to my friends.

  23. R

    Richard

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delighted to meet Andrew again - he looked after us very well in the garden and we enjoyed the food and surroundings

  24. LD

    LukeD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's not the cheapest way to eat, but the food is exceptional, the service is enthusiastic, and the pub is very different to the Cotswold Normal. They also have great beers. I'd say uts rapidly becoming one of the best pubs in the cotswolds

  25. NG

    NeilG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Good food and friendly service. The property is very large and felt quite cold and empty, even on a bank holiday Monday lunchtime. The music was very energetic and loud

  26. AG

    AnneG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second visit. We sat outside in the tepee. We like the ambience of the tepee. On both occasions, we loved the food - beautifully presented and delicious. On our first visit, we appreciated guidance from the waitress because I didn't really know from the menu how to choose two small plates as a main course. She explained which dishes were small and which were substantial. In fact I chose a main plus a side order and this time I did the same. This time for starters we shared some superb olives along with homemade hummus, heritage vegetable crudités and very light homemade sesame crackers - all excellent For mains, my son chose the fully loaded fries and mushrooms with sourdough - good size portions and he loved it. I had the ling fritter, pea puree along with chips and garlic mayo - also very good. We were too full for desserts. This is more adventurous eating and won't suit everyone but we will definitely go back. I think that it does help to have some guidance from the table staff to ensure that you choose wisely from the menu. l

  27. H

    Haid

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both food and service were very good. Would definitely recommend a visit.

  28. AH

    AnneH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good location. Great Sunday lunch and excellent service.

  29. DP

    DebbieP

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, excellent service in a great location

  30. E

    Elwood3142

    Hampshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to the Bathurst Arms since moving into the area a year ago. Really lovely place. Old pub but very well maintained and amazing gardens. Food was excellent with an unusual and varied menu. Scotch egg starter and steak for main. Too full to fit a desert but from what I saw looked great. Staff were all very pleasant and attentive. Highly recommend and we will definitely be taking visitors there for lunch or dinner. Well done and many thanks to all the Bathurst Arms.

  31. M

    Matt

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Traditionally furnished pub serving tasty, contemporary food and a good selection of beers. Friendly and informative staff.

  32. F

    Fgtt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our visit. Excellent food. We’ll be back.

  33. M

    Melody

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had mixed reviews for our food - some was mediocre but the fabulousness of the chateaubriand and the chips pushed the overall result up. We did feel it was overpriced compared to similar places and food we have eaten but we did enjoy it and the establishment on the whole was lovely.

  34. EB

    EdwardB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Delicious local food and Ales. Couldn’t recommend it more!

  35. d

    delnlou

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch was excellent the quality of the sirloin roast was top notch, and the accompanying greens very tasty. Service was very good and friendly - 3:30 was a good time to go.

  36. AP

    AdamP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We booked a table for Sunday lunch and decided to go with the beef roast, the food was amazing, very tasty and a perfect amount to fill us up after a long drive from Portsmouth. Staff were very friendly and the building has many original features, all in all a great experience.

  37. y

    ynysteen

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub. Great food and atmosphere with live music

  38. AK

    AndreK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bathurst Arms continues to go from strength to strength under new management. The intial teething problems post-lock down closedown have been well and truly ironed out and you can expect exactly what you would wish from one of the Cotswold's finest country pubs. The menu has been mixed up with new items being added and I can honestly say, they were the best oysters I have ever eaten....Everything we ordered was a really enjoyable. We sat outside in the beer garden, the river Churn gurgling by. Nice mixture of locals, of all ages. Honestly a really pleasant experience, some live music to entertain on this occasion and venue that I can only recommend.

  39. TO

    TONYHall

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food and attentive staff. Our second visit in a month and it did not disappoint. Highly recommended.

  40. CF

    CFos

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place for a Sunday roast.

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Bathurst Arms is rated 4.3 stars by 269 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Bathurst Arms

North Cerney Cirencester, ENG GL7 7BZ

  • Area

    Cirencester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–22:30
    Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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